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Artists share colorful paintings of outdoors in library exhibit

Watercolorist Patricia Nash and oil painter Judy S. Purcell exhibit colorful paintings of flowers, Colorado landscapes, birds and other outdoor subjects through July 31 at the James H. Larue Library …

Falcon Fest returns for fourth year

When asked about their introduction to the world of birds, Audubon Society of Greater Denver members often share stories about grandfathers showing a delicate bird nest out the back window, or a pair …
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Bird of prey slated to swoop into photography gathering

Devin Jaffe of Nature’s Educators will be guest speaker for an upcoming meeting of the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. June 12 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., …
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Presenting Denver offers first dance steps

Attend many festivals and large parties around the metro area, and there’s usually a dance component to them — everything from cultural and traditional to more modern styles. But that is just a …

Summer Art Market is creativity overload

Through the year, Art Students League of Denver welcomes artists from across the metro area to learn — and to teach in many types, techniques and styles of visual arts — and to associate with …
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Plein air workshop coming to Littleton

The Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County will host a plein air workshop at the Littleton Museum on June 16, taught by painter Pat Barr Clarke, who lives in Highlands Ranch and is a longtime …

Native American artist has major Denver exhibit

“Like a Hammer” at the Denver Art Museum is the first exhibition in a major museum for artist Jeffrey Gibson (Mississipi Band Choctaw/Cherokee). The exhibition just opened on the first floor of …

The joint is jumpin’ at Town Hall Arts Center

At Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton, the six-piece band, led by amazing pianist/music director Donna Debreceni, jumps right into the title song of “Ain’t Misbehavin’” as lights come up and …
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Culture is illuminated after dark

Visit Denver’s cultural hot spots like the Denver Zoo or Museum of Nature & Science during a summer day and you’ll see children of all ages running around everywhere. While it’s always fun …
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Dancing to a new sense of place

Dance might not be the first medium people think of when they think of politics on the stage, but that’s not how the minds behind 3rd Law Dance/Theater think about things. The issues of migration, …
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American Museum of Western Art is one of Colorado’s treasures

A visit to the American Museum of Western Art at 1727 Tremont Place in Denver is a pleasant excursion for area art lovers — as well as a good spot to take visitors to the area. Check the website …
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Young actress isn’t just going through a stage

Not many people are lucky enough to know what they do with their lives by the time they reach important milestones like graduating from high school. So, I’m not sure if there’s a name for how …
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Concertmaster Knetsch retires from Lone Tree Symphony

Violinist Rene Knetsch was honored by the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra recently upon his retirement as concertmaster. Elizabeth Loye, decorator of the special cake he enjoyed, is also a substitute …
Coming Attractions

Festival will be one for the books

Growing up, one of my favorite summer activities was finding some shade outside and spending the day with a good book or two. Somehow, somebody at the Arvada Center must have magically picked up on …
Quiet Desperation

Are you sitting down? Better yet, are you lying down surrounded by pillows?

I take the safety of my readers very seriously. Therefore, I’d like to express my deepest condolences in advance to anyone who reads one of my columns while drinking hot coffee, driving, being …
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