Parker Artists Guild show set to open

Posted 9/17/09

“Green Girl” by Theresa Lugo of Parker will be included in “Artists’ Choice,” an exhibit of works by the Parker Artist Guild at the Parker …

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Parker Artists Guild show set to open


“Green Girl” by Theresa Lugo of Parker will be included in “Artists’ Choice,” an exhibit of works by the Parker Artist Guild at the Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet, from Sept. 25 through Oct. 27. A public reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Participating artists chose pieces that represent themselves and what they are trying to express.

The 2nd Annual European Festival will be held at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 26, featuring music, food, dance, souvenirs, costumes, art from more than 17 European nations. Admission is free. See

“Cabinet of Curiosities” opens with an artists’ reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Museum of Outdoor Arts, 1000 Englewood Parkway (second floor of the Englewood CivicCenter). Twelve artists are invited to each create vintage artistic worlds enclosed in furniture, cabinets, rooms, antique luggage, hand blown glass and fashion armoires— a history buff’s delight! Curiosity cabinets originated in the 16th century and were the precursor of museums, often housing all sorts of unrelated objects that struck the owner’s fancy. The show runs through March 5, 2010. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. See or call 303-806-0444.

Littleton’s Annual Craft Fair will be on Oct. 3 with more than 300 artisans and craftsmen offering a wide range of original items in Ketring Park, next to the Littleton Museum. For information, 303-795-3950.

Airship Printing in Castle Rock will exhibit limited edition art prints, especially rock posters, at its grand opening, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2, 901 n. Park St., Castle Rock. Owners John and Renee Magee hope to continue exhibits with local talent, participating in First Fridays. 303-814-1501.

Heritage Fine Arts Guild will present a membership show from Oct. 1-27 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, with an opening public reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1. The show is juried by Anne Martinez and will be open during library hours. 303-795-3961.

Highlands Ranch fifth-grader, 10-year-old Shewli Ghosh, swam in the South End Rowing Club’s 14th Annual Alcatraz Invitational Swim on Sept. 12. She was among 602 swimmers participating. Shewli, a competitive swimmer, dedicated the swim to all breast cancer survivors like her grandmother, she said, with the hope that more people will focus on prevention and early detection. She has a blog: with photos of her adventure, where she swam 1.25 miles from Alcatraz to the shore.

Englewood’s John Gerlick announces auditions for the annual “Celtic Yuletide Celebration,” a traditional musical performance set in an early Irish manor house, which he produces at various venues to celebrate Christmas. Auditions will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at South Fellowship Church, 6560 S. Broadway, Littleton. Prepare one minute song and monologue in Irish accent. Call Gerlick for appointment, 720-934-9775. Xander Trulinger is director.

“Arias with a Twist (of Lime)” is presented by the Denver Lyric Opera Guild from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Cool River Café, 8000 E. Belleview Ave., Greenwood Village. Colorado diva Michelle Diggs will present opera, operetta and musical theater favorites and spin stories about them while the audience enjoys a glass of wine and samples free hors d’ oeuvres. The Guild has members throughout the south area. Tickets: $20 at the door. (Cash or checks made out to Denver Lyric Opera Guild). For more information, visit or call Chris at 303-895-5837.

“The Aesthetics of Cemeteries” is the title of an October photography show of works by Howard Cerwonka at the Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. The self-taught photographer’s theme is “Nothing Lasts for Long.” He writes: “the momentary pause of birds and butterflies amid the errands of their lives is perhaps more apparently fugitive than the gradual decomposition of a headstone by lichen…My photographic pursuits serve to remind me to appreciate what I can, while I can…” An artists reception is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 17. 303-791-READ.

Angie Stevens and the Beautiful Wreck performs with David Berkley at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at Swallow Hill Music Association’s Daniels Hall, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. Stevens’ music is described as “alt country, indie rock, contemporary folk and pop.“’” Her most recent CD is “Queen of This Mess” (2009). Berkeley has been touring with his new album, “Strange Light.” On Oct. 3, Minneapolis/St. Paul-based old time string band Pert Near Sandstone performs bluegrass at 8 p.m. in Tufts Hall. Tickets: or 303-777-1003 x 2.

First Friday in October is Oct. 2 and Littleton ceramic artist Macy Dorf’s Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, 747 Santa Fe Dr. presents “In the Pink,” participating in “The Bra Project” in support of a cure for breast cancer. (Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays)> 303-573-5903. Among many other galleries open First Friday is The Museo de Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., with a new exhibit, “The Power of Then,” with contemporary Latino/Chicano artists who create visual statements using cultural artifacts and memories. 303-571-4401. *Note: The free Art Bus is in service again, with routes between the Osage Light Rail Station and Santa Fe Drive; the West High School parking lot at 10th and Galapago and the Denver Art Museum entrance at 12th Ave. The 20 minute loop runs continuously from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., with a tour guide on board.

Bill Hays of Castle Rock invites artists to donate artwork to benefit Family Life Services in Colorado Springs, a faith-based residence and community program for single mothers and children who come out of abusive relationships. He serves on the board of the organization, which will hold its first art show and reception, Heritage of Hope from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20. Donations will be accepted through Oct. 1 at 1880 S. Cascade Ave. Call 719-632-4661 to arrange for pick-up or for more information.

Englewood Arts presents the Hazel Miller Trio at 2 p.m. Sept. 27, in Hampden Hall on the second level of the Englewood CivicCenter, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Tickets: $15, $12, $5 under 18. 303-806-8196, (See related story).

The Ave Maria Mission Quilters will host a Quilt Sale and Boutique at Ave Maria Catholic Church, 9056 E. Parker Road, Parker from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. Included: quilts, throws, kids’ and baby items, runners, table toppers and handmade decorative accessories. Many will be priced under $20. Proceeds enable the quilters to make and donate quilts to orphanages and nursing homes, as well as help the Hands of Hope Ministry build houses for needy families in Juarez, Mexico. For information, call Phyllis Prestel. 303-805-5602.

A presentation by the Ethiopia Reads staff will be part of Bemis Library’s Banned Books Week celebration at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. The organization, started by Yohannes Gebregeorgis, has helped to open 30 free children’s libraries in Ethiopia and published bi-lingual books for children. Those who attend are invited to bring a new or gently-used children’s book to donate to the program. Enter a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Tattered Cover Bookstore. 303-795-3961.

Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow will perform in a 7 p.m. Sept. 26 concert presented by South Suburban Parks and Recreation at the Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Tickets: $10, $8 district residents. 303-730-4612.

“From the Earth: Clay + Grass“,” is a show by two Sculptors: Judith Cohn and Peter Durst, through Sept. 30 at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village. Talk with the artists from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19. 303-797-1779.


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