“Threshold” by Marie Watt is included in “Currents: Native American Forces in Contemporary Art” at the Center for Visual Art, 1734 Wazee St., …
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“Threshold” by Marie Watt is included in “Currents: Native
American Forces in Contemporary Art” at the Center for Visual Art,
1734 Wazee St., Denver Aug. 27 through Nov. 7. The exhibit presents
work by seven contemporary Native American artists engaged in a
cross-cultural dialogue in a wide range of expression. Artists:
Norman Akers, Nicholas Galanin, Jeffrey Gibson, Jaune Quick-To-See
Smith, Marie Watt, Will Wilson, Melanie Yazzie. Related events:
Aug. 27, 6 to 7 p.m: Gallery talk with Galanin and Yazzie; Sept.
10, 6 to 8 p.m. Panel, “Flow: Past, Present and Future.” Gallery
hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 5 p.m.
Saturdays. Admission free. 303-294-5207, www.metrostateCVA.org.
A string quartet from the Castle Rock Orchestra played before
and after the opening performance of “Fantasticks” at Town Hall
Arts Center on Aug. 16, arranged by director Matthew Rose, who
serves on the Littleton Community Music Association board. We are
always pleased to see such artistic collaboration, and feel it
should increase, offering added exposure for all concerned— cross
marketing is good. The delightful production was a joint project of
LCMA’s Ovation Players and Littleton’s Main Street Players.
A “Fiasco” mini-reunion for former cast and crew members, during
its 25 year run, is planned on Sept. 5 in the back room at the Old
Mill Brewery, 5798 S. Rapp St., Downtown Littleton. Time: 11:47 to
2:59 p.m. Lunch and drinks on your own. Conversation: free! Please
reply to Ken Martin, 12923 W. Prospect Drive, Sun City, AZ 85375,
623-544-2812, email@example.com. This gathering
will coincide with the Sept. 4 dedication of the Jack I. Moore
memorial sculpture on Sept. 4.
“Improv Under the Stars” with Impulse Theatre will be held in a
tent at Colorado Center for the Blind, 2233 W. Shepperd Ave. from 7
to 10 p.m. Aug. 29, a fundraiser for the center. Entertainment,
refreshments, cash bar, silent and live auction. Tickets cost $40
in advance and $45 at the door. 303-778-1130 x 214 or e-mail
Susan Montague, a watercolor painter who grew up in Littleton,
has opened a studio at 5723 S. Prince St., Downtown Littleton.
Downtown Littleton’s Annual Sidewalk Sale will be held 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 with more than 30 merchants on Main, Alamo and
side streets offering summer clearance, raffles and more … For
information, Peggy Cooper at Details, 303-703-3884.
Reminder to painters: Plein air artist Susiehyer will conduct a
workshop on Aug. 31 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St.,
Littleton. Registration, $75. 303-794-3950.
Holly Collins has moved her Adventures in Dance studio upstairs
at the east end of the Woodlawn Center at 1500 W. Littleton Blvd.,
above the former Fox Woodlawn Theatre. She would like to hear
memories of the theater from folks who attended Saturday movies
there from the mid-50s to mid 70s. www.adventuresin dance.com, 720-276-0562.
The Denver Modernism Show repeats Aug. 28, 29, 30, organized by
promoter Dana Cain of Littleton at the National Western Complex.
Cain expects double the number of booths she hosted last year and a
Sunday post-Atomic Car Show. Artist SHAG from Los Angeles will jury
the art show and give slide talks; Richard Cheese and Lounge
Against the Machine will convert any music to lounge fare (the Tiki
Lounge runs all three days); Charles Phoenix has a new slide show,
“Denverland” and Matt Locke of HGTV will talk. Information:
Hours: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 Friday preview; $5 Saturday; $8 Sunday.
Kids 12 and under admitted free.
Ragtime pianist Tom McDermott will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at
Onofrio Piano Company, 1332 S. Broadway, Denver, presented by the
Ragtime Society of Colorado. Colleen Vander Hoek of Littleton is
society president. McDermott has played with jazz bands, including
Dukes of Dixieland and performed internationally. His compositions
draw on many sources. Tickets: $20, $15 members.
The Second Annual St. Jude Songwriters Supper Gala Event will be
6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Polson Barn, 5201 Manhart St. (Hwy 67) in
Sedalia. Dress: Casual elegance-boots encouraged. Cocktails, silent
auction, dinner, live auction, entertainment recognizing famous
songwriters. All proceeds go to the nationally famous St. Jude
Childrens Research Hospital which cares for children from across
the nation with catastrophic diseases. (www.stjude.org.) No child
is denied treatment. Tickets: $125, www.stjude.org/songwriterssupper
or call 303-377-9987, 1-800-287-3695.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Grenwood Village
features Larry Miller Aug. 21, 22 and Greg Proops Aug. 28, 29.
Miller was an animated voice in Jerry Seinfeld’s recent “Bee Movie”
and worked with Christopher Guest’s films. Proops is known for
appearances on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and other comedy TV
shows. Tickets for both cost $25 and shows are at 7:30 and 9:30
p.m. Fridays; 7 and 9:30 Saturdays. 21 and up. 720-274-6800,
“Medicare Made Simple” at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at Bemis Library, 6014
S. Datura St., Littleton, will discuss open enrollment periods,
what’s covered, prescription drug coverage and Medicare
supplements. Presented by the Women’s Financial Network .
“Kooza” one of Cirque de Soliel’s traveling performances, will
open in Denver today, Aug. 20, in the Gran Chapiteau (giant tent)
at the Pepsi Center. Performance times vary and ticket prices range
from $35 to $215. See www.cirquedusoliel.com. Kooza
is closer to traditional circus with acrobats and clowning.
Photojournalist Dominick Chavez’ work will be exhibited Aug. 24
through Oct. 2 in the O’Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis
University.Chavez holds a Metropolitan State degree and worked for
the Denver Post in the mid-’90s, then went to the Boston Globe.
Since leaving the Globe, the award-winning photographer has focused
on world health issues. An artists reception will be 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Sept. 8, and a gallery talk will be at 7 p.m. that evening. Gallery
hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 2 to 4 p.m.
Call for artists:
Colorado Artists Guild (founded in 1928) invites submissions to
its 14th Annual Artists of Colorado Juried Exhibition Oct. 16 to
Dec. 5 at eventgallery 910Arts, 910 Santa Fe Drive, Denver.
Deadline for entries is Friday, Sept. 12 (CD deadline —not
postmark!) Digital images only. $35 for maximum of three works. Any
2 or 3 dimensional fine art media. Juror Michael Ome Unteidt. $3000
in prize money. Download prospectus at the Colorado Artists Guild’s
Harmony, a Colorado Chorale, Denver’s gay, bi-sexual, lesbian,
trans-gendered and straight chorale has started rehearsals for a
holiday concert and invites prospective members. No auditions,
all-inclusive. Rehearsals are 7 to 9:30 Mondays at Epiphany
Lutheran Church, 790 S. Corona St., Denver. Visit www.harmonychorale.org or call
The City of Lone Tree’s 8th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale is
scheduled Oct. 17 to 31 at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel
invites entries. Categories include: oil, pastels, water media,
sculpture and mixed media. The juror is Jennie Kiessling Michler, a
practicing artist who teaches at Front Range Community College,
Larimer. The prospectus has been mailed to previous participants
and is available online: www.cityoflonetree.com/artexhibition.
Deadline is Sept. 4. Only digital entries accepted. Mail to: City
of Lone Tree, Art Exhibition, 9220 Kimmer Dr., Suite 100, Lone
Tree, Colo. 80124. Approximately $4000 will be awarded.
The Littleton Youth Symphony, Sarah Richardson, Artistic
Director, announces fall auditions for new students on Aug. 31 at 5
p.m., at Littleton First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton
Blvd. Openings for string players in Chamber Orchestra, Training
Orchestra, and the new Intermediate Orchestra. (LYS also accepts
adult beginners). Call 303-800-4LYS for information and to schedule
an appointment. Visit www.littletonyouthsymphony.org
to download application form.
Littleton Symphony has openings for assistant concertmaster and
Tuba player. Auditions to be held in August. Contact for required
passages to be played (or visit www.littletonsymphony.org),
for information, for appointment, 303-989-4727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photographers, amateur and professional, are invited to enter
the City of Littleton’s 2010 Calendar photo contest. Entries are
due Sept. 18. Images must be shot within the city limits. The
Littleton Fine Arts Committee will judge. A signed release, to
accompany each image, is at www.littletongov.org.
The Highlands Ranch Concert Band’s Swing Shift Jazz Ensemble
will perform the HRCB’s last free summer concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 22
at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. For
more information about the band, and potential membership if you’re
one of those with a horn gathering dust on the shelf, visit
www.hrcb.org. Bring a picnic and
Littleton Jazz Festival tickets are available now at Town Hall
Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Downtown Littleton, for the event
scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 28. Performers featured:
Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine; Ellyn Rucker Quartet, with Rich
Chiaraluce; Keith Oxman Quartet and the Metropolitan Jazz
Orchestra. Tickets cost $25, 303-794-2787, www.townhallartscenter.com.
“Rainbow of Roses” is the Denver Rose Society’s Annual Rose
Show, scheduled 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Malley Center, 3380
S. Lincoln St., Englewood. The public is welcome to bring their
roses for show (7:30 to 9 a.m.) Consulting Rosarians will be
available, as well as information on membership and more. See
“Get to Know Your Feathered Neighbors” is the Go Wild program
for kids and families from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 22 at Audubon Nature
Center, 4.4 miles south from C-470 on Wadsworth Boulevard and left
on Waterton Road into parking lot. Cost: $4, members free.
Pre-register please, 303-973-9530, email@example.com.
Gamaelan Tunas Mekar presents “Sketches of Bali in Music and
Dance” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Cherokee Ranch and Castle. A ticket
includes castle tour, cash bar, Indonesian buffet supper prior to
the concert, dessert and coffee with the musicians following the
performance in a tent on the castle veranda. Tickets: $60 www.cherokeeranch.org,
303-688-4600, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays or leave name and phone
number for callback next business day. The castle is at 6113 N.
Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, a short jog east of Highway 85 (Santa
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