First Friday Reception: “Ekphrasis”

“EKPHRASIS,” First Friday art event, 6–8 p.m. May 1, Colorado Canyons Gallery and Gifts, 623 Main St., slide show presentation and poetry reading with CMU professor of English Jennifer Hancock, Ridgway poet Kierstin Bridger and Grand Junction poet and artist Wendy Videlock, learn about the work of art that fuses visual and literary arts, music by The Palmas Duo flamenco guitarists, ccgal.com, 314-2054.