Art openings, receptions abound at First Friday

Along with the temperatures, the art scene is sizzling in June and this weekend is full of receptions and openings.

Native American flutist Tony Babbitt will set the mood for the featured First Friday art gallery reception at Aspen Photo Art from 5:30–9 p.m. Friday, June 6, inside Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St.

The exhibit has a “Native American and Canyonlands” theme and features eight guest photographers: David Davis, Todd Bennett, Angela Classen, Jeff Stoddard, Damion Holder, Rick Schafer, Lee Gelatt and Dawn Morrow. These photographers will show their works along with that of gallery owner Larry Bennett.

Refreshments will be served. Go to for information.

Here are some more hot art spots to visit:

■ The Art Center’s First Friday art reception will take place Friday, June 6, at 1803 N. Seventh St. Featured exhibits are Contemporary Clay 2014 fifth Biennial Exhibit” that will be on display through June 26 and “Forces of Nature” by Nancy Bauer, which will be on display through June 24. A gallery talk will be at 6:30 p.m., and the reception will go from 7–9 p.m. Music will be provided by The Palmas Guitar Duo. Call 243-7337 or go to for information.

■ Doug Loring will be the featured artist at the First Friday reception from 5:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Colorado Canyons Gallery, 623 Main St. Call 314-2054 for information.

■ New work from returning members and new members will be on display at the “Fresh Meat: Art Opening” from 6–10 p.m. Friday, June 6, at The Raw Canvas, 507 Main St. There will be music by DJ Chris Epic, appetizers from Bin 707 Foodbar, drinks from High Country Beverage and local attire from Seeds of Revolution. Call 985-9649 or go to for information.

■ Featured artist Nancee Busse will be demonstrating and working on her current series of art inspired by Native American folklore during the First Friday open house from 5:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Oakley, Gallery, 602 Main St., inside Interiors Etc. showroom. Food artist Lynn Finley will present a gourmet tasting menu and cello music will be provided by Noelle Smith. Call 241-9262 for information.

■ The Edge of the Cedars Art Exhibit will go from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 6–7, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Cedaredge Middle School gym, 845 S.E. Deer Creek Drive, in Cedaredge. Call 856-7156 for information.

■ An opening reception for “The Art of Ron Henry” is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at The Apple Shed Gallery, 250 S. Grand Mesa Drive, in Cedaredge. Refreshments will be served. Henry’s works will be on display through June. Call 856-7007 or go to for information.

■ Celebrate the seventh anniversary of The Blue Pig Gallery from 6–8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the gallery, 101 W. Third St., in Palisade. The celebration will feature a gourmet buffet, Austin-style blues by Thomasina Russell and door prizes. Go to or call 464-4819 for information.

■ The June artist opening reception, from 1–4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Frame Depot, 529 Bogart Lane, will highlight watercolor and pastel artwork by Glenwood Springs artist Ernest Delto. The exhibit will be on display through June.

Also on Saturday, Frame Depot will host the Redneck Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature decorative metal artwork, baskets, jewelry and other crafts. A portion of proceeds from the fair will benefit Juniper Ridge Community School. Call 245-6999 or go to for information.

■ “Drawing it Out” is the art exhibit on display during June at the Veterans Art Center, 307 S. 12th St. An opening reception will be from 6–8 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at 307 S. 12th St. There will be snacks, refreshments and entertainment. Call 462-3126 for information.


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