Lugo exhibit in Santa Fe Arts District

Posted 8/6/10

Theresa Lugo of Parker will show new work in August at the Core New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, including abstracts called “Nightwing” …

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Lugo exhibit in Santa Fe Arts District


Theresa Lugo of Parker will show new work in August at the Core New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, including abstracts called “Nightwing” and “Dreamland.” An artists reception is planned for Aug. 21. Gallery hours: 12 to 6 p.m. Thursdays; 12 to 9 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. 303-397-8428. Lugo has always been interested in art, but along the way, served as a Marine until her first child arrived. Her exhibit is titled “No Guts No Glory.”

“How the West Was Sung!” will be presented by the Littleton Chorale at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Western favorites old and new are on the program. Special guest will be cowboy poet and songwriter Al “Doc” Mehl. Tickets: $14/$10, 12 and under free. or at the door.

Reminder: Call for artists: The 2010 Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale is accepting entries for the ninth annual show, scheduled Oct. 2-24 at Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. Deadline to enter this always-strong show is Aug. 20. Juror will be: artist/teacher Victoria Kwasinski. Categories: Oil, water media, pastels, mixed media, sculpture. Prizes estimated at $4,000. Entry application at:

“Colorado’s Best Bed and Breakfasts: 100 Unique Getaways” will be the topic for Highlands Ranch writer Tamra Monahan, who will talk about history and amenities of B & Bs across the state for the Highlands Ranch Historical Society at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. (Monahan is a familiar face at the Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover). Light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Admission is free. A call is appreciated so enough chairs are set up: 303-471-5611.

Colorado Center for the Blind, 2233 W. Shepperd Ave., Littleton, presents its annual benefit from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Center. “A Wild West Mystery” will be performed by the Adams Mystery Playhouse Players (and the audience) and there will be food, cash bar and live and silent auctions before the show. Tickets, $40, support the Center’s expanded children’s program. 303-778-1130 ext 214.

Mark the calendar: Queen City Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. The Littleton Rotary presents the event to benefit the interior restoration of Littleton’s historic Bemis House (home of Western Welcome Week Inc.) Appropriate timing since the 2010 theme for the 82nd WWW is “Honoring Our Heritage.” At 6:30 there will be a VIP reception with Hank Troy on piano. Tickets: $25 general admission concert only; $40 includes concert and VIP reception. 303-794-2787 x 5 or

New Orleans Pianist Tom McDermott will perform Ragtime, Cuban dances and New Orleans music for the Ragtime Society of Colorado at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Onofrio Piano Co., 1332 S. Broadway, Denver. Tickets: $20 at the door. Colleen Vander Hoek of Littleton is society president and contact for information, 303-979-4353.

Popular Colorado suspense author Stephen White has published a new Alan Gregory novel: “The Last Lie,” and will be appearing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver; at noon Aug. 21 at Murder By the Book, 1574 S. Pearl St., Denver; 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23 at Colorado Chautauqua Assn., Boulder.

“A Tribute to Joni Mitchell” will be performed by vocalist Margueritte Junemann and saxophonist Lynn Baker at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 at Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia. A $60 ticket includes castle tour, buffet dinner, concert and dessert and coffee with the musicians. For reservations: call 303-688-4600. Information:

“Topeng Pajegan of Bali,” will be presented by Gamelan Tunas Mekar orchestra at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 28 at Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia. Topeng of Bali is a masked drama dating back to the 9th century, with a single actor donning masks to tell a story. The orchestra performs indigenous music of Bali, Indonesia. Tickets: $55 adults/$20 children include castle tour, Indonesian buffet dinner, concert, dessert and coffee with performers. For reservations: 303-688-4600. Information: * Also a repeat of Rene Heredia’s Gypsy Flamenco, which sold out earlier this summer, is scheduled for 5:30 Aug. 29. (We don’t have ticket information yet).

“Sophisticated Sorcery: Four magicians in one show!” will be Aug. 13 at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Tickets: $20. Family entertainment. 303-660-6799,

The Wildlife Experience will host its annual Art and Ale Brew Festival from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria (at Lincoln Avenue), Parker. More than 50 vendors — brewers and restaurants — will be on hand with samples. Music by Flock of Beagles. Snack, sip and enjoy the art. Tickets: $45 individual; $80 couple$35 individual members; $139 package with hotel at Courtyard Marriott and free shuttle, 2 Art and Ale tickets, breakfast… 720-488-3344,; hotel package, 720-895-0160. For 21 and over.

The 2nd Ever Banjola Festival celebrates a Colorado born and built instrument that combines qualities of mandolin, banjo and guitar. The banjola was created by Denver luthier Edward Victor Dick. It will be held Aug. 21 at Willow Farm, Longmont. See for details. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 day of show, 12 and under free. Foods and beverage available for purchase.

“Two Potters Revisited,” the handsome show of ceramic art at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, ends on Aug. 22. Macy Dorf, Larry Paul Wright and Frank Gray all worked and sold their wares at the Main Street shop, which opened in 1967 and closed in 2005, a Main Street fixture that sparked development. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission free. 303-795-3950.

“Charles Deas and 1840s America” opens Aug. 21 at the Denver Art Museum and will be on view through Nov. 28. The first retrospective of the western artist’s work will include more than 45 paintings and works on paper. DAM is at 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver., 720-865-5000.

Antique Row is celebrating completion of seemingly endless Broadway construction with a “Better Broadway Bash” Aug. 20-22 with various planned events: free appraisals at designated shops, sidewalk sales, music, antique cars, vintage scooters, stilt walkers, a marching band, Victorian circus act, $1,000 gift certificate and more. Free and open to the public. Organized by Dana Cain of Littleton.

The North American Sculpture exhibit runs through Aug. 29 at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. Near the entrance is a whimsical pink Cadillac piece by David and Leah Wicks, formerly of Littleton, that speaks of the 50s. 303-279-3922. Jurors were Lawrence Argent and John McEnroe. A SCFD Family Free Day is Aug. 21. Otherwise admission is $5/$3. 303-279-3922.

“The Domino Effect” is a new juvenile fiction book by Highlands Ranch author Debbie Bailey, who “loves to write stories to help children and adults think about their daily choices.” Young Faith Moore observes the Domino Effect when her brother moves the chair from beneath her and knocks over her bookshelf… Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises.

Two Arapahoe County teen musicians who are on a track to professional performance training will be featured in a showcase concert of classical solo works by the Young Musicians Foundation at 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at Hamilton Hall in the Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. University of Denver. They are harpist Emily Levin, 19, of Centennial, who attends the University of Indiana, and 15 year old pianist Joseph Eisele, a Cherry Creek High School sophomore. Also on the program: violinist Rebecca Durham, a Julliard student, and pianist Yale Work.Admission is via a donation ($!0/$8/$6 suggested).

The Lone Tree Symphony, directed by Jacinda Bouton, will hold auditions in August for string players, percussionists and principal clarinet. For information about requirements and audition appointment, call Lisa Selby, personnel director, 303-726-9799 or e-mail

Istari World Percussion brings drumming from Africa, the Middle East, South America and the Caribbean, a Passport to Culture event at 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10259 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree. $1 at the door. 303-708-3513.

Western Welcome Week events continue through Aug. 22, with multiple events each day. Look for the light blue brochures at businesses, the library, etc. with a complete schedule. The Sidewalk Art and Crafts Show and Grand Parade are Aug. 21 and the Reunion/Old Timers Luncheon on Sunday, Aug. 22.

Call for artists: Tri Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake is accepting entries through Aug. 14 for the First Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Festival (Sept. 24-26). See (Also scheduled: Quick Draw; Taste of Palmer Lake; Harvest Ball, Bluegrass and Barbecue. Information:

The Mile High Music Festival will be Aug. 14-15 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, headlined by the Dave Matthews Band. See for schedules, vendors, map and more; for tickets. The 14-foot-tall Annubis will represent King Tut at the Festival. Look for him!

Note to all Hinkley High School Alumni from ACC’s Marsha Wooley: “Do It Again,” a documentary by Mark Penn of musicals staged at the school, in the Broadway tradition, nearly 40 years ago by teachers Mel Harp and Kathleen Hayes, narrated by opera singer alum Janice Hall, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Hinkley High School, 1250 Chambers Road, Aurora. The event is free and open to all cast, crew and orchestra alumni of “Camelot,” “Hello Dolly,” “Music Man” and “Man of La Mancha.” Anyone who loves musicals is welcome. Information: Questions?

Littleton Symphony, directed by Jurgen deLemos, will hold auditions during July and August for string players and Second Trumpet. There are required trumpet excerpts and audition requirements for strings. Call for information and appointment: 303-989-4727 or contact


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