Native American artists featured

Posted 8/14/09

“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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Native American artists featured


“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,

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, 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, 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. ( No child is denied treatment. Tickets: $125, 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 . 303-795-3961.

“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 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. Thursdays. 303-964-3634.

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 website.

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 or call 303-331-2667, 303-832-1491.

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: 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 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, for information, for appointment, 303-989-4727 or

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 Information: 303-795-3720.

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 Bring a picnic and a blanket.

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,

“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, 303-691-2790.

“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,

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, 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 Fe Drive).


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