A&E at a glance
Author Douglas Rhoades presents “Labels, Leadville and Lore” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Glenwood Springs Library. The presentation is the first in the annual Winter Lecture Series, sponsored by the Frontier Historical Society and the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library. Rhoades is a Colorado native and former Leadville resident who discovered a treasure trove of late 1800s history in the labels on old tin cans. He is the author of a book on the topic, and the program takes its name from the title. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Programs continue on the third Thursday of each month through April. For more information, call 945-5958 or 945-4448. Visit http://www.labelsandlore.com online to read more about the book.
Nationally recognized artist and instructor Barry Benton hosts two workshops for painting students. The “Adding Zing to Your Color Schemes” classes take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday for adult students with basic color theory knowledge. Cost is $150. The teen painting workshop in oils and acrylics is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. The class is geared toward ages 13 to 18 and is $125. Benton has instructed art at the university and high school levels and performed art and theater for more than 34 years. An art juror, an accomplished musician and vocalist, Benton imparts his knowledge in creative ways. He will show students how to use various color combinations to enliven artwork. Benton will give group and individual projects while he demonstrates different painting techniques, materials, composition and elements of drawing. He encourages and nurtures creative expression through traditional and contemporary subject matter. Call 945-2414 to preregister.
The Garfield County Democratic Party hosts the third annual Martin Luther King Memorial Banquet Monday at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. The cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Imam Ibrahim Kerzooni, a native of Iraq and a Shiite cleric. Tickets may be purchased by calling Dana Barker at 285-9826 or Gay Moore at 945-1025.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass presents a free concert featuring blues legend Corky Siegel with Randy Sabien and Frank Donaldson at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale. Siegel will spend three days prior to the performance visiting middle and high school students throughout the Roaring Fork Valley as part of the JAS In-Schools residency program. JAS In-Schools was designed by JAS to provide students with an in-depth introduction to jazz music from professional musicians such as Siegel. This is his second year participating. Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist and singer/songwriter with 18 recordings to his name. With Donaldson on world percussion and Sabien at violin, the group blends classical and blues styles in a chamber-music setting. Siegel’s show at the TRTC Theatre begins at 8 p.m. and is free to the public. Donations to JAS In-School programming is encouraged at the door. For more information on JAS Education Programs call Jazz Aspen Snowmass at 920-4996 or visit http://www.jazzaspen.org.
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