Entertainment Briefs: Feb. 1

Dance company hosts open house

Dancers with Dance Works Connection Company will have an open house from 1–3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Dance Works, 2893 North Ave.

Watch performances of selected dances from the company’s projection of the ballet “Coppelia.” There also will be free sample classes, refreshments, door prizes and drawings.

Call 243-5954 for information.

Peach Blossom Art Show seeks entries


The Palisade Art Lovers have put out a call for entries for its 33rd annual Peach Blossom Art Show set for April 11–14 at the Palisade Community Center, 120 W. Eighth St., in Palisade.

The special category this year is “Time.”

Go to http://www.palisadeartlovers.org for entry forms or call Lise at 255-1553 for information.

Art sought for Lavender Festival


The Lavender Association of Western Colorado has put out a call for original artwork for the third Colorado Lavender Festival taking place July 12–14 in Palisade.

The winning artwork will represent the Colorado Lavender Festival in poster, advertising and promotional pieces. The contest is open to fine art and graphic design artists. The association is seeking artwork that represents the lavender farms of western Colorado. Images should reflect both the lavender plant and the western Colorado area.

The entry deadline is Feb. 23.

Go to coloradolavender.org and click on “festival” for information.

Digital camera workshop available


“Get Control of Your Digital Camera” workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at Stolte Shed in Cedaredge.

Professional photographer and educator Steve Traudt will present the workshop.

Early registration is $99 and is due by Feb. 16, Registration costs $125 thereafter.

Call Rae-Ann at 462-2298 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Watercolor society sponsors workshop


The Western Colorado Watercolor Society will sponsor a workshop with nationally known watercolor artist Laurel Covington Vohl from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27–28 and March 1, at The Arts Center, 1803 N. Seventh St. 

Vohl is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society and others.

Cost of the workshop is $225 for members or $255 for nonmembers. Space is limited.

To sign up for the workshop, call Judy Chapman at 874-7238 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Gregory Hustis, principal horn emeritus with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, will join the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra in its Classics Concert performance “House of Habsburg” featuring music by Austrian composers Johannes Brahms and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St.

Wikipedia explains that “The House of Habsburg, also known as House of Austria, is one of the most important royal houses of Europe and is best known for being an origin of all of the formally elected Holy Roman Emperors between 1438 and 1740, as well as rulers of the Austrian Empire and Spanish Empire and several other countries.”

Brahms (1833–1897) spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, and Mozart (1756–1791) was born in Salzburg, Austria.

Hustis and the symphony will present “Tragic Overture” and “Symphony No. 2” by Brahms and “Horn Concerto No. 4” by Mozart.

Hustis has been a “solo artist with the Utah, Knoxville and Dallas symphonies and the Dallas, Latvian, Northwest Chamber and Sarasota orchestras,” according to the concert notes at gjsymphony.org.

“He has served as a faculty member at Southern Methodist University, a member of the advisory council for the International Horn Society, and as the artistic director of chamber music at the Music in the Mountain Festival in Durango.”

Tickets cost $15–$25 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at gjsymphony.org, by calling 243-6787 or at the symphony office in the Alpine Bank building, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 120.


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