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More than 150 enjoy 'A SweetArt Evening'

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Photo submitted On Wednesday, Feb. 14, those attending A SweetArt Evening, a fundraiser for the new Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, were greeted by members of the welcoming committee.

The Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center hosted A SweetArt Evening at the AppleShed Gallery in Cedaredge on Valentine's Day, to the enjoyment of over 150 attendees. Sweethearts and friends were treated to delicious chocolate truffles, donated by Johannes Chocolatier, as well as other fine desserts and Williams Cellars wine and hard cider. Musicians David and Tamara Hauze were on hand for entertainment and a silent auction of gift baskets added to the fun.

Deborah Shaffer was introduced as the new executive director of the Art Center. Shaffer had served as the president of the board of directors since its beginning. She moved to Cedaredge in 2004 and plans to use her background in art history to create and organize program activities at the new center.

The board elected Cindy Starr to take over as the new board president. Cindy was chosen Volunteer of the Year in 2016 by the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce and serves on its board of directors.

"Cindy has been the driving force behind the dream of having an art center here come true," said fellow board member Dea Jacobson.

Next up, the Art Center will present its first annual Cabin Fever Dance at the Community Civic Center in Cedaredge on Saturday, March 10, from 7-11 p.m. There will be a cash bar and you can dance the night away to music by The Scones. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at Starr's Guitars and REVE Portraits in Cedaredge or at the door.

Photo submitted Tracy Munson offered tasty truffles, donated by Johannes Chocolatier.
Photo submitted Deborah Shaffer is the new executive director of the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center.
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