On Tuesday morning, I was honored to help judge the 26th annual Glenwood Springs High School art show, just one aspect of the All Glenwood Kids Fine Arts Week, which also included a drama showcase and band and choir concerts.
The art show was up Monday through Thursday and included work from all grades and art classes, including art 1, drawing and painting, graphic design, photography, stained glass, ceramics, jewelry and advanced placement art.
I’ve been to my fair share of high school art shows, both as a student supporting my friends and as a curious community member, but my expectations were blown out of the water by the work I saw on display on Tuesday.
I was especially impressed by some of the art 1 pieces meant to emulate famous works of art. Some of the undertakings were extremely ambitious, including pieces by Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Manet, Dali and more.
I would happily hang more than one of them in my home.
Another favorite portion of the show was a section of collections of work by the AP art students. They each found a theme or specific source of inspiration to create a consistent body of work. The mediums changed, but the feeling of the pieces was cohesive. And the level of talent was astonishing.
If this show is any indication, the future of fine art is in good hands.
Do you have $5 to spare? Odds are the answer is yes. Why not do something fun with it and see five comedians for five bucks at 8 p.m. at the New Ute Events Center? Join host Tobias Livingston and comedians Glenn Smith, Patrick Scott, Dick Black and Byron Allen for a Friday night of stand-up comedy. When you do the math, you’re paying $1 per comedian. Even if you walk in blind, the odds are pretty good you’ll come across someone you find funny.
Head to Osage Gardens in New Castle for its third annual Organic Plant Sale. All herb, tomato, pepper and vegetable plant starts will be on sale starting at 10 a.m., and prices are generally below $10.
Take a trip up to Snowmass Town Park at noon for a short Blessing of the Bikes with Rev. Robert de Wetter, then head out for a Memorial Day ride of your choice. This free event might just be what keeps you and your bike safe this season.
Jessica Cabe will never own a Monet, but a high school student’s interpretation may be the next best thing. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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