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Pagosa Springs Arts Council finds new home

The Pagosa Springs Arts Council is moving to a ground level space generously donated by David Harris and Sueyel Grace in the new Estudio Y Galeria at 84 Gold Mine Drive.

We will be relocated to our new space effective Feb. 1. We realize it has been difficult for many of our patrons to attend exhibits and workshops on the third floor of our present location and we have made it our goal for 2011 to find a space that will be more easily accessible for our friends and art lovers. Our phone number and post office box remain the same.

Our winter hours are minimally set for Tuesdays from 12-4 p.m. for anyone who would like to drop in and see the new space. So, please drop by, have a cup of coffee and let us show you around.

We would also like to announce that we have reluctantly accepted the resignation of our past president, Carol Schneider.

Carol has done a wonderful job leading the Arts Council and its current board members in the onward and upward direction that the Arts Council has always pursued.We will miss her in her role as president, but she has graciously agreed to stay on as a member-at-large. Following is a list of our 2011 roster: Delores Highsmith, acting president; Sueyel Grace, acting vice-president; Lavern Burton, secretary; Sherryl Egy, treasurer; Carol Schneider, board member-at-large; Doris Green, board member-at-large; Linda Hogan, board member-at-large; Mary Sealy, board member-at-large and Roxanne Schick, administrative coordinator.

2nd annual Broadway Showtunes Sing-Along

The Pagosa Springs Arts Council’s Broadway Showtunes Sing-Along is scheduled for Friday night, Feb. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please keep watching this column for details.

Photo Club

The Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month during the club year, from September through May, at 6 p.m. Interested photography enthusiasts are welcome to attend at no charge for the first meeting. Any and all are invited to join for annual dues of $20 for single individuals or $30 for family membership. For more information, contact club president T.J. Reynolds at rmp1950@msn.com or 731-9581.

Membership

We’d like to extend a hearty thank you to new and renewing members: Jennifer Alley, Ron and Windsor Chacey, Robert and Rose Chacon, Karen Gray, Robert and Carrie Gruver, Gail Hershey/Mountain Time Designs, Lisa Maranz, Susan Martin-Serra, John and Bette Mathis, Sepp and Tanice Ramsperger, Bill and Yvonne Ralston, Steve Rodriquez, Bruce and Nettie Trenk, James and Catherine Van Liere, Peter Welch and Ruth Yarbrough. Thank you for supporting PSAC. Your membership is extremely important to the Arts Council.

Attention member artists

It’s membership drive time and if you’ve been enjoying the benefits of our membership by being featured on our website, please remember that only active members enjoy links and have their work highlighted on our site. We will also add where you are showing your work right now, so please send us that information. This is free advertising available to you through our website.

We’ve made it easier now than ever before for everyone to get to know the amazing, talented artists we have in our community and surrounding area. Log onto www.pagosa-arts.com and click on the “Artist Listing” button. Visit our site often, as we continue to add artists and new features.

Location and schedule

The PSAC office is now on its winter hours. Although the office will not be staffed on a regular basis, voice mail and e-mail will be checked regularly, so please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. You may e-mail us at info@pagosa-arts.com or leave a message at 264-5020. Also, be sure to visit our website at www.pagosa-arts.com for additional information.

Invitation to join

Started in 1988, the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, a non-profit organization, was conceived and developed to, in part, promote the awareness of the vast array of local artistic talent, provide educational and cultural activities in the community, sponsor exhibits and workshops by local and regional artists, and encourage and support continued appreciation and preservation of the aesthetic beauty of Pagosa Springs.

If you would like to join the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, please mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to PSAC, P.O. Box 533, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. You will also need to enclose a check payable to PSAC for the membership rate of your choice.

Membership rates are: youth, $15; individual senior, $25; individual regular, $30; family senior, $40; family regular, $45; business, $80; patron, $250; benefactor, $500; director, $1,000; and guarantor, $2,500 and up. The senior age requirement is 65+.