It’s Peach Blossom timeThe 22nd annual Peach Blossom Art Show runs Thursday, April 18, through Sunday, April 21, at the Palisade Memorial Building, 120 E. Eighth St., Palisade. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and admission is free. A special reception will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.Exhibit promotesglobal unityLocal artists participating in the Global Arts Project will exhibit their work April 15-20, at Black Diamond Studios in Glenwood Springs. There will be a public reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the studio.Participating artists include Lynette O’Kane, Maria Sippola, Jon Rietfors, Kelley Jones, Linda Drake, Bobbi VanMeter, Adam Sippola, Sheri Gaynor, Wewer Keohane and Jock Jacober. The Global Arts Project was created in 1994 to promote peace and global unity by connecting people throughout the world through art. Each of the local artists has created a piece of work that represents his or her vision of global unity. The local group will exchange art with a group called SMAD ARTISTS & DESIGNERS, located in Delta, Colo., and British Columbia, Canada. Works by those artists will be on display May 13-18, after which participating artists will all take home one of the pieces of work.Artists interested in participating in next year’s project by creating a work of art that expresses his or her vision of global unity can learn more about Global Arts at the reception or visit http://www.global-art.org.For more information, stop by Black Diamond at 832 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs, or call 947-0947.Village Artistsshow continuesThe Village Artists of Battlement Mesa will show new artwork through Friday, April 19, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Viewers may vote for their favorite painting, and a bargain bin just bursting with bargains will be open.CMC grads show workThe Colorado Mountain College Graduate Portfolio Exhibit is on display through April 26, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. An artists’ reception will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 26. Call 945-2414 for details.Clay Center hostsThe Student ShowThe Carbondale Clay Center and Alpine Bank in Carbondale will host The Student Show, April 25 to May 20, at Alpine Bank. This exhibit represents Clay Center student work from the past year.”It’s a great way for students, both kids and adults, to celebrate their clay accomplishments,” said Nancy Barbour, an instructor at the Clay Center.An artists’ reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Student work will be displayed gallery-style. The reception coincides with Alpine Bank’s Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. For more information on this event, or for class schedules, call 970-963-CLAY (2529). Student art up for bidat RME art auction The Roy Moore Elementary Parent’s Association is hosting the first Art Auction, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Starr Western Realty in Silt.A small number of select pieces of professionally framed art work created by sixth-grade RME art students will be auctioned off.Local businesses and individuals interested in participating in the event, which will include wine and hors d’oeuvres, served from 6-7 p.m., can RSVP by Friday, April 12, by calling Nancy Vidal at 876-0498.Proceeds from the auction will go to support the reading incentive and art enrichment programs at RME. These programs offer young students incentives and opportunities they might not otherwise be exposed to in a rural community like Silt.
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