Fun Flashes |

Fun Flashes

The Glenwood Springs Community Center presents “Hour of Power,” an ABS climbing wall competition from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3. The competition is sanctioned by the American Bouldering Series. For information call 384-6301.

The January meeting of the Western Colorado Watercolor Society is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Mesa County Library Kiva Room, 5th and Grand Ave., Grand Junction. Local Grand Junction artist Bev Keith will demonstrate using pastels over watercolor.

A performance of “Charlotte’s Web, The Musical,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Rifle High School auditorium. Admission donations will be gratefully accepted and will support the Rifle Youth Drama Club. Sponsored by Mike Bourget, Our Father’s House Ministries.

Roxanne Morris will show her watercolors, oils, pen and ink and photographs at Valley View Hospital through January, and at Vita-Mart January and February. Profits from sales go to the Marla Gettman Benefit Fund.

The Jim Calaway Honors Series presents James Houlik, tenor saxophone, and Debra Ayers, piano, in performances featuring styles ranging from classical to jazz and ragtime. The duo will appear at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center and at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 22 and 23, at CMC Spring Valley’s New Space Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Call or e-mail CMC Center for Excellence in the Arts to reserve tickets, 970-947-8367, Carbondale resident and Colorado Mountain College supporter Virginia Lappala will be honored. A reception follows the concert on Jan. 22.Called the Andres Segovia of the tenor saxophone by the Washington Post, James Houlik travels the world serving up virtually every style his instrument is capable of producing, peppered with anecdotes and a bit of hilarity.Pianist Debra Ayers performs as a recitalist with singers, instrumentalists and chamber music ensembles. She is also director and artist in residence of Colorado Mountain College Center for Excellence in the Arts.The Jim Calaway Honors Series was founded in 1999 and combines excellence in the performing arts with recognition of philanthopy. The series is coordinated by the CMC Center for Excellence in the Arts. The Jim Calaway Honors Series is sponsored in part by the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado.

Oil painting works by Ricky Lively, co-founder of the New Castle Art Guild, will be featured through Jan. 10 at OZ, the Artists Workshop in downtown New Castle.Lively began drawing at age 5 and painting oils at 15, encouraged by his commercial artist father. Today his work reflects his lifelong fascination with the local terrain and his love of aviation, which also was motivated by members of his family. His paintings are characterized by enhanced realism through vibrant colors, and a positive message he wants to give the world as part of his statement of Christian faith.OZ, an art school whose goal is to foster technical skills and artistic insight, will be open for classes in January. It is committed to advancing the best of local artists. OZ is located at 331 W. Main, New Castle, 984-0445.

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