El Ojito Springs Gallery Morphs to Theater

10 10 2008

Randy Ford, playwright

El Ojito Springs joined with ArtFare Family with flair, opening, in short order a gallery in building #45 on 6th Avenue with 18 local artists represented.  The fine art presented was curated by artist William Deaver (photographer) and showed a refinement of presentation.  Randy Ford, El Ojito Springs’ owner wishes to thank all of those who participated – artists, clients, guests, ArtFare staff – and was pleased to see many of his old friends from the 4th Avenue store and the Stone Avenue location.

Jocelyn Celaya, Radical Classical Guitarist

Shortly afterwards, El Ojito Springs Music Director, Gabriel Ayala presented a night of guitar music in the ballroom on the third floor of building #55 the old Sears Executive Tower.  Seating 200 with polished wood floors and an intimate stage, the lighting and atmosphere was wonderful.  Many thanks to Frank Calsbeek of Old Pueblo Theatrical Solutions for dontating his staff for the sound production.  Jocelyn Celaya, Andres Lemon and Gabriel presented Flamenco, Tango and Radical Classical to a nearly full house.  Local musician Cass Preston was spotted in the crowd and we look forward to many more concerts in this venue.

Randy is now turning to his ultimate passion which is theater.  With the partnership of another ArtFare artist in Residence, Orlando Montes of Zingari Theatre Group and a crew of enthusiastic volunteers, El Ojito is in the audition process of presenting “Streetcar Named Desire”.  The intimate space of building #39 will be transformed into a 70 seat theater with three more plays slated to run right after the limited run of Streetcar.  If you would like to be involved, contact Randy at randy@randyfordplaywright.com

Small Stage at #39

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