The Art Center to have ‘Movers and Shakers’ show

In celebration of its 60th birthday, The Art Center will open a “Movers and Shakers” exhibit featuring artists “chosen for their work and their utter devotion” to The Art Center.

An opening reception for “Movers and Shakers” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

Artist in the exhibit are Kay Ambrose, Tricia Berg, Bhreon Bynum, David Cook, Dianna Fritzler, Patricia Feinberg, Jac Kephart, Trina Lindsey, Ashtonn Means, Don Meyers, Cathey Pabst, Suzi Rhea, Diana Woods and Terry Shepherd. There also will be works from the permanent collection from Ruth Moss and Clarence Prinster. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 30.

“It was not hard to choose who would be in this exhibit — mostly because I know there will be more exhibits, more birthdays and everyone gets to participate here,” wrote The Art Center’s executive director and curator Camille Silverman in a news release. “It was just about balancing media, generations and the range of Art Center involvement to show a mighty snippet of those who do great things here.”

Opening reception music will be played by the Generational Jazz Ensemble with celebrity bartenders Claudia Crowell and Mary Hertert.

Also opening at The Art Center is the ninth annual Mile High Pastel Exhibition on display Friday through Thursday, Sept. 6–12.

Call 243-7337 or to for information.

Here are some details on other upcoming art openings in the area:

■ “Interactions,” featuring oil paintings, drawings, bronze sculptures, fine-art ceramics and functional ceramics by Damian Radice, will have an opening reception from 6–8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Art Gallery in Colorado Mesa University Center.

“Interactions” will be on display through Friday, Sept. 13. Call 248-1833 for information.

■ Scholarship Fund September/October Show’s opening reception featuring pottery of Ashtonn Means will be from 6–9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at +1 Gallery in the Alpine Bank building, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 21.

Music will be provided by Kyle Harvey and refreshments will be served. The fundraising for scholarships will continue through October with all commissions assisting home school students enrolled in programs at The Art Center. Call 216-7338 or go to for information.

■ Postcard Art will have an opening reception from 5–9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at The Kurtzman-Lintot Gallery, 412 Main St. This fundraiser supports the School District 51 Art Heritage Program.

More than 30 artists contributed postcard-sized original art that will be sold to benefit the program. Call 245-7949 or 254-5489 for information.

■ The “Dog and Cat Days of Summer” are upon the folks at Frame Depot and an opening reception for the exhibit will be from 1–4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at 529 Bogart Lane.

The exhibit features photos and original artwork from the public. Entries “fees” were supplies that will benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society. Visitors can vote for the People’s Choice award. Call 245-6999 or go to for information.


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