Entertainment Briefs: March 29-April 4

Save The Tank! effort seeks funds

A group of musicians is fundraising to save an old water tank in Rangely because of its unique sound and recording possibilities.

Save The Tank! is part of a Kickstarter fundraising campaign and seeks to raise $42,000 by Sunday, March 31, and stop the tank from being torn down.

The 60-foot tall water tank came to the attention of music artist and producer Bruce Odland in 1976 and through him a number of musicians have found and recorded inside the tank.

“The tank is a sonic wonder of the world with a shifting, swirling reverberation longer and richer than the Taj Majal or the Great Pyramid,” according to the group’s page at http://www.kickstarter.com.

To learn about the effort or make a pledge, go to http://www.kickstarter.com and search for “Save The Tank.”

Art on Corner accepts submission


Submissions for the 2013 Art on the Corner exhibit are being accepted.

Art on the Corner seeks original sculptures that are available for purchase.

Applications can be downloaded at downtowngj.org/aotc.cfm. The deadline is April 26.

City board puts out call for art


The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture has issued a call for art for Two Rivers Convention Center.

Submissions will be taken from any Grand Valley artist and will need to be 2-D media of wildlife or “capturing life in Grand Junction: architecture, festivals, parades, events streetscapes, etc.,” according to the call.

A maximum of four photos (300 dpi .jpg) of submitted artwork may be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The submission deadline is April 19, and artists will be notified April 29. Exhibit dates are May 7 through Dec. 9.

Call Lorie Gregor at 254-3876 for information.

Creative Avenues offers new class


Creative Avenues, 835 N. 26th St., has announced the start of new classes beginning Monday,April 1.

Dancing Fairytales, a new concept class that combines the love of dance and theatre for younger learners, will be offered at 10 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Mondays, 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

The 30-minute class stimulates the imagination and inspires creativity while your exploring movement through words, images and storytelling, utilizing music, stories, costumes and songs to teach balance, rhythm, movement and coordination as dancers express themselves through movement, according to Creative Avenues.

Tuition is $36 per month. Space is limited.

Other classes starting in April are Tap I, Beginning Middle Eastern Class, Jazz I/II, Hip Hop I (for ages 5–8), Adult Performance Dance and Adult Ballet.

The first week of April at Creative Avenues is “Friends and Family Week” and the public is invited to stop by to learn more.

Call 255-6757 or go to http://www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com for information.

Store plans craft events for kids


Free and low-cost crafting events for kids will be offered in April at Michaels, 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50.

Stop by the store, call 243-2070, or go to michaels.com for information.

Belly dancers sought for May event


Shimmy Mob Western Colorado seeks belly dancers to participate in a worldwide event May 11. The event is designed to coincide with World Belly Dance Day and raise awareness for both dance and abused women and children’s shelters around the world.

The event will take place in more than 143 cities worldwide. Belly dancers will perform in various locations around Grand Junction and audiences are encouraged to “shake out your change ... it’s for a good cause.” The proceeds from the local event will go directly to Hilltop’s Latimer House.

The deadline to register to participate is Sunday, March 31.

Call Jan Stanko at 248-9378, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or go to Shimmymob.com for information.

Trash needed for exhibit


Blue Sage Center of Arts in Paonia put out a call to artists for its gallery exhibit “Trash” that will open April 21.

“We are looking at trash from varying perspectives: What kind of footprint are you leaving behind? Turning one’s trash into treasure. What one may consider trash, an artist will use to create art,” a news release said.

Deadline for submissions is April 15.

Go to the center’s website or call 527-7243 for information.

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