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Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an … more

Prints of 2018 fair poster available now from artist

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch created the 2018 commemorative poster for the 2018 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (the 100th) and is offering signed, limited-edition prints that are available now, … more

Visual musician’s display sounds like good time

The first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes … more

Arts venue lobby gets dramatic new paint job

Stop in to see Town Hall Arts Center’s spiffy redecorated lobby when you’re next in downtown Littleton. Life Scout Jack Rutherford has pretty much grown up around Town Hall where his mother, … more

Check into Denver native’s ‘Apartment 212’

For a long time, I was one of those people who wrote off horror films as cheap scares or excuses to get as gory as possible. But once you study what a good horror film can be, it becomes obvious the … more

Fashion illustrations bring style to Denver Art Museum

“Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard” opened March 25 at the Denver Art Museum. Jim Howard, who now lives in Lakewood, had a four-decade career creating award-winning editorial … more

‘Longmire’ series author will speak to readers in Lone Tree

Popular author Craig Johnson, whose “Longmire” series has been a hit for readers and TV watchers, will appear at Lone Tree Arts Center, at 10025 Commons St., Lone Tree, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 to … more

Live deliciously at Red Rocks’ Local Sets

During summer months, it’s not difficult at all to get people to spend an evening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. During the much colder off-months, which are November through March, it gets a little … more

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a … more

The future of outdoors funding is being decided by the legislature this session

It has been almost 10 years ago that Governor Hickenlooper (with the blessings of key state legislators) merged two separate state divisions into a single division. The division of parks and outdoor … more

Our Mother’s Things: A Mother’s Day Tribute

We were in no rush. Our mother had lived in her own apartment in my sister’s home, with her own kitchen, her own laundry room, her own glass doors that opened to her own patio where she tended her … more

‘Brooklyn Bridge’ gets tune-up at its location along light rail

Conservation is an ongoing concern when an extensive art collection is involved. Light-rail passengers see the Museum Outdoor Arts piece “Brooklyn Bridge” by Red Grooms when they arrive at the … more

To hug a hunter or angler is the very least we should do

Like them or dislike them, you still have to agree TV commercials have become very creative, humorous, maybe even distasteful and controversial. But they do get our attention. Many of us wait with … more

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 … more

Glow-in-the-dark critters are focus of museum exhibit

Creatures of Light” is a new exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, a collaboration between American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Field … more

Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was … more

Learning skills with vehicles and figures

A great way to spend time with preschool children is playing with them on the floor. If it is difficult to get on the floor and get up again (common), sit at a table or snack bar that is set up for … more

Find teachable summer moments to help boost childrens’ curiosity

Adults don’t need to be trained teachers to help their children practice skills during the summer. That practice is very important so skills are expanded or not weakened. Families can use 10 or … more

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., … more

Denver Art Museum rich in experiences

Much news from the Denver Art Museum, at 13th Avenue and Bannock Street in downtown Denver: First, Aug. 5 is the final day for “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard,” which … more
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