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PRESS RELEASE: Press Releases are provided to Yellow Scene. In an effort to keep our community informed, we are now publishing some press releases in whole.

Take a Moment

In many traditions, this time of year is a special time, when the veil between worlds is at its most sheer. Eldorado Springs Art Center (ESAC) and Open Studios invite you to acknowledge your own memories and passages by co-creating an All Souls Day altar at ESAC, 8 Chesebro Way in Eldorado Springs, Sunday, Nov. 1st, 2020, from noon to 5 pm.

Bring items to leave there that you do not need returned – copies of photos, words, poetry, flowers . . . We will provide candles and sacred space. Social distancing and masks required, please.

Outdoor Art Reception at ESAC

ESAC invites you to a reception Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1st & Nov. 2nd, 2020, noon to 5 each day, in their Sculpture Garden, featuring the work of Collen Nyanhongo from Zimbabwe. The name Zimbabwe means “large house of stone.” Collen comes from a family of Zimbabwe artists, and learned to sculpt from his father, Claude Nyanhongo. In the 1950’s and 60’s, Claude helped create the Zimbabwe Sculpture Movement, the most prominent art form to emerge from Africa in the 20th century. Collen has spent the past several months as artist in residence at ESAC.

He works in hard stone like springstone, serpentine and Lepidolite, often shipping stone from Zimbabwe to the locations where he works around the world. His art has been honored in his native Zimbabwe, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Holland, England, Switzerland, Germany, South Africa and the United States.

Available Studio Space

Two spaces are coming available at the High Voltage Studio artist co-op at 2907 55th Street, Unit 4B, Boulder. $525/month with one-year lease. Clean artists only in one space: painters (no oils), mixed media, jewelry, craft, photographers, etc. May be shared with another artist, $575 split. Second space in the wood, metal, glass, ceramics, etc. portion of studio.

Utilities & wifi included. AC, heat, great lighting, plenty of parking. Awesome creative community. Call or text Mitch at 847-343-9779 to schedule a viewing.

Visit an Artist Colleague

Over fifty Open Studios Member Artists are accepting visitors’ appointments in their studios. If you’d like to meet a member of our community, learn about a colleague’s work and more, take advantage of this program by making an appointment at openstudios.org/booking. Want to explore the work of artists who are new to you?

Go to our Members’ Catalog, openstudios.org/member-artists, choose an artist you’d like to visit and see if they are accepting bookings, or simply contact them and get to know them.

Stay Tuned

Have you heard about Studio Doorz? Watch our future newsletters to learn about a new opportunity for Open Studios artists.

Become a Sustaining Donor

You can help visual art flourish in Boulder County for as little as the price of a latte each month. Sustaining donors provide consistent support for our outreach programs, community engagement activities, free public events and more. DONATE here and sign up to support us with a monthly donation of five dollars, ten dollars, or any other amount you’re comfortable with.

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Open Studios

PO Box 45 | Boulder, CO 80306





Shavonne Blades grew up on the West Coast but moved to Colorado in High School. She left for California after school and returned to Colorado in 1990. She got her start in media at the age of 21 in Santa Cruz, California as an advertising sales rep. Having no experience and nothing more than a couple of years as an art college attendee she felt the bug to work in media at a young age. She learned that by helping her customers with design and marketing, their campaigns would be far more successful and has made a 30+ year career in design, copywriting, and marketing for her clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPy4MMdcfLg.She has always chosen to work in Independent Media and believes deeply in the need for true, authentic Community Journalism. She is proud that YS has never compromised journalism standards in its 20+ history and continues to print YS on paper monthly while also expanding web coverage. She has worked at 3 Alternative Weeklies and founded Yellow Scene Magazine in 2000. You can learn more about Shavonne's adventures in the YS 20th Anniversary issue: https://yellowscene.com/2020/10/08/the-yellow-scenes-red-tornado/

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