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Handweavers Guild of Pueblo
Opening Friday, May 5, 2017, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Open Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00 – 4:00 pm
Open Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 – 4:00 pm
IDEA Place, 408 North Main Street, Rocky Ford, CO
The Handweavers Guild of Pueblo are weavers, spinners, and felters who produce exquisite fiber art. First organized in 1974 and meeting in members’ homes, the guild has a strong tradition of promoting and encouraging fiber arts by actively participating in community events, demonstrating and teaching spinning and weaving, as well as sponsoring awards for the Colorado State Fair, El Pueblo Museum and the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Today, with over 80 members, monthly meetings, workshops, and an extensive library, they are an important community resource. Their annual Handwoven Holiday Sale at the historic Vail Hotel has become a showcase, must-see event, to be held this year November 1 through November 5.

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“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” 
Twyla Tharp
Current and Upcoming Events-April 2017
Gallery Happenings: 
First Friday:  Steel City Art Works will be hosting the opening reception of Dee Ford’s “Middle Class America through the Eyes of the Whooping Crane” on First Friday Art Walk, April 7, 5-8 PM216 S. Union Ave., Pueblo, CO Contact:  http://steelcityartworks.com/
Newly Opened:
One Raggio Avant Garde Gallery, 108 S. Commercial, Trinidad, CO  Abstractpaintings and medium to large clay sculptures.  Raggio creates his unique pieces, such as “freeway gators”, which utilize found tire remnants  and other creative series of   “flashes from Raggio’s mind” abstract art.  This is a one-of-a-kind gallery to not miss while touring the art scene in Trinidad. The gallery is hung salon style, with works hung near floor to ceiling and surrounded by sculptures.   One Raggio Art Gallery can be found on fB.  Live pottery demos can also be found on You Tube at “One Raggio”.
Call(s) For Artists/Entries:
• Call for Entries-Earth & Plant Medicine, Group Exhibition with Special Events on Earth Day-April 22-June 17  Museum Of Friends, Walsenburg, CO
Download prospectus here: http://www.museumoffriends.org/blog/
SPACe (Spanish Peaks Arts Council):
• Call for artists-The Art of the Metaphor. All media, limit 4 per artist. Bring artwork to Spanish Peaks Arts Council’s Gallery in the Park, 132 W Ryus, La Veta April 14 & 15 between 11 am – 2 pm. For details visit www.spanishpeaksarts.org.
• Artists’ Choice, all media, limit 4 per artist. Bring art May 12 & 13. Show dates May 18 – June 17, opening reception May 27. For details visit www.spanishpeaksarts.org.
• Western Show, all media, limit 3 per artist. Judged show with cash awards. Bring art June 16 & 17. Show dates June 20 – July 22. For details visit www.spanishpeaksarts.org.
• Photography Show. 3 categories. Limit 3 entries per artist. Judged for cash awards. Bring art July 21 & 22. Show dates July 25 – Aug. 26. For details visit www.spanishpeaksarts.org
Apishipa Valley Artists had their first pop-up gallery showing on 3/17 and 3/18. The show was generously sponsored by Susan Palmer. Five pieces remain on display and can be seen at the Oasis Studio218 E. Main St., Trinidad, CO.  The collaborative show had an excellent opening reception, with over 60 guests attending.  All works are original works of art, five canvases with the work of 6 artists on each, and a series of duets (two artists work per canvas).  Future pop-up gallery showings are planned, stay tuned for next location.  More photos of the collaborative pieces (also for sale)can be viewed on the Apishipa Valley Artists fB page.
Handbuilding with Clay at One Raggio Avant Garde Gallery
Classes start at the beginning of each month, 4 weeks per class
Call:  Raggio at 845-8495 for registration or more info.
Clay and Conversations, Mt. Carmel Health, Wellness and Community Center, 911 Robinson Ave. ,Trinidad, CO 6-8PM   845-4880 to register.
Note:  *May 2017 postings due by 4/25/17


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