Author: Lauren Metzger

[click "Play" to hear Lauren Metzger's conversation with Ally Crilly] by Lauren MetzgerMarketing & Exhibition ManagerAh Haa School for the Arts Ally Crilly has made a splash with her dynamic and energy-filled Elephants over the past year in Telluride....

by Lauren Metzger, Marketing & Exhibition Manager
Ah Haa School for the Arts

[click "Play for Lauren's interview with Julee Hutchison]

Julee_hutchison_web For the last two years, July has also brought a crazy overload of excitement and energy for me in the form of...the Ah Haa Art Auction. Now in it's 18th year, this local extravaganza is part of my job description.

As the Ah Haa School's largest and most important fundraiser, I am in charge of securing art for the live and silent portions of this one day event, as well as marketing, of course. This year I am once again amazed by the tremendous amount of support our community has for the Ah Haa School. The money raised in this one evening keeps our doors open for another year by covering operational costs that allow us to offer a wide variety programs and workshops.

by Lauren Metzger
Marketing & Exhibitions Manager
Ah Haa School for the Arts

[click "Play" to hear Lauren's conversation with Brooke Ahana]



Every now and then, if you are lucky, people come into your life who inspire you. Brooke Ahana is one of those people for me. She reminds me to have fun. Fun in life. In my work. In painting.

As a Los Angeles artist, Brooke Ahana has been leaving the big city and spending her last 7 summers in Telluride, CO inspiring kids and adults alike at the Ah Haa School for the Arts. An impassioned visiting artist instructor, Brooke teaches a variety of workshops for kids of all ages. From Portraits with Personality to Abstract Expressionism, Brooke covers the gamut and pushes her students to learn, explore and believe in their creativity (a woman after our own Ah Haa heart).

[click "Play" to hear Lauren Metzger's debut effort podcasting with Telluride Inside... and Out.]

by Lauren Metzger
Marketing & Exhibitions Director
Ah Haa School for the Arts

IMG_5431 If you are anything like me, you go into every journey gung-ho on documenting the amazing and crazy experiences you will have; the sights, the smells, the people, the food...I last about 3 days of journaling my thoughts and observations in a small book before it becomes boring and confining. So when Laura Kudo, traveler extraordinare, proposed a travel journaling 2-night workshop at the Ah Haa School, I was first in line to sign up.

(Editor's note: Telluride's Ah Haa School for the Arts opened for business in 1990, and has become a beloved institution, a community center. Ah Haa is all about the triumph of personal discovery. Telluride Inside... and Out is proud to present "Your Ah Haa Moment" each Wednesday.)

by Lauren Metzger

Group Summer is a time for freedom and exploration for kids of all ages and art levels. Let the Ah Haa School for the Arts channel your energy with our full range of four-day art camps and Fabulous Friday one day art classes. Next week your kids could be taking a walk on the wild side exploring the exotic creatures of the jungle and developing their drawing and painting skills in Come On A Safari with Me. They could be  creating their own Garden Gnomes out of clay. We have wide range of fun and creative classes for ages 4+ guaranteed to keep them engaged.