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Creating a community through the arts

On Sunday, Aug. 7, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hear a talk entitled “Practicing Empathy and Creating a Community through the Arts,” presented by Laura Moore, co-founder of the new Pagosa Center for the Arts.

She comments that “Music, art, theatre, and dance all represent life’s heightened moments, and when you have the opportunity to experience those moments with other people at the same time, your body and spirit become receptive to sharing life with the people around you.”

She further explains, “The arts also offer an opportunity to practice empathy by engaging the viewer in or by practicing another person’s experiences.   The practice of understanding other people’s point of view is the key to a just and peaceful world.”

Laura Moore and her husband, Tim, started the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts earlier this year, and have already presented three successful and highly acclaimed productions.

Laura earned her B.A. in theatre from Colgate University.  Following graduation, she spent several years abroad, and worked in Austria as a professional volleyball player and in New Zealand as a raft and adventure guide.  After her travels,  she became active in theatres across Colorado as an actress, stage manager, reservations manager and educational director of children’s theater classes. 

There will be no childcare through the month of August, but children’s classes will begin again in September.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza.  Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the Fire Station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.

All are welcome. 

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