‘Revival’-themed show among plentiful list of art receptions

New artwork, created around the idea of “revival,” will be featured during the First Friday art reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at The Raw Canvas Custom Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery, 507 Main St.

The concept of revival — a restoration to life, consciousness, vigor and strength — is visited in art by the 20 local artists who represent the Raw Canvas Art Gallery. The reception will feature food from Bin 707 Foodbar, drinks from Fisher’s Liquor Barn and retail from local Seeds of Revolution. Musical guests The Constant Tourists will perform.

Other art receptions to consider visiting include:

■ The opening reception for “Sun Worshippers and Junkyard Dogs II” and “Fired Up Again!!” will be from 7to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

“Sun Worshippers and Junkyard Dogs II” showcases artists who work with recyclables or use the environment as a theme in their creative processes. It will be on display through Aug. 29.

“Fired Up Again!!” is a Junction Clay Arts Guild exhibit, and will be on display through Aug. 28.

Introductions will begin at 6:30 p.m. Music will be by Robbie Breaux in the Atrium Gallery and Bryce MacEvoy in Studio Colorado. The Vegan Life Colorado Grand Junction Branch will provide hors d’oeuvres. Call 243-7337 or go to gjartcenter.org for information.

■ The artist reception at +1 Gallery, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 215, will featuring abstract and figurative acrylic media works by Fruita artist Elise Lind. Lind’s work will be on display through August. The reception will go from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2.

Guitarist Kellen Michael will perform and there will be refreshments and locally-brewed root beer from Copper Club in Fruita. Call 216-7338 for information or go to plus-1-gallery.com.

■ Paintings by Denise Jansson will be in the spotlight during an exhibit opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Frame Depot, 529 Bogart Lane.

Jansson was born in Iran (prior to the Revolution) and grew up abroad in Iran, Egypt, Norway, Scotland and England. Her family returned to the United States when she was 17, and she graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2003 with a bachelors of fine arts in painting. In May 2008, Jansson received her masters in fine arts painting from the University of New Hampshire.

Now a resident of Parachute, Jansson’s paintings will be on display through August. Call 245-6999 for information.


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