The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the Creative Mixer on Thursday, December 13th from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artists Linda Gibas and Dave La Vercombe and Musician Megan Lombardo at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery.
Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is a free monthly public gathering of those interested in knowing more about the local arts scene in a casual social setting. Held in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant, anyone with information to share about upcoming creative and art-related events is encouraged to give a brief announcement. Attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves and may find new friends and collaborators at the “Mixer.” Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, great conversation, and music are always in abundance.
Featured Musician: Megan Lombardo is originally from Sherman, Texas and has been studying piano since the age of six. She has over 20 years experience as professional accompanist, collaborative instrumentalist, solo pianist, vocalist and songwriter. Megan attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN where she majored in Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance. She was also a student conductor for the Rhodes Orchestra, Rhodes Singers, and Rhodes Master Singers, as well as a Rhodes College Fine Arts Scholar. After graduation, Ms. Lombardo spent five summers with the Bravo! Vail Music Festival in Vail, CO, first as a Marketing & Production Assistant Intern and then Festival Internship Coordinator, and with Music From Angel Fire in Angel Fire, NM as Production Manager. Ms. Lombardo has taught private and group piano lessons while living in Tallahassee and Gainesville, Florida, Denver, Colorado and is now accepting students in Salida. Megan is currently building her own studio at her home in downtown Salida, set to open Spring 2019.
Featured Artist: Linda Gibas grew up in Denver, and always had the mountains in her blood. As a young girl, she would often ask her parents if they could move to the mountains and get a horse. Linda moved to Glenwood Springs to attend Colorado Mountain College where her interest in photography was sparked. She took numerous photography classes during her studies, always enjoying it as a treasured pastime.
Linda’s photographs are done for fun, she says. She likes to represent a playful aspect in the capturing of the images. Most of them represent the outdoors, because that’s where she likes to be and feels there is so much to experience in nature that’s right before us that is often overlooked. Her intention for her show is to provide enjoyment with the images she is sharing.
Featured Artist: Dave La Vercombe was born in Midland MI where his mom started him drawing at an early age. He excelled in both drawing and painting, winning a 3rd place ribbon in the Carroll County Fair Art Contest where he was competing among adults.
The La Vercombe’s moved every few years, as Dave’s father’s job required transferring to manufacturing sites around the Mid-West.
Dave had his art along for the journey and he said it saved his life a multitude of times.
Dave works in his own shop and has worked professionally as a Darkroom Stat Camera Operator, Paste-Up Artist, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Sculptor/Carver for Fine Furniture, Jeweler Apprentice, Jewelry Shop Owner, Builder, Finish Carpenter and Dreamer and enjoys living, working, and hiking in and around Salida and will continue to be an artist in as many different forms as possible, till his last days here on Earth.