I’ve seen many of everyone’s great photos of Tuesday’s hike that have passed through Lu’s Facebook stream. Since I will probably be the last person on the planet to get my own Facebook page, I’ve opted to post one of my images here. If you didn’t come on the hike, you missed the sunset of the century… at least until next month.
Lunar, Jupiter & Orion Visual Observing & Photography—Saturday April 13 at Dusk Bring your tripod and DSLR for instruction by Western Colorado Astronomy Club in photo-graphing the night sky. Weather permitting, you will see planets, springtime galaxies, star forming nebulae, and clusters. Telescopes will be set up. It could be cool, so bring a blanket and some hot drinks. Meet in the Saddlehorn picnic area parking lot just after sunset. Ap-proximately two hours. Advance registration not required. Go to www.wcacastronomy.org for more information.
Investigating The Island in Monument Canyon, Wednesday April 17th, 9am – 2pm, Pre-register
This is a hike I am planning to do next Wednesday. I would plan to call for more information. Donna
Come join us at Colorado National Monument for the Spring 2013 Walks and Talks series. The public is invited to participate in programs covering such diverse topics as birding, history, hiking, astronomy and star gazing, music under the red rocks, and much more! You don’t want to miss this spring season at Colorado National Monument!
? Denotes limited space; call 970-858-3617, Ext. 360 to pre-register
? Investigating ‘The Island’ in Monument Canyon Wednesday April 10 and Wednesday April 17th, 9 AM – 2 PM Join Ranger Annie in a hike to the top of ‘the island’, a large mesa in Lower Monument Canyon. The hike will ascend sandstone ramps to a point directly across from Independence Monument. Desert bighorn sheep and golden eagles are just a few of the residents we may encounter along the way as we talk about the geology and history of the Monument. Strenuous (1,000′+ elevation gain, 4 miles roundtrip). Please pre-register.
Fruita has two “Artist Calls,” one for Family Health West Hospital, and one for the Rec Center. Here’s the news release for the Family Health West Hospital.
Fruita, CO – Artists Call – Family Health West Hospital, through the Fruita Arts and Culture Board, is looking for artists to submit for exhibit at the Family Health West Hospital. Each piece is to be placed in the FHW Hospital in six month increments. Artwork may be submitted as images on a CD, thumb drive, or a portfolio (physical binder or folder with photographs of artwork).
The goal of exhibits and art displays in the hospital facility of Family Health West is to create a positive healing environment for patients, staff and public. The subject and content of exhibits should reflect the interests of the hospital.
Family Health West will display two artists per year. Art will be displayed in areas determined by the FHW Community Relations Department. Exhibits are ultimately approved by the Director of Community Relations of Family Health West through the consideration of the Fruita Arts and Culture Board.
Artists are asked to submit proposals to the City of Fruita Parks and Recreation Department, 324 N Coulson Fruita. Submit no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday May 6 2013 for June thru November 2013 exhibiting. Proposals will be evaluated by the Fruita Arts and Culture Board. You may pick up your media at the City of Fruita Parks and Recreation office once the Arts and Culture Board makes a selection.
For further information, please visit www.fruitaart.com or www.fruita.org
Weather seems to have become an issue for some. I have found that if the roads are ok, most of my favorite images are taken in inclement weather, I will be driving up there & meeting whoever decides to join. We may not hike, we make choose to shoot from under shelters, but I have found that the weather can be nasty down here, and awesome up there. So you can make your own choice if you want to come. As for me and the general education, feel free to join me if you won’t melt. Scattered showers are good, Thunderstorms are good, snow is great, wet without pretty clouds, not so much. You decide, but I will be there to join whoever may show up. Feel free to call me if you aren’t sure 970-216-9311. If it’s overcast, make sure to bring your tripod and remote shutter, especially if there is lightning. If it’s snowy, bring your polarizer, if you have plastic cover/waterproofing, bring that too just in case. If we plan for rain, maybe it won’t rain.
I invite everyone to come on downtown for the First Friday Art Opening at the Oakley Gallery, 602 Main Street, this coming Friday night (April 5th) from 5:30 – 8:30. I will be exhibiting a few new Monument photos, as well as my first black and white image that escaped the immediate trash bin. I’ve struggled a bit with black and white conversions, so those of you experts in black and white photography be sure and drop by and offer your comments and critique.
our new location is at 2841 N.15th Street. It’s on the Northwest Corner of 15th & Patterson (F Road). It is actually the Parc building on the corner, not the older Larchwood building. Parking is located on all side of the building, and the front entrance of the Parc building is locked after 5 pm. The entrance shown in the photo here, is to the dining area, and as you enter the conference room is on the left. We are going to try having our meeting here and see how well we fit in the space available. Whatever you do, don’t stop looking for a place to meet up. Please call me if you get lost. 970-216-9311.