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Arts & Fashion
Pg 6 - The Sunshine Express
2012 June
and a palette knife.
"But my favorite tool is
my fingers," he said.
Registration costs $30,
which gets you a block
of clay, a masonite board
and some plastic sculpt-
ing tools. To register, or
for more information,
visit weehawkenarts.
org (under the news tab/
special events). Registra-
tion deadline is June 22,
and the contest is limited
to 80 contestants.
Historical
Happenings
-Saturday, June 2, Join
the Telluride Historical
Museum for a Field Trip
to a Colorado's Most
Endangered Site: the
5 Pounds + 2 Hours = 3 Winners
cabin of Lizzie Knight,
Amateur Sculpture Contest Announced
pioneer rancher of the
Amateur sculptors as young as 14 from across the
Disappointment Valley.
Western Slope of Colorado have a shot at winning
Private tour and presen-
big-time prize money by participating in the first
tation by Lizzie's great,
ever Ridgway Amateur Sculpture Contest.
great, great, grand-
Weehawken Creative Arts, a Ouray County arts or-
daughter. Picnic lunch.
ganization, and Ridgway sculptor Mike McCullough
Limited space! Learn
have teamed up to host the event, scheduled for 10a-
more info or RSVP at
noon on Saturday, June 23 at Ridgway Town Hall or
Telluridemuseum.org
Hartwell Park, depending on the weather.
-Heritage Fest: June
Participants will have two hours to sculpt five
9-10! Join the Telluride
pounds of clay; a panel of professional artists will
Historical Museum for
then determine the winners and award cash prizes
a two day celebration
of $1,000, $500 and $250 for first, second and third
of our colorful history.
place respectively.
Free, fun, family events
McCullough was inspired to organize the contest
include reenactments,
after teaching a class at the Center for Independence
demonstrations, live
All New Rocker Ball
in Grand Junction.
animals and more. Find out how you can help
"It turned out to be quite an incredible event," Mc-
Heritage Fest by visiting telluridemuseum.org.
2012 Rocker Ball, June 16, 6p. You are invited to
Cullough said. "The blind jumped at the opportu-
come dressed as your favorite rocker and join in
On Stage @ The Hollywood
nity with relish; sculpting is not something they are
the costume contest during the evening. Or casual
normally invited to participate in, but they probably
dress. $70/person or $700/table of 10.
-Stephanie Hatfield and Hot Mess return to the
see better with their hands than anyone else. One
This new event will feature the popular Grand
Hollywood. Friday June 1 - All the way from Santa
was sculpting a deer, and as he was creating an ant-
Junction Rockestra which presents classic rock n'
Fe bringing their original songwriting and rock
ler, he would say, `Look at this, look at that.' It was
roll with a symphonic twist. A rock n' roll inspired
tunes. Show at 9, cover is 5$. Hollywood Bar and
a different way of seeing things, a real mind twist. A
dinner with the chance to dance to your favorite
Grill, 417 Central Ave. Dolores. For more informa-
young man with Aspergers Syndrome, meanwhile,
tunes from great rock artists of the 60's, 70's, 80's
tion, contact 970.882.9998.
jumped in and produced an incredibly creative piece
and 90's. Attendees will also have the chance to bid
-Wild Country plays the Hollywood. Friday June
and entitled it `Frustration,'" McCullough said. "He
on incredible memorabilia signed by popular rock
22 - These Durango favorites have shared the stage
understood the concept of title to piece; it was abso-
artists in our silent auction.
with country legends and we are happy to wel-
lutely mind-blowing."
Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main, Gr Jct,
come them for their first show with us! Show at 8
The sculpture contest is not just for people with
970.243.6787 www.gjsymphony.tix.com
pm, cover is 5$. Hollywood Bar and Grill, 417 Cen-
disabilities, however. It's for everyone who feels
Dinosaur Days!
tral Ave. Dolores. For more information contact
adventurous enough to give it a try. Ouray artist
970.882.9998.
Dinosaur Days with Dinosaur Train! June 30, 9a-
Ann Dettmer, for example, plans to compete blind-
3p. A cool day filled with adventure and entertain-
folded. "Sculpting is the most primal form of art,"
ment for the whole family! All activities are free.
McCullough pointed out. "Moving mud around or
Museum admission, if desired, will be at regular
stacking rocks in an aesthetically pleasing way was
rates.
probably the first form of fine art that humans ex-
In addition to the Old Fossil Classic Golf Tourna-
perimented with. I don't know of anyone who hasn't
ment and VIP Reception, we are partnering with
made a mudpie or stacked blocks. It's what we do
Rocky Mountain PBS, the Bureau of Land Manage-
every day, taking three-dimensional objects and
ment, the National Park Service, Colorado Canyons
assembling them in deliberately pleasing or unpleas-
Association and John McConnell Math and Science
ing ways."
Center to host a very special event!
The contest should compliment Ridgway's recent
Become a member of the Nature Trackers Club,
designation by Gov. John Hickenlooper as one of
meet Buddy the T. Rex, view `Dinosaur Train' epi-
five prospective creative districts across the state of
sodes, see real dinosaur fossils outdoors, and take
Colorado. McCullough is hoping the prize money
part in other fun activities at the Dinosaur Journey
motivates high school students across the region
Museum and the Fruita Paleontological Area!
"who want an opportunity to get out there and
Dinosaur Journey, 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita,
take a chance on making a thousand bucks." Rocky
970.242.0971 www.rmpbs.org/dinosaurdays
Mountain PBS is considering televising the event,
Golf For Hospice
McCullough said.
Practice clay is available in five-pound bricks for $20
14th Annual Montrose Hospice Golf Tournament
at Alpine Bank branches across the Western Slope
Saturday, June 23, The Bridges, 9a Shotgun Start.
(Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Delta, Montrose,
Ladies & Men's 4-person Scramble, $100 per player
Durango and Ridgway), as well as at arts organiza-
(includes a cart and lunch) For more information,
tions in Paonia, Palisade and Gunnison. The clay is
please call Nancy Hoganson at 970.240.7776 or
bees-wax based and will not dry out.
Greg Crippin at 970.249.2121
"A little more persistence, a little
"The only people who aren't allowed to compete
Since 1993 Hospice & Palliative Care of Western
more effort, and what seemed
are those who sculpt with clay professionally,"
Colorado has been providing extraordinary hos-
McCullough said. Participants may bring sculpting
pice and supportive care for seriously ill infants,
hopeless failure, may turn to
tools of their choice along on contest day. Mc-
children and adults, and grief support to their
glorious success." - Elbert Hubbard
Cullough recommends tools such as a cheese slicer
families throughout the Western Slope of Colorado