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Keri Brenner: Arts ‘R Us

"Calling back the salmon" is one of the ceremonies to take place this weekend during Indigenous Peoples Days, today through Monday.
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If you thought it took a lot of coordination and hard work to pull off “Dancing With Our Stars” in August, you might be in even greater wonderment of The Center for the Arts’ staffers over the series of events they have planned starting tonight.

Tonight’s extravaganza is a free 6 p.m. reception with entertainment, food and drink. It will serve as a preview of the “Fall Colors Open Studio Tour” that takes place this Saturday and Sunday and next weekend as well.

More than 75 artists at 50 studios are included in the tour — some of whom will be at tonight’s opening reception. (See page 3). When you realize that the Center is a nonprofit that operates with a small staff, limited budget and tight deadlines — and which still manages to present shows every weekend, as well as big events — it kind of takes your breath away.



Kudos to the Center for serving as a vibrant cultural hub for our community.

In other events this weekend:




— “All About Unique Women” fashion show looks at the 1950s (See pages 8-9).

— Alaska-based Hope Social Club offers a dance party Friday (See page 5).

— “Tristan und Isolde” is the first offering of The Met Opera Live season Saturday (See page 17)

— Indigenous Peoples Days events will be broadcast this weekend on KVMR FM 89.5 (See accompanying photo and page 19)

On a different note, spiritual teacher Matt Kahn said Monday that he would describe the world’s population energies in the last two to six months as “old self die-off.” On an individual level, he said, may we all bless our “old selves” — however they have manifested in health symptoms, difficult relationships, stressful jobs, negative thoughts, feelings and crises — and thank them for the lessons that brought us to the present moment.

And then, may we all allow the new energies to uplift and support us into whatever joyful script is etched within our divine life blueprints.

Enjoy your weekend and this issue of Prospector.


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