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Wild Horse presents work by Albracht

The Wild Horse Gallery presents a Gregg Albracht exhibit through Jan. 6 at the gallery in the Sheraton. Albracht is a photographer specializing in black and white images of western land, animals and people. Call 879-7660 or visit http://www.wildhorsegallery.com for more information.

Youth holiday concert today at Sheraton

Strings in the Mountains presents a youth holiday concert “A Juggler’s Dream” by We’re Not Clowns and Friends at 4 p.m. today at the Sheraton Grand Ballroom. A cookie and soda reception follows the concert. Admission for children under 18 is free, $10 for adults. Actors include Scott Parker, Kelly Anzalone, Andy Pratt, Gina Schopp, Doug Lockwood and Toulon O’Connor. Musicians include Jessie Burns, Bob Shaffer, Dan Barratt and Dan Isbell. Call 879-5056, ext. 104, for tickets and for more information.

Snowshoes and Tracks seminar Wed.

Yampatika and Partners in Interpretation present a Wee Naturalists schedule for the winter. A “Snowshoes and Tracks” seminar is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Yampatika on 10th Street and Lincoln Avenue to explore the art of making snowshoes and looking at other tracks in the snow. Call 871-9151 for more information.

Yampatika Educational Partnership presents a winter schedule:

Tuesdays:

Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour (moderate) from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at Yampatika.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the top of Why Not ski run.

Wednesdays:

Rabbit Ears Backcountry Tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preregistration and reservations required.

Thursdays:

Uranium Mine Road Snowshoe Tour from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Yampatika.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Saturdays:

Karen’s Winter Explorations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Saturday beginning Dec. 8 with a cross-country and/or snowshoe tour in the Yampa Valley. Reservations required and fee charged. Call for reservations and more information.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Monday through Saturday:

Family winter activity backpacks at Yampatika. Go to store to check out what’s available.

Art museum features many fine works

The Denver Art Museum

Alice Neel exhibit portrays people and places of the 20th century with more than 70 paintings and watercolors from now through Sunday.

Bruce Nauman exhibit features sculptures of all sizes with unusual materials, a video and an illustrated brochure from now through Sunday.

The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists On the Connecticut Shore exhibit through Jan. 20. The exhibit features more than 50 oils, watercolors, pastels and prints detailing the inspiring people and settings of the Connecticut shoreline during the early 20th century.

Treasures from the Harmsen Western Art Collection is on display through April 21. Dorothy and William Harmsen donated their collection to the museum.

Cultural Coatings: Coats from Different Cultures exhibit is now through June 16. The collection of 20 garments from Europe, Asia and America offer a glimpse into the wearer’s ethnicity, profession, social rank or religious beliefs.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until 9 p.m. Wednesday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (888) 903-0278 or visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org to get ticket prices and more information.

Alien Ant Farm in concert Monday in Vail

Great Knight Productions of Steamboat Springs and Avalanche Productions of Aspen present an Alien Ant Farm concert at 10 p.m. Monday (New Year’s Eve) at the Dobson Arena in Vail, doors open at 9 p.m. Bill the Welder Band and a guest DJ also will appear with Alien Ant Farm. Tickets are available at numerous ticket outlets for $25 in advance or $28 at the door all ages welcome. Call (970) 544-2068 or (970) 879-7179 for more information.

‘Guys & Dolls’ presented in Grand Junction

The Cabaret Dinner Theater presents the classic American musical “Guys and Dolls” at the Cabaret Dinner Theater, 701 Main St., Grand Junction. Directed by Kirk McConnell, performances run through Jan. 20, 2002. The house opens at 5:45 p.m., show is at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday evening show begins at 6:30 p.m., house doors open at 4:45 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $33.50. Call (970) 255-0999 for reservations.

Foothills hosts Fiesta! Mexican art celebration

Foothills Arts Center hosts Fiesta! The Art of Mexican Celebration through Jan. 13, 2002. The exhibit presents traditional Mexican art and culture and contemporary Chicano, or Mexican-American, artistic expression. Artists include Meggan DeAnza, Carlos Fresquez, Bob Luna, Sylvia Montero, Tony Ortega, Danny Salazar, Maruca Salazar and Carlos Santisteven. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 809 15th Street in Golden. Admission is free. Call (303) 279-3922 for more information.

Entries sought for 8th annual poetry contest

Entries now are being accepted for the eighth annual Colorado Prize for Poetry with a cash value prize of $2,000 and publication by the Center for Literary Publishing for a book-length collection of poems. Deadline for the competition is Jan. 14 and a reading fee of $25 is required, which also includes a subscription to Colorado Review. The winner will be announced in May 2002. There is no minimum or maximum page count but entries typically are between 40 and 100 pages. Work must be securely bound and will not be returned. Contact (970) 491-5449 or visit http://www.coloradoreview.com for further guidelines and information.


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