The Salida Studio Tour 2017

The biennial Salida Studio Tour will be showcasing 22 Salida fine artists and crafters in 19 studios inside city limits and the immediate surrounding area of Salida on Saturday, August 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s artists are known locally and nationally […]

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About the Cover Artist: Monk Giovanni (DeZorzi)

Born in San Diego, California in 1943, Father Giovanni has been a monk of the Greek Orthodox Church for over four decades. Since October of 2013, he has been a resident of the monastic Community of Our Lady and Saint Laurence, located on Tallahassee Creek, 32 miles northwest of Cañon City. He is a veteran […]

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Art and Healing

Regional Artists Display their Work at the Hospital in Salida By Jennifer Dempsey More than 50 regional artists are showcased in the hallways and waiting areas of the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) in Salida in a permanent collection and rotating exhibition. The artwork is selected through a juried process by the […]

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Jude Silva

The Net Drawings of Jude Silva

by Mel Strawn Nets, like webs, are linear systems or networks. Jude Silva’s net drawings completely, evenly and elegantly span rectangles about 13 by 10 inches, filling a 23×15.5” space like patterned gossamer floating within a larger white rectangular world. None, however, are just flat patterns; they are spatial structures tied at nodes, mostly four-way […]

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Portrayer of Souls – The Art of Bailey Escapule

by Sue Snively She exudes personality, showing kindness in her eyes, determination in the set of her jaw and subtle humor in the “almost” half smile on her lips. There is wisdom coming from the overall expression on her rugged and wrinkled face. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but the elegance of […]

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Christo and Rifle Gap – What really happened?

In January 1971, Christo marched up the steps of city hall in Rifle, Colorado and announced that he wanted to stretch a curtain 1,200 feet across Rifle Gap, a dramatic opening in the Grand Hogback several miles north of town. The city responded, “Sounds great. When would you like to start?”

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The Art-driven Life – Bea and Mel Strawn

by Mike Rosso They met in Berkeley, California in the early 1950s. She was an art student at the University of California; he was up from his home in Riverside, California to live with a friend after graduating from two years of art school in Los Angeles, awaiting his inevitable induction into the Army.

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From the Editor – June 2009

We hope you enjoy this current issue of CC. It’s been nicknamed the “art edition” although it is not strictly about art or artists. June is the month Salida celebrates its annual ArtWalk, an opportunity for area artists to show their stuff and shake off the winter doldrums. Now in it’s 17th year, the event […]

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Vivid Life: The Art of Coni Grant

By Marcia Darnell Coni Grant is living proof that you CAN have it all. ?An accomplished artist, mother, wife, and professional designer, she moves through the stages in her life in vivid color, with intensity and love of life.

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Want to be an artist in residence?

Brief by Central Staff Art – February 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine Some of our national parks came about because of the artistic eye. Paintings and sketches by Thomas Moran, along with photographs by William Henry Jackson (who trained as a painter), helped persuade the U.S. Congress to make Yellowstone the world’s first national park […]

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Crestone Winterfest, November 24 – 25

Brief by Central Staff Art – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Crestone Winterfest, November 24 & 25 Crestone WinterFest is an annual town-wide celebration of the arrival of winter. It’s a time to meet local artists and artisans at four craft shows featuring holiday foods, one-of-a-kind gifts, entertainment, and Santa. This year, it happens […]

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude come to Salida

Article by Doris Dembosky Art – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine WHAT’S A PERSON to believe? Are installation artists Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude monsters or high priests? And what exactly is “Over the River” anyway? Fresh from “The Gates,” their successful New York City installation that saw 7,500 orange nylon panels hanging above […]

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