Art Roundup: ‘Unity in Chaos’ on display at CMU Art Gallery

Seniors graduating from Colorado Mesa University’s BFA Studio Art program will be a step closer to getting their degree with “Unity in Chaos.”

As part of the Senior Seminar course, the art students are required to coordinate senior exhibits as preparation for future professional careers in visual arts.

“Unity in Chaos” is one of those exhibits and will on display through March 30 at the CMU Art Gallery, 437CO, 437 Colorado Ave. A public reception is planned from 5–9 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the gallery.

The exhibit features bronze, ceramics and printmaking works by graduating seniors Lindsay Hanson and Caleb Brown. An artist talk will be at 5:30 p.m. Local wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The gallery will be closed for CMU’s spring break March 18–26.

Call 248-1833 for information.

Here are details about other art events set for First Friday in Grand Junction and other upcoming dates:

■ The First Friday art reception at the Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., will feature works from the Rockies West National 2017. A gallery talk and awards will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, with a reception from 7–9 p.m.

This year’s exhibition is the 25th presentation by Western Colorado Watercolor Society, and will be on display through April 1.

Also opening at The Art Center is “Material Limits,” an exhibit that asks “what does it mean for a work of art to have its medium also be its subject?” The exhibit will be on display through April 22.

Call 243-7337 or go to for information.

■ Landscapes, nature and auroras by acrylic air brush artist John Schmidt will be on display through March at Impressionz Gallery in Cedaredge, 105 W. Main St. An artist reception will go from 4–6 p.m. Friday, March 3.

Schmidt attended the Colorado Institute of Art and developed his own style over time. He is known to paint on “anything.”

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■ Sculptor Daphna Russell and multi-medium artist Jennifer Kass are the artists of the month for March and will be featured at a First Friday art reception from 5:30–8 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Colorado Canyons Gallery, Framing and Gifts, 623 Main St.

The theme for the month is nature-inspired art. Russell’s style is semi-abstract and derives from the essence of the subject, “whether it be a buffalo, horse, bird, pig bear or angel,” a news release said.

Kass is inspired by various landscapes and cultures and “loves color texture, pattern and exploring new mediums using natural, man-made or handmade items.”

Go to for information.

■ Three local artists will demonstrate their respective art techniques at a First Friday art reception from 5–9 p.m. Friday, March 3, at The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main St.

Nancee Busse will demonstrate with acrylic paints, Gerry Jensen will demonstrate oil painting and Fay Timmerman will demonstrate her silk screening technique.

Refreshments will be provided. Call 245-7949 for information.

■ An art opening reception for “Life’s a Beach” will go from 6–7 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Veterans Art Center, 307 S. 12th St.

“Life’s a Beach” features works by artist and veteran John Kapral, who will be at the reception to greet visitors. Call 462-1362 for information.


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