Arts & Fashion
Pg 6 - The Sunshine Express
2012 May
Time For The
CMU Students Show Talents
Bear Dance
Here are a couple of cool arts happenings at
Colorado Mesa University(CMU):
Southern Ute Bear Dance,
- CMU Animation Festival, May 4, 3:30p. FREE
May 25-28, A Pow Wow
AND OPEN TO PUBLIC. The Colorado Mesa
at the Sky Ute tribal
University Art Department's Animation Program
grounds in Ignacio. The
is hosting the annual Animation Festival show-
Annual Ute Bear Dance
casing the work of Graphic Design & Animation
which is held every
students. Animation styles will include Stop
spring is a social dance
Motion, Adobe Flash, and Autodesk Maya cre-
everyone enjoys. Origin
ated during the 2011-2012 academic year. The
of the Bear Dance can
completed work of senior animation majors
be traced back to the fif-
will be highlighted along with examples of the
teenth century when the
animation process displayed in the form of story-
Spanish first came upon
boards, character boards, characters, portfolios,
the Ute's in the spring
props and sets. As a special treat, popcorn and
time. When the first
soda will be served. CMU Art Gallery in the
thunder in the spring was
University Center Ballroom, 13th & Elm Street,
heard, it was time for the
Gr Jct, 970.248.1833
Bear Dance. Grand Entry
at 7p on Friday and Sat-
- CMU Graphics Presentation & Reception,
urday at 1p and 7p. For
May 8, 10:15 to 11:50a. Free and open to the pub-
more info: 970.799.3149
Wine & Dine In Montrose
lic. This year's student class of design work con-
Weehawken Spring Play
tains a diverse array of solutions to solving client
The 9th annual Montrose Wine and Food Festival
design problems. The presentation and reception
will be held May 9-12, from 12p-6p, in Historic
"The Jungle Book" will be Weehawken's larger
will feature thirteen student print portfolios, self-
Downtown Montrose.
spring production, a full ballet and dance program
promotional pieces, and personal web portfolios.
The events will commence on Wednesday May 9th,
set to the familiar storyline of "The Jungle Book."
CMU Fine Arts Building, 10th and Bunting, 3rd
Wine Dinner at The StoneHouse featuring Prestige
This show will run on May 18 & 19th at 6p and in a
Floor, Room FA303, Gr Jct, 970.248.1833
Wines, Thursday, May 10th with Private Reserve
matinee on May 20th at 2p.
Sponsor Dinner featuring Dueling Master Somme-
Grand Junction Art & Jazz Fest
Director Natasha Pyeatte's spring performances
liers Jay Fletcher and Sean Razee at The Bridges. Fri-
are notoriously lively: full of color, energy and fast
day evening, May 11th, enjoy a night on the town at
Downtown Grand Junction Art & Jazz Festival,
and jazzy moves. All ages are sure to delight in this
your favorite restaurant, followed by DISCO night
May 11-13, Free. Main Street comes alive Mother's
at Turn of the Century. Saturday, May 12th, join us
Day Weekend with jazz music performed by local
Ticket Outlets: Khristopher's Cullinaire, Mouse's
for Tasting on the Lawn at the Montrose Pavilion in
and national artists, artist demos in a variety of
Chocolates & Buckskin Booksellers, Cimarron
partnership with the Montrose Botanical Gardens.
mediums and artists selling beautiful, high-qual-
Coffee and Books & Weehawken Ridgway. Addi-
ity work. This three-day festival surrounds the
tionally, reserved section seating will be available
installation of Art on the Corner sculptures. This
for each performance in the first five rows through
outdoor event features high quality street vendors,
Colorado Wine & Beer Garden, live music, extend-
General Admission Tickets: $15 non-member adult
ed shopping hours and other fun activities. 2012
/ $13 member adult (online only) / $8 child. The
Art and Jazz Festival Music Line-Up:
Sunday matinee will also offer $10 Senior Tickets.
Master Workshop
4p-Fruita Monument High School Jazz Band
6p - Max Wagner Quartet
Master George Xu in Southwestern, Colorado
8p - Hazel Miller Band
Taiji Bagua Qigong Energy Dance, Friday, May 18,
2-4:30p, The Energy of the Dance.
So You Think You Can't Dance? Did you know taiji
noon - Central High School Jazz Band
training perfectly prepares a person for ballroom
2p - Frank Bregar Orchestra
and other dance? A strong central equilibrium line,
4p - Larry Redhouse Trio
dantien center, spiraling, smart feet, root, balance,
6p - Big Daddy Lee & the Kingbees
expand/contract and opposing forces make you a
8p - Soul Sacrifice, A Tribute to Santana
great dancer! Come have great fun with us! Danc-
ers, be more smooth, graceful, strongly connected
10a - Influx
within yourself and to your partner with the culti-
noon - Western Colorado Jazz Quartet
vation and blending of the energy fields.
2p - Walt Smith & Friends
6:00-7:30p Shaolin 18 Buddhist Qigong plus Special 970.245.9697
Demonstration of Internal Fighting Techniques.
Cultivate energy that is clear, empty, alive, intel-
Celebrate Archaeology Month
ligent, that can go through as one unit. Cultivate
Indian Arts & Culture Festival
awareness, intention, and heart-mind harmony
May 26-June 3. The communities of Cortez, Dolo-
within the energy field.
res, Mancos, and Towaoc, and our partners at Mesa
7:30p Beginner Tango Lesson and more at Come
Verde National Park, welcome you to the 12th An-
Dance Tonight! 8:30p Social Dance with Demon-
nual Mesa Verde CountryŽ Indian Arts & Culture
strations. Presented by world champion Denise
Festival. We invite you to join us as we "Celebrate
Our Song" and showcase the many cultural and
Sat-Sun, May 19-20, 8:30a-4:30p. As always we will
archaeological gems of our area.
learn high-level internal secrets, those George de-
May is archaeology month in Colorado and there is
scribes as The Path to `Going Beyond Human.' We
no better place to celebrate than Mesa Verde Coun-
will practice Bagua Dragon and Eagle Palms, Taiji
tryŽ, the archaeological center of America. Archae-
and Xing-Yi Basic and Advanced Principles. You
ology ties all of us to the heritage we proudly share
can expect detailed mind-energy-physical informa-
with the Ancestral Puebloan people from the past
tion rarely offered by Chinese masters.
and the Native Americans living here today.
6:30-8:30p Saturday Evening Practice Session:
Also woven into the rich fabric of our landscape
Form, Two Person Energy Training, Push-Hands,
are explorers, ranchers, miners, farmers, cowboys,
outlaws, and railroad men. These later settlers to
Register $75 deposit or pay by Apr 25 to get all
the area are very much a part of the rich cultural
three days for $225. Tuition after Apr 25 for all
heritage we invite you to celebrate with us.
three days is only $255; $100 Sat or Sun; Friday
We hope your experiences in Mesa Verde Coun-
night Qigong or Sat night practice $25; Friday
tryŽ provide a deeper understanding of the ar-
Dance Workshop, Lesson and Social Dance $45.
chaeology, Native American culture, and Old West
Call to register ASAP. Teachers call for discounts
history that have made our area a trading center
if you can bring students. Master Card/VISA
"The essence of all art is to have
and merging point for many cultures over the past
accepted. Location: COME DANCE TONIGHT!
2,000 years. They are the reasons we are Celebrat-
Denise's Ballroom and Social Club. 30 W Main St,
pleasure in giving pleasure."
ing Our Song!
Cortez, call Susan 970.903.5723
- Dale Carnegie
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