Friday, November 7, 2008

Creative Change!

It is finally getting cold and the holiday cheer is sprouting up in all kinds of places.
StarFlower ~ Tin craft by Mary Ann Louden~ Come by Studio C tomorrow, Saturday November 8th, for our first StarFlower workshop from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Participants will learn this special craft from master artisan and local luminary Mary Ann Louden. Mary Ann will give you all the information and tricks you need to make regular tin can lids into art. I predict you'll reuse your lids rather than send them to your local recycle transfer station. (If you have one… and if you don’t then please work to make one happen in your community. Call me if you are in the Des Moines, New Mexico area; we need your support!) The fee for Mary Ann’s class is $15.00. We'll be giving this workshop again on Saturday November 15th. 575-278-3517 to register

Tim Keller's show, The Upper Right Corner, continues through November 24th so be sure to stop in to see his beautiful photographs.

Thanksgiving is soon here! This brings thoughts of our great country and the small band of courageous people looking for freedom from tyranny and their story of how they braved a difficult and uncertain ocean crossing to land at Plymouth Rock. They were blessed to find a community of Native Americans willing to help them learn to survive in their adopted homeland. As we come together to celebrate the community that these forebears forged in their transformational quest for a new and better nation let us reflect on collaboration. I bet we can all agree that sharing a meal with friends and neighbors is an effective way to build community.

Studio C will celebrate the second annual Show of Gratitude on November 22nd. This will also be the night for Live Poetry! with our featured artist, New Mexico author Sharon Niederman, and spotlight artist, musician Karyna Cragin. Of course, starting off the evening will be the open mike, giving you the chance to shine! This month there is no cover charge and we'll share a potluck dinner as my way to thank everyone who has supported Studio C. Studio C will provide the turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. You are invited to bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish to add to the feast. Please call so we know you are coming then get out your pen and paper, paints and brushes, musical instruments and create something you can share on the themes of gratitude and gratefulness.

I encourage you to take some time this weekend to celebrate your own creativity in a way that brings you renewed energy. Make a commitment to honoring your life and your community by growing your imagination and your personal truth.

Come by Studio C and share your inspiration with the wonderful people who gather together to share and experience a collective reverence for the good that comes when people communicate with courage, respect each other and recognize the sacred in each other. Did you know we have a piano here, waiting for players to play? We do!

Studio C is so pleased to be able to offer our community a place to gather in the pursuit of artistic excellence. Remember, the C is for creativity, and Studio C is Where Creativity Grows!

See you soon~


1 comment:

Mike Schoonover said...

The Fall Harvest Festival and Capulin Volcano Run Half Marathon were great successes.

Check out the new website for the marathon at:

Folsom is working on some contest ideas for next year's Festival. The top suggestions so far are:

1) How many baked potatoes can YOU eat?

2) Soapbox derby down Mount Capulin.

3) Fence painting contest. (using my fence)

4) Jello catch-toss contest.

If you guys have any more suggestions, bring 'em on!