First Friday art promises variety

In like a lion, out like a lamb?

March’s first Friday art offers a variety of options: oceans, forests, wildlife, landscape and more. Who knows? You just might find a lion or lamb in one of these happenings:

■ The First Friday art opening reception is set for 7–9 p.m. Friday, March 1, at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

Featured exhibits are “Ocean of Desert, Sea of Forest,” comprising works of almost 30 artists; the 21st annual Rockies West National 2013, a collection of top watercolor artists from across the United States; and “CO2,” a global poster biennial organized by Colorado Mesa University.

Doors open with introductions at 
6:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine and music by Rosewood and Ivory. Call 243-7337 for information.

■ Watercolors and ink drawings by Hayley Anna Nikkel will be featured at the First Friday reception from 6–9 p.m. Friday, March 1, at +1 Gallery in the Alpine Bank Building, Suite 215.

Refreshment will be served and live music will be performed by We Speak Imaginese.

Nikkel is studying painting and printmaking at Colorado Mesa University.

■ Artwork by Thunder Mountain Elementary School students will be on display during the last of a four session series of Kid’s Art Shows, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Gelato Junction Cafe, 2913 Patterson Road, in the Safeway Plaza. Call 245-5771 for information.

■ Landscape and wildlife photography, including images from Utah’s canyon country, will be on display through April 29 at The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park’s Visitor Center.

An opening reception featuring photographer Jennifer Christopherson will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the gallery, nine miles north of Moab, Utah, on U.S. Highway 191, and 23 miles south on State Road 313.

Park admission is $10. Call 435-259-1614 for information.

■ Frame Depot will host an artist reception featuring charcoal and India ink drawings by Benjamin Graebner from 5–8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at 529 Bogart Lane.

Graebner’s artwork will be on display through April 3.

Call 245-6999 or go to for information.


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