Music • Art • Theater •Events
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Local artist Anne Louise Ramsey’s love of dogs became expressive art in the early ’90s when she began drawing her cocker spaniels, Australian shepherd and two cats for illustrations in a self-published poetry book entitled, “Love, God and You.” Ramsey’s artwork, books and cards will be on display through Sept. 2, featuring photographs of two great horned owls born in a park south of Silt this past spring.Opening reception: 5-8 p.m. Friday, part of Glenwood Springs Second Friday Tour d’Art.The Artist’s Mercantile and Gallery, 720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: Steve & Jan Legersky, (970) 947-0947
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The “vision” is to show how the eyes can enjoy music in a vivid display of color and accent featuring work by local artists Mary Noone, Majid Kahhak, Noemi Kosmowski, Kristof Kosmowski, Kathy Honea, Judy Davis, Melissa Dettaan, Susan Blosten, Janet Nelson and Terry Muldoon. The artist reception features an ice cream social pottery fundraiser and entertainment.Opening reception: 6 p.m. Friday, part of Glenwood Springs Second Friday Tour d’Art.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: (970) 945-2414, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Dickerson’s colorful, contemporary artwork will be displayed for the entire month of August. Dickerson shows her work in local and regional art shows. She was the 2006 People’s Choice award winner in the local Valley Visual Arts Show. Artist reception includes live music by Kris and Naoemi Kosmowski. Opening reception: 5-8 p.m. Friday, part of Glenwood Springs Second Friday Tour d’Art.Gallery 809, 809 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: Cynthia Thomas, (970) 945-0809, or visit http://email@example.com.
CARBONDALE, Colorado – Come celebrate the 500th week of live music at Steve’s Guitars.Friday’s show features Riley Skinner and Daniel Wininger. Skinner won the Mountain Fair Songwriter Competition and will be playing her original music on an eight-string ukulele and guitar. She is joined on percussion by Wininger. Opening the show are Lucas Pulver, who plays guitar and has a cool vocal style, and Matthew Palamino, 14, of the No Joes.Saturday’s show features Connor Garvey and Mai Bloomfield and a style of “upbeat-indie new folk” music which draws comparisons to David Wilcox and Paul Simon. Bloomfield plays guitar and cello and sings like an angel. Opening are JJ Worley and Kelsey Lewis, two talented local musicians who love to sing and play music. Shows both nights begin at 8:30 p.m.Steve’s Guitar’s, 19 N. 4th St., CarbondaleInfo: 963-3304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Bobby Mason and the Great Divide, with J.D. Martin, Lester Price and Tutti Calderon, perform soulful sounds of Americana rock-n-roll, classic hits, tight vocal harmonies and world-class guitar tones. Guests can ride the tram for free with the donation of at least one can of food for the LIFT-UP food pantry per rider. The goal for this year’s concert series is to collect 10,000 cans of food.The Lookout Grille and Snack Shack will be open for dinner and refreshments with beer, wine and well drinks available. 4 p.m. free tram rides start, concert is 6-10 p.m.Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood SpringsInfo: (800) 530-1635 or 945-4228
Cardiff Schoolhouse: Matt Haslett and Caleb BlatzGLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Classically trained, Matt Haslett plays guitar and his debut album, The Canyon, combine plucky and melodic guitar riffs with meaningful lyrics and harmonies. Multi-instrumentalist Caleb Blatz was inspired by early American folk singers and his debut solo EP, The Sun, The Cloud and Their Shadow on the Ground, was recorded near Aspen. Tickets $8 at the door.7:30 p.m. SaturdayCardiff Schoolhouse, 4018 Sky Ranch Drive in Park East, Glenwood SpringsInfo: (970) 403-5227 or visit http://www.cardiffschoolhouse.com.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is seeking artists with unique, handmade gifts to sell at the arts center.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 East Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: (970) 945-2414.
CARBONDALE, Colorado – The work of 20 young artists, ages 9-18, who have been using their digital cameras for the past five months to capture images and manipulate them on the computer to further dramatize their personal seeing at the Through A Child’s Eye Photography Exhibit on display through Aug. 29.Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleOpen Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Info: 963-1680, http://www.carbondalearts.com.
REDSTONE, Colorado – The Johnny O. Band, a local favorite, will rock the Crystal Club Cafe from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, in a fundraising concert to help raise money for Parkinson’s disease research. The concert was organized by 14-year-old Olivia Savard of Redstone, who recruited her uncle, John Ohnmacht, to play after her step-grandfather, who suffered from the disease, recently passed away. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous systems that causes tremors, balance problems and irregular movements.Tickets $15, available at the doorThe Crystal Club, 467 Redstone Blvd., RedstoneInfo: 963-9515
CARBONDALE, Colorado – Prolific singer, songwriter and entertainer, Robert Earl Keen of Texas will be playing at PAC 3 at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Keen is known for his alternative country music and pushing the boundaries with great songs that are musically diverse. He’s had songs recorded by George Strait, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, the Dixie Chicks and the Highwaymen. Keen is releasing a new album on Aug. 30.Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.PAC3, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo: 925-1663 or http://www.pac3carbondale.com
RIFLE, Colorado – Last concert of the series is Thursday, Aug. 18, with the Rock Dogs, the popular local three-piece classic rock band.6:45-8:30 p.m., Sunset Art Park, 1100 E. 16th St., RifleInfo: 970-625-3043; http://www.artsinrifle.org or email@example.com
CARBONDALE, Colorado – Bull riding, barrel racing and steer roping show off Western heritage.The rodeo is every Thursday through Aug. 18 at the Gus Darian Riding Arena. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., followed by a slack competition, which counts toward the buckle contest and nightly contest.Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Gus Darian Riding Arena, one mile east of downtown on County Road 100 (Catherine Store Road).Info: http://www.carbondalerodeo.com.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is holding a week-long Summer Theater Camp for kids and teens age 6 and up. Create props, costumes and gear up for an end-of-the-week performance, highlighting creative and fun theatrical scenes. The camp meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15-19. Tuition is $150 for arts council members, $165 for non-members.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 East Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2414 to register or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org
REDSTONE, Colorado – The 16th Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Show takes place under festive tents on the grounds of the historic Redstone Inn. The show provides quality art for viewing and purchasing in a casual atmosphere. An opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, with music by Michael Farrell.This year’s show features all new work from 40 artists residing in the Crystal River Valley, along with guests artists from the area and around the country. The show includes artwork in a variety of mediums.Redstone Inn, 82 Redstone Blvd., CarbondaleInfo: Call (970) 963-2310 or visit http://www.redstoneartfoundation.org.
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