Ah Haa School for the Arts takes it a step further, celebrating The Art of Being a Woman, in a salute to the courageous women of San Miguel County and the organizations that support them, with a month full of activities, events and special exhibits.
A highlight of the month’s events will be the Second Annual Bra Invitational; to participate, visit the Ah Haa School after Wednesday, Oct. 5, to pick up a bra to decorate for the BRA-vo Show on Thursday, Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m., at the Sheridan Bar. Gentlemen from the Telluride community will model the community’s bra creations, followed by an auction of all the decorated bras.
“For men, breast cancer can affect their sisters, mothers and wives, which is why we wanted to have them involved in this event,” explained Rachel Loomis-Lee, the school’s executive director. The risk of a man developing breast is about one in 1,000.
In the school’s Daniel Tucker Gallery, Julie Smith will showcase 65 images from her work in progress, “100 Women Over The Age of 50 Who Like Who They Are (Becoming).”
Another highlight comes when the school hosts LUNAFEST®, a national touring women's short film festival, with nine films by women about women leaders in society, covering everything from women’s health to motherhood, body image, sexuality, cultural diversity, and women’s efforts to break new barriers, Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.
Artist Julee Hutchison will start the month off with a discounted two-day oil painting workshop, Portraits of a Woman, for beginner and intermediate painters. Additional workshops include a one day Fall Watercolors Workshop with Meredith Nemirov, Stained Glass Boxes with Marty Langion, Travel Sketching with Karen Wilcox, and Flair Robinson's new Mixed Media Mosaics.
A portion of the proceeds from the Bra Invitational will benefit the San Miguel Resource Center, which provides intervention services, prevention education, support and advocacy to address domestic violence and sexual assault in San Miguel County. Additional proceeds go to the Ah Haa School’s community programs.
The Ah Haa School for the Arts is a community center of learning and culture, offering classes, workshops and exhibitions that inspire individuals of all ages to explore, develop and celebrate their creativity. Call at 728-3886 or visit www.ahhaa.org for details.