Jon MacManus mixes art and history

Review by Jayne Mabus

Local Art – October 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine

WHAT WOULD YOU DO if you sketched a drawing of a mountain, and a co-worker looked at it and blurted, “Man, what you doing here?”

That was a great moment of epiphany for artist Jon MacManus. And the best part is that he didn’t ignore it — he did something about it.

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Working toward a sustainable Salida

Article by Jayne Mabus

Sustainability – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine

HAVE YOU NOTICED the price of gasoline recently? It’s soaring. And the possible repercussions can’t just be avoided by cutting that extra trip to the grocery store.

In our region, a large percentage of locally-owned and operated businesses are tourist-related, and thus they rely on travel — and hence gasoline. Remember a couple of summers ago when Governor Owens declared that all of Colorado was on fire? Tourists called in and canceled their reservations in droves, and local businesses, from motels and lodges, to restaurants and art galleries, had to tighten their belts.

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