Grand Valley Arts Advocacy Award

Sat May 18 2024 at 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

The Art Center | Grand Junction

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Grand Valley Arts Advocacy Award
Join us as we honor Gary Hauschulz for lifetime achievement in the fields of Mentoring, Imagining and Inspiring Community through the Arts
About this Event

Join us for The Grand Valley Arts Advocacy Award Celebration in honor of Gary Hauschulz for his dedication to Mentoring, Imagining and Inspiring Community

Doors Open at 1:00.

Presentations begins at 2.

Emcee: Jim van Pelt

Invocation: Wendy Videlock

Special Guest Speakers: Cullen Purser, Sarah Dishong, Lee Borden, and many more

Plus Live Music, an assortment of finger foods and beverages and Beer provided by: TBA

A donation of your own choosing is required to register for this special event.

We appreciate every dollar as it helps pay for this event and goes toward the making of a gorgeous personalized bench created by Pavia Justinian and Cullen Purser as a gift for Gary.

The bench will be on display at the Art Center and will be donated to the town of Palisade.

With special thanks to The Grand Valley Creative Alliance, The Art Center, Lithic Bookstore & Gallery and Trickster Ridge Presentations

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An Ode to the Makers

Someone somewhere long ago

with a pair of hands, a bit of earth

and plenty of heart

and soul

crafted a small, beautiful bowl.

Just as someone

not so long ago made a buffalo

of chrome, a staircase made

of stone, a cracked egg, a dinosaur

and a pendant made of bone.

Just as someone long ago

with a fire in her belly told

the story of Kokapelli

and someone somewhere else

inspired somebody else

to marry cathedral glass to the light,

the dragon to the kite,

the crooked sun

flower vase to the starry starry night.

And someone somewhere else scratched

the image of his lover

at the entrance

of a cave, and someone built a labyrinth

and a maze

and elsewhere someone else

made of sweet grass, a slender braid.

All this because

as we all come to know,


stays the same. All this because

all the world’s

a stage. All this because to make

is to praise. Here in this place,

a toast then,

to the movers and the shakers,

the dancers and the dreamers

the dabblers

and the makers and the universal ways

not in spite of it all

but because of it all --

we rise, we make, we praise.

-- wendy videlock

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Art Center, 1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, United States


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