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Vail Mountain School celebrates the arts

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Students and guest artists will display their work around Vail Mountain School Monday, when it begins its annual Week of the Arts.

There also will student performances throughout the week along with a student concert and a art gallery show. The school has held its annual celebration of the arts since the 1997-98 school years.

“The Week of the Arts demonstrates the school’s support and dedication to art education,” Art Department Chair Nicole vonTempske says. “This unique event teaches our students the value of the arts by exposing them to unique opportunities to explore a variety of mediums.”

On Tuesday, the public is invited to a gallery show in the art wing at 6 p.m., followed by a musical performance in the theater at 6:30 p.m. The Lower School Chorus, Middle School Choir, Upper School Choir, Fifth Grade and Middle School Beginning Bands, Middle School Concert Band, Upper School Wind Ensemble, and Middle School/Upper School Jazz Ensemble will perform.

The school will welcome various local artists who will work with students and share their craft on Wednesday’s “Day of the Arts.” The students will be visited by artist Ken Carpenter, sculptor Justin Klocke, painter Sheila Throwbridge, ceramic artist Kate Tenant, jewelry maker Dayna Hurtt, painter Adam Stuart, ceramic artist Rhonda Machado, caricaturist Steve Kiene, watercolorist Carmel Walden, Denver metalsmith Chuck Leftkowitz, painter Ted Garcia, painter Rolinda Stotts, and painter Kathy Ferguson.

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