Art About Town – February 2020
Western Colorado Arts & Entertainment
Visual, performing, and movement arts
Ouray County Art Scene
[February 2020 | San Juan Silver Stage | By Ashley King-Grambley, Executive Director, Weehawken Creative Arts and Sherbino Theater]
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For the month of February, the 610 Arts Collective in Ridgway will be featuring a new artist, Jacob Lambert. “To The Muse” is a collection of still photos taken by Lambert during his time filming in Cuba. The artist reception will feature the stills and a screening of the short film he created with young adults he met on his travels. The artist reception is Monday, February 3, starting at 6 P.M., with the film screening following at the Sherbino, 7 P.M.
Weehawken will offer up an ArtBar, “Lovely Ladybugs,” at the Sherbino on February 4 (6 to 8 P.M., $40 for all supplies and a drink). There will also be a creative ekphrastic writing workshop on Monday, February 10, led by Tessa Cheek in reaction to Jacob Lambert’s “To the Muse” exhibition in Ridgway. Tuition is just $10 for that workshop. Don’t forget that Weehawken also offers weekly movement classes for adults in Montrose, including Zumba (Wednesday nights), Adult Ballet Barre (Tuesday mornings), and Karate (Wednesdays & Saturdays), too! weehawkenarts.org
On February 8, dZi and the Sherbino team up to present Dawn Glanc’s lecture, “Mixed Climbing.” Glanc has followed her passion for climbing, and it’s taken her all over the world. She has climbed in Canada, Norway, Greece, France, Italy, Montenegro, Sardinia, and Iceland, and has first ascents on waterfall ice lines in Cody, Wyoming, and the western fjords of Iceland. (7 P.M., $20)
Live music enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the StillHouse Junkies, who will offer up a dance hall-style night at the Sherbino on February 7 (music at 7:30, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, sherbino.org). For Valentine’s Day night, make plans to attend OCPAG’s presentation of “Evolutions of Love—Love Duets Thru the Ages” in Ouray (7:30 P.M., $18 in advance, $20 at the door, ocpag.org).
Films this month at the Sherbino include a presentation of TGR’s snowboard film, Roadless, on February 12 (7 P.M., $15) and Reel Rock 14, a series of short climbing films on February 15 (7:00 P.M., $15 adult, $10 student). The Wright Opera House in Ouray also shows movies nearly every Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon.
Sherbino Theatre Company will hit the stage with their original sketch comedy show, “Sherbino Night Live: It’s All Fun and Games Until….” on February 21 to 23. This show features original comedy sketches that poke fun at the local news and life in our area (adult content). This show will surely have you chuckling while pondering life on the Western Slope! sherbino.org.
Montrose County Art News
[ February 2020 | San Juan Silver Stage ]
Art is in the air!
February, we welcome to new neighbors and members of the MCA-SJPG Creative Family: Mike Simpson Fine Art and Valley Symphony Association. Both moved into former Silver Stage offices, VSA into our first office, up front, then Mike into the bigger office in the back corner. after we moved out because of COVID.
The months starts off with a First Friday reception at MCA from 5 to 7 P.M. for two new month-long shows, featuring Mike Simpson in the main gallery and MCA’s Homeschool Student Art Show in the Cimmaron Room.
Many of you may remember Simpson from his long tenure on Main Street, downtown Montrose. He’s been traveling the last couple of years, so be sure to look for his monthly column in the Silver Stage, “Artist on a Harley.” Simpson is also offering classes at MCA on Tuesday afternoons in February to those wanting to learn how to paint from photographs. His first class is already filled—waiting room only. Be sure to sign up early when the next one is announced.
If you appreciate tactile, hands-on art, you might enjoy making a string art monogram on February 15 while the kids make clay creations on February 22. Home School art classes continue through April on alternate Thursdays, and Dan Deuter continues his popular critique sessions on the third Thursday every month. For more information about MCA classes, visit mc4arts.net. There’s always something exciting going on at the Art Center.
Put a little romance in your step at the Valentine’s Day Dance with the Ghost River Band at the Pavilion Ballroom, Saturday, February 8, beginning at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $5 each. If you’d rather just sit back and enjoy the music, the Western Slope Concert Series is featuring the Altius Quartet at the Pavilion on Sunday, February 9, from 3 to 5 P.M. (Tickets at westernslopeconcertseries.org.) Sunday, February 23, enjoy a sensual treat with Valley Symphony’s “A Kaleidoscope of Local Color: Collaborations and Debuts,” 3 P.M. at the Montrose Pavilion. (Tickets and information at valleysymphony.net.)
Is a smaller venue more your style? Check out RnR, Intrinzik, Horsefly, or The Listening Room at Healthy Rhythms. Each offers live music throughout the month in a laid-back, intimate atmosphere.
Magic Circle Players present My Funny Valentine the weekend of February 14 & 15. This two-performance event is an exciting Musical Review and fundraiser: $30 tickets Friday include show and desert; $100 tickets Saturday include dinner, with wine, show, and desert. Reservations, tickets: magiccircleplayers.com.
Cinema arts are not to be forgotten. The Ute Museum will present the film screening of Two Indians Talking from 1 to 3 P.M., February 22, and admission is free.