Entertainment briefs: Sept. 23-29

Arts council appointments

Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed five new members to the Colorado Council on Creative Industries, formerly the Colorado Council on the Arts.

The new members are: David Boger, Denver, co-founder and general manager of Jiberish Clothing; Claire Garcia, Colorado College English professor, Robert Hammond, commissioner of education; Allison Sarmo, former director of the Grand Junction Arts Commission; and Kyle Zeppelin, co-owner of Zeppelin Development of Denver.

Kim Harrell of Aurora was reappointed to a second three-year term.

In addition, Robert B. Clasen, current council member and former Starz chief executive officer, replaced Chris Castilian as chair of the council. Castilian was term-limited, having served for both Govs. Owens and Ritter.

Fruita extends farmers market

Because of a late produce season and popular demand from the Fruita community, the 2011 Fruita Farmers Market will be extended for the first two weekends in October.

The market extension will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1 and Oct. 8. The market is at the Fruita Civic Center Park, 325 E. Aspen Ave. Entertainment is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on the Civic Center Pavilion stage.

Call 858-3894 for information.

Festival accepting submissions

Paonia Film Festival organizers put out a call for film submissions for the 2012 event.

The early-bird entry deadline is Nov. 1, and the fee is $10. The final deadline for film submission is Jan. 2, and the fee is $20.

The festival seeks films with running times of less than 15 minutes in a variety of categories, including, but not limited to animation, art house, comedy, creative promo, documentary, drama, family, horror/sci-fi, music and student. The theme for the 2012 festival is “This time it’s personal.”

Filmmakers are encouraged but not required to submit films that reflect issues or themes closest to their hearts.

For film submission entry guidelines and information, go to http://www.paoniafilmfestival.com.

Fruita seeks artwork for exhibit

The city of Fruita, through its Arts and Culture Board, is looking for artists to submit pieces for an exhibit at the Fruita Community Center facility.

The exhibit will be placed in the community center in 90 day increments. Artists must consider the space desired in drafting the proposal.

The December to February theme will be “Food as Art.” Submission deadline is Nov. 7. Artists must be able to hang artwork on Dec. 1–2 and it is preferred that they be available for a meet-the-artist event the evening of Dec. 14.

Call 858-0360 or go to http://www.fruitaart.com or http://www.fruita.org for information.

Artist needs votes

Local artist Justin Nordine has entered a peer voting competition and is seeking votes from the public.

An open call is being hosted by 3rd Ward for artists to showcase their talents and to have peers vote for them for a chance at winning a solo show in New York, a three-month residency and $5,000. The artist with the top votes receives $1,000, a two-page spread in 3rd Ward Magazine and is entered as a possible solo show finalist.

The public can vote once daily through Friday, Sept. 30.

To vote for Nordine and see his portfolio, go to justinnordine.see.me/atm2011.

Puppet show stage available

A puppet show stage, used during the August Festival for the Performing Arts, is available at no charge to any nonprofit organization.

The large stage, 8 foot by 4 foot by 40 inches, has a raised back, permitting entrance and is assembled with screws and wing nuts. With supervision, the stage can be assembled by ages 9 and older.

There also are eight hand puppets and three plays available.

Call Joe Graham at 256-0858 for information.

Warrior Jam’ planned

The Wounded Warrior Project plans a “Warrior Jam” benefit at the Ale House from 6–9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

The lineup features Scott Brown of the Scooter Brown Band, locals Kevin and Woody Binkley, and Morgan Crouse with Derek DeRush.

The guests of honor will be eight Wounded Warriors from across the country who will be participating in a private cow elk hunt on Glade Park.

All proceeds from the evening will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.


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