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ECOArt Exhibition for kids

Dear Editor:

I am writing to share with you a wonderful opportunity no community should pass up. The ECOArt Exhibition: Western Colorado Schools K-12 is an event presenting the creative talents of young artists from the Western Slope of Colorado. This exhibition provides you and your school the opportunity to share in the creative achievements of your students while demonstrating the goals and values of art education.

Thanks to the generosity of the Thrift Shop of Aspen, $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to various school art departments. Participation in this event could garner your school art department a $500 award. Nine awards will be distributed. There will also be an ECOart exhibition for professional artists.

The artistic submissions must be created from recycled and/or reclaimed objects. Judging is based on, and awards are given, in the following categories for elementary, middle, and high schools: most creative, best educational intent, and best community involvement. For this year’s event, the Red Brick Council for the Arts will be able to provide transportation for the art being submitted by schools that are unable to deliver their submissions. An RSVP to the event is due by March 18; the application is due on May 6; pick-up for transportation of the art submissions is scheduled for May 25-27. The exhibition runs from June 1-19 and will be part of Aspen EcoFest, a four-day festival in downtown Aspen, June 2-5, 2011.

The Red Brick Council for the Arts promotes art in education and we urge you to take advantage of this opportunity. Please contact us for help if, for any reason, there are obstacles to your participation. For more information contact the Council at 429-2777 or e-mail You can also get more information by logging onto our website at There are also opportunities for vendors and artists to participate in the festival; for more information on the festival log onto

Debra Muzikar

Executive director, Red Brick Council for the Arts

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