Entertainment briefs: Winefest artwork, music scholarships

Colorado Mountain Winefest seeks artwork for the 20th annual festival

Colorado Mountain Winefest has set deadlines for artwork being submitted for its September festival.

“We are looking for a very special piece to represent the 20th year of the Colorado Mountain Winefest,” Sarah Catlin, Winefest executive director, said in a news release. “We love exploring Colorado’s art and having a piece that represents Colorado’s growing wine industry is ideal.”

The artwork chosen will be used for the event’s marketing material, public relations, advertising, shirts, hats, posters and more.

Selected works will be in the final judging and one piece will be selected and purchased by Colorado Mountain Winefest for its promotions. Remaining artworks will be on display for sale at The Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade.

The schedule for art entries is:

Feb. 18: Entry form and fee due to Colorado Mountain Winefest office.

Feb. 23: Original artwork due to The Blue Pig Gallery.

Feb. 24: Art juried at The Blue Pig Gallery.

Feb. 25: Artists notified if artwork is selected for the show.

March 1: Reception at The Blue Pig Gallery to introduce winning art for the 2011 Colorado Mountain Winefest and to show and sell selected pieces.

Information is available at http://www.coloradowinefest.com or by calling 464-0111.

Scholarship available from Sera Schools; deadline for application is Jan. 21

Jan. 21 is the application deadline for Winter/Spring Sera School Ford Music Scholarships, the inaugural full-ride scholarship for 16–17 weeks of 30-minute weekly private music lessons with Sera Schools.

To qualify, prospective students must be between the ages of 5 and 18, a permanent resident of Mesa County, currently live and attend school — kindergartner through 12th-grader — or home school in Mesa County. Prospective students must mail or e-mail a completed application to Sera Schools.

Applications for the music scholarship can be downloaded at http://www.seraschools.com or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Call John Fay at 343-0819 for information.

Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines welcomes new director Tammy Schler

Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines has a new director.

Tammy Schler has been a member Sweet Adelines International since 1983 and has had a variety of positions: music staff chairman, management team, bass section leader, assistant director and front line certified director of the Grand Mesa Chorus.

The past three years Schler has sung with Mountain Jubilee Chorus in Salt Lake City. She currently lends her bass voice to her quartet “Junction Jazz” in Grand Junction.

The chorus rehearses from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way.

Light of Hope plans fundraising gala

Tickets are on sale now for the first “Bring the Light of Your Life” fundraising gala hosted by Light of Hope, a nonprofit group that offers education about domestic violence and dating violence.

The event will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Mesa State College grand ballroom. It will begin the year in celebration of healthy relationships and will be just in time for Valentine’s Day.

This black tie event includes a formal dinner, live music and a silent auction to support the self C.R.E.D.I.T. certification program-dating violence for adolescents.

For ticket information and information on implementing the program at your workplace or for teenagers, call Hope Hill at 433-4096 or e-mail lightof .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Sunrise Rotary Club’s Spellbinders offers storyteller training

Storytelling is fun, entertaining and sparks the imagination.

Mesa County Spellbinders, sponsored by the Sunrise Rotary Club, will host a training session for prospective storytellers on Jan. 27, Feb. 2, 9, and 10 at the Support Services Building (formerly Rio Grand Building) at Sixth Street and Ouray Avenue.

Storytellers with Spellbinders visit area libraries and classrooms. Those interested should call Ruthmary at 243-7303 for information or to register.


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