‘Colors of the West’ opens at the Depot

Posted 6/16/10

“Colors of the West” is the current exhibit at the Depot Art Center and Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., downtown Littleton. It will continue …

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‘Colors of the West’ opens at the Depot


“Colors of the West” is the current exhibit at the Depot Art Center and Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., downtown Littleton. It will continue through July 24, to be followed by the annual Western Welcome Week show. Deanne Macdonald was show chairman. Betty Carr’s oil painting, “Grant Farm,” was awarded Best in Show by juror Pat Fostvedt. Juror’s Choice went to Peggy Dietz’ photo “Mission Courtyard.” Don Stone won First Place for his oil painting, “Mt. Davis;” Karla Horst was awarded Second Place for her watercolor, “Amaranth; “The Pocket Watch,” a photo by Judy Diest won Third Place. Honorable Mentions were given to Marge McMonagle, Jeran Philbrick and Ellen Gerstung. Depot hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 303-795-0781. Admission is free.

Call for artists: The Annual Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition is scheduled July 12 to Aug. 5 in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Entries will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. on July 10 at the gallery. Fee is $10 each (Exact cash). They will be juried from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Work not accepted can be picked up that day from 1 to 3 p.m. Submit actual work (no slides). 2 D work must be wired and ready to hang. 3 D work must be stable, fit on a 17-inch by 17-inch pedestal and light enough for one person to carry. Information: Trish.Sangelo@arapahoe.edu.

Highlights from “Phantom of the Opera” will be performed from 2 to 3 p.m. June 19 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Marta Burton and Nick Rossi will sing as Christine and the Phantom. Burton has performed with many major national orchestras. Free. 303-795-3961.

“Preserving Douglas County’s Historic Sites” is the topic for the Highlands Ranch Historical Society’s June 21 meeting at 7 p.m. at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Road, Highlands Ranch. Learn the story of the Sedalia Museum from the women who saved and old house, moved it and reused it. And, Judy Hammer, administrator of the Douglas County Historic Preservation Board will present a video about some of Douglas County’s Landmark properties, including the Lowell Ranch, number 28. Light refreshments at 6:30. Free and all are welcome, but reservations are helpful: Caroline Smith, 303-471-5611.

Plan on some weekend time travel: The Colorado Renaissance Festival is open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 1 on the festival grounds at 650 W. Perry Park Ave. in Larkspur, Douglas County. (Use exit 173 from I-25, about half way from Denver to Colorado Springs. The route is well-marked). Tickets: $18.95/$8/Free under 5. Discounted tickets at King Soopers. Information: www.coloradorenaissancefestival.com. “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” will be open at the Denver Art Museum from June 29 to Jan. 9, 2011, with objects that span 2000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Admission is not included in general admission tickets and timed tickets range from $20/$22 for members to $25/$30 for non-members. (Higher price is on weekends and holidays). For more information, or for member tickets, visit www.denverartmuseum.org or call 720-865-5000. Tickets are available online: www.tutdenver.com and at participating Ticketmaster (877-888-8587) and TicketHorse (866-461-6556) locations. A 3D film is available, as is an audio tour at extra cost. The DAM is on 13th Ave. between Broadway and Bannock Streets. The Entrance to parking is off 12th Ave. just west of Broadway.A Discover Cherokee Series is launched at Cherokee Ranch and Castle in Sedalia, offering outdoor adventures on the Ranch’s 3100 acres. Reservations necessary, 303-688-4600. :“Celebrating the Raptors” is offered by HawkQuest from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, with a one hour program followed by box lunch with presenters; Bird Hikes (two miles) are scheduled 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays June 26; July 10. Fee: $30. Bring binoculars, water, sunscreen and a picnic lunch to enjoy on the castle terrace. $30; Geology Hikes: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays June 26; July 24; August 7; August 14. Bring water and picnic lunch. $20; Elk Bugling: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 21, 28; Wednesdays: Sept. 15 or 22. Enjoy the view and sound from the Castle, with an educational program by Douglas County Open Space. Bring a picnic. Complimentary wine, beer, soda or cash bar available. $20 adults/$10 ages 6 to 12. Cherokee Ranch and Castle is located at 2119 Daniels Park Road, south of Sedalia.Denver’s first Biennial of the Americas will be held in July at the McNichols Building in Denver’s Civic Center and at major cultural institutions in the area, as well as smaller galleries and museums. See www.biennialoftheamericas.org for updates on art and entertainment plans. (More details on this event in June 24 papers).Stories on Stage has named director/actor Anthony Powell as its new Artistic Director. He will work with the 10-year-old series of (mostly) Sunday programs where actors read short stories by a variety of top authors in a performing arts format. www.storiesonstage.org.Call for artists: The Joan R. Duncan Galleries at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, invites artists to submit applications by Aug. 1 to be considered for the 2011 exhibit schedules. Two dimensional work only. Submit slides or Windows compatible jpeg files on a CD and a completed application, which is available at the library or via e-mail. Interest can also be expressed at arapahoelibraries.org/ald/node/11220. For information, call Kitty Kramer, 303-792-8999, ext 12712, kkramer@ald.lib.co.us.The season’s final Logan Lecture at the Denver Art Museum will feature Lawrence Weiner, a conceptual artist who uses words as his medium. His work for the recent “Embrace” exhibit has been purchased and installed on the exterior of the Hamilton Building. He will speak at 7 p.m. June 23. Admission: $18 non members; $15 DAM members; $12 DAMC members; $8 Students with ID. 720-913-0150, DAMContemporaries.denverartmuseum.org.Actor, singer, comedian Ryan O’Connor will bring his show “Ryan O’Connor Eats His Feelings” to Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. June 20. The Colorado-born performer has film credits and has toured with theater groups. His act includes references to being a compulsive overeater, travels with his boyfriend, backup singer and dog, and encounters with folks he meets. Tickets $20 advance, $22 at the door. www.lannies.com.A Thomas the Tank Engine Party is planned for ages 2 and up at 3 or 4 p.m. June 28 at the Parker Library. Stories, activities, snacks. Costumes optional. Registration required. www.douglascountylibraries.org.Enjoy an Afro-pop Marimba Band at 3 p.m. June 20 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circles, Lone Tree. All ages. Admission: $1 for ages 2 and up at the door. A Passport to culture event. 303-708-3513.The 24th Annual Old Glory Country Fair will be held June 18 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and June 19 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at Clement Park on West Bowles Avenue in Littleton. 303-798-4212, www.oldgloryantiquesinc.com.


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