Entertainment briefs, Jan. 27

Painting workshop

The Brush and Palette Club of Grand Junction will sponsor a painting workshop by Cynthia Duff titled “Out of the Box and Back Again.”

The workshop, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4–5, will start with focus on the basis of a great painting: color and design.

Working “outside the box,” day one of the workshop will finish with an abstract painting on paper or canvas. Day two will bring the abstracts to realistic or stylistic finishes.

The workshop will be held at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St. Cost is $120 for Brush and Palette members and $145 for nonmembers (includes membership through 2012).

The deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 27.

For information, call Duff at 985-4377 or go to http://www.cynthiaduff.com; or call David Cook, 245-7382, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Choral society

The Messiah Choral Society has put out a call for singers to join its chorus for the annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 2:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, at Avalon Theatre.

The chorus is not auditioned. Rehearsals are from 2–4 p.m. Sundays at the First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave. Enter through the back door of the church.

The performance will be the complete “Messiah” with a 19-piece chamber orchestra and professional soloists. The concert is a musical gift to the community, with free admission.

Call 245-4914 or go to http://www.mcsgj.org for information.


Singing valentines

Want to give a singing valentine this year?

The Bookcliff Harmony Chorus will offer singing valentines from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, Feb. 12–14.

Cost is $45 per valentine and features two love songs, a red rose, a box of Enstrom’s candy and a card, delivered anywhere between Palisade and Mack. Call 255-9992 or email harmony@book cliffchorus.net for information.

Sweet Adelines quartets Cover Charge and Musique will surprise your sweetie with two songs, candy, a flower and a photograph for $45. For information or to book with Cover Charge, call 261-0304 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). To book with Musique, call 434-5281.


Creativity class

Artists Diana Woods, Gayle Gerson and Dianna Fritzler will offer a “Kick-In-the-Ass Creativity Class” to jump start your creative self. It will go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4–5, above the Blue Pig Gallery, 101 W. Third St. in Palisade.

No experience in any art form is needed.

Cost is $250 and includes materials.

To reserve a space, email Gerson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Film festival

The final film entry deadline for Mountainfilm in Telluride is Friday, Feb. 3.

The Mountainfilm Festival is scheduled for May 25–28. Volunteers also are needed to help at the festival.

Go to http://www.mountainfilm.org for information.


CMU musicians, faculty

The members of Colorado Mesa University’s music department are attending the annual Colorado Music Educators Association Conference from Jan. 25–28 in Colorado Springs.

The university’s Chamber Orchestra, directed by Carlos Elias, performed at the conference on Thursday. Elias and horn instructor Diana Musselman were featured soloists on two pieces. Monte Atkinson guest conducted for one piece.

The university’s music faculty attends the conference each year as part of its commitment to music education.


Winefest art

The voting results for the art to represent the 2012 Winefest events have been announced. “Red, White and Fruit,” painted by Gary Hauschulz of Palisade using wine as the medium, will represent the Colorado Urban Winefest in Denver on June 9 and the Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade from Sept. 13–16

The public voted for the winning painting earlier this month during an art contest reception at the Blue Pig Gallery.

Second place went to “Sauvignon Sunshine” by DJ Janowski of Whitewater; and third place to “Cracklin’ Rose” by Gayle Gerson of Grand Junction.


Art in business world

Artspace & Open Studios will present a seminar to help the art entrepreneur succeed by addressing management issues of running a business.

The seminar is from 9:45–11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Alpine Bank, 225 N. Fifth St., in room 205.

Participants will learn how to set price points by receiving valuable resources, tips, and handouts that save entrepreneurs time and money. The free session offers professional business advice, access to best practices and ideas to overcome obstacles and challenges. It is funded by Colorado Creative Industries, (CCI), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and Simplicity Solar, walk-ins are welcome.

Call Linda Brotman-Evans at 640-8177 or visit http://www.artspacecolorado.org for information.


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