Littleton’s annual Craft Fair features 300 artists

Posted 9/28/10

Sue Turner of Littleton, who works with pressed flowers and garden accessories as Aunt Sue’s Garden, will be located in Booth B 28 at the 39th …

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Littleton’s annual Craft Fair features 300 artists


Sue Turner of Littleton, who works with pressed flowers and garden accessories as Aunt Sue’s Garden, will be located in Booth B 28 at the 39th Annual Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum Craft Fair, one of 300 artists. Included in other south area names: Jane Watkins of Englewood (Watkins Stained Glass); Cheryl Stolz and Carol Bailey of Highlands Ranch (Too Wired Women); Carla Ray of Centennial (handwoven fabrics). The fair will be held Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ketring Park, just north of the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Admission free. Food available. Information: 303-795-3950. Check at the Friends’ information booth to find your favorite crafters.

Arapahoe Philharmonic opens its season called “The Composer’s View” with “Of Art” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at South Suburban Christian Church, 7275 S. Broadway, Littleton. The program includes Rachmaninoff’s “Isle of the Dead; ”Respighi’s “Three Paintings by Botticelli” and Mussorgsky/Ravel “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Information on tickets: 720-362-1164,

Littleton High School’s Mane Stage Players present Mary Zimmerman’s amazing play, “Metamorphosis” at 7 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 6 p.m. Oct. 2 on the Mane Stage at LHS, 199 E. Littleton Blvd. Tickets: $5, at the door or (LHS students are the Lions).

The 2010 Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale opens with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd. Victoria Kwasinski is juror and awards will be announced at the reception. The exhibit will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Oct. 24. Purchases can be made at the concierge desk.

The Parker Chorale’s inaugural concert, “Choral Americana! A celebration of American Composers,” will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 at Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker. The new choral group, with 50 singers, is led by John J. Polinski. It is establishing a tradition of support for music education, inviting the Legend High School Cantores to participate in this concert. Tickets: $7 advance, $10 door, or 303-805-7757.

Littleton Museum’s Annual Harvest Festival will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Pumpkins and refreshments for sale. Music by Liz Masterson 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and by Willson and McKee from 1 to 3:15 p.m. Admission free. 303-795-3950.

The Art Group, artists who connected at Denver Art Students League, will exhibit its work Oct. 1 through Nov. 30 at Hirschfield Gallery, Chambers Center for Women (DU) 1901 E. Asbury Avenue, Denver. The group includes a number of south area artists —more later.

Painter Mary Elliott will have a show Oct. 3-31 at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 3350 E. White Bay Drive, Highlands Ranch. Open in the Gallery Hall during business hours. 303-794-2683. (Elliott is a former Highlands Ranch resident).

Photographer Karen Zink of Littleton will be the featured artist in October at Great Western Art Gallery, 1455 Curtis St., Denver. Zink creates colleges of objects that depict memorable times in everyday lives, then photographs them. Her “Fashion Show” was a winner in the recent Kaleidoscope exhibit at Arapahoe Community College. A reception is planned 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 303-396-2787,

Juror rita derjue announced awards to Littleton Fine Arts Guild members participating in an exhibit running until Nov. 2 at Stanton Gallery, Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in Downtown Littleton. Best of Show went to “Emerald Lake,” a dreamy watercolor by Marge McMonagle. First Place: “Vegetable Market,” a brightly colored acrylic by Pat Dahl; Second Place: “Two Fat Agaves,” watercolor by Renee Chalfant; Third Place: “Cohab Canyon,’ a watercolor landscape by Meredith Willson; Honorable Mentions: “Ingrid,” a watercolor portrait by Ellen Gerstung and “Colorado River,” watercolor by Brian Serff. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and during performances. 303-794-2787.

The Parker Writers Group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 in Meeting Room A at Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive, Parker. The speaker, Ron Heimbacher will present “Playing Spider: Enticing Your Web Audience.” Social media and emerging media will be discussed. Free and open to all. Information:

Roxborough Arts Council’s Roxborough Gallery at the Marketplace, 8357 Rampart Range Rd. #106 (corner of Waterton Canyon Road) holds its monthly Second Friday Reception/party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday Oct. 8. Refreshments and original artwork by members.

The Littleton Symphony begins its Concert Season entitled: “Triumph of the Fifth Symphonies” (Beethoven, Mozart, Shostakovich and Mahler) at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, with “A Celebration of the Human Spirit,” featuring the winner of the Piano Concerto Competition, sponsored by Baker Pianos. The program, at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton, will open with Enescu’s “Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1” and will include Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5.” Tickets: $15/$12, free 21 and under., at the door. Information: 303-933-6824. “Bright Edges” is painter Lisa Calzavera’s title for her exhibit of new works at the Littleton Museumm, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, through Oct. 31. Leading a gallery tour at her Sept. 16 opening, she said “Light is always involved. I take a sharp edge, then smudge it, soften it.” She has moved from blacks, whites, neutral colors and representational images of her last show to a number of abstracts, with color in this one. She has a one-person show for a second year as winner of Best of Show in Littleton’s annual Own and Original, so she had to produce a gallery full of new paintings in less than a year. 303-795-3950.A Workshop on the Colorado Historic Preservation Income Tax Credit will be presented by the City of Littleton at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Littleton Center Community Room, 2255 W. Berry Ave., Littleton. The State Historic Preservation Office and Historic Denver Inc. will present information on Colorado’s Income Tax Credit Program and how it may financially benefit owners of historically designated buildings who plan to work on their home, business or income properties. Free. Englewood Arts Presents continues its “Chamber Music of the Masters Series” at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 with Beethoven’s “Septet in E-flat Major.” Colorado Symphony Orchestra hornist Fritz Foss will host this concert at Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Tickets: $15/$12/$5 under 18.303-806-8196, Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra’s Oct. 8 concert is called “A Walk on the Wild Side.” The orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 9941 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree. The program includes Bennett’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” J. S. Bach’s “Fantasia and Fugue,” Gounod’s “Funeral March of a Marionette” and Borodin’s “Symphony No. 2 in B Minor.” A $5 donation is appreciated.Oct. 1 is First Friday in the Santa Fe Arts District and “vegas baby,“ abstract photographic pigment prints and canvas pieces by Elizabeth Mahler Licence will be featured 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and in October at Artists on Santa Fe, 747 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. The gallery is owned by potter Macy Dorf of Littleton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 303-573-5903. Note the colorful mural that covers the facade of the building.“Aesop-A-Rebop” will be presented by Town Hall Children’s Theatre at 10 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 16: “Tortoise and the Hare,” the Ants and the Grasshopper,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Weekday shows run Mondays through Fridays, particularly for school field trips, but individuals can attend then too. Tickets: $7. Town Hall is at 2450 W. Main St. in Downtown Littleton. 303-797-2787 ext 5.“Nature Writing at the South Platte” will be presented by Arapahoe Community College’s Writers Studio from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 9 at South Platte Park. Walk the river with naturalists from the Carson Nature Center and work with two distinguished writers for workshops and readings. Dr. Eleanor Swanson’s workshop will be on “Reading Nature, Writing the World” and Reg Saner will conduct a workshop on “Creationism: the Ecotone Made of Words.” Bring a small notebook. Fee: $15/ACC students; $30 nonstudents. Information: South Platte Park is reached from the northwest corner of the Santa Fe/Mineral Park and Ride.Tickets are on sale at Douglas County Libraries for the Oct. 13 presentation by star chef Rick Bayless at 7:30 p.m. at the Wildlife Experience. The event is a fundraiser for the Douglas County Libraries Foundation to fund literacy programs. Bayless, known for his public television series “Mexico— One Plate at a Time,” has published several cookbooks, including July 2010 “Fiesta at Ricks: Fabulous Foods for Great Times With Friends.” Tickets: $60 includes a 6 p.m. reception with Bayless, advance book sales, preferred seating; $30 for Chef Bayless’ presentation. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) See your library or


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