Artist in resident plans public events

Savannah Ashmore

Savannah Ashmore will host a series of events as the Mesa County Libraries 970West artist in residence through December.

Ashmore uses a variety of media in her artwork. She spent her childhood in Mesa County and became interested in art as a way to express what she observed in her surroundings — from the Colorado National Monument to blooming peach trees in the Palisade area. She graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in 2018 with  bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration.

Ashmore will offer weekly meet and greet sessions from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays through Dec. 17 at the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio located at 502 Ouray Ave. across from the central library in Grand Junction.

She will host an all-ages open art studio set for  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13
in the community room of the central library at 443 N. Sixth St. Participants will have an opportunity to experiment with different art supplies.

Teen-agers and adults may attend a presentation on handcrafted stationery set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the community room of the central library. Participants will use a variety of supplies and techniques to create stationery.

For more information about the artist in residence program, log on to the website located at

For more about  Ashmore, visit the website at