Entertainment briefs: March 7

Canyonlands art contest part of 50th anniversary

The Moab Arts & Recreation Center, in collaboration with the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks and the National Park Service, have announced an art contest in honor of the 50th anniversary of Canyonlands National Park.

Artists working in any 2D media may compete for the Best of Show award of $500, with second and third place prizes announced Sept. 13.

Artists should capture the tagline of the 50th anniversary: inspiration, solitude, adventure. Entries may depict any park in southeastern Utah, but images of, or inspired by Canyonlands National Park are encouraged.

Artists must be ages 16 or older. Artwork may be submitted by mail or in person and ready to hang at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center in Moab, Utah, by 5 p.m. Aug. 29.

Art will be displayed at the center from Sept. 6–30. Go to moabmarc.com or call 435-259-6272 for information.

Mixed media class offered


Because of its popularity, a new Wednesday session of the Layers in Mixed Media class with Susan Stanton was added to the class schedule at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

The session will be from 1–4 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 12 through May 21 (skipping March 26, April 2 and April 23). Cost is $140 for members and $175 nonmembers.

Register at gjartcenter.org or call 243-7337 for information.

Studio sets art classes


Spring classes will begin soon at Watercolor Dogs Art Studio, 145 N. Mesa St., in Fruita.

A variety of classes for kids and adults will be offered. Go to watercolordogs.com for a schedule of classes or call 270-2235 for information.

Store offers crafting events


Michaels Arts and Crafts, 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50, will offer a variety of free and low-cost crafting events during March for children and adults.

Call 243-2070 or go to michaels.com for information.

Dance company sets plans


The Salt Lake City-based Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will offer a master class in modern dance technique in conjunction with dance performances scheduled for March 17–19 at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose.

A master class will be at 6 p.m. March 17, at Dance Around Studio, 413 N. First St., in Montrose.

Cost is $30 for the class and includes a ticket to the March 19 performance.

Register for the class by calling Sheryl Solow at 249-3231.

Photography classes set


Photographer Steve Traudt with Synergistic Visions Photography will host a class titled Photoshop Elements from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Dr.

Cost for the hands-on basics class is $99. Participants should take their laptop with the Elements version 11 or 12 installed as well as an AC adapter. A mouse is recommended.

Traudt also will teach a class on Understanding Photoshop Layers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 22 at the Clarion Inn.

Call 245-6700 for information on these classes and to register.

Artists called for festival


The Summer 2014 Colorado Festival Tour has put out a call to artists for festivals in the tour taking place in July and August.

Festivals will be in Glenwood Springs, Fort Collins, Aspen, Avon and Frisco.

Go to artfestival.com and zapplication.org for information.

Greg Owens’ photo wins Exhibit’s People Choice


“Starry Night at Independence Monument,” a photo by Greg Owens, was named The People’s Choice Award winner for the Monumental Art Exhibit hosted by Colorado National Monument Association and the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture.

The People’s Choice Award was selected through voting on Colorado National Monument’s Facebook Gallery. Works by 26 local artists and photographers were selected for the exhibit that on display through March 28 at City Hall, 250 N. Fifth St. Selected works showcase the Colorado National Monument in photography, 3-D and painting mediums. Many of the pieces are for sale with proceeds going directly to the artists.

Other winning artists in the juried exhibit are:

■ Best of Show: Gayle Gerson, “Home in the Rock,” mixed media collage.

■ First prize: Sally Hall, “Wise Old Juniper,” mixed media.

■ Second prize: Steve Miller, “Snow in the Monument,” photography.

■ Third prize: Robert Zeis III, “Red Splashed in Dappled Light,” oil.


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