April 1, 2019 | Uncategorized | No Comments

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the monthly Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant in both the Paquette and Diesslin Galleries on Thursday, April 11 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Joe Beakey and musician John Drew Petersen.

Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is a free monthly public gathering of those interested in knowing more about the local arts scene in a casual social setting. Anyone with information to share about upcoming creative and art-related events is encouraged to give a brief announcement. Attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves and may find new friends and collaborators at the “Mixer.” Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, great conversation, and music are always in abundance.  

Photographer Joe Beakey presents his show, Colorado and the Southwest. He has been a photographer for eight years and his work has been juried into several noteworthy regional and national shows. Joe’s photography focuses on unusual angles and lighting for his subjects. He strives to take landscape photographs that are unique and have beauty and color to them. As for his black and white photographs, he tries to have intense lines and shadows, making a somewhat bold look.

Joe is a native Coloradoan and Salida High graduate of the Class of ’61. He is retired Air Force after 26 years of service. Having lived in Tucson AZ for 26 years, he moved back to Colorado eight years ago where he’s lived in Greeley and Lake City and moved to Poncha Springs in early 2018.

Acoustic guitar instrumentalist John Drew Petersen has been touring Central Colorado with his unconventional “extended technique” approach for three years now. His third album, “Warble”, is in the studio and set for an early summer of 2019 release. Enjoy a live listen to some of the looping, partial capos, free harmonics, cross-hand playing, and altered tunings that keep folks coming out to hear his creative approach, reminiscent to some of the “Windham Hill” school of instrumental music. John Drew Petersen’s Performance Schedule link is: https://jdpmm.blogspot.com/2019/03/john-drew-petersen-2019-performance.html.

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