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Natural Expressions exhibit open at PSAC Gallery

Natural Expressions is a walk through an ethereal garden, with semi-transparent panels separating you from nature.

The unusual lightness and delicacy of this exhibit is complemented by the earthen elements of semiprecious stone jewelry.

Although it was expressed at the opening reception that this is primarily a woman’s exhibit, the number of male attendees enjoyed it as well.

The artists honored through their natural expressions are June Jurcak, Catherine Wagner, Ann Shurtleff and Elizabeth Claire Baldwin.

The show will run until Sept. 17 and Town Park Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Trenholm pastel workshop

Lorraine Trenholm is teaching another pastel painting workshop, Sept.15-17. Pastels Plus Technique will consist of two days of No Boundaries with Pastels and the third day will concentrate on developing your technique.

Call PSAC 264-5020 to register and pay for the class.

Gallery hours

The PSAC Gallery in Town Park is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. We hold exhibits every three and a half weeks preceded by an opening artists’ reception. You can also visit our Web site at for additional information.

Photo Club

The Pagosa Springs Photo Club Annual Show is scheduled to open at 5 p.m. Sept.17 with an artists’ reception at PSAC Town Park Gallery. The exhibit includes 25 prints selected by juror Barry Durand, president of the Durango Photo Club. Thirteen photographers are represented. The public is invited to attend the opening and meet the photographers.

The photo club will meet Sept. 9 following the summer break. Meetings are held from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May in the Arts and Crafts Room of the community center. In addition to scheduled programs and critiques, club activities include field trips and sponsored exhibits.

Whether you are a beginner, aspiring to improve your photography, or an accomplished photographer who wishes to share their experience and knowledge, please join us for the coming year. Membership rates are $20 for individuals, $30 for families and $10 for students. For further information, contact Barbara Conkey at 731-6877 or at

Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Painters meet at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at a predetermined location. On Sept. 17 we will meet at the pond behind the River Center.  There are good spots to paint at either the pond or along the river. Please call Jean Smith, 264-6647, if you need more information.

Painters who work in any media are welcome. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share tips, ideas and resources.  If the weather is nice, we paint outdoors. If the weather is bad we will paint in the community center Arts and Crafts Room. Please keep in mind that turpentine-based painting materials cannot be used in the Community Center.