Raw Canvas among numerous art shows

What’s a thingamajig?

It’s kind of like a whatchamacallit or a doohickey, but more artistic.

The Raw Canvas will present a member showcase titled “Thingamajig” during the First Friday Artwalk from 6–10 p.m. Friday, May 3, at 507 Main St.

The show features work from its 20 local fine art members. There is no theme to the show, just a variety of pure talent and artists doing what they do best.

Musical guests Lainey’s May will perform. There will be wine from Grand River Vineyards, appetizers from Bin707 Foodbar and retail from Seeds of Revolution.

Go to therawcanvas.net or call 985-9649 for information.

Here’s a roundup other art events set for Friday and Saturday, May 3–4:

■ A First Friday reception featuring graphite and oils of Loren Eakins will go from 6–9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at +1 Gallery in the Alpine Bank Building, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 215. Eakins’ work includes plein air pieces inspired by views as local as the Grand Valley and as exotic as the Amazon. There will be music by Tony Rosario from 6–8:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. Call 216-7338 for information.

■ The “Mini Gallery” reception with western Colorado artist James Dawson will be from 6–9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Kurtzman Lintott Gallery, 412 Main St. Works by Dawson, inspired by the west and its integral interaction with nature, will be on display through May 31. Snacks and drinks will be available. Call 245-7949 for information.

■ An opening reception for an oil painting display by Toni Woodrum will be from 5:30–8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at The Coffee Trader, 845 E. Main St., in Montrose. Woodrum’s works will be on display through May 31. Purchase donations in the amount of $90 will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Call 596-4471 for information.

■ The public is invited to the Resident Art Reception from 6–9 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the main lobby and Garden Room at Hilltop’s The Commons, 625 27 1/2 Road. The reception will feature creations made by residents of Hilltop’s Senior Living Communities and participants at Hilltop’s Senior Daybreak. There will be a silent auction to benefit the Senior Living Communities and wine and cheese platters will be served. Call 244-0690 for information.

■ The annual Gifts for the Goddess costume ball will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Planet Earth and the 4 Directions Gallery, 524 Colorado Ave. The Gifts of the Goddess show is inspired by the spirit that births all that is — enriched when we use the creative talents we were born with, according to the gallery. Cost is an $8 donation at the door, and god and goddess attire is requested. The unjuried exhibit will be on display through Thursday, June 6. Call 256-9630 for information.

■ An opening reception for artist and author Barbara Zavada is set for 1–4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Frame Depot, 529 Bogart Lane. Drawings and paintings by Zavada will be on display through May, and she will sign copies of her book “The Immigrant: Living on the Cutting Edge” during the reception. Wine and refreshments will be served. Call 245-6999 for information.

■ An opening reception for artwork by The Moab Pastel Guild will be from 3–6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Dead Horse Point State Park, Bighorn Gallery, located nine miles north of Moab, Utah, on U.S. Highway 191 and 23 miles south on State Road 313. Works by the guild will be on display through June 29. Admission to the park is $10. Call 435-259-2614 for information.

■ Works by area ninth- through 12th-graders will be on display at the eighth annual Super Rad High School Art Show in the JC Penney’s wing of Mesa Mall. The opening gala will be from 7–9 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with an awards ceremony happening Thursday, May 9. The art will be on display through Saturday, May 11. Call 623-1455 or go to http://www.superradartjam.com for information.



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