Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Merfeld’

Brookwood Gallery Winter Show

December 4, 2008

The Brookwood Gallery in Westcliffe held an opening last weekend for its Winter Show Nov. 29- Dec. 31 . The show features paintings in oil and pastel by artists Gerald Merfeld (kneeling at left) and Lorie Merfeld-Batson (center), as well as photography by Elizabeth Merfeld (right). The gallery itself is a beautiful setting, and the artwork is fantastic.

News comes this week that Cox Enterprises is seeking to sell the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel and Scripps wants to sell the Rocky Mountain News, along with its share in tens of millions in operating debt. It will be interesting to see how many people line up to buy those two fossils of the media business. Meanwhile Gannett is reportedly laying off 2,000 workers, and Editor and Publisher reports than several cities will be without a newspaper as soon as 2010.

Recently I had the opportunity to watch the movie “Comes a Horseman,” which was filmed in the Wet Mountain Valley and starred James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards and, my favorite, Richard Farnsworth. My renewed interest in photography, especially what I call “livestock scenics,” have brought into focus the dramatic changes that have occured in this area since the movie was filmed in 1978. The film simply could not be made now due to the number of houses, roads and other development features such as radio towers, power lines, signs, etc. Recently I took a photo with my digital camera using the LCD screen. I thought I had a great scenic until I got it home to the computer and found there was a huge trophy home spoiling the scene.

Phil Maffetone has expanded his article “Wheat: The Shaft of LIfe.” In this piece he explains the many health problems associated with eating wheat products (including things like bread, bagels, and other things made with wheat flour). These include increased body fat production, decreased mineral absorption, possible links to depression, osteoporosis and chronic diseases. Check it out by becoming a member at