Entertainment briefs: art poster contest; new museum exhibit

Museum of the West opens exhibit

honoring former President Teddy Roosevelt

The Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave., opened a permanent exhibit honoring former President Teddy Roosevelt and his time in Colorado.

Roosevelt was inspired to take action on conservation during a visit to Colorado, said David Bailey, curator of history for Museum of the West, in a news release.

“As president, Mr. Roosevelt came here in 1905 to hunt bear and cougar, but was disappointed that there wasn’t an abundance of either to scout. Because of that hunting trip, he moved 63 million acres from public land into the national forestry because he believed ‘There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.’”

The exhibit includes the first “Teddy” bear and Jack Roberts’ paintings of the president’s hunting trip to Colorado. The exhibit also has the three remaining pieces of the original dining set from Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, where Roosevelt stayed.

Museum visitors will see Roosevelt’s infamous hat, and a monitor will show a video recording of the Roosevelt, who was the first U.S. president audio-visually recorded.

Call 242-0971 for information.

Photographer’s work debuts at gallery

The ethereal art of French self-taught photographer Patrick Paul René will make its debut at the Bighorn Gallery, Dead Horse Point State Park, north of Moab, Utah.

“René‘s passion for the majesty of the Colorado Plateau has its roots in his earlier life as an explorer of the Alps in the Dauphine region of France,” a news release said.

Now a Moab resident, the artist first set eyes on the American Southwest more than 30 years ago.

René‘s images, prints and note cards, available for purchase, will be on display through April 28 in the gallery. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Park admission is $15. Call 435-259-2614 for information.

Submissions sought for festival art poster

The Palisade Chamber of Commerce invites artists to submit works to the Palisade Peach Fest poster art contest.

The winning original piece will be used for the 48th annual Peach Festival in Palisade and will honor the history and impact of the agricultural community. Entries should show peaches in a fun and pleasing way. The entry fee is $20 for one entry, $30 for two.

Art should be dropped off at the Palisade Chamber of Commerce, 305 S. Main St., Unit 102, in Palisade, by April 10.

The art will be on display April 10–28 at the Blue Pig Gallery, 101 W. Third St., in Palisade, for judging by the public and Palisade Chamber members.

A reception will be from 5:30–7 p.m. April 28 for final judging and to announce the winner, who will receive a cash prize of $200.

Call The Blue Pig Gallery at 464-4819 for entry forms and information.


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