The Telluride Historical Museum Hosts ‘Harvest of Heritage’ Exhibit
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TELLURIDE – Harvest of Heritage,Colorado Masterpieces: Celebrating Agricultural Life and Art, a traveling exhibit honoring over two dozen of Colorado’s master traditional artists, will open at the Telluride Historical Museum on Thursday, Feb. 16, with a special reception for museum members. The exhibit, including   wheat art, leather and rawhide braiding, Mexican fabric art, woodcarving, Japanese paper art and ornamental ironwork, was displayed at the Colorado State Fair.

Ronna Lee Sharp, the exhibit’s curator and one of Colorado’s three regional folklorists, will attend the opening night.


Telluride Gallery of Fine Art Hosts ‘HorseShow’ Thursday, Feb. 16

TELLURIDE – The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art hosts a five-artist themed exhibition, HorseShow, Thursday, Feb. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Exhibiting artists include Adele Sypesteyn, Mark English, Nancy B. Franck, Bernie Fuchs and Jenny Gummersall; Franck will be in attendance.

The HorseShow is a group exhibition of horse-themed paintings and photographs.

Artspace Presents Milestones Fine Art Show/Sale

The Milestones fine art show and sale at takes place Thursday, Feb. 23, at Two Rivers Winery Chateau, 2087 Broadway, in Grand Junction. Artspace presents an exhibition of original artwork by notable artists and district art students, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with an evening reception, 5-7 p.m., where visitors can meet the artists. A silent auction sponsored by Alpine Bank, Callahan Edfast Mortuary, Simplicity Solar, Artist’s Haven, and Premier Collections will raise money to help high school students prepare for careers with job placement and skills training experiences in business and management. For info, call 640-8177, email or visit

Annual Montrose/Olathe School District Art Show Coming in April

MONTROSE – Mark your calendars for April 16, opening day for the Montrose County School District Re-1’s fourth annual student art show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The show runs through April 27, at the Region 10 Enterprise Center, 300 North Cascade Ave.

“This is kind of like the Super Bowl for the district’s art students,” organizer and Montrose High School arts educator Ann Marie Fleming said. “They really strive to prepare and showcase their best work.”

The art show also offers the chance to encourage out-of-the-box thinking, Fleming noted.

“I like the idea that we can celebrate those few people who think differently,” she said.

This is the second year the show has been held at Region 10, notes Region 10 Executive Director Paul Gray.

“Last year I was just blown away by the talent on display,” Gray said. “These students need to be championed for their unique gifts.”

The National Endowment for the Arts reports that Colorado is fifth in the nation, with number of artists per capita; according to Colorado Creates, the creative arts represent the state’s fifth largest employment sector.

The show is made possible through the cooperation of the Region 10 League for Economic Assistance & Planning, the City of Montrose and Montrose County School District Re-1J.

Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning is a six-county (Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, Ouray, Hinsdale and San Miguel) non-profit organization that, in addition to the Enterprise Center, administers the Enterprise Zone tax credit and marketing grant programs, oversees the Area Agency on Aging, coordinates regional transportation planning, and operates a small business loan program. To learn more about Region 10, call 970/249-2436.

Wayne Mayfield Fine Arts Scholarship Being Offered

OURAY COUNTY – The Ouray County Arts Association is offering the 2012 Wayne Mayfield Fine Arts Scholarship, totaling $1,500, to a graduating senior in Ouray County schools. 

Graduating seniors in Ouray and Ridgway High Schools who plan to pursue an art degree in college and who have compiled a 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.  Other application requirements can be obtained from Rick Williams, counselor for Ouray County schools; from Ouray High School art teacher, Terry Lizzio; or from Nancy Donegan, Ridgway High School art teacher. 

This memorial scholarship for fine arts/visual arts includes the following:  painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking (lithograph, mezzotint, engraving, wood block printing, etc.), photography, and commercial arts.  Deadline for application is no later than April 15, 2012. For information, please contact Romagean Personne at 325-0270 or DeAnn McDaniel at 626-3212. Visit or email or call 970/640-8177 for info.
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