Thomas Merton, a writer, theologian, poet and social activist, once said, "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
Wherever art is in your life, the ambassadors of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to beautiful downtown Cedaredge to find -- or lose -- yourself at this week's First Friday Art Walk, Aug. 4, from 4 p.m. to dusk.
Stoney Mesa Winery hosted an open house all day Thursday, July 6, offering food, door prizes and discounts, along with a plein air art competition sponsored by the Art Co-op at Stoney Mesa Winery.
As customers flowed through the tasting room during the day, they were able to observe artists on the property creating magnificent pieces on their canvases.
Over the decades, Celia Roberts' photographs have captured images that grab at the heart and tug at the imagination. The Blue Sage will host an opening reception for a retrospective of Roberts' photographs from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Dorothy Garber would have so enjoyed Friday night's opening at the Creamery Arts Center.
"Changing Direction: New Work by the Hotchkiss Fine Art Association" showcases a variety of mediums by HFAA artist-members Dana Bradley, Rosalie Clock, Jeanine Cowan, Dona Doye, Cedar Keshet Fowler, Gary Hall, Peter Halladay Bobby Hass, Peggy Judy, Mary Jursinovic, Emily Matteson, Gini McNair, Mary Smith, Jean M. Storz, Jaquita Watters, and Lynne Norton Anderson (with Robert Lueallen as firemeister for her raku pottery).
The July 7 edition of Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce's 1st Friday Art Walk brought families and local artists to Main Street for a community evening.
Artists displayed their works at the AppleShed and gave displays of their talents, and children joined the event with colored chalk drawings on sidewalks and crafts projects at the chamber office.
The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Susan Jochum in the dining hall at 247 Meeker Street.
Jochum grew up in Colorado. In eight years of college she studied mathematics, art and humanities.
The ambassadors team of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to present the next First Friday Art Walk on Friday, July 7, from 4 p.m. - dusk. First Friday Art Walk is a self-guided monthly art walk hosted throughout Main Street at multiple venues and extends south to the AppleShed.
A grassroots program designed to showcase local artists is changing, but it's not going away.
The Paonia Public Library's Art Lending Library has undergone a transition and will move forward as The Gallery at Paonia Library, according to Delta County Libraries communications and outreach administrator Tracy Ihnot.
Original two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art were showcased in the Delta Fine Arts' annual art show. Bill Heddles Recreation Center hosted the show from June 22-24.
A very successful 45th annual Edge of the Cedars Art Show sponsored by Zeta Omicron Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority has been completed. Ninety-two artists exhibited a total of 256 entries which included paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, stained glass and an open category.
With strong support from the arts community, from patrons of the arts, and from local business and individual sponsors, members of the Zeta Omicron Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Sorority staged the 45th consecutive Edge of the Cedars Art Exhibit at Cedaredge Middle School last week.
Ninety-two artists entered a total of 256 individual works for this year's exhibit and sale.
Local artists displayed their creative talents and their works along Main Street in Cedaredge as the second of the summer season's Art Walk events hosted by the Chamber of Commerce took place on Friday, June 2.
Artists ages 6-18 and adults are invited to submit up to three pieces of original art in Delta Fine Art's 2017 annual Art Show. Email Linda Aubery for the show entry guidelines at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-765-5034.
When Scott Sullivan retired from his career at the Delta Correctional Center after 16 and a half years, art became a much bigger part of his life.
With new-found free time he now had for pursuing his passion, he completed construction of a studio behind his house just north of town in Cedaredge.
The Edge of the Cedars Art Show will run June 8-11 at Cedaredge Middle School. Area artists are encouraged to submit their artwork as soon as possible.
Elsewhere Studios in Paonia has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Arts in Society Program, a collaboration between Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center. Elsewhere was chosen as one of 21 recipients from a field of over 265 applicants.
The Edge of the Cedars Art Show is coming soon. Area artists are encouraged to submit their artwork as soon as possible.
After traveling to the Western Slope regularly to fish at Crawford Reservoir, Dee Brown and her husband Joe decided Delta County would be a great place to retire.
Although the move became a reality 10 years ago, Dee has yet to kick back and relax.
The ImpressionZ Gallery's artist of the month is photographer Rae-Ada Ann Simmons.
Since 2003, she has been involved with photography and photo editing.
Roger "Hutch" Hutchison started a student art show in 1988, the same year he joined the faculty at Delta High School. So it was only fitting that he capped his long career during the opening reception for this year's student art show.
The Delta County Student Art Show is now on display at the AppleShed Gallery in Cedaredge. This year, the show was expanded to include art from district elementary and middle schools.
Calling all artists to submit up to three pieces of original art in Delta Fine Arts' annual art show. Email Linda Aubery for the show entry guidelines at email@example.com or call 970-765-5034. The show is open to adults and students ages 6-18.
The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Marcella Kunes in the dining hall at 247 Meeker Street.
Marcella was born in Iowa, but her family moved to the Boulder area of Colorado when she was young.
The student art show held annually at the AppleShed Gallery in Cedaredge is expanding from high school artists to include art from Delta County elementary and middle school students.
An opening reception will take place Friday, April 7.
An Eckert man has taken his talent for art, merged it with lessons his dad taught him years ago and created a vocation for himself and a distinctive type of craftsmanship.
John Good found early in life that he had a talent and love of art which he pursued into his adult years.
Charles Morris of Grand Junction, a Colorado native and an accomplished artist, gave a seminar on his work to other artists in the PACE fine arts program at the Eckert Horizons facility last week.
It was a presentation with a true family flavor as Morris' sister, June, participates in the three-times-weekly art program at PACE, and she served as the model for Morris' demonstration.
The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Hendrika Cegielski in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street.
Cegielski was born in Vookhout, The Netherlands. Her family immigrated to the United States to Pennsylvania when Hendrika was a small child.
Art is part of life, and life is about giving. Cedaredge area artist Ella Kelly has found that art and giving have been center points in her personal and professional life.
"We are so blessed to have people in our lives who teach and help us with their talents," Ella says.
An exhibition titled "Sticks and Stones" opens Saturday, Nov. 12, at the 4th and Main Exchange in downtown Delta. The show will feature mixed media and more from Jean Marie Stortz, a Delta artist and oil painter.
Visitors to Paonia might see a quaint and quiet little town with not much going on at first glance, but look a little closer and creativity is everywhere.
A group of about 20 people, including representatives from state and local governments and entities, nonprofits and the arts toured downtown Paonia last Thursday. They all share an interest in "Space to Create."
The Delta Senior Center is honored to display the photographic works of art by Celia Roberts in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street.
"Photography, to me, is a wonderful means of capturing a certain light that speaks to the heart as well as the eye," Roberts said.
An art walk will take place Friday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Delta.
Sheryl Williams has taught hundreds of students the art of painting with alcohol ink, but only one has actually stepped foot in her Delta studio. The remainder are online students who follow Sheryl's instructional videos via the internet.
The annual Edge of the Cedars Art Exhibit and Sale concluded its largest event ever last weekend with 88 artists displaying at least 263 individual works of art, organizers told the DCI.
The show, hosted by the local Zeta Omicron chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, marked its 44th consecutive successful year. Artists were awarded cash and gift certificates from 18 local sponsors.
Delta Fine Arts' annual art show will take place June 17, 18 and 19 at Garnet Mesa Elementary School in Delta.
The citizens of Delta County have been presented with two artistic gifts -- landscape paintings that depict the remarkable Western Slope area.
They are oil paintings by Dick Doherty, a well-known artist and muralist who has also contributed his talents to the City of Delta murals program.
The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by W. Richard "Dick" Doherty in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street. Doherty is a well-known artist and teacher who has played an important role in the development of the arts in this area.
The Hive Paonia Art Gallery will exhibit paintings by Marvin Swallow, Sundance and Ceremonial Chief in the Lakota Tradition, from Feb. 19 to April 15.
Marvin Swallow paints "images of time before and after the moment," whispering sacred stories of the beauty and mystery of creation.
When Sue Jochum decided it was time to leave the corporate world of high technology and pursue her life-long passion for art, she chose the Surface Creek Valley as home to be near other family who live here.
Now, with her computer programming days behind her, she is finding the time to enjoy plein air painting sessions with friends, to participate with her work in shows and exhibitions, and to develop an enterprise in portrait painting, a discipline that she has discovered a natural talent for.
The Hive Paonia Art Gallery will exhibit paintings by Marvin Swallow, Sundance and Ceremonial Chief in the Lakota Tradition, Feb. 19 through April 15.
Through Our Eyes, an exhibition of new works by members of the Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association, is on display through March 14 at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia.
The show includes a variety of mediums.
Recognizing that we're all connected in some way within our community, Gallery De La Luz in Delta has issued a call for artists for its upcoming benefit, "The Ties that Bind." Artists are asked to create a piece featuring or showcasing neckties.
Like the Shakers, Tim and Lyn Hinz express their faith through their craftsmanship. The Shakers believed that the excellence of their work was a form of worship; their furniture and crafts came to be known as "religion in wood."
Residents at Horizons Care Center are rediscovering art, and in the process they are experiencing new talents and ways of self-expression that enhance their own lives and the lives of others.
A renewed interest in art at the center is the result of the residents themselves. Works by Horizons artists were on display in the front lobby during a showing last Saturday afternoon,
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