Entertainment briefs: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Ronnie Dunn to perform at university on Sept. 21

A limited number of tickets are on sale for the Saturday, Sept. 21 Ronnie Dunn concert at Colorado Mesa University’s outdoor Grand Mesa Quad, said CMU Student Life Director Mitch Karstens.

Dunn is half of popular country duo Brooks and Dunn.

The concert is one of two large concerts CMU’s Program Activities Counsel will host for students with a limited number of tickets available to the public.

Tickets to the Dunn concert cost $20 at area City Market stores, the University Center’s Info Desk and through TicketsWest.com.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with opening act The Lost Trailers.

Art Center hosts annual pottery sale fundraiser


The Art Center’s Ceramic Department will host its annual pottery sale beginning Friday, Sept. 6, in the ceramics studio at The Arts Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

The annual sale is a fundraiser for the ceramics studio complex, raising funds for the acquisition and maintenance of equipment and tools and contributes funds for class and workshop scholarships.

The Art Center’s 42nd annual Art and Craft Fair also is set for Nov. 22–24 and the center is seeking vendors for the event.

Call 243-7337 or go to gjartcenter.org for information.

Senior Theatre plans potluck picnic

The Grand Junction Senior Theatre will have its annual membership potluck picnic at noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at Sherwood Park.

All current members as well as prospective members and guests are invited to attend.

Complimentary meat dish and beverages will be provided by the organization.

At the end of the picnic, members will select three new directors to serve three-year terms.

Call Phil Freitas, 243-4712, or Patrick G. Metoyer, 720-272-7394, for information.

‘Harvest of Art’ competition set Sept. 21 in Paonia

Artists are invited to explore Paonia with their paintbrushes, pastel sticks and pencils at the Blue Sage “Harvest of Art” plein air competition Sept. 21 in Paonia.

Artists can capture the magic of the Paonia River Park or anyplace in the Paonia town limits in their own style and favorite medium.

The exhibition will hang in the Blue Sage Gallery during the annual Paonia Mountain Harvest Festival set for Sept. 26–29. 

Gallery visitors can purchase a “Favorite” ribbon to attach to their favorite plein air artwork to benefit the artists and the Blue Sage center for the Arts. A silent auction will go from Sept. 24–29. First-, second- and third-place prize ribbons totaling $600 will be awarded.

The registration deadline for Harvest of Art is 5 p.m. Sept. 18.

For guidelines, schedule and online registration, go to bluesage.org/events/harvest-of-art or call 527-7243.

Youth art series to begin

Youth in first through fifth grade are invited to participate in the Palisade Youth Art Series that will begin Friday, Sept. 6, and continue the first Friday of each month through December.

Classes are from 6–8 p.m., at the Palisade Community Center in Palisade. Registration is $6 per class or $20 for the series.

Register for the first class by Sept. 4.

Call 464-5602 for information.


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