Entertainment briefs: Monument art, music workshops

Winners picked in monument art exhibit

“Sunshine After the Storm,” an oil on canvas by Marea Goodman Ross, was chosen as the best of show for the “Art Exhibit of the Century.”

The juried art exhibit created by the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture is on display through March 30 at Grand Junction City Hall and at the Mesa County Community Services Building from April 1 through June 30.

The other artists who placed in the contest are: Rose Nordenberg, first place for “Just a Pushover” in pen and ink; Fred Honchell, second place for “Spring Snow” in watercolor; Steve Traudt, third place for “Shadow Riders” a photograph.

Voting continues through Feb. 28 for the People’s Choice Award. Go to http://www.coloradonma.org to vote.

The winners of the “Art Exhibit of the Century” juried art contest created their works in four different media

Museum plans ‘Cities of Splendor’ exhibit

Fifty paintings, textiles and decorative art pieces in a style that has become known as the Italian Renaissance will be on display at the Denver Art Museum in April.

“City of Splendor: A Journey Through Renaissance Italy” will be created from pieces in the museum’s collection and select loans will be used to “transport our visitors to Renaissance Italy, where cities such as Florence, Venice and Milan played a major role in the development of a new artistic style,” said Angelica Daneo, an associate curator, in a news release.

The exhibition will be open from April 10 through July 31.

College faculty presenting at conference

Five members of Mesa State College’s music faculty will present workshops at the Colorado Music Educators Association Conference from Jan. 26–29 in Colorado Springs.

Those making presentations are: Adam Ballif, associate professor of music; Carlos Elias, director of strings and orchestra; Monte Atkinson, director of choral activities; Mary Lindsey Bailey, lecturer of oboe; and Sean Flanigan, assistant professor of low brass.

The Colorado Music Educators Association is made up of music faculty and students from colleges, universities and public schools around the state.


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