Friday, February 6, 2009

The Artist is In!

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Welcome!

I've been away from my blog for a while so let me thank you for returning and welcome you to my new year. I appreciate all the wonderful support I have coming in for Studio C's ongoing growth.

While on winter break I was able to travel to Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado on January 25th & 26th to take a course from Allan McConnell called No More Starving Artists about the business behind being an artist. Wow! Did I get an amazing amount of useful information.... all geared towards helping artists make a good living with their art.

Now here's the thing: I've found that I'm learning how to be an artspace owner and there is a lot to learn! I opened the gallery & ArtSpace thinking I could do my art while waiting for visitors to come through the door. Naive, I know now, but this journey is one I am blessed to be on.

I've been working on the schedule of events for 2009 and see that I will have to cut some of the plans down so that I have time to work on my art. I am challenged to create a thriving ArtSpace and work on my own style and vision. Some think it cannot be done and that I have to choose. Their opinions have been duly considered and I'm committed to seeing my vision become reality. I've had this dream that both are going to happen and I intend to follow it to the end.

So, welcome to this glorious new year! I look forward to your visit. I'm working hard to create an exciting and welcoming space for lots of local, regional and friend artists to show their art, grow their style, develop their artistic voice and share their talents and to grow myself as an artist. Studio C is a perfect place for both to be happening! All are welcome to share ideas, visions and fun. Come by, see what we've got and join in the going!

Next week I'll give you a listing of the upcoming events, classes and show opportunities. In the meantime, mark your calendars for our monthly performance event now called Live! @ Studio C. We resume in March, on the 28th, at 5:30 with Dino Cornay's new acoustic group! Featured acts are booked through July and we have a GREAT line up for you. Don't forget our open mike starts the show... why not get out a pen & paper and put down some new poems, songs, stories, ideas and plan on sharing this year!

Till next week,

Walk in Grace, with Joy!

Christina

P.S. While I'm thinking about it, leave me a comment and let me know what kind of classes you would love to take this summer. Thanks! Mucho!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christina,
Love your blogs.
I'm in Angel Fire and wonder if I may buy an 18-month memorial calendar by mail. I could call with a credit card or mail a check.
I'll look forward to hearing from you:

Marcia Wood

Kathleen M Walk said...

Jewelery making(basic class)
Drawing (basic 101)
Has to be on a Saturday for me because of travel. I look forward to seeing you schedule and taking a couple of classes.

Studio C ~ ArtSpace and Gallery said...

Thanks Kathleen! I'll put your request into the hopper and see what we can come up with. In the mean time, check out the Corazon gallery in Trinidad. They give classes there. Let me know if you've taken any there already, and if you do in the future. I love to hear you are pursuing your creativity!

Christina

Studio C ~ ArtSpace and Gallery said...

Marcia,

I will be happy to send you a calendar! Thank you for your business!

Christina

Tim said...

This week's blog might be titled "The Balancing Act", although the increasing maturity and wisdom it shows might lead one to title it simply "Balance." Nice.

Marcella said...

Glad to see you and Time living into a dream...

Love you!
-Marcella

Studio C ~ ArtSpace and Gallery said...

Happy Birthday to you Marcella!

Love to you wherever you are?!

Anonymous said...

Looking good! Keep your dream alive you can do it! I'll look forward to your new schedule of events.
Peg

Studio C ~ ArtSpace and Gallery said...

Hi Peg,

Thanks for the wonderful cheer for my dreams becoming reality. I look forward to your next visit and to having you join us in some of the classes.

Swinging Joyfully,

Christina