New Roxborough art gallery set to open

Posted 5/26/10

The Roxborough Arts Council will open Roxborough Art Gallery at the Marketplace on June 2 at the corner of North Rampart Range Road and West Waterton …

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New Roxborough art gallery set to open


The Roxborough Arts Council will open Roxborough Art Gallery at the Marketplace on June 2 at the corner of North Rampart Range Road and West Waterton Road, in the Marketplace Shopping center, building 106, just south of the library.

Stacy Robinson’s non-traditional dolls, such as “Felix,” will be included in the original art for sale. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, plus second Friday of the month receptions from 5 to 8 p.m, starting June 11. The council meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Firehouse Gallery at the West Metro Firehouse, Station 15, 6220 N. Roxborough Park Road.

Members talk about and participate in topics related to the visual arts. Demonstrations and discussions of community involvement in the arts are included in meetings. New members are welcome. Contact: Mrs. P. Jenkins,, 303-204-8723.

“Arias and Ensembles,” a repertoire of opera favorites will be presented by Opera Colorado Young Artists at 5:30 p.m. May 27 at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Admission is free, 303-797-1779.

“Maravillas de los tejedores/Wonders of the Weavers: Rio Grande Weavings from the Collection of the Albuquerque Museum” is a handsome exhibit at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton through June 27. Deborah C. Slaney, Curator of History at the Albuquerque Museum and exhibition curator, will speak at the Museum at 7 p.m. June 3 about the history of these weavings and about weavers in the Rio Grande Valley, where they have a long and significant history. Tickets cost $4 for members of the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum and $5 for non-members. 303-795-3950.

“A Tribute to Armed Forces” is the title for the Colorado Wind Ensemble’s Memorial Weekend concert at 7:30 p.m. May 29 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Guest soloist Michael Dunn will perform “Concerto for Bass Tuba” by Robert Jager. Also on the program: Morton Gould’s Symphony no. 4, “West Point;” Robert Kurka’s “The Good Soldier Schweik” and more. Tickets: $12/$10/$6.

“Celebrate Design at Untitled # 28 (Typo)” will happen from 6 to 10 p.m. May 28 at the Denver Art Museum, the May edition of the final Friday Untitled series, which features art making, detours in the museum’s collection, music, a Buntport performance, yoga in the galleries, a Scrabble tourney, cash bar, munchies, etc. Featured: a screening of the movie “Typeface,“ with a demonstration of foot press printing by master printer Rick Griffith and a soapbox chat with DAM curator Darrin Alfred. Free with general admission (2 for 1 with student ID).

The Parker writers Group will meet at 2 p.m. June 13 at the Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads Drive, Parker, for a presentation by Denver literary agent Sandra Bond on “Insider Tips: Getting Published.” Learn how she chooses material, what makes a manuscript “pop,” presenting it to a publisher. Free. No pre-registration required.

Metropolitan State’s Center for Visual Art will reopen in its new home at 965 Santa Fe Drive on June 3 with a show called “Mix: CVA + the Arts District” featuring works by artists from the Santa Fe Arts District’s studios and galleries. The CVA purchased the building, which anchors the north end of the arts district, in the fall of 2009 and has renovated it as Metro celebrates its 45th anniversary. This will be an exciting addition to the vibrant Arts District — all the more reason to visit! Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For information, see 303-294-5207.

Author Susan Rebecca White will appear at the Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 to read from and sign her new novel, “A Soft Place to Land,” a story of complicated love and connections between two sisters. Her title relates to her own fear of flying and awareness of both 9/11 and the miraculous death-free Hudson River landing. 303-470-7050.

The colorful Annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival will take over the Denver Pavilions and adjacent Glenarm Street over Memorial Day weekend, featuring about 125 artists. Several are from the south suburban area, including jeweler Karen Dworak, ceramic artist Peggy Crago and photographer Andy Marquez. Admission is free. Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 28; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 29; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 30; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 31.

The Colorado Water Garden Society’s Annual Plant Sale will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 on the roof top of the Denver Botanic Gardens parking structure and 1007 York St., Denver. Included: tropical water lilies, tropical and hardy marginals, bog plants, floating plants and pond critters, plus expert advice, potting materials, pots, fertilizer. No admission.

Good news for the arts community: On May 18, Gov. Ritter signed four bills that strengthen Colorado’s Creative Industries. The Creative Industries Division within the Colorado Office of Economic Development merges the office of Film, Television and Media; the Colorado Council on the Arts and the Art in Public Places program, authorizing the State Council on the Arts to establish policies for the new entity. A bill stating the criteria to qualify for a Performance-Based Incentive for Film Production Activities will attract more film makers to Colorado. Capital construction percentage for art mechanism is strengthened. The Arts Education Workforce Development encourages all public schools to provide education in visual and performing arts and directs the State Board of Education to recognize the importance of arts in future graduation guidelines.

The Pink Attic Cat at 2555 W. Alamo Ave. in downtown Littleton collaborated with Sk3tchbook, Susan Montague and Willow in an art-oriented evening on May 21 and owner Amy Doherty says the three artists whose work was displayed at her shop: Tyler Doherty, Lisa Logsdon and Duane Wiens will leave their works at her shop for another week. She also forecasts another special evening in July. 303-797-4474.

Arvada Center announces auditions for “Sunset Boulevard” by Andrew Lloyd Webber from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7 and June 8 at the Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. By appointment only, 720-898-7200. Equity show, although non-Equity actors may audition. For details, visit Production dates: Sept. 14 through Oct. 10.

Tea and Treasures at Tablescapes 2010, June 10 to 12, is the annual Victorian Tea, Gift Boutique and amateur table-setting competition at the Denver Assistance League’s Historic Bosworth House, 1400 Josephine St. Denver. Many south area women volunteer with this outstanding organization and participate in this event, which raises funds for its programs. Theme decorated rooms are included in a house tour. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and advance reservations are encouraged. Tickets cost $16 before June 1 and $22 at the door. Send checks to Marti Wagner, 34 Brookhaven Place, Littleton, CO 80123, 303-759-3137.

Tickets will be held at the door. “The Play’s the Thing” New Play Festival, the second one hosted by Modern Muse Theatre Company, will be June 10-12 at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver. New works by three local playwrights will be read by top area actors: At 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, Coleen Hubbard’s “The Charisma Contest” will play, directed by Jim Hunt, followed by a panel discussion. “Lost Creatures” by Melissa Lucero McCarl will play at 7 p.m. Friday, directed by Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski, followed by “E-pisodes,” five 10 minute plays based on social media. “Breslin Rayhope” by Judy GeBauer will be given a staged reading at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 12, directed by Stephen Lavezza, followed by a Rap/Wrap party with the actors and playwrights. From 9:30 a.m. to Noon. GeBauer will conduct a play writing workshop, $30, limited to eight. 303-780-7836. The staged readings are free, although donations will be welcome. Reservations recommended, 303-780-7836. author Joyce Lohse received a Colorado Author’s League award on May 11 for her Juvenile Non Fiction book, “General William Palmer, Railroad Pioneer,” about the man who built the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and founded Colorado Springs. Lohse is author of several other biographies for young readers.The Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society presents its 2010 Symposium from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. June 5 at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Professional genealogist Laura G. Prescott will discuss locating digitized images online, publishing your genealogy online, academic archives, using manuscripts to create a family history. Registration fee: $40, mail checks payable to CGHS to C. J. Backus, PO. Box 3804, Centennial, CO 80161. For information, contact Backus,, 303-355-0731.The Palmer Lake Historical Society, with the Tri- Lakes Center for the Arts and Project Lighthouse presents a one-day Native American Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 5 in Palmer Lake. Prior to the festival, the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, El Paso County Parks and the Colorado Department of Wildlife sponsors a kid’s fishing contest from 8 a.m. to noon ($2 in advance, $3 day of event. . Admission is $15. Food and beverages will be available for sale. forms are available at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center for its 27th Annual All Colorado Art Show, which is scheduled July 9 to Aug. 6. Deadline for entries is June 18. Quang Ho will jury the show, which has a $25 entry fee for two submissions. Center director Jo Cole says $2000 in prize money - will be available. The center is in a circa 1914 schoolhouse at 2349 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays. 303-797-1779.


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