Latest News – October 15

Live Performance Continues in Saguache Today

steelThe newly formed Saguache Community Players continue with their performance of “Steel Magnolias” tonight, October 15 at the Mountain Valley School gymnasium/gym located at 403 Pitkin Avenue in Saguache. Admission is $5 for adults and students and children under 7 years old are free when with an adult.spacer

Attention Students – Do You Like the Arts? Tech? Etc?

The Telluride Fire Festival has created an amazing two-day fire art program for local and regional high school students involving the five STEAM themes—science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The workshop will take place in two locations in and around Telluride.

The Telluride Fire Festival has created an amazing two-day fire art program for local and regional high school students.

The Telluride Fire Festival has created an amazing two-day fire art program for local and regional high school students.

Students and their mentors will create a group art installation using their new skills and knowledge. Their creation will be showcased at the January 20-22 Telluride Fire Festival and then at each of the student groups’ communities, if practical.

  • Dates: November 19-20
  • Time: 9-5
  • Locations in Telluride: Ah Haa School for the Arts, Artists Collaborative in Deep Creek Mine
  • Cost: $400 (Scholarships are available)
  • Tuition includes lodging, meals, transportation, and materials. The class is limited to 15 participants.  

Artists, teachers, scientists, engineers, and craft persons will mentor students in their areas of expertise. Instructors will teach their art through welding, carpentry, clay, chemistry, math, physics, and, above all, safety.

Artists, Experts, and Teachers

Three of our instructors for this special class are Jon Hubbard from Norwood, Brent Cain from Moab, Andy McKim and Natasha Mills from Moffat.

Scholarships – Student can apply for a scholarship by submitting two paragraphs about why a scholarship is needed for student participation to erin@telluridefireferstival.org.  The deadline to request a scholarship is November 1.

Students involved include those from all walks of life, from the surrounding counties. Some of the students will be coming from Saguache County as a result of a grant received for this workshop. The Festival is accepting scholarship donations for students wishing to take this once-in-a-lifetime fire art workshop. It just might launch a young, fire scientist/artist’s career!

Collaborators – The Telluride Fire Festival is able to offer this two-day workshop through support from various companies in Telluride and the region: Coldharbour Institute, Alpine Achievers, Saguache County Sales Tax Grant, Moffat Consolidated School District 2, Ah Haa School for the Arts, Deep Creek Experimental, The Victorian Inn, Clark’s Market, Baked in Telluride, La Cocina de Luz, High Pie Pizzeria. 

More About the Telluride Fire Festival – The Telluride Fire Festival, a 501c3 organization, is an interactive fire art experience offering free workshops and outdoor displays of fire artistry free to attendees to enable all to immerse themselves in fire arts. Dates for 2017 are January 20-22.

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