Artistic Littleton staff exhibits work

Posted 7/28/10

Littleton City Webmaster Cathy Weaver is also a talented quilter. Her quilt called “My Flower Garden” is included in the City of Littleton Arts …

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Artistic Littleton staff exhibits work


Littleton City Webmaster Cathy Weaver is also a talented quilter. Her quilt called “My Flower Garden” is included in the City of Littleton Arts and Crafts Exhibit, which runs through Aug. 16 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. The exhibit on the library’s lower level shows other interests of the versatile city staff. 303-795-3961.

“How to Train Your Dragon” shows at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 on Bemis Library’s big screen — the August free Saturday matinee, complete with free admission, popcorn and lemonade. Viking teenager Hiccup encounters a dragon. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, 303-794-3961.

Outsider artist Pete Schulte has an exhibit at Highlands Ranch Library through July. His show is called “The Fun House” and includes colorful, humorous scenes of human interaction. On July 18, he invited community participation in a painting of the library at 9292 E. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. 303-791-READ.

Singer/songwriter Melissa Cox has a history of writing songs to support environmental causes. She will give a series of benefit concerts at 8 p.m. Thursdays at McKinner’s Pizza Bar, 2389 W. Main St., Downtown Littleton, to raise funds to rescue wildlife affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Donations she receives will go to the Audubon Society. Concerts are open to all ages. No cover. 303-798-8500.

Paintings by Joseph A. Kennedy will be featured Aug. 6-31 at the Great Western Art Gallery, 1455 Curtis St., Denver, owned by Hilliard Moore of Highlands Ranch. Kennedy paints Rocky Mountain landscapes, and “all things associated with nature” in both traditional and abstract impressionist style. A reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6. The gallery is in Brooks Towers, across from the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 303-396-2787,

Jakarta, a nine-member band helmed by bassist Isaac Points, plays Motown, Old School Funk, R&B, soul, hip-hop and more at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia. A $60 ticket includes dinner, castle tour, concert and dessert afterwards with the band. (Cash bar). Reservations necessary, 303-688-4600. Information:

Bibliophiles will want to visit the 26th Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair on Aug. 6 and 7 at the Denver Merchandise Mart, I-25 and 58th Ave., Denver. Dana Cain of Littleton has joined with the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association to promote the show and says that the 80 exhibitors from across the US, Canada and Europe show a 20 percent increase over last year. They will offer vintage and rare books and paper ephemera, ranging in price from $5 to $5,000. Friday hours: 5 to 9 p.m. and include a wine tasting, music by Wonderlic and a Challenge Panel discussion on The Greatest Author of the 20th Century, with audience chiming in. Saturday hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an 11 a.m. program on Million Dollar Comic Books; 12 Noon discussion of Colorado History Through Vintage Photographs by Mark Sink, Jim Milmoe and Rob Lewis; 1 p.m. Postcards (vintage family postcards) and Genealogy by Dede Horan; 2 p.m. Literary Trivia Challenge; 3 p.m. From Stoker to Stephanie: Evolutionn of the Literary Vampire. Tickets: Friday $10 (also good on Saturday) and Saturday $5.

Here’s a deal! Through Aug. 15, both Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature and Science will offer $4 off on tickets for King Tut and Body Worlds and the Story of the Heart if you present ticket stubs from the other show. Only valid for redemption in person with ticket, ticket stub or receipt. See websites for each for ticket prices, etc.

“Personalize Your Locker” will be offered by South Suburban Park and Recreation from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 for ages 10 to 14. All materials furnished. $12/$11, 303-730-4612. Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton.

Summer Music Pick and Sing, from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 8, invites all ages to join the Tune Guild with acoustic guitars, singing voices and picnics on the lawn at DeKovend Park Shelter C. Free event. 303-730-4612.

Argentina’s ZZK Records Tour will visit the Biennial of the Americas with Tremor, El Remolon , Chancha Via Ciruito, El G at 8 p.m. July 31, on the McNichols Building Stage, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver Civic Center Park. This is the finale for the 2010 Biennial. Go early and visit the art exhibit, The Nature of Things, at McNichols. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Admission: $9.

Note to all Hinkley High School Alumni from ACC’s Marsha Wooley: “Do It Again,” a documentary by Mark Penn of musicals staged at the school, in the Broadway tradition, nearly 40 years ago by teachers Mel Harp and Kathleen Hayes, narrated by opera singer alum Janice Hall, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 at Hinkley High School, 1250 Chambers Road, Aurora. The event is free and open to all cast, crew and orchestra alumni of “Camelot,” “Hello Dolly,” “Music Man” and “Man of La Mancha.” Anyone who loves musicals is welcome. Information: Questions?

“Untitled # 31 (Two)” is the Denver Art Museum’s final Friday event 6 to 10 p.m. July 30. Focus on things that come in pairs: slam poetry from café Nuba, two Biennial of the Americas curators, bilingual tours of the Spanish Colonial collection and Joan and Charlie from Buntport Theater. Free with general admission (students 2 for 1). (The DAM has received national recognition for these programs geared to younger visitors).

Swallow Hill Music holds its first Woody Guthrie Festival July 30 and 31. On Friday, performers at Swallow Hill Music, 71 E Yale Ave., Denver, will include Guthrie’s great granddaughter Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Iron plus Pete Seeger’s grandson Tao Seeger. On Saturday, music will move to L2 Arts and Culture Center, 1477 Columbine St., Denver (at Colfax). Instrumental workshops are planned as are screenings of film documentaries. Ticket prices vary, including concert only, full day and weekend passes ($25 to $135). Visit: events.swallowhill.comeventperformances.asp?evt=1153. Call for artists: The 2010 Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale is accepting entries for the ninth annual show, scheduled Oct. 2-24 at Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. Deadline is Aug. 20. Categories: Oil, water media, pastels, mixed media, sculpture. Prizes estimated at $4000. Entry application at: Symphony, directed by Jurgen deLemos, will hold auditions during July and August for string players and Second Trumpet. There are required trumpet excerpts and audition requirements for strings. Call for information and appointment: 303-989-4727 or contact Arts and Humanities Center presents its 27th Annual All Colorado Art Show through Aug. 6 at 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Admission free. 303-797-1779.The Exotic Sports Car Show and Concours D’Elegance, a benefit for the United Cerebral Palsy Colorado organization, which was washed out in the June 13 monsoons, is re-scheduled at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8. Adults $10, Children under 12 free.


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