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March 12 @ 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, Cody Oldham, and enjoy his 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
Cody Oldham is a dedicated fifteen-year-old wildlife and landscape painter. He has been painting since he was eleven years old. There is nothing else he would rather do.
Living in the mountains of Colorado, he is surrounded by vast landscapes that inspire him. From the leaf on a tree to a dramatic mountain scene, his environment motivates him in many different ways. Every time he looks at an animal’s face or into its eyes, he thinks of a new idea for a painting.
He is forever grateful to have the opportunity to learn more and express himself through his paintings.
See more of Cody’s work in his online gallery here.
Meet this Month’s Musician
Bruce Warren Bio
Though he plays several stringed instruments, Bruce Warren is a past National Champion on the ancient Hammered Dulcimer, an instrument he started playing over 40 years ago in his native Arkansas. In addition to his own compositions he enjoys playing several styles of music, including Celtic, Swedish, Bluegrass and Folk. Bruce performs for a variety of events such as weddings, conventions and contra dances; he is also a member of two local bands, Smeltertown (bluegrass) and Stuck in the Briar (Celtic). He is a Coaldale Community Building Board Member and enjoys hosting concerts in the historic Coaldale Schoolhouse.