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Final Friday

  • Elsewhere Studios 107 3rd Street Paonia, CO, 81428 United States (map)
People stayed well past the last performance. They just couldn’t get enough.

Elsewhere feels chill and fun tonight. There are beautiful ceramic sculptures to see and live music playing. It is another wonderful night at Elsewhere Studios.
— Paonia Experiential Leadership Academy

On the February 23rd, Elsewhere Studios held their monthly Open Studios. Many members from the community came to observe and discuss art while enjoying live music. The artists showing their work included Stephanie Kranstover and Yifan Renxu and the musicians playing included Erika Lundahl, HARD PRESSED (Andrea Lecos and Cory Obert) and Jon Hickam.

Interviews with members of the community conducted by Paonia Experiential Leadership Academy (PELA)

Luke Colby (LC)

Paonia Experential Leadership Academy (PELA): Is this your first time at Elsewhere

LC: No 

PELA: What keeps you coming back?

LC: My friends come and I enjoy the art.

PELA: How do you hear about Elsewheres events?

LC: From Facebook and friends.

PELA: What do you think about what Elsewhere brings to the community?

LC: I like the people that come and the residents strengthen the community

Benjamin Thomas Dean (BTD)

(PELA): Is this your first time at Elsewhere

BTD: I come to Elsewhere's events regularly.

PELA: What keeps you coming back?

BTD: "I feel at home around other artists."

PELA: How do you hear about Elsewheres events?

BTD: I follow Elsewhere on social media.

PELA: What do you think about what Elsewhere brings to the community?

BTD: These events bring out a lot of good art conversations and strengthen the community.


Yifan Renxu: born in China and now lives in Rhode Island and is working on ceramics while at Elsewhere. He is inspired by his experiences in life and artists including: Hans Bellmer, Louise Bourgeois, and Francis Bacon. He enjoys Paonia it reminds him of his home town in China he likes that it is convenient and everything is close by.

Stephanie Kranstover: born in El Progreso, Honduras, and then moved to Virginia. During her time at Elsewhere Studios she wants to keep her art work cohesive, and make an installation. Stephanie is very into growth and fungi, and she works to combine both of them into one clay figure.

Erika Lundahl: Seattle-based multimedia writer and musician navigating the climate crisis. Her writing has appeared in YES! Magazine, Truthout!, among others. A classically-trained vocalist, she weaves heart forward, original lyrics with words of women poets of past eras. Her albums include “Songs of Shattering” and “Brambles.” www.erikalundahl.com

Featuring music by local musicians, HARD PRESSED (Andrea Lecos + Cory Obert) and John Hickam as well as visiting artist Erika Lundahl. 6PM Music at 6:30... 107 3rd St., Paonia. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Bring a friend!

Earlier Event: February 20
Twin Peaks Tuesday
Later Event: February 27
Twin Peaks Tuesday