I have been a lifelong rider and horse lover. I got my first "horse" at a yard sale; it was a pony actually. It was sometime in the early 60's. I was in 3rd or 4th grade. The pony was perhaps $10. My sister, brother, and I pooled our money and led him home. At the time my parents were traveling, and my Uncle Bill promptly made us return it. (stay tuned...more to come...)
Discover your inner artist while sampling brews in a relaxing, creative workshop led by equine artist and art educator, Cheri Isgreen.
$40 INCLUDES SUPPLIES, BEER, INSPIRATION, TECHNICAL SUPPORT, AND FUN! LIVE COVERAGE OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY WILL BE SHOWN DURING THE WORKSHOP. GET A GROUP OF FRIENDS TOGETHER & WEAR YOUR FANCIEST DERBY BONNET. MAKE IT AN EVENT!
What: FOUND OBJECTS WORKSHOP
When: MAY 3, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: WESTMINSTER BREWERY 7655 W 108TH AVE, WESTMINSTER, CO
Along with beautiful horses, the Kentucky Derby is know for outlandish hats and mint julep
Join the fun for our Opening Reception Friday, May 2nd at Westminster Brewing Company and enter the Kentucky Derby Hat Contest. Win a “HIGH POINT” tee shirt!
Prizes will be award for the Kentucky Derby Winner, (best hat- need not be a “derby”) and the Daily Double, (best themed hat-combo by 2 entrants.)
Just a reminder that 2014 is the Year of the Horse.
Enjoy Chinese snacks, try your hand at Chinese brush painting, and learn to fold a paper horse, called “Zhezhi.”
This show is a benefit for the Colorado Horsecare Foodbank. Meet Juliana Lehman, the CHF founder and hear her amazing story. Learn more about the Foundation; ask Juliana to tell you some of the heartwarming stories of the horses she has helped. 10% of all sales will go to the Foodbank to assist the Foundation in keeping horses with their families. Additionally, special monoprint cards will be offered for sale to benefit the Foodbank.
Cheri & Barb have each donated a painting with all proceeds going to support the Foundation’s efforts. To place an early bid or bid remotely, contact Cheri at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Westminster Brewing Company is located at 7655 West 108th Avenue. For more information, contact Bernadette (303) 284-1864
From the WBC website: http://westminsterbrewingco.com
Welcome to the Westminster Brewing Co!
“a community for good beer”
Imagine a little, community-focused brewery looking to make thirsty neighbors and friends a great product, then find it tucked away in a casual, friendly setting and you are at the Westminster Brewing Company! Located in our namesake city on the Front Range of awesome Colorado, this production brewery’s main objective is to serve our community and help craft beer fans, both seasoned and the newly initiated, find the varieties and flavors they desire.
Come into our Tasting Lab (opening in late 2013!) to sample our products and where we strive to create settings and promote events where you can enjoy good beer. You can also take home a growler, or a keg for that matter, to enjoy with friends at parties and share with loved ones at home.
Involving those who are passionate about beer is one way we continually strive to improve our offerings. We welcome and appreciate any and all feedback from those who are kind enough to take the time to provide it. We also look to the craft beer fans in our community to come in and talk with us about their quest for flavor and quality. We invite members of our local homebrewer community to stop in and share their brewing adventures. Even if you aren’t a brewer but want to be around those of like mind, come on down! It is important to us that our beer meets the critical and popular standards of our neighbors for quality, tradition and innovation.
At Westminster Brewing Company we are truly “a community for good beer!”
“HIGH POINT, The Art of Showing Horses” travels to Westminster, Co for a celebratory opening during the Kentucky Derby weekend at the Westminster Brewing Company, May 2nd & 3rd. Wear your best Derby bonnet for a free beer and a chance to win prizes. We will award prizes for the “Derby Winner,” (best hat), & the “Daily Double,” (best themed hats worn by 2 people.)
The Westminster Brewing Company boasts a casual, friendly setting with a roomy bar area and a cozy conference room. In this venue, the artwork will have a special showcase with extensive wall space and a brand new hanging system. The artwork will hang throughout the brewery/gallery, with the conference room hosting Colorado Horsecare Foodbank founder, Julianna Lehman, the benefit silent auction, art reception food, and interactive art projects for 2014 “Year of the Horse.” Learn to fold a paper horse, (called Zhezi in China) and try your hand at Chinese brush painting.
Gather your friends, and call the Brewery to sign up for Saturday’s workshop, “Muse & Brews.” I will lead a workshop guiding you with tips and techniques to discovery your muse through found objects, as we watch the Kentucky Derby back stories and the big race while enjoying the Brewery’s exemplary craft beers.
7655 West 108th Avenue, Unit 600,Westminster, CO 80021
This art show is a benefit for the Colorado Horsecare Foodbank. There will be a silent auction with proceeds earmarked for the CHF. Additionally, 10% of all art sales will be donated to the CHF.
Imagine if you were faced with the prospect of losing your beloved equine companion because you could no longer afford to feed or care for him. We can’t imagine this either. Colorado Horsecare Foodbank™ was founded on the fundamental belief that our horses make our lives better, and they deserve to be treated with the utmost care and respect.
Families across Colorado are facing challenging financial circumstances. Whether it’s the loss of a job, reduced wages, or a health crisis—the impact has been enormous, especially on horse owners. Recent natural disasters, including fires and floods, had added to the challenges horse owners face.
Colorado Horsecare Foodbank, a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation, was formed to keep people and their horses together during difficult financial times by providing short-term grants for hay and grain.
As Marissa, my daughter was growing up, our family became active members of Grand Valley Pony Club of Western Colorado. I was the chapter’s Education Chairman and the Rocky Mountain Regional Treasurer. Though Marissa is now in college, I like to stay close to the Pony Club families. It was with sadness that I heard of the illness the Micah Montag, a pony club family member. I knew that I could help by bringing High Point to Grand Junction for a special benefit. Micah is 9 years old. He will turn 10 in April. He is known by the Grand Valley Pony Club as the boy with the sunny smile and friendly, fun-loving demeanor. When big sis, Emily attends Pony Club events, Micah is there to support her and the club. Micah plays baseball in the rookie league for Monument Little League. He also loves Legos and fishing. Micah was diagnosed with a brain tumor late last year. Since that time, he has made many trips to Denver for treatment. Currently, he is home in stable condition. He hopes to take a Make a Wish trip this spring.
“High Point,” the benefit art show will be held April 18 & 19 at the Horse in Sport, 215 Colorado Ave Grand Junction 970-263-0101 . On Friday, April 18th from 5-7 pm, the Grand Valley Pony Club will host a reception for “High Point,” with barn-themed treats aimed to please both horses and their riders. Available for sale will be 30 paintings, a small collection of sculpture, and blank card sets. 30% of sales of the artwork will be donated to Micah. Also, on Friday, Barb Haynie and I will offer 2 paintings for silent auction, with 100% of sales going to assist with Micah Montag’s medical expenses. The art show will continue through Saturday, April 19th. Tiger Adams, owner of the Horse in Sport is graciously opening her store for this benefit art show. She will forego all commission on art sales, so commission sales can be earmarked to help defray Micah Montag’s medical expenses.
Barb’s painting, “Best Birthday Present Ever” was created especially for this event’s silent auction. This heartwarming painting will touch the heart of any child who has longed for a horse, or any parent who made that dream come true. It is a 12″ X 16″ original acrylic painting, valued at $250, with an opening bid of $150.
I am offering the mixed media watercolor, “Heart Talk Tea,” which embodies the spirit of setting goals and following your dreams, a theme in keeping with this benefit art show. “Heart Talk Tea” measures 9″ X 12″; it is valued at $150 with an opening bid of $75. Early bids can be made by calling STACEY 970-270-4609. Please share this blog liberally with anyone who may be interested in bidding. Need not be present to bid.