Entertainment Briefs: Jan. 18, 2013

‘West Side Story’ audition date set

Auditions for actors ages 16 and older for The Theater Project’s performance of “West Side Story” will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at The Theater Project Stage, 835 N. 26th St.

Performances will be March 15–16 at Grand Junction High School.

You do not need to prepare anything for auditions. Take a completed audition packet.

Visit http://www.TheaterProjectGJ.com or call 261-5363 for information.

CMU faculty to perform at conference

 

Members of Colorado Mesa University’s music department will attend the annual Colorado Music Educators Association Conference from Jan. 24–26, in Colorado Springs.

The Jazz Ensemble, featuring CMU music faculty members Tim Emmons, Sean Flanigan and Jonathan Hinkle and directed by Darin Kamstra, will perform Jan. 26 at the Broadmoor Hotel. The ensemble will tour Colorado high schools on its way to the conference.

Flanigan also will direct the Colorado Small School All-State Jazz Ensemble, which will perform at the conference.

Sculptures sought for exhibition

 

The Carbondale Public Arts Commission is seeking 12 new sculptures for its popular 10th anniversary edition of the Art aRound Town exhibition.

Submissions for entry are available through the CaFÉ (Call for Entry) website http://www.callforentry.org. The deadline for entries is Feb. 28. Notification of final selections will be made March 15. Artists must submit two views of the piece being submitted for potential exhibition along with three additional support images showing other examples of their work.

Selected artists will be paid a $500 honorarium to defray travel costs and are offered home hospitality within the community. Participating artists will have the opportunity to sell their work during the exhibition period and are eligible for a $1,000 award for “Best in Show.”

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

Art studio offers winter classes

 

Winter classes will begin soon at Watercolor Dogs Art Studio, 145 N. Mesa St., in Fruita.

Classes for children, teens and adults are available in a variety of media.

Go to http://www.watercolordogs.com or call 270-2235 for information.

Public participation needed with sculpture

 

Carbondale artist Shannon Muse of Paradise Art Glass is creating a permanent public art installation titled “Pillars of Light/Pilares de Luz” that will be on display at the new Carbondale Branch of Garfield County Libraries.

The multi-part sculptural piece will form the seven entryway columns on the front porch of the new library. Each pillar will include a number of tiles featuring thoughts on libraries, learning, enlightenment and community.

The public is invited to submit content that will be embedded in the columns such as quotes, words, numbers or symbols. Participants are asked to include information about their submission, such as what it means to them.

There is no fee for submitting an idea, and the artist will select up to 144 different entries for inclusion. Entry forms are available at the Carbondale Branch Library or at http://www.gcpld.org/construction. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31.

Email Muse at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Sweet Adelines offer guest night

 

Do you sing? Would you like to improve your vocal and performance skills? Do you want more music in your life?

Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines International invites women to attend a guest night from 6:30–9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way.

For information, call Shirley at 255-9419 or go to grandmesachorus.org.

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