Entertainment briefs: art, film, Benz raffle

Photo exhibit opens in Fruita Community Center

A long-term exhibit featuring two photographs from the Mesa Land Trust Photography Project has opened at the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., in Fruita.

The photographs by fine art photographer Malcolm Childers are in the main lobby of the community center.

Recent grants from the city of Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture have enabled the printing and framing of the two photographs, both taken on conserved lands in the Grand Valley.

Watercolor artist Frank Francese wins awards


Local watercolor artist Frank Francese recently won a couple awards for his works.

Francese won best of show and $1,000 prize at the Colorado Watercolor Society Competition in Golden. He also received a national award at the American Signature Exhibition 2013 in California. Only artists with signature status from the National Watercolor Society were allowed to enter the exhibition.

Francese also was one of 33 American artists invited to submit work for an exhibit that traveled through Asia. A book was published about the exhibit with all art and artists biographies. Francese received a plaque and a copy of the book in oriental keepsake boxes.

Go to ffrancese.com to learn more about Francese and view samples of his work.

Independence Day parade accepts applications


The 2013 downtown Grand Junction Independence Day Parade is set for earlier in the day. It will begin at 10 a.m. July 4. The Downtown Farmers Market that will begin at 5 that afternoon.

Parade participant applications are available to download at http://www.downtowngj.org/ind_parade.cfm.

Video by E-Waste Recyclers wins statewide contest


E-Waste Recyclers of Colorado won the “You Make Recycling Work” video contest presented by the Colorado Association of Recycling.

The staff at E-Waste Recyclers of Colorado made a video to show how businesses and the community can recycle electronics.

The winning video can be viewed at youtu.be/hFbs5toZnzY.

Commission on Arts and Culture puts out call for artists


The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture issued a call for artists for the restaurant at Tiara Rado Golf Course.

Submissions will be accepted for 2D media of any kind representing Colorado National Monument.

The exhibit dates are May 31 through Dec. 9 and the deadline for submissions is May 17.

Email 300 dpi .jpg (maximum of two) to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call Lorie Gregor at 254-3876 for information

Free fiber arts workshop for veterans offered


Local artist and U.S. Army veteran Patrick G. Metoyer will present a free fiber arts workshop for military veterans from 9:30–11:30 a.m. May 23, at 1670 North Ave.

Metoyer, an award-winning visual artist and poet, will demonstrate one of the techniques he used in his popular fiber arts installation during the Western Colorado Center for the Arts’ annual members exhibit in February. His display, “Fire, Air, Earth and Water — A Totem Landscape,” won the best-in-show category.

Space for the workshop is limited. Call 720-272-7394 to register.

Local filmmaker receives awards for Hanging Flume doc


Local filmmaker Mara Ferris won Best Documentary at the Paonia Film Festival for her piece on the reconstruction of the Hanging Flume.

Her documentary, “Flume Fever,” also received awards for Best Cinematography and Best Overall, according to paoniafilmfestival.com

The festival was May 3–4 at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia.

Community radio begins car raffle for Mercedes-Benz


KAFM 88.1 Community Radio has announced the start of this year’s Great Community Car Raffle, featuring a 1984 Mercedes-Benz SUV Gelandewagen (G-Wagon).

The SUV is on display at the studios of KAFM, 1310 Ute Avenue, until Aug. 10. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the studios or by calling 241-8801. Only 3,000 raffle tickets will be sold. All proceeds benefit KAFM 88.1.

The drawing will be at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 during KAFM Radio Daze at Kannah Creek Brewer.

Go to kafmradio.org for information.


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