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Opening reception on tap for ACC show


The Arapahoe Community College “Annual Community Education Student and Instructor Art Exhibition” will be open in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts from May 21 to June 29. An opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 21 will include music and refreshments. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The CGA is in the Annex building of the Main ACC Campus, 5901 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

`Wild Colorado' call for artists.

A “Wild Colorado” art show with a theme of Colorado wildlife will be held June 18-24 at the Audubon Nature Center, 11280 Waterton Road, Littleton. It is held in partnership with the Roxborough Arts Council. Application is on the Roxborough Arts Council website, roxartscouncil.org, with a deadline of May 22. Entries should be submitted electronically to fauxtofinish@comcast.net. Entry fee must be sent via snail mail to: Patricia Jenkins, 10987 Roxborough Drive, Littleton, CO 80125. The juror will be well-known local painter and teacher Victoria Kwasinski. Ten percent of sales will go to Audubon. Bin work may be displayed in bins owned by the artist. Purchased work may be removed by the buyer at time of sale. (No haggling.) Opening reception June 19, 5-8 p.m.

Prairie Sky Park concerts

The free summer walk concert series returns to Prairie Sky Park, next to the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree: May 21, The Country Music Project; June 18, The Parlor Pickers; July 16, Jeff Scroggins and the Colorado Bluegrass; Aug. 20, Rastasaurus, reggae. Activities begin at 5 p.m. and bands play 6-8 p.m.

Coming to the Gothic

The Slovenian avant-garde group Laibach will perform at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood, on May 23. The band recently released “Spectre Digital Deluxe.” 303-789-9206, gothictheatre.com. Also at the Gothic: The Deceived, with Perpetual Dementia and more, at 7:30 p.m. May 24.

Starlight Rhythms

The Dexter Payne Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 22 at Hampden Hall in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. The band offers Brazilian jazz and classic improvisation. Tickets: $15/$12, one hour ahead of show, or 303-806-8196, englewoodarts.org.

Auditions scheduled

Casting auditions are being held for summer shows at Spotlight Performing Arts, 6328 E. County Line Road #102, in Highlands Ranch. For information and tuition for each, see: spotlightperformers.com or call 720-443-2623. May 20, 5 p.m.: “Annie” for ages 3 to 15. Classes will be on Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. Performances late August. June 3 at 10 a.m.: “Peter Pan,” ages 5 to 18. Classes on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Performances mid August. June 12 at 4 p.m.: “Teen Beach Movie,” ages 5 to 18. Full-length musical with performances in September.

Music in Englewood

Andres Cardenes, Cuban violinist and former Pittsburgh Symphony concertmaster, will play “Metamorphen” by Strauss with string musicians Silver Ainomae, Boram Kang, Claude Sim Thomas Heinrich and Anne Ainomae at 2 p.m. May 23 at Hampden Hall in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Tickets: $20/$15/free under 18, 303-806-8196, englewoodarts.org.

Photography show

“Exploring the Light,” Lone Tree's annual photography exhibit is open at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, through May 31. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and before performances. 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

Indian Market and Powwow

Tesoro Cultural Center hosts the 15th Annual Indian Market and Powwow on May 16-17 at the Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. Event runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with Indian art, cuisine, dance, music and kids activities. Admission: $5/$3/free under 12. Tesoroculturalcenter.org.

MOA Collection

“Selections from the Collection 1981-2015” marks over 30 years of Museum Outdoor Arts' collecting history. The exhibit will open with a reception from 6-9 p.m. on May 16 at its indoor gallery on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Some works, including Joseph Raffael's “Black Spring,” have not been exhibited before. Work by Highlands Ranch artist Craig Marshall Smith will be included. Information: moaonline.org.


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