Entertainment briefs: Feb. 3–9

CMU student picked for percussion tour

Mark D’Ambrosio, a Colorado Mesa University percussion major who specializes in HandPan, has been chosen to perform as part of the 2017 World Percussion Group European Tour.

D’Ambrosio is among 12 performers chosen “to tour eight universities and conservatories in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Sweden and Russia. The group will deliver clinics, master classes and performances between May and June 2017,” according to a news release from CMU.

Learn about the tour at worldpercussiongroup.com.

‘Colorado Uncorked’ chosen for WineFest


The 2017 Colorado Winefest commemorative poster artist was chosen at a reception on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade.

More than 150 people attended and through a public vote selected “Colorado Uncorked” by Vinje Lawson to represent the 26th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest set for Sept. 14–17.

Lawson received a cash prize of $700 and her artwork will be featured on wine totes, T-shirts, posters and brochures, as well as in local and nationwide print and digital marketing.

“Celebration” by Kathryn McBride placed second, and “Cheers from Colorado” by Wendy Videlock placed third.

Go to coloradowinefest.com for information.

Fruita board puts out call for artists


The Fruita Arts & Culture Board put out a call to local artists interested in showing and selling their artwork at the Evening of Art Gala planned for March 11 at the Fruita Community Center.

The event will raise funds to support artwork for the two roundabouts at Colorado Highway 340 and Interstate 70 in Fruita.

Booth application forms are available at fruita.org/parksrec/page/special-events. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 24.


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