Ghosh sculpture dresses up Sioux Falls

Column by Sonya Ellingboe

Posted 7/8/11

“Red Dress” by Shohini Ghosh was installed in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D., for its annual Sculpture Walk, a program to make the downtown more …

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Ghosh sculpture dresses up Sioux Falls

Column by Sonya Ellingboe


“Red Dress” by Shohini Ghosh was installed in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D., for its annual Sculpture Walk, a program to make the downtown more appealing.

This is her third year of participation in the show. The bronze sculpture by Ghosh, of Highlands Ranch, is a dancing figure with arms in the air and dress swirling, illustrating her combination of naturalistic style and a more structured Impressionist style called Synthetism. Ghosh will be in China this summer completing a commission in a new sculpture park.

Families will want to attend the Arapahoe County Fair, July 20 to 24, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora. General admission: $5, $10, free for those under 36 inches tall. Fireworks July 22, 23. Concerts, rodeo, carnival, entertainment, exhibits, animals and all the traditional fair activities. 303-795-4955, or see schedule online.

A Renaissance Guild is being performed to support the Parker Arts and Cultural Center. A preliminary meeting was July 13, but those interested in details can contact Michael Schlut, or 303-805-3367. The PACE Center has announced its 2011-2012 inaugural season, beginning with the light show “Luma” on Oct. 28 and 29 and continuing with a variety of performances by local, national and international artists. Season tickets for the inaugural season will be on sale in August at

“Cities of Splendor: a Journey Through Renaissance Italy” ends July 31 at Denver Art Museum, a beautifully staged visit to several famous cities which relates art and items. See for information.

A new event, The Denver County Fair, is being organized by Dana Cain of Littleton on July 28 to 30 at the National Western Stock Show Complex. (Land was purchased for a county fair in the 1800s, but plans were interrupted by the Civil War and were never resumed.) There will be an emphasis on urban farming, homemade arts and crafts in 10 connected pavilions. Entertainment includes DEVO on July 30, with help from Barry Fey. Tickets are available online at

Kate Chenry Tweedy, of Centennial, will present a program for the Highlands Ranch Historical Society at 7 p.m. July 18 at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road., Highlands Ranch. Tweedy’s mother, Penny Chenry Tweedy was owner of the triple champion race horse Secretariat and subject of a recent film. Kate will show film of the Triple Crown-winning race and discuss filming of the movie. Her book will be available for purchase. Guests are welcome. Light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. 303-471-5611.

Littleton Symphony Orchestra has openings for: Assistant Concertmaster, Assistant Principal Second Violin and all string sections. The all-volunteer orchestra is conducted by Jurgen deLemos. Auditions in August, by appointment. Call Bobbi Jones, 303-989-4727.

These United States will perform at 9 p.m. July 28 at Moe’s Original Barbecue, 3295 S. Broadway, Englewood. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at the door.: http://bit.lylkBHCX. 16 and over.

Donna Martin of Greater Castle Rock Art Guild will have a youth class on collage techniques from noon to 2:30 p.m. July 30 at the Imagine Art Center (formerly Duke’s Restaurant). Classes are geared for ages 12 and under. Charge: $5 for first child in a family and $10 for others. Contact P J Lenorovitz, 303-979-8403 or

The Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants Inaugural Turkey Leg and Wine Hoedown happens from 5 to 11 p.m. July 16 at Reinke Brothers, 5663 S. Prince St., Downtown Littleton. Food: deep fried turkey legs, corn, EZMac and pecan pie on a stick for $12 or individually priced items will be available, plus beer, wine and soft drinks. Activities include fake cow poop toss and the Mississippi River for kids. There also will be an opportunity to buy live chickens and pygmy goats, should that fill a need! Daisy Dukes attire is suggested for women and bib overalls with no shirt for men. For information, 303-795-5006.

The Parker Writer’s Group will meet on July 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Parker Library to discuss “Possibilities in Poetry” with member Susan Rocco-McKeel. No reservations needed. All writers welcome.

The Parker Arts Council continues its Literature to Live series with a production of J.R.R.Tolkein’s “The Hobbit” July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 at Highlands Ranch High School auditorium. Barb Dignan, HRHS drama teacher, is directing. Tickets; $10 at

“The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Anderson receives a new telling in a new musical with book by Town Hall’s Pam Clifton and music by Trevor Rutkowski. Directed by Robert Michael Sanders, with musical direction by Ellen Shamas-Brandt, the piece will be performed by students from THAC’s summer play production camp. Performances: 10 a.m. July 19, 20, 21, 22 ($5); 7 p.m. July 22, 23 ($10). 303-794-2787 x 5.


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