“Abstracting the Ordinary” will be a one-day workshop with well-known metro area painter Victoria Kwasinski, held by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. …
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“Abstracting the Ordinary” will be a one-day workshop with well-known metro area painter Victoria Kwasinski, held by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 5 at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. Kwazinski has exhibited nationally and internationally and taught throughout the metro area. This workshop will help an artist to draw inspiration from everyday objects one has on hand. Bring a sketchbook, pencil or charcoal sketchbook and paints. Registration required; see heritage-guild.com. (And note the HFAG exhibit “This is Colorado” at Colorado Gallery of the arts, Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, through Jan. 17. Closed Dec. 25-Jan. 2.)
Swing Shift, a part of the Highlands Ranch Concert Band, will present “Christmas Jazz,” a free concert, at 7 p.m. Jan 22 at Highlands Ranch Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road.
Stories On Stage will again collaborate with members of Buntport Theater Company for a program, “Typewriter Revolution,” at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Buntport challenges the digital paradigm with poems and mini-stories written on, by, or about typewriters … The public can contribute through Jan. 3. Visit one of the typewriters located at Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, or Park Hill Library, 4705 Montview Blvd., Denver, to type and submit your piece. Winning authors will receive two free tickets. Brian Colonna, Hannah Duggan, Erik Edborg, Erin Rollman and Samantha Schmitz are Buntport members. Tickets: $15-28, at storiesonstage.org or 303-494-0523, or at the door.
We recently received a call from Mary Ake, a longtime Littleton resident, who helped start the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum when Bemis Library was built. She reports that her son David, who some readers will remember with his camera at local events, is heading AP Global Photos from his home bases in Virginia and New York. (Mary is living in Montana near her daughter.) Good news!
Performance Now in 2019
“She Loves Me” opens Jan. 4 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, presented by Highlands Ranch-based Performance Now Theatre Company. Based on a play, “Parfumerie,” originally written by Hungarian playwright Niklos Lazlo in 1937, the American musical version by Joe Masterhoff, Sheldon Hanick and Jerry Bock stays popular and won awards in a 1993 Broadway revival. Bernie Cardell will direct, with music direction by Eric Weinstein and choreography be Kelly Van Oosbree. Performances run Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tickets: lakewood.org/CulturalCenter, 303-987-7845.
Lone Tree show
“Home for the Holidays,” a holiday variety show, plays Dec. 19-23 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. (Allow time to see an exhibit of works by the winners of this fall’s juried art exhibit.) Tickets: lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000.
Young operatic singers
The annual competition for operatic singers held by the Denver Lyric Opera Guild will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16 at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver. The event is free and open to the public, so opera fans might want to mark that new 2019 calendar now. Interested singers can visit: denverlyricoperaguild.org. Singers on a professional track can win some financial help for their journey, which involves travel for auditions as a career begins to take shape. Finals will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the sane address on March 30. 1 to 5 p.m. (Also free admission for an audience.) New members are welcome to this opera support group, There are monthly lunches with an opera-related program for members, who live throughout the metro area. See website above.
The long-running Germinal Stage will be in a new home with its presentation of “The Pinter Plays: Early Classic One-acts by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter” Jan. 4 to Feb. 2, 2019. The company will perform at the John Hand Theatre, 7653 East First Place, Denver (Lowry). Ed Baerlein, his wife Sally Diamond and Ginger Valone opened the original Germinal Stage at 1820 Market St., Denver, on Nov. 7, 1974. The company operated at 44th and Alcott for 25 years and has been in Westminster the past four years. In its 44 seasons, Germinal Stage has presented 260 plays in more than 4,300 performances to more than 283,000 audience members. Tickets: $17-$25, 303-455-7108, germinalstage.com.
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