Register Now to Sell at Telluride Arts Holiday Bazaar
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TELLURIDE – Telluride Arts is accepting applications for its 2011 Telluride Holiday Arts Bazaar, Dec. 2-4, at the Telluride High School Cafeteria. 

The Holiday Bazaar showcases the creative, unique arts and fine crafts made by regional artists for the ultimate local art shopping experience.  All work must be original, of good quality and produced by the exhibiting artist. Imports, manufactured, commercial, kit work and re-sales are not welcome.

Regional artists are invited to exhibit at the Holiday Bazaar.  Priority is given to artists residing within a 50-mile radius of Telluride, on a first-come basis.  Space is limited.

Artists, artisans, crafters, and food makers are invited to register to have a booth at this year’s Bazaar. Past booths have sold jewelry, sewn and knitted clothing, and accessories, toys, local foods, housewares, candles, spa products, stocking stuffers, art, and more, with an eye to gift-giving for the holiday season. 

To participate in the Holiday Bazaar, please contact Sasha at (sasha@telluridearts or 970/728-3930) for an application and information packet.

Sunday at the Palm presents Right to Play

TELLURIDE – Producer/director Frank Marshall (Indiana Jones, The Bourne Identity, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) comes to the Palm Theater Sunday, Oct., 30 to discuss his new documentary, Right to Play.

Marshall has chronicled the evolution of Norwegian speedskater Johann Olav Koss on his life journey from four-time Olympic gold medalist to founder of the humanitarian nonprofit, Right to Play. "Here's an incredibly accomplished athlete who's least known for his accomplishments after the Olympics, which include becoming one of the greatest ambassadors in sports history,” says Marshall. "What we're going to try to find is his drive and how it has changed the world."

When Koss was travelling the globe as part of his civic duties as an Olympic Aid Ambassador, he was deeply moved by the strife he encountered in some of the world’s most disadvantaged and war-torn regions, and had a revolutionary idea. Koss believed that athletics could be used to elevate the lives of children by promoting teamwork, confidence and healthy, active living. He knew that the simple act of play – giving children the opportunity to just be kids – could potentially bring greater harmony to some of the world’s troubled areas.

In March of 2001, the first sport and play program was launched in refugee camps in Côte d’Ivoire and Angola. From that day forward, the organization has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now supported by an international team of top athletes from more than 40 countries. Koss, along with legions of volunteers, teachers, coaches and diplomats are using the power of athletics to promote peace and to elevate the lives of the world's neediest children.

Right to Play is an inspiring documentary for all ages.

Right to Play screens on Sunday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m., at the Palm Theatre. Running time: 40 minutes (plus Q&A). The film is appropriate for all ages, and there is no admission fee.

Weehawken Company Dancers Present The Corpse Bride: A Dance for the Dead, Saturday, Nov. 5

OURAY COUNTY – Weehawken Creative Arts will offer a one-day performance of The Corpse Bride:  A Dance for the Dead on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Ouray, choreographed and directed by Natasha Pyeatte and featuring members of Weehawken’s Company Dance Troupe.   

The production is an adaptation of Tim Burton’s movie The Corpse Bride, with a modern twist on the movie and featuring music from the movie and from the 1980s as well. 

Set in a tiny village where Victor Van Dort (Joe Noll) and Victoria Everglot (Jordan Leo) are betrothed for financial reasons, because the Everglots need the money and the Van Dorts aspire to high society, things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, when Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows, and somehow finds himself married to Emily (Hunter Clapsadl), the corpse bride.

All profits from this performance and other company performances and fundraisers go directly to the dancers’ fundraising and performance efforts. The Corpse Bride:  A Dance for the Dead plays at the Wright Opera House; tickets cost $10, and are available through the Company Dance Troupe members or at tickets outlets including  Cimarron Coffee and Books, Khristopher’s Culinaire, Mouse’s Chocolates, Buckskin Booksellers, and Weehawken Creative Arts.   For more information, visit or call 970/318-0150.

The Grand Bizarre in HD on Nov. 3: Bring the Whole Family The Grand Bizarre, presented in High Definition, screens at the Sheridan Opera House Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6 and 9 p.m.  Sponsored in Telluride by BootDoctors and Paragon, the Poor Boyz Production features extreme skiers Clayton Vila, Matt Walker, Cam Riley, Dim Durtcshi, Bene Mayer, Leigh Powis, Josh Stack, Riley LeBoe, Sammy Carlson, Dane Tudor, Simon Dumant, Bobby Brown, Nick Martini, LJ Strenio and Oskari Raiteshe. Audience members will receive door prizes and free swag, and will be entered in a raffle for prizes, including a pair of skis. Tickets are $15, available at Wizard Entertainment, HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank" and the door 30 minutes prior to showtime. The Vaudeville Bar will be open for non-alcoholic beverages and beer, wine and cocktails for attendees 21 and older. 

Weehawken Creative Arts Board of Directors Seeks Boardmembers for 2012

OURAY COUNTY – The Weehawken Creative Board, comprised of six to 12 members from Ouray, Montrose, and San Miguel Counties, seeks new board members willing to make a one-year commitment for 2012.

“With over 300 classes per year in movement arts, ceramic arts, culinary arts, fiber arts, dance, visual arts, photography, craft arts and personal development programs, we have so many proud accomplishments each year,” said Tina Purcell, current board president.  “We have an incredible dance program with amazing productions that showcase the talent of our students, teachers and dancers and have added three viable thriving venues for art teachers and students in our area.”

The board’s work is handled through monthly in-person meetings in either Ridgway or Ouray, and at sub-committee meetings on a monthly basis.  In addition, the board members assist with fundraising.  The Weehawken Board has the expectation that all board members will commit to these obligations for a full year.

The application deadline is November 23. Selected applicants will be notified by mid-December. Information and applications are available at: or by 970/318.0150.
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