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World War I posters look at persuasion techniques

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 1/2/19

Through Jan. 27, the Littleton Museum’s halls will display World War I posters from its collection, “Answering the Call,” in collaboration with the gallery exhibit: “Over the Top: Selling the …

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Sonya's Sampler

World War I posters look at persuasion techniques

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Through Jan. 27, the Littleton Museum’s halls will display World War I posters from its collection, “Answering the Call,” in collaboration with the gallery exhibit: “Over the Top: Selling the First World War to a Nation Divided.” The current historical shows at Littleton Museum remind us of an argumentative atmosphere across the nation 100-plus years ago.

As World War I was building steam in Europe, many U.S. citizens were very reluctant to be involved … Posters were a major means of communicating with citizens then and strong graphic images appeared in post offices, civic buildings and outdoor walls.

Littleton’s museum has a well-maintained collections to share with the community, as various accounts of that terrible conflict appear in books, on television and in historical museums across the nation.

The Littleton Museum is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free and the annual “Own an Original” is also exhibited, as well as items from Littleton’s history. 6028 S. Gallup St. Littleton. (Allow time to also visit the two historic farms.) 303-795-3950.

Camera club meets

The Englewood Camera Club will hear photographer Joe Klocek, of Camera Lessons Online, at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8. He will speak about his extensive experience in the industry as a teacher and author (“Macro Photography: Zero to Sixty”). The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Guests and new members are welcome. Topics will include: macro, wildlife, exposure theory, videography and studio lighting.

Stanton Gallery exhibit

“Vibrant Transformations: A Series of Photographic Etchings by Lisa Garness Mallory” will fill Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, opening Jan. 11. Mallory, a Denver native, uses needles and woodcarving tools to etch white lines into her fine art photography.

This creates white lines in the print, a textured pattern, related to the individual print. The technique allows her to “enhance lines, textures, depth and light” in her already colorful photographs. The exhibit will run through Feb. 3, with an artists’ reception on from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 18. Town Hall will be featuring “Casa Valentina” on stage from Jan. 11 to Feb. 3. Call 303-794-2787 or go to townhallartscenter.org.

ACC art travels

“Art, Design and Journalism in Italy” registrations are happening now. The painting, drawing, interior design, photography and jounalism departments at Arapahoe Community College are collaborating to offer this study-abroad trip to Italy on June 10-25. Students will register with EF

Tours and in March, 2019, ACC students will register for the ACC three-credit summer travel class (required.) An information sheet is available at Colorado Gallery of the Arts. Information: call 877-485-4184.

Chamber music in Englewood

Englewood Arts Presents “European Gems for Violin and Piano” at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at Hampden Hall. Violinist Charles Wethebee and pianist David Korevaar will perform. The program includes Beethoven’s “Kreutzer Sonata,” Chausson’s “Poeme” and Resphigi’s “Violin Sonata in B Minor.” Tickets: $20/ $15. Englewoodarts.org, 303-806-8196.

Tesoro history lectures

“Mixed Blood: First Families of the Santa Fe Trail” will be presented by William Gwaltney on Jan. 5 at 4 p.m. at the Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton and 2 p.m. on Jan. 6 at Denver Central Library, fifth Floor, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver. (Both are free, but registration is required for Buck Center-South Suburban Parks and Recreation, ssprd.org or 303-347-5999.) The lecture will be repeated at 6 p.m. with dinner at The Fort Restaurant, 19193 Highway 8, Morrison. Registration required: Tesoro Dinner Lecture with William Gwaltney. 303-839-1671.

New ballet production

A Denver premiere of a new full-length ballet will be presented Feb. 1-10 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. “The Wizard of Oz.” will be presented in collaboration with the Kansas City Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Flying monkeys are promised, with a new score by Matthew Pierce and choreography by Septime Webre (presently artistic director of the Hong Kong Ballet). ColoradoBallet.org. Tickets: $30 to $155. 303-837-8888, ext. 2.

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