Art openings abound in week ahead

Art openings abound this week and it’s a great opportunity to get out of the heat and enjoy the cultural coolness art offers.

■ The Art Center’s First Friday art opening will feature artist introductions at 6:30 p.m. and a reception from 7–9 p.m. Friday, July 6, at 1803 N. Seventh St.

The exhibits “Refresh: Student, Instructor and Open Studio Exhibit” will be on display through July 27 and “Taken from Life, Transformed and then The Still Life,” will be on display through Aug. 25. Call 243-7337 or go to for information.

■ A First Friday art reception featuring handmade artisan jewelry will be from 5–10 p.m. Friday, July 6, on the front porch of Treasures of Mother Earth, 339 Ute Ave. Parking can be had in the Elks Lodge parking lot at Third Street and Ute Avenue. Call 589-0529 for information.

■ “Our People and Places” exhibit will have an opening from 5–8 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts Gallery, 226 Grand Ave., in Paonia. The exhibit will be on display through August.

Also showing at The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is the art from the Paint Paonia art competition. Call 527-7243, or go to for information.

■ There will be an art reception with Deborah Robinson from 2–4 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road. Call 243-5113 for information.

■ “San Juan Memories” photography exhibit opens on Monday, July 9, at Ouray County Historical Museum, 420 Sixth Ave., in Ouray. The juried show runs through Aug. 15. Admission is $5 for adults, and $1 for children ages 6–12. The cost includes self-guided tour of the museum. Call 325-4576 or go to for information.


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