The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the Creative Mixer in the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, September 13 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring the Salida Fiber Festival’s Fiber Arts Exhibition and musician Jason Thies.
ABOUT CREATIVE MIXER: Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is a free monthly public gathering of those interested in knowing more about the local arts scene in a casual social setting. Held in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant, anyone with information to share about upcoming creative and art-related events is encouraged to give a brief announcement. Attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves and may find new friends and collaborators at the “Mixer.” Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, great conversation, and music are always in abundance.
FEATURED ARTISTS: For the third year, the Salida Fiber Festival is proud to present the Fiber Art Exhibition featuring fiber art in its many forms, including spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing, felting, sewing, beading, and repurposing. Entries come from local fiber artists and vendors at this year’s festival, and are both 2-D and 3-D in form.
FEATURED MUSICIAN: Jason Thies is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Durango. Since 1999 he has released 4 albums of original music, two of which are available through iTunes. Recently his music was aptly described, “...it is excellent; a wonderfully rootsy, bluesy, and exuberantly hook-filled sound."
Peter Hay, Twin Vision
Thies was a member of The Assortment for 11 playing a wide variety of popular songs from the 1930's on into the 21st century, as well as many original compositions. The group is now called 4D3. They continue to play their eclectic mix of tunes throughout the 4 Corners, and performed at numerous outdoor shows this summer.
Jason also performs solo, and appeared weekly at the Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde National Park the last two summers. He has lived in Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee performing at many popular venues that include the Bluebird, Cactus Cafe, Douglas Corner, the Hideout, Ruta Maya, and others. Currently he is writing and recording music for his 5th album.
The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions.