November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
On the second Thursday of each month, the Salida Council for the Arts presents the Creative Mixer from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery. Artists working in all genres are encouraged to attend and meet like-minded people, to share influences and news, to soak up fresh ideas, and to be inspired by the energy that makes Salida a center of support and expression.
Each mixer begins at 5:30pm in the Paquette Gallery, where we are treated to a visual feast of the current artwork on display in the Paquette Gallery. The exhibiting artist briefly talks about their work, their need to express, and their unique perspective.
See the works of this months featured artist, Lindsay Sutton, and enjoy her artwork in person!
While guests chat and view the current exhibition, live music plays; musicians are hired to share their passions and news of their upcoming gigs. We’ve enjoyed banjo tunes, cello, classic country vocals, jazz guitar, and classical flute.
Everyone is always invited. The council provides tasty hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar is open for business. Sometimes the connections seeded at the Creative Mixer have led to some incredible collaborative works and new friendships!
About the Artist
A little over three years ago I sat at my kitchen counter discussing the possibility of “pulling off” my good friend and co-producers, George A Mossman’s longtime dream……a theatrical reproduction of The Band’s iconic farewell concert, the Last Waltz, with all local musicians. We knew we’d need a lot of help and A LOT of musicians willing to break conventional rules. Not only did we break those rules, but we also broke a lot of records in the small-town music and events scene of Chaffee County in the years that followed. We were able to solidify a culture of musicians willing to give up time, love and talent to work with one another in the name of historic rock n’ roll. A culture void of ego and competitive edge. Our “Drunkard’s Dream”, just like the original started as a concert and became a legend. It seemed like a no-brainer when the Steamplant asked me to paint a last-minute November show for the Paquette in honor of Salida’s Next Last Waltz. This is “Drunkard’s Dream”. – LSS
Lindsay Sutton-Stephens is a long-time Salida resident and artist. Hailing from the Southeast Lindsay’s goal is to bring some of the humor and color of her youth to the Rocky Mountains. While studying Fine Art at the University of Southern Mississippi in the early 2000s she developed a passion for reverse painted glass and found mediums. When not painting Sutton-Stephens can be found producing events throughout Chaffee County including Salida’s Next Last Waltz. Along with husband Aaron and their 2 toddlers, Sutty & Townes, the Stephens spend their summers on the festival circuit bringing Lindsay’s contemporary folk art to the masses and running their Salida based family business Stephens Excavation.