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‘Play of Light’ art exhibition speaks to rhythms, harmonies

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 6/18/19

Artist Jane Guthridge will exhibit her artworks large and small in the gallery at Littleton Museum from June 28 to Aug. 25. “Play of Light: Works by Jane Guthridge” will include large …

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Sonya's Sampler

‘Play of Light’ art exhibition speaks to rhythms, harmonies

Detail from Jane Guthridge’s “Reflected Light” to be in her exhibit June 28-Aug. 25 at the Littleton Museum.
Detail from Jane Guthridge’s “Reflected Light” to be in her exhibit June 28-Aug. 25 at the Littleton Museum.
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Artist Jane Guthridge will exhibit her artworks large and small in the gallery at Littleton Museum from June 28 to Aug. 25. “Play of Light: Works by Jane Guthridge” will include large installation pieces and smaller dimensional work, all focused on what she calls “underlying rhythms and harmonies of our environment.” The Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, is open Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free. 303-795-3950.

Sinatra tribute

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” is presented by Performance Now Theatre Company through June 30 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. The theater piece, conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson, will be directed by Kelly Van Oosbree, featuring Isabella Duran, Alisa Metcalf, Thom Lich and Adam Luhrs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Tickets: $20-$36. 303-987-7845, PerformanceNow.org.

Music in the park

Prairie Sky Park, 9381 Crossington Way in Lone Tree offers free RidgeGate Summer Beat Concerts, rain or shine. June 20: Michael Friedman Band, contemporary jazz, R&B; July 18: Skean Dubb, Celtic folk music. Activities start at 5 p.m., bands play 6 to 8 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets, picnics, kids. Food trucks and art activities.

Dakota Blonde

Local favorite band Dakota Blonde will perform at 7 p.m. June 19 on the lawn at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Acoustic rock, bluegrass, folk. Food truck Mile High City Sliders will be on hand, and attendees are also welcome to bring a picnic along with chairs or blankets. Free.

Free community dinner

A taco bar will be featured at the monthly free community dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. on June 25 at Littleton’s First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. Beef tacos, green chili and chicken casserole, chips and salsa, fruit and handheld desserts. Information; 303-798-1389, fpcl.org/dinner.

Theater openings

“Bull in a China Shop,” by Bryna Turner, is the story of the controversial Mary Woolley, longtime president of Mount Holyoke College. It plays through June 29 at Benchmark Theatre, Bench at 40 West, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $30, $25. Industry Night, June 17, $12; Thursdays June 20 and 27; half price. Benchmarktheatre.com. “Be More Chill,’ a musical, is presented by Equinox Theatre Denver at The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver, through June 29. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Equinoxtheatredenver.com.

Call to artists

Denver Public Art announces a Hentzell Park Public Art Commission for the Cherry Creek Trail near Joe Shoemaker School, 3333 S. Havana St. Artwork should be appropriate for students and engage with trail users. Applications; callforentry.org. Commission amount approximately $35,000. Denverpublicart.org/for-artists.

Englewood chamber music

Summer matinee performances will be offered on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in Hampden Hall, in Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway: June 26 — Piano Trios by Mendelssohn and Piazzola; July 10 — Trios by Beethoven, Grofe and Mozart; July 17 — Brahms “Clarinet Sonata” plus “Schilflieder” by August Klughart and “Solo de Concours” by Messager. Tickets: $20/$15. Free under 18. Englewoodarts.org or at the door one hour before concert.

Court the Arts

More than 40 artists’ booths will line the 300 block of Wilcox Street and the Courthouse lawn in Castle Rock on June 22 and 23 for the annual Court the Arts Fine Arts Fair show and sale. Hours: June 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; June 23: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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