Entertainment briefs: Jan. 24-30

Singers sought for ‘Messiah’ performance

The Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction soon will begin choir rehearsals for its annual Easter Performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

If you would like to sing in the 10th annual performance of this masterwork, plan to attend the first rehearsal from 2–4 p.m. Sunday, Jan 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave.

Choir members are not auditioned. All vocalists who enjoy singing the “Messiah” are welcome. The choir usually has 65–75 voices. The Easter performance features four professional soloists and a 19-piece chamber orchestra. The concert is supported financially by local businesses, private individuals, churches and the Grand Junction Commission for the Arts. The Easter concert, set for April 20, is a musical gift from the Messiah Choral Society to the community and admission is free.

Go to mcsgj.org or call 245-4914 for information.

Call out for vets art center exhibition


The Veterans Art Center, 307 S. 12th St., has put out a call for its February exhibition titled “Outside the Box.”

Deadline for entries is Feb. 4, and the exhibit will open Feb. 7.

The center also has a number of upcoming classes and workshops. All programs are free for veterans and military families.

Call 462-3126 or go to operationrevamp.org for information.

Creative Avenues planning new classes


Creative Avenues will soon begin new workshops.

The Triple Threat Workshop, for ages 7 and older, will be from 6:30–7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 29 through March 5. The immersive experience focuses on each of the major disciplines in musical theatre: acting, voice and dance. The workshop also will have an informal performance at its conclusion. Cost is $65.

Scenic Painting Techniques, for ages 9 and older, will be from 6:30–7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 28 through March 4. Students will learn different painting styles and tricks commonly used by scenic artists and set designers that give the illusion of many types of texture, such as stone, wood grain, marble and glass, and the translation from small to large mediums.

Some of the techniques will be used to help create sets for “Pirates of Penzance Jr.” and the Triple Threat workshop performances. Cost is $65.

Call 255-6757 or go to CreativeAvenuesGJ.com for information.

Palisade Art Lovers seeks volunteers


Palisade Art Lovers scheduled its annual Peach Blossom Art Show for April 8–13 and seeks assistance from the public for various aspects of the show.

Strong bodies (four to six people) and trucks and flatbed trailers are needed to help unload stands from storage and set up the gallery prior to the show, and are needed again to take down, load and return items to storage after the show. Help also is wanted with artist check in and check out and with hanging the show. People are needed to sit with the show in two to three hour shifts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 8–12 and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 13.

To volunteer or for information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Jan. 31.

Store offers craft events in February


Michaels Arts and Crafts will offer in-store crafting events for adults and children during February.

Visit the Grand Junction store, at 2464 U.S. Highway 6& 50, go to michaels.com or call 243-2070 for information.

Montrose guild hosts quilt trunk show


The Montrose Visual Arts Guild’s meeting, set for 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, will feature “A Trunk Show of Quilts, The Creative Parallel Between Quilts and Traditional Art Work” presented by Barb Scheu.

The general business meeting will start at 1 p.m. with the demonstration at 2 p.m. at 611 S. Hillcrest Drive in Montrose.

Call Judy Kuntz, guild president, at 249-6467 for information.


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