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Making wheel change: Underprivileged youths earn bikes, skills, hope

Fernando Ibarra couldn’t figure out how to fix his bike. So he took it to Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery, a nonprofit community bike shop a block from his house in west Denver. He couldn’t afford the …
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The Depot Art Gallery in Littleton has reopened three days a week, with masks required, and is currently hosting its “Best of the Best” exhibit of artworks by members of the Littleton Fine Arts Guild.

Gallery reopens with members’ exhibit

Photographer Peggy Dietz’s thoughtful “2020: a Lost Year,” with bare trees stretching toward the sky, where a feather-shaped cloud floats, reflects a wistful image that will invite a close …
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Molly Brown museum brings gothic horror to life

For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, …
The leaves changing at Sterne Park in Littleton.

Autumn beauty is in every direction

Recent photos from Littleton’s Andy Marquez remind us of how beautiful it is every direction we look outside. Enjoy a walk in Sterne Park or along the South Platte Riverside, where the trail …
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Novel explores life of complex character

“Inside my apartment, I have everything I need,” he says. That apartment is in downtown Denver in a familiar neighborhood ... Agoraphobic Wesley Yorstead — the central character in the debut …

Fall colors still impress on these easy in-town hikes

Even though the leaves are falling fast, it’s not too late to see some beautiful fall colors on an easy, close-in hike. But you’d better hurry. If you want to get away from it all for an hour or …
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A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …
Town Hall Arts Center in downtown Littleton is the venue for the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s “This is Colorado” juried exhibition of visual artworks.

Yearly juried exhibit moves to new venue

“This is Colorado,” an annual juried exhibit for members of the long-running Littleton Fine Arts Guild, appears in a new venue this season: Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, where it …
Luke Ouellette, his wife Jennifer and daughter Sophia cruise through Highlands Ranch on the back of a fire truck.

Big trucks and big thanks in Highlands Ranch and Littleton

Older people's faces lit up with childlike glee on Oct. 4 as dozens of fire trucks and hot rods rolled through the Wind Crest senior living community in Highlands Ranch. From there, the vintage …
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Lakewood Symphony brings music to senior communities

The Lakewood Symphony, like many local musical groups, had to cancel the latter half of its 2019-2020 …

“A Gathering of Insulators” by Littleton Fine Arts Guild member Brigitte Runnals is a 30-by-40-inch oil on wrapped canvas, exhibited at the Depot Art Gallery now.

Gallery reopens with member show

The Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers, Littleton, opened as of Oct. 2 with “Best of the Best,” a member show with two- and three-dimensional works. Limited hours at first: Friday, Saturday and …
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Iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, shown in a photo taken by her renowned photographer father Guillermo Kahlo, will have paintings on display along with works by her husband Diego Rivera at the Denver Art Museum.

Signature artists of Mexico in spotlight

Tickets are now on sale at the Denver Art Museum for “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism,” which opens Oct. 25. The first block, on sale now, are for Oct. 25 to Nov. 30. The second …
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Wings Over the Rockies commemorates 75 years since end of WWII

The effects of the Second World War go beyond the obvious political, economic and social that we live with every day. And as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the official end of the conflict, …
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Scholarship honors noted watercolorist

Friends of late artist rita derjue have established a scholarship fund at Arapahoe Community College for women and minority students who are studying art at the college. To donate to the fund, go …
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Opening Denver’s virtual doors

Many of us have spent the majority of the last six months or so in our homes, which means at some point we’ve had to reckon with the design choices we’ve made. There’s a reason so many people …

The new Freyer-Newman Center at Denver Botanic Gardens opens Sept. 26 with an exhibit called “Garden and Haven: Botanical Art and Illustration.”
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Exhibits coming at new facility in Denver Botanic Gardens

The new Freyer-Newman Center at the Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, has several exhibits starting Sept. 26. Timed tickets must be reserved online. Masks will be required. “From the Vault: …
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