Mesa County Libraries take bold steps forward in 2016

By Joseph Sanchez, Director, Mesa County Libraries In 2016, Mesa County Libraries expanded what it means to be a library. From the opening of the 970West Studio to the introduction of an innovative new app, Mesa County Libraries are creating new and different ways to help local residents learn, discover, create, and connect with one another. […]

New 970West Studio Artist in Residence to present variety of workshops

Emmi Hall, a graphic designer with a strong interest in education and artistic expression, is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio Artist in Residence. During her residency – which lasts from Jan. 9 through April 24, 2017 – Hall will present a variety of workshops and activities for all ages. Hall recently graduated from […]

Applications accepted for 970West Artist in Residence spots in 2017

Mesa County Libraries are accepting applications now through Nov. 11, 2016, for openings in the 970West Studio Artist in Residence program for 2017. The 970West Studio Artist in Residence program is open to artists 18 and older who reside in Mesa County. Artists in a variety of mediums are considered. The program will accept three […]

Guest Post: Jessica Scriver

The following is a guest post from Jessica Scriver. Jessica is the first artist selected for the Artist In Residence program for 2016 with her quarter running from April 1 through June 29, 2016.  I guarantee this is the cutest thing you’ll see all day! Also, be sure to tune in to KAFM (88.1) this […]

Guest Post: Artist in Residence Jessica Scriver

The following is a guest post from Jessica Scriver. Jessica is the first artist selected for the Artist In Residence program for 2016 with her quarter running from April 1 through June 29, 2016. Jessica is fascinated by the desert landscape and irrigation systems that allow things to grow. In her new series of encaustic […]

Calling all artists! Apply now for 970West Studio Artist in Residence

Artists in Mesa County are invited to apply for one of three Artist in Residence spots available during 2016 in the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio. The entry deadline is Feb. 26, and applications may be submitted online at mesacountylibraries.org. Artists 18 and older who live in Mesa County are eligible to apply. Artists may […]

Construction continues on 970West Studio

  The Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio building is taking shape at Fifth Street and Ouray Avenue, across from the Central Library in Grand Junction. Inside, framing reveals the layout of various features, such as the recording studio, the control room, and the artist-in-residence work space. The building will have a main hallway “spine,” similar […]

New Wildlife and Rock Art Added to 970West Digital Collection

More than 50 new images were added recently to the 970West Digital Collection.  The latest additions include wildlife images from Vic Schendel and regional rock art from Randy Langstraat. The Mesa County Libraries 970West Digital Collection visually captures the unique aspects of life in western Colorado. Photos, videos, artwork, and other elements in this constantly […]

New Videos Added to Veterans Remember Project

As part of our 970West Digital Collection, the Veterans Remember Project seeks to collect and document the memories, thoughts, and experiences of U.S. military veterans who live in Mesa County.  New accounts of WWII experiences by local residents Guido Bagett and Elbert Floyd have been added to our collection.  View all videos on our Veterans […]