Paintings portray street scenes, architecture

Column by Sonya Ellingboe

Posted 8/5/11

Architect Alan Zeigel studied watercolor at CU in addition to his professional courses and has painted images of architecture and street scenes in …

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Paintings portray street scenes, architecture

Column by Sonya Ellingboe


Architect Alan Zeigel studied watercolor at CU in addition to his professional courses and has painted images of architecture and street scenes in his world travels.

He has since studied at the Denver Art Students League and elsewhere and is a member of the Colorado Watercolor Society. His work will be at Common Grounds, 871 Englewood Parkway, through August. Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until 9 p.m. Thursdays, when live music is presented.

Pianist Hank Troy will perform a program of Ragtime and folk tunes at 7 p. m. August 13 at Onofrio Music, 1332 S. Broadway, Denver, presented by the Ragtime Society of Colorado. Colleen Vander Hoek of Littleton is society president and information source, 303-979-4353. Tickets: $20/ $15 members.

The Littleton Chorale’s Western Welcome Week concert, “Across the Wide Missouri,” will feature Al “Doc” Mehl, cowboy singer and songwriter, at its 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20 concerts at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. The chorale will sing campfire and cowboy songs, Broadway hits, and popular country and western tunes. Tickets: $15/$12. Children 12 and under free., 303-973-9593.

The Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Design and Build summer interns will introduce their installation, “Light Project,” with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Englewood Sculpture Garden, by the Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Refreshments and DJ music. The MOA feature show, “Light Supply,” will be open in the indoor gallery on the second floor of the Civic Center. It’s a “don’t miss.” 303-806-0444.

The Parker Writers Group hosts Douglas County Coroner Lora Thomas and Chief Deputy Coroner Chris Herndon in a program called “It’s Not CSI…It’s How It’s Really Done!” for writers who want to include an authentic murder investigation in their work. The group meets at 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads Drive, Parker, meeting room A. The meeting is open to all, free and requires no registration.

Western Welcome Week events continue through Aug. 21 throughout Littleton. For schedule, pick up a blue brochure at many locations or see

“Summer Sorcery” will feature four entertainers in a show at Theatre of Dreams 735 Park Ave., Castle Rock. Included: Joe Cole, Ted Barlock, Joe Givan and Carol Massie. Tickets: $22.50. For reservations, 303-660-6799.

“Rockin’ With Rockwell” will be a show that features a live cast portraying famous Norman Rockwell paintings, accompanied by music of the ’50s and ’60s. A fundraiser for Huntington’s disease, it will be presented at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at West Bowles Community Church, 12325 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Tickets: $15/$10, or at the door.

“The Walls Talk,” a program about Colorado’s historic house museums, will be presented at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Palmer Lake Town Hall, by the Palmer Lake Historical Society. Speaker Doris Baker will discuss Patricia Werner’s guide to 37 museums, including well-known spots such as the Molly Brown House in Denver and lesser-known locations such as Jack Dempsey’s Cabin in Manassa. Books will be for sale. The program is free. www.palmerdividehistory.

Littleton High School’s Concert Band plans a trip to Takayama, Japan, to perform a benefit concert for earthquake victims in October. Takayama is a Sister City of the Denver Metro area and sent its band to Littleton in 2007. Financial support is sought in the community for this musical and educational exchange. Contact band director Don Emmons, Littleton High School, 199 E. Littleton Blvd.

“The Studio Style: Santa Fe Indian School” is a new exhibit, through Oct. 31, at the Byers-Evans House Museum Gallery, 1310 Bannock St., Denver. In 1890, the school was founded as a boarding school for secondary students from New Mexico’s pueblos. In 1932, Dorothy Dunn established “The Studio School” for young, Native American artists to develop their styles. Anne Evans was an early supporter. Included in the show are works by such well-known artists as Pop Chalee, Harrison Begay, Blue Corn, Alan Houser (whose sculpture is exhibited at the Denver Botanic Gardens) and Quincy Tahoma. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission to the gallery is free. House tours available at a fee.

The Art and Ale Brew Festival will be hosted by The Wildlife Experience from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 19 at the museum, 10035 Peoria St., Parker. More than 60 vendors will include breweries and area restaurants. $45/$80 couple, $35 member. Age 21 and over only. Hotel package is available, 303-824-1550.

The new Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office is open for single ticket sales, beginning with its opening show with RENT stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp in concert. See:

The 10th Pinery Art Show will be at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at Lakeshore Park, corners of Lakeshore Drive and Thunderhill Road in the Pinery, Parker. Featured: Photography, jewelry, watercolors, mixed media and more. Free.


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