‘In the Midst of Hope’ art show to benefit nonprofit Light Gives Heat

This painting will be part of “In the Midst of Hope,” a benefit art show inspired by the work of nonprofit Light Gives Heat and its documentary, “Moving On.” The show opens Friday, Sept. 30, at 354 Main St. Among the artists showing are Nathan Spoor, Dan May, Ekundayo, Joshua Clay, Sam Flores, Brandon Dunlap and Tes One.



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The Brush and Palette Club opens its annual show on Saturday, Oct. 1, at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

The show was judged by Jonathan Frank (http://www.jonathanfrankstudio.com), a watercolor artist from Moab.

An opening reception will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 7, and the show will be open through Nov. 12.



More than 40 paintings, drawings and photographs from dozens of artists known around the world are part of a local show to benefit a nonprofit’s ongoing efforts to help families in Uganda.

“In the Midst of Hope” features artwork inspired by the work of local nonprofit Light Gives Heat and its recently produced documentary, “Moving On.”

“In the Midst of Hope” will be on display from Friday, Sept. 30, through Oct. 21, at 354 Main St.

The man behind the show is Florida artist Patrick Maxcy who designed shirt logos and a mural for Light Gives Heat. He approached the nonprofit’s founders, Dave and Morgan Hansow, about staging a benefit art show in Grand Junction.

“I liked the idea of taking well-established artists who you’d only see in major cities and bring them to Grand Junction,” Maxcy said.

The art in the show is based on the themes of hope, love and the belief that tomorrow can be better than today, he said.

A free opening reception will be from 7–10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at 354 Main St., which Light Gives Heat rented especially for the show.

Food and drinks will be served. Live music from Tim Brown and DJ Griz also will be provided.

Among the artists showing are Nathan Spoor, Dan May, Ekundayo, Joshua Clay, Sam Flores, Brandon Dunlap and Tes One.

To learn about the nonprofit and its efforts in Uganda, go to lightgivesheat.org.


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