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Weekend in the West benefits Mount Evans Home Health and Hospice

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The 5th annual Weekend in the West Art Show and Auction showcasing 52 top-tier painters and sculptors gathered from across the Mountain West, giving art-lovers a rare opportunity to watch those talents at work and take home a masterpiece created before their very eyes.

Evergreen Fine Art hosts the event with a portion of this year's proceeds going to Mount Evans Hospice and Home Health Care. 

The weekend event began with a Western-style Gala reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26, featuring food, drink, and live music by cowboy laureate Dean Himes.  Photos above are from that part of the event; photos below are from the Quickdraw event on Saturday where artists had 90 minutes to produce an original piece of work which was then auctioned off at a champagne brunch immediately after the deadline.

 

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Music Festival on the 4th moves to Buchanan Park, expands lineup

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The 26th Annual Evergreen Music Festival, Evergreen's premiere July 4th Patriotic Music Extravaganza features the best in entertainment! The festival has moved to Buchanan Park at 1520 Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439, so come one, come all and listen to the best line-up Evergreen has ever seen and heard on July 4th!

Celebrate our veterans and active military with cannon fire during the Denver Brass rendition of the 1776 Overture.

The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra kicks off the lineup at 10 am followed by the Frangelo Jazz Quintet, a circus performance, Katie Glassman & Snapshot and the Queen City Jazz Band with Ladies & Gentlemen.  Then there's The Denver Brass with Celtic Colorado Pipes & Drums and Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers, First Colorado Independent Battery.

The 3eatles and Hazel Miller are new to the stage starting at 5 pm!

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Meet Schaunon Gilman

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Always with a smile and a twinkle in her eye, you have to wonder how Schaunon Gilman can always maintain her upbeat attitude. She's figured out the trick: "I work very hard at just being," she said. "I try to remain flexible." That approach to life has served her well.

Born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Schaunon worked out of high school. She owned a secretarial/answering service and managed a temporary personnel business.

Her husband, Mark and she had dated in high school, but they went their separate ways. Eight years later they reconnected and were married six months later. Her son, Christopher, was five at the time.

They moved to Colorado and were living in a rental house. “We knew we needed equity, so we built our home.” After some “odd jobs here and there,” and the arrival of their daughters, Schyler and Sierra, she made her next flexible move. “Mark had purchased some property, so I got my real estate license.” Schaunon had been in real estate for a year, “when people approached me to ‘just put me on the Multiple Listing Book.’ So, I figured out how to do that, and Broker Direct was born. While she continues to aid the hearty souls that want to do it themselves, she also continues to do full-service realtor work through Fathom Realty.