“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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“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 www.EuroFestival.org.
“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 www.moaonline.org or call
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,
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
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.
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: http://shewli.blogspot.com with
photos of her adventure, where she swam 1.25 miles from Alcatraz to
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 www.denverlyricoperaguild.org
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: swallowhillmusic.org 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.
museo.org. *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. www.flscs.org.
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, www.englewoodarts.org. (See
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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