October art exhibits cover a wide range of subjects

With art subjects ranging from bonsai to taboo, be assured this First Friday art exhibits will not disappoint.

Here is a sampling of the art exhibit openings taking place Friday, Oct. 1:

• The Exposed Show: 100 Fingered Misfits art opening and concert is from 6–10 p.m. at The Raw Canvas, 755 Rood Ave.

The artwork by several artists deals with taboo and exploitative topics. Bands performing are Dinosaur the Musical, Bad Karma Kings, Intertwined and Digitalboy.

Go to http://www.therawcanvas.net for more information.

* Art for Ecuador, a Sustainable Roots fundraiser, is at Planet Earth and the 4 Directions Gallery, 524 Colorado Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event includes a silent art auction with art donated from local artists, food, beverages and music.

The auction ends at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Cost is a $5 suggested donation at the door.

Call 256-9630 for information.

• The City Hall Art Exhibit opening features Mixed Media Assemblages, works by Pan Demos, John Anglim and city of Grand Junction employees.

It will be displayed at Grand Junction City Hall, 250 N. Fifth St., through the end of the year. City Hall is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Call 254-3865, or go to http://www.gjarts.org for information.

• Hang Ups, 209 Colorado Ave., will feature landscape photography by Rob Kurtzman. The grand opening is from 5–9 p.m.

Call 245-7949 for information.

• The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., will host a reception for several new exhibits: What? What? Abstraction from the Permanent Collection plus 13; “More is More, More or Less, Less is More”: The works of Alan Duran and Salvador V. Salas; Rocky Mountain Collage Biennial Members Show; the 63rd annual Brush and Palette Club Members Show; and the 15th annual Bonsai Show.

A gallery talk begins at 6:30 p.m. A reception is from 7–9 p.m. featuring a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and music by Morgann Means.

Take the kids along — there will be a pinata to break at 8 p.m.

Call 243-7337 for information.


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