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PSAC will miss Lavern Burton

The Arts Council received a phone call from Lavern Burton last week. She is very busy renovating a home in the Panhandle of Texas house and she has also been very busy with her art.

She is finishing the last of seven murals that she has painted; she has eight commissioned residential paintings to do and she has been commissioned to do 15 murals by the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum for a circa 1800s Old West Town.

The murals will consist of street scenes down the middle of the town with connecting streets off the main street. As a result she and her husband, Justin, will not be returning to Pagosa Springs and she is reluctantly resigning from the PSAC board.

Lavern said they will dearly miss Pagosa and all of their friends, but it’s a decision that had to be made.

As disheartening as this may for PSAC we need to fill her position as a dynamic, enthusiastic, forthcoming board member who was always willing to “give it all” to us, the Arts Council, and the arts in general for our community.

Please call the Arts Council, 264-5020, if you would like to take an active role in helping promote the arts in Pagosa Springs.

Thanks to the community

Thank you all for your ongoing support in coming and sharing in the March 23 Sundowner with Estudio Y Galeria and the Arts Council.

We had a wonderful evening. Please come by and see us at your convenience. We are here to assist your arts needs and from now on we will be fully operational. We are located at 84 Goldmine Drive (near Pagosa Mountain Home Furniture). Call PSAC at 264-5020 for more information.

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 and click on the Artist Listing button. Visit our site often, as we continue to add artists and new features.

Music Boosters

Music Boosters has scheduled auditions for their upcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.” Auditions will take place Saturday, March 26, noon-4 p.m. in the band room at the high school. Call Dale Morris 731-3370,

PSAC exhibit schedule

This year we are proud to announce that some of our local galleries and businesses have graciously offered to hold exhibits while providing new, fresh, environments for showcasing the work of Pagosa’s talented artists. Following is the lineup for 2011.

May 6-June 16: “Advanced Art Student Exhibit” hosted by Estudio Y Galleria.

June 17-July 28: “8th Annual Juried Exhibit: A Regional Art Competition” hosted by Lantern Dancer.

July 29-Sept. 8: “Pagosa As Art” hosted by The Wildflower.

Sept. 9-Oct. 20: “Artist Challenge: Kinetic Art” location to be announced.

Oct. 21-Dec. 1: “Contemporary Exhibit” hosted by Wild Spirit Gallery

Dec. 2-3: “Tiny Treasures” fund-raiser hosted by The Artist Within

Additional events on the schedule are: Community Center Rummage Sale in April; The Art of Coffee in April; The Art of Wine Tasting in May; Golden Retriever Roundup June 24 and 25; and the Artists’ Studio and Gallery Tour Oct. 7, 8 and 9.

Photo Club

The Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month during the club year from September through May at 6 p.m. 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 and $30 for family membership. For more information, contact T.J. Reynolds at or 731-9581.

PSAC office

PSAC is now located in the new Estudio Y Galeria at 84 Gold Mine Drive. Our winter hours are Tuesdays from noon-4. Please drop by and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee from the Potter Bean, the newest addition to the Galeria.

Since the office is not staffed on a daily 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 can e-mail us at or leave a message at 264-5020. Also be sure to visit our website at for additional information.

PSAC invites you 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, 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.

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