Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chalice Arts Update

Seance                                                             © by Ruth Zachary

Chalice Arts has been active since the last post, but this blog has not been active. Most notices of activities by Chalice Arts have been posted on the regular Unitarian-Universalist Church of Greeley
web site.

The coordinator who previously managed this blog has had numerous computer problems. It is not certain whether this blog site will  continue, as changes made by Google have resulted in Ruth Zachary's personal blogs being attached to this Chalice Arts blog address. Ultimately the Chalice Arts blog will probably need to be reassigned to a different address, if someone new can continue it.
Ruth Zachary.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Children's Art Exhibit and Story Tellers Program

One drawing submitted for the Children's Art Exhibit in August, 2012 

CHILDREN OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO ENJOY  Children’s Art and Storytelling on First Friday, August 3 from 5 to 8 pm.. Chalice Arts Exhibit continues through Sept  7. Refreshment table.Storytelling by various readers from 7 to 7:30pm. Unitarian-Universalist Church of Greeley,  929 15th St and 10th Ave., Greeley, CO. 80631.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sci-fi and Fantasy Art

Natalie Cutrufello Presents: “Sci-fi and Fantasy Art for the Escapist at Heart.”
This graphic artist will exhibit her work in a one-person show at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Greeley on First Fridays, June 1 and also July 6. Please view the art between 5 and 7 pm . Ms Cutrufello will talk about her work at 7 pm. The public  is encouraged to attend the artist’s reception.
         She explained she will speak “ about what my art means to me and why I gravitate towards certain subject matter. Art, to me, has to tell a story. Life is already full of hardships, so I'd rather address those hardships in settings that are fantastic, and instead of gritty realism, embrace vibrant colors to make even the worst problem seem like a fun adventure."
         The exhibit will  be on display at 929 15th St. and 10th Ave., Unitarian-Universalist Church of Greeley. It will continue through July 29. Open also  Sundays 10:30 to Noon.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Artes de la Caliz

You are cordially invited to Artes de la Caliz, featuring local artists who will display paintings, photographs and poetry  with a Latino flair.   Please enjoy the exhibit from 5:00-7:00 pm. First Friday, May 4, 2010  5:00-8:00 pm. Also open Sundays 10:30-noon.  Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley at 929 15th St and 10th Av, Greeley, CO.  80631.

At 7:00-8:00 pm.  Orgulllo Latina Ballet Folklorico will delight you with their dancing.  This dance group is  family oriented and  taught free of charge for ages from 7 on up by Teresa McNeill and America McNeill Jimenez.  Please come and enjoy this family oriented event.  Light snacks will be served. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


One Survivor Remembers,” A 38 minute video, will start at 7:00 pm and be introduced by Dr. Barry Rothaus Professor Emeritus, University of Northern Colorado.  He will give a short history of the Holocaust Memorial Observances held in Greeley for over 30 years.

Open to the public, April 6, 5:00-8:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley 929 15th St. and 10th Ave. 

A  poster display depicting the History, Liberation, Justice and Accountability of the Holocaust, will be open for viewing from 5-7 pm. The Poster display will also be open Sundays in April, 10am-Noon.

Music and short videos titled Why We Remember the Holocaust, Defying Genocide and animated historical maps will be played repeatedly in the first part of the evening. 

April 6 is Passover, and Refreshments for the evening will include some traditional foods and treats often served at Passover. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012


© Bonnie White,                                                    Brown and Blue Needlepoint Rug.

Bonnie White will show her needlepoint tapestry rugs and purses as the featured  attraction in  a group exhibit of various kinds of needlework, to be showcased at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Greeley at 929 15th and 10th Ave. The opening reception for the exhibit will be on March 2 from 5-8 pm. continuing through March 25. The visual artists will be available between 5 and 6:30 pm to speak with the public. Jonathon Hofmann will perform at the Piano from 7 through 8 pm. The exhibit will also be open from 10:30 to noon on Sundays. Sponsored by Chalice Arts.


Sewing, crocheting, knitting, and tatting were the kinds of handiwork we did during the years of growing up my the Ohio home and visiting Pontiac, Michigan, where my mother’s  parents lived and I visited each Summer. 

Yes, there was cooking and cleaning too.  But when the weather was hot in the 1930’s,  no air conditioning was available, although a fan was used now and then.  We would use the porch to sit and do fabricating work.. 

My Grandmother and Great Grandmother would be busy with their needles while nearby I might be under a tree with numerous different sized dolls making clothes out of the materials that Grammie would pick up from the yard goods department.  These were good sized left over strips from the bolts of yard goods sold.  

One day she took me aside to show me how to embroider. She had purchased several squares of bonnet girls to do. I loved this, as it was like painting and when they were all done, Grammie took them and made a quilt for my twin bed. 

Mother showed me how to knit, but that was not artistic enough for me even though I marveled at all the argyle knitting she was doing. She showed me crotcheting and that was worse, as it was too slow. My Grandmother was very disappointed when I showed the same kind of interest in tatting, as it was slower yet.  One day in a department store, women were in a class doing needle point and as I watched I became interested, and thought I can do that, and took off doing needlepoint, and I have been working with tapestry type projects ever since.

The small purses (Moonbags) were needlepoint projects that I could take with me when we were taking trips by airplane, and then we purchased an RV, the larger pieces could be done while traveling around the country. Those were the days -not to be done again.

                                             Bonnie White

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

UNVEILED, A Benefit Art Exhibit and Silent Auction

Soraya's Photo ©

Unveiled, an art exhibit and silent auction of donated art works will be on display from January 28th through February 26th when bids for the art may be made, at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Greeley, 929 15th St and 10th Ave.  The exhibit is a cooperative effort between V-Day and Chalice Arts to benefit SAVA (Sexual Assault Victim's Advocate)  and V-Day of Greeley.

The reception and Open house will take place on February 3,  First Friday from 5 to 8 pm. Refreshments will be provided by Cocoa Camellia and Chalice Arts. Art may contain adult content.

The exhibit may also be seen on January 28th,  at 2 pm, during a V-Day documentary, "Until the Violence Stops" It can also be visited on Sundays during church at 10:30 am to noon.

V-Day the group produces different versions of Vagina Monologues each year, and other events to raise money to support SAVA. Several events will take place throughout  January and February. The Vagina Monologues will staged on Feb. 17th at 7 pm and Feb. 18th at 2 pm and 7 pm. also at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley. 

Questions or comments about the events may be directed to Mariah at

The image shown above is the copy right © of the artist.