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Movies coming to Arts Center

The Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) will launch its first feature film on July 17 with a classic western adventure. The historic building housing the center will be returning to its roots since the site was once a movie theater.

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Arts center looks to new horizons
Arts center looks to new horizons

The public is invited on Saturday, June 15, to help the fledgling Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) celebrate its one-year anniversary. A birthday bash is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. at 195 West Main in downtown Cedaredge.

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Ditch, decrees talk draws a crowd

The third of four in a series between the Cedaredge Library and the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, Water 103, featured several presenters the evening of May 9 -- Jason Ullmann, assistant division engineer DWR; John Cooper, president of Trickle Ditch Company; Gerald "Jerry" Figueroa, ditch rider for Cedar Mesa Ditch Company; Paul Kehmeier, salinity program coordinator, CDA; Keith Waibel, ditch rider for Orchard Ranch Ditch Company.

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Kids' art classes a success
Kids' art classes a success

Last month the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) completed a series of classes designed to provide local students and families with fun and educational activities during school year breaks. Classes were held at the arts center in downtown Cedaredge in October and December 2018 and again in February and April of this year.

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Registration begins for April art classes

During the mid-April school break, the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) will offer creative and activity classes for local students. Instruction will take place at the arts center but students can preregister for classes at their schools.

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Water 101 program draws inquisitive crowd
Water 101 program draws inquisitive crowd

On March 14 "Water 101," the first presentation in a four-part series on water use in the Surface Creek Valley, drew a full house of over 140 attendees to the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center in Cedaredge.

Jason Ullman, Assistant Division Engineer for Water Division 4 - Gunnison Basin, provided a thorough history of water rights and the development of water administration in Colorado.

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Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center launches membership drive

The Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) is launching its first annual membership drive with something for everyone: a dance event featuring music from the 1950s through 2019. Arts enthusiasts are invited to come dressed as their favorite decade and boogie or twist or disco or whatever the night away.

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Local author discusses book, process of writing
Local author discusses book, process of writing

On March 10, New York Times Sports and Fitness bestselling author and Cedaredge local Christie Aschwanden presented her newly released book, "Good to Go: What the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery."

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Water lecture series begins

Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center and Delta County Libraries, as part of its ongoing "Voices of the Western Slope," will offer "Introduction to Water in the Surface Creek Valley"; a four-part series beginning in March that brings together representatives from various water agencies to discuss pertinent topics regarding water use in the Surface Creek Valley.

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Acoustic duo to perform at GMAEC
Acoustic duo to perform at GMAEC

Haunting lyrics, soaring harmonies and dazzling instrument proficiency -- that's how the duo Moors & McCumber describe their sound and style. On March 9 they'll take the stage at the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center for an evening of music showcasing their newest album "Acrobats."

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Historian Jim Wetzel delves into  murder, mystery on Grand Mesa
Historian Jim Wetzel delves into murder, mystery on Grand Mesa

Story and history lovers filled the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center on Jan. 31 to hear about "Murder and Mystery on Grand Mesa."

During the hour-long event local author and historian James K. (Jim) Wetzel shared his about his book which details discoveries on the disappearance of William Alexander in 1892 which appeared to set in motion the events that led to the murder of Surface Creek cattleman William Womack in 1901.

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Outdoorsman shares experiences of Alaska adventures, poetry
Outdoorsman shares experiences of Alaska adventures, poetry

A modest crowd of about 40 attendees gathered for an afternoon of storytelling and poetry Dec. 30 at the Grand Mesa Arts & Event Center. As the last event for 2018, this matinee featured guest AJ Slagle sharing true stories from his Alaskan adventures and reciting poetry by Robert Service from the gold rush era.

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GMAEC announces 2019 concert series

From January to July 2019, the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) will host a wide range of local, regional and national touring artists. Each concert will feature singer/songwriters and emphasize the storytelling process.

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John Oates concert sells out -- twice
John Oates concert sells out -- twice

Local music lovers filled the Bank of Colorado Theatre at the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) on Dec. 28 for two sold-out shows featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Oates alongside local Americana songwriter David Starr. The high demand of the original Friday evening performance caused the second show, a matinee, to be added after the original announcement.

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Library launches 'Voices of the Western Slope' series
Library launches 'Voices of the Western Slope' series

Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center and Delta County Libraries present "Voices of the Western Slope," a series of entertaining, engaging, and informative presentations on noteworthy topics of the Western Slope.

The first presentation in the quarterly series is "The Ute Indians" with Alma Evans.

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Arts Center presents unique evening of music and poetry
Arts Center presents unique evening of music and poetry

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) will host "Last Dance at the Eagles on a Saturday Night." The unique event features music and poetry.

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Arts Center highlights fall events

As autumn colors begin to illuminate the Surface Creek area, the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) has scheduled a full slate of activities.

Next up is a High Altitude Cabaret featuring a variety of music and dance.

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Art exhibit features a Son of the West

The western and wildlife art of Rudl Mergelman is on display this month at the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC).

Mergelman is a Colorado native and descendent of pioneer families who homesteaded in Iola Basin.

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Magic, music on tap for Arts Center

Beginning this Friday, the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) will host a variety of performers in a series of entertaining autumn events. Tickets for all events can be obtained at Starr's Guitars, 250 West Main Street, Cedaredge, by calling 970 856-2331, online at www.starrsguitars.com, or at the GMAEC's new website: www.grandmesaartscenter.com

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Three talented artists to perform at art center

There's an old vaudeville joke:

Mr. A. says, "I come from a musical family."

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Arts center hits its stride
Arts center hits its stride

On the weekend of June 16-17, local musician David Starr took the stage at the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center alongside performers Shelly Rae Korntved, Erik Stucky and Ben Harris. Those sold-out inaugural concerts marked the christening of the fledgling arts center and follow-on performances by an array of talented artists signaled the center's coming-of-age.

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Aug. 3 Art Walk features Verity Martin poetry festival
Aug. 3 Art Walk features Verity Martin poetry festival

The August version of Cedaredge's popular First Friday Art Walk will add new wrinkles to its typical menu of artisan booths and restaurant treats. The monthly art walk will take place as usual along Main Street from 5-7 p.m on Friday, Aug. 3, but there will be lots to do inside the new Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC).

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GMAEC offers dance classes and more
GMAEC offers dance classes and more

Lorna Beard has earned a blue belt in the energetic dance activity called "Nia." And she's teaching others to enjoy what she describes as "a very strengthening form of healing dance."

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Dana Cooper to perform in Cedaredge on July 27
Dana Cooper to perform in Cedaredge on July 27

Dana Cooper is a road-warrior. Not the Mad Max kind, although in his youth he was a bit of a hellion.

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Arts center opening draws a crowd
Arts center opening draws a crowd

People began arriving early last Friday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC). Soon a growing crowd of arts enthusiasts lined the sidewalk at the corner of West Main and SW 2nd streets in downtown Cedaredge to await the official ribbon cutting.

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Arts Center grand opening this Friday
Arts Center grand opening this Friday

A new era in Cedaredge will dawn when the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) officially opens its doors on Friday, June 15. The new center has been a community effort with many individuals working hard to renovate the GMAEC building at the intersection of SW 2nd and West Main streets in downtown Cedaredge.

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GMAEC grand opening celebration is June 15
GMAEC grand opening celebration is June 15

Anticipation and curiosity about the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center is about to end! Join us to celebrate our Grand Opening, "Art on the Edge," beginning Friday, June 15, at 5:15 p.m.

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Stained glass panel installed at arts center

It was an historic day for the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center when workers installed a colorful stained glass panel on May 3. The panel is now permanently in place over the building's main entrance at the intersection of SW 2nd and West Main Street in downtown Cedaredge.

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DMEA joins list of art center supporters
DMEA joins list of art center supporters

Executive director Deborah Shaffer and board president Cindy Starr are pleased to announce the generous support of Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) for the completion of the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC). A grant in the amount of $7,500 has been awarded, as well as the in-kind donation of $8,484.13 in electrical work to assist in completing the preparations for the grand opening of the center for public performances and events this coming June.

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Public meeting focuses on new art center
Public meeting focuses on new art center

The Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) has issued an invitation to all interested citizens to attend a public meeting to learn more about the center and share their ideas for center activities. The informational question and answer event will be held Wednesday, April 18, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Cedaredge Civic Center at 140 NW 2nd Street.

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Starr's Guitars issues $10,000 challenge

Starr's Guitars has issued a challenge to area arts enthusiasts to encourage support for the new Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC). Through April 15, the Cedaredge-based business will match all GMEC donations up to $10,000.

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One thousand paper cranes for art center
One thousand paper cranes for art center

On Saturday, March 31, children and the young at heart are invited to downtown Cedaredge to learn the art of origami. Lessons in folding paper cranes will be presented by a group of local folding enthusiasts known as "The Craniacs."

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More than 150 enjoy 'A SweetArt Evening'
More than 150 enjoy 'A SweetArt Evening'

The Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center hosted A SweetArt Evening at the AppleShed Gallery in Cedaredge on Valentine's Day, to the enjoyment of over 150 attendees. Sweethearts and friends were treated to delicious chocolate truffles, donated by Johannes Chocolatier, as well as other fine desserts and Williams Cellars wine and hard cider.

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Artists team up on stained glass window
Artists team up on stained glass window

Local artists have teamed up to create a stained glass panel for the new Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) in Cedaredge. The group meets regularly at the Splinters & Shards studio in Delta to assemble the large panel.

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Bank offers match for art center donations in January
Bank offers match for art center donations in January

Work on the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) is progressing rapidly. Last week, David Starr, vice president of the GMAEC board, conducted a tour of the building for board members and Town of Cedaredge officials.

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GMAEC hosts successful fundraiser
GMAEC hosts successful fundraiser

Organizers report that the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center's first fundraiser was a great success. Tickets sold out quickly and more than a hundred supporters packed into RJ's Steakhouse in Cedaredge on Dec. 4 to mingle, bid on auction items, and celebrate the arts.

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Get a sneak peek at new event center
Get a sneak peek at new event center

The new Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) will host a sneak peek of its future plans this Friday. The public is invited to the event Friday, Nov. 17, at the Cedaredge Civic Center, 140 NW 2nd Street.

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