The Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra presents a winter concert at 7 p.m. March 1 and 2 at the Steamboat Springs High School Auditorium. The theme for the concert is "Sacred and Profane; Tragic and Comic," with pieces presented by Telemann, Haydn, Williams, Faure and Brahms. Tickets are available at the Depot or the door for adults,$8, students and seniors $5, children under 12 are free.
Mangelsen in town
The Images of Nature Gallery is having a winter artist reception for photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen from 5 to 9 p.m. March 2. The showcase will feature Mangelsen's latest wildlife photographs from California, Oregon and Alaska of the great bald eagle, the Oregon coast and the majestic California Redwoods.
Mangelsen's work has been documented in Audobon, National Geographic, LIFE and Wildlife Art, as well as being on The Today Show, Good Morning America and CNN's World News.
Mangelsen is one of the world's premiere nature photographers and received the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award from the British Broadcasting Corporation and British Gas. Images of Nature Gallery is located at 906 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Community Players are holding auditions for Barbara Lebow's drama "A Shayne Maidel" (A Pretty Girl), directed by Rusty DeLucia of Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp. From 2 to 4 p.m. on March 4 and 4 to 6 p.m. March 5 at the Seventh Street Playhouse, auditions for men's and women's parts, ranging from late teens to adults, will be held for the late April performances. Call 879-3254 for more information.
Sculptures at Wild Horse
The Wild Horse Gallery is hosting a one-man show, "Journeys of the Imagination," with Gary Price's sculptures March 9 through 25. Many of Price's works capture the joy and innocence of childhood.
His versatility can be seen in his works of Native Americans and animals, and his popular piece, "Messenger," which depicts an angel with outstretched hands, bringing light, comfort or "whatever it is that you personally need to carry with you on this earthly journey," Price said.
The gallery has exhibited Price's work since December 1998. You also can find his larger sculptures at the Steamboat Springs Botanic Park and outside Off the Beaten Path bookstore. Price will attend an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. March 9. The Wild Horse Gallery is located inside the Sheraton.
Here come the Vikings
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science presents an informative and entertaining exhibit, "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga" beginning March 2.
With a complete replica of a Viking ship and a Viking village, the exhibit shows the expansion from Scandinavia across the North Atlantic to America 1,000 years ago, 500 years before Columbus landed.
Advance tickets can be purchased at www.dmns.org. For more information call 303-322-7009 or 800-925-2250.
Art in two dimensions
Graduating fine art students Judi Axthelm and Cori Fix will show their works "After Yesterday" in an exhibit March 5 through 16 at Mesa State College in Grand Junction.
At the Johnson Gallery, W.W. Campbell College Center, "After Yesterday" will present a variety of two- and three-dimensional art, with Axthelm's work in fiber art, paper sculpture, bronze sculpture and prints, and Fix's work in drawings and watercolor paintings.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and admission is free. The public is invited to meet the artists and view the exhibit at a free reception in the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. March 16.
Call 970-248-1954 for more information.