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The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …
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In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …
This ceramic artwork by Arapahoe High School senior Ona Melvin will be displayed in the Littleton Public Schools 2021 Virtual District Art Show.
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K-12 student art exhibit will go online this year

Littleton Public Schools 2021 Virtual District Art Show will be shown virtually Jan. 19 to May 31. Students continue to create both inside and outside the classroom, according to teacher Anna …
"Whatcha Got There?" is the title of a photo of two screech owls by area photographer Carl Paulson, currently exhibiting at Vita Littleton.

Photographer takes wing with new focus

Photographer Carl Paulson is a Littleton Fine Arts Guild member who recently become a birder, which has led to new subjects for his camera, starting in his back yard and other nearby locations ... He …
Some people like to use trekking poles when they go snowshoeing.

Snowshoeing: ‘Viewing the world in a different lens’

With health officials continuing to encourage outdoor activities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one affordable winter activity that’s getting folks outside, active and socially …

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Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Not only can the art entertain and enlighten, but it helps keep histories alive — both personal and those of a group of people. That’s why the …
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“Ocean Wave” is an oil painting by Castle Rock artist Brigitte Runnalls, who has been creating art since childhood.

Artist makes exhibition plans in uncertain time

Last October, the most recent time the Littleton Fine Arts Guild was able to highlight an exhibiting artist at the Depot Art Gallery, Brigitte Runnalls of Castle Rock was named “Artist of the …
Daisy Patton’s art was displayed as part of #ArtFindsUs, a mobile exhibit implemented in a partnership between Doug Kacena’s K Contemporary art gallery and the nonprofit Athena Project.

Opportunities to experience art abound in Denver

Years ago — when he was in college — Doug Kacena read somewhere that only about 25% of Americans visit art museums or private art galleries. Still, Kacena, owner/curator of K Contemporary art …

Potter, assemblage artist stays busy

No word yet about when Littleton’s Depot Art Gallery will be able to open again for art lovers, but be assured that member-artists are still creating paintings, drawings, pottery, jewelry, prints …
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‘Healing Arts Show’ set for hospital display

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, 2350 Meadows Blvd., is the site for a “Healing Arts Show” organized by Heritage Fine Arts Guild from Jan. 6 to March 31, which may be viewed “in person.” Most …

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Arts remain unbound during COVID pandemic

With so many stuck inside for the bulk of this year, there’s a common outlet creatives all over are turning to — podcasting. Doug Kacena, artist and owner of Denver’s K Contemporary art …
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“From Vintage, With Love” is a holiday show available via streaming by going to VintageTheatre.org.
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Theater offers holiday show in streaming style

“From Vintage, With Love,” described as a “Holiday Cabaret,” featuring Randy Chalmers, Isabelle Duran, Elisha Horne, Traci Kern and Mary Louise Lee, will be available through streaming …
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Pop Culture Con cancelled for 2021, still connects with community

Fans of superheroes, science fiction, elven kingdoms and anime are going to have to wait longer than they were hoping to meet some of their favorite creators and other fans in person — after …
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Miners Alley is a home four holiday theater

Holiday theater is a big deal, as Len Matheo, executive and artistic director at Miners Alley Playhouse, well understands. He estimates that the theater makes about 25 percent of its yearly income in …
Leslie O’Carroll, a well-known local actor, is included in the cast of Arvada Center’s virtual play “Family Tree.”
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Holiday series will take place on virtual stage

Why are we surprised that the always creative Arvada Center has come up with a new holiday entertainment? “The Family Tree: A Virtual Holiday Comedy” deals with the situation may of us are …

“On the Rise” by Wendy Khawaja is new at the Denver Zoo. Amur tigers Yuri and Nikta will enjoy it.
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Zoo tigers get paws-on amenity in new public art

Amur tigers Yuri and Nikita will probably be found perching on and lounging under a new piece of public art called “On the Rise” by Wendy Khawaja in a new form of collaboration between Denver’s …
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