Beginning December 1, Cañon Framing will be officially located at Fremont Center for the Arts (FCA), 505 Macon Ave. According to Kevin Cundiff, Executive Director of the FCA, “When I learned that Cañon Framing was closing, I rushed to speak to the owner to find out what the plans were for all the inventory and equipment.” Cundiff realized the scale of the loss that would be inflicted on area artists and the community at large when the business closed.
Cundiff laid out a strategic plan and asked his board of directors to consider moving the work — lock, stock, and barrel — to the Fremont Center for the Arts Building. After further research and planning, the board approved the proposal.
Cañon Framing has been around since 1994, and Becca See has owned the Main Street business for 17 of those years. See is retiring from the framing business but plans to stay in the area. She wants to take a break to finish her house and start painting again. Becca creates acrylic on canvas.
Regarding the purchase by FCA, Beca stated, “I am very pleased that Cañon Framing continues to serve the community and the business will also help support our local art center.” She went on to say that her clients are happy to know they will still have a place for their framing needs.
Cundiff echoes the positive customer reaction to the news. “As soon as word spread about the move, we started taking orders. We have established framing work on the main floor in the south corner of the building and look forward to welcoming more clients as word continues to spread in the community.”
Cañon Framing will continue to maintain the same hours from 10am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday and can be reached at (719) 275 – 2790.
Fremont Civic Children’s Theater Announced for the 2021 Holiday Season
The Fremont Civic Theater presents children’s productions for the 2021 holiday on December 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and December 12 at 2 p.m. Shows will take place at the historic Rialto Theatre, located at 209 W Main Street in Florence. Ticket prices are $12/adults 18+ and $10 for students/seniors 65+. Children under five are free. Tickets are available at City Market and Absolute Accounting in Canon City, and at Big D Super Foods in Florence. Tickets can also be obtained at the door. The children will perform “The Velveteen Rabbit,” “Sarah Finds Christmas,” and “The Sole of Christmas,” and they will also perform an additional skit that includes funny messages from Santa. Please plan to attend one of these shows to see what your talented local youth was like.
Colorado State Scholarship Fund for Young Women announced by PEO Chapter DK
CSSF was approved in a Colorado branch agreement in June 2007 and created at the PEO Foundation in 2007. CSSF is funded by donations to the PEO Foundation. The annual scholarship amount is not less than $1,000 but the amount may increase with the performance of the institution and donations to the scholarship. Preference will be given to young women interested in non-traditional or professional fields of study. Qualifications include: Colorado residency and US citizenship; High School Graduate 2021-2022 or equivalent GED; no more than two years after high school graduation or GED history; and submit a completed application by the January 31, 2022 deadline. Application forms are found on the Colorado PEO website http://www.coloradopeo.org and are due January 31, 2022. If they are Additional information is needed feel free to contact the DK Chapter Scholarship Chair, Shirley Squire at firstname.lastname@example.org.