Quick Picks: First Friday, Jazz show, Vietnam memorial

Friday, July 5

Hug a tree ... it’s OK

Celebrate First Friday at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., with its new exhibit “Looking After Trees.”

The opening reception is from 7 to 9 p.m., with introductions at 6:30 p.m.

The exhibit brings together artists focused on the figure of trees. The artists featured are local, regional and even one from Spain — Maria Ortega Estepa.

Saturday, July 6

Strike up the patriotic band

Keep the patriotic spirit of early July going at the “Red, White and Blues” show by the Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. at Grande River Vineyards, 787 Elberta Ave. in Palisade.

Tickets are $15 in advance at Fisher’s Liquor Barn, Roper Music and the Grand Junction Symphony office, still at 225 N. Fifth St., but not for much longer.

Otherwise, tickets are $20 at the gate.

Dinner and wine available for purchase or bring a picnic and buy a bottle of wine at the vineyard.

This show is a fundraiser for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.

Sunday, July 7-Monday, July 8

Wall honoring Vietnam veterans in Montrose

The closing ceremony for The Wall That Heals traveling exhibit is at 9 p.m., Sunday, July 7, at Cerise Park in Montrose. The Wall is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

A candlelight vigil will follow the ceremony.

The exhibit includes a traveling museum and information center.

It officially closes at 8 a.m., Monday, July 8, so there’s still time to enjoy the display.


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