Join local watercolor artist, Karen Hill, for a step-by-step painting class winter scenes. Karen guides the group through a watercolor painting from start to finish, giving instruction on setting up to paint, wash and watercolor painting techniques, composition, and more. Wine, spritzers or beer are provided to participants 21 and older, so you can relax […]
Join us for a very special virtual writing workshop with best-selling Scottish author, Alan Bissett. Learn how to 'hook' the reader from the start of a short story, pulling them in and keeping them there, and how to develop your story in such a way that it flows and is engaging. Structure is often overlooked in […]
“Reality of Color” explores Harpel’s reinterpretation of reality through the use of broad strokes, vibrant color, and impressionistic perspective in oil on canvas. “Art should give the viewer a sensory memory of the reality seen in natural beauty.” In the Kinder-Padon Gallery, February 1 - 28. Opening reception Wednesday, February, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bethany Harpel’s "Reality of Color” Opening Reception “Reality of Color” explores Harpel’s reinterpretation of reality through the use of broad strokes, vibrant color, and impressionistic perspective in oil on canvas. “Art should give the viewer a sensory memory of the reality seen in natural beauty.” In the Center's Kinder-Padon Gallery. Unable to attend Bethany's show […]
To celebrate and honor Black History Month and equity in the arts this February, the Center for the Arts + the Kissidugu Foundation will collaborate to bring renowned artist and educator Fara Tolno, from Guinea, West Africa, to the Gunnison Valley for a three-week, valley-wide cultural enrichment residency. All-level, community classes at the Center […]
Join us as we celebrate black stories throughout the month of February with small and distanced community film screenings + offerings from celebrated poet and novelist Steven Dunn. A portion of all proceeds from the film series will be donated to the Melanin Mountain Project. Black Panther We're kicking off the series with a film […]
Film uses space and lighting to evoke certain emotions. We will look at ways to make sentences and paragraphs function like how cameras zoom, pan, tilt, etc. We’ll consider what is in the visual frame — the composition of a scene. We’ll discuss high-key and low-key lighting and what effects those produce. We’ll also view […]
Welcoming celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to engage our community in thoughtful dialogue in the Center’s stunning Steddy Theater. Discussion and reading with award-winning writer Steven Dunn Steven Dunn is the author of two novels from Tarpaulin Sky Press: Potted Meat (2016) and water & power (2018), and the chapbook Our Migrations (Business Bear Press, […]