Art events plan openings

There’s no fooling around when it comes to art openings in the Grand Valley.

Here are a number of art events happenings to choose from:

The Raw-kabilly Art Gallery Show opening will be from 6–10 p.m. Friday, April 1, at The Raw Canvas, 755 Rood Ave.

The opening will include a car and motorcycle show from 6–8 p.m., and Flat Top Reed will perform from 7–9:30 p.m.

The art show features works from 11 artists and will be on display through May 31.

Go to or call 985-9649 for information.

The Art Center’s First Friday art reception will feature the 35th annual Mesa State College All Campus Exhibit.

The exhibit, which will display artwork by Mesa State students of any major will be Friday, April 1, at the center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

An awards presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the reception from 7–9 p.m.

There will be a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and music by Morgann Means. Call 243-7337 or go to for information.

Monoprints, photographs and crystal glazed porcelain created by Piera Kllanxhja will be on display at an April Fools’ Day art opening from 5–9 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Planet Wines, 420 Main St. Call 424-5432 for information.

Paintings by Barbara Churchly, photography by Casey Cowgill, ceramics by Lori Raper and works by The Outsiders will be on display through June 30 at Grand Junction City Hall, 250 N. Fifth St.

An opening reception will be from 5:30–7 p.m. Friday, April 1. Call 254-3876 or visit for information.

An artist reception featuring paintings by David and Nealy Riley will be from 1–4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Frame Depot, 529 Bogart Lane.

The paintings will hang from April 2 through May 4. Call 245-6999 for information or go to


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