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Contemporary realist art shown in conjunction with stock show

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 12/26/17

The 25th Annual Coors Western Art Show opens with a reception and sale on Jan. 3 and continues through Jan. 21, in coordination with the 2018 National Western Stock Show. Dan Young’s “Super Moon …

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Sonya's Sampler

Contemporary realist art shown in conjunction with stock show

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The 25th Annual Coors Western Art Show opens with a reception and sale on Jan. 3 and continues through Jan. 21, in coordination with the 2018 National Western Stock Show. Dan Young’s “Super Moon on the Colorado River” is the signature painting/poster this year. The show features 60 contemporary realists from North America and Europe. Proceeds help with scholarships for students in agribusiness, veterinary and human medicine who help create a future for Western culture.

Douglas County Christmas Bird Count

Across the nation since 1900, birdwatchers have become citizen scientists collecting data on bird populations. On Dec. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., volunteers will work within a 15-mile radius. See denveraudubon.org/uncategorized/2017-annual-audubon-christmas-count/#douglas_county_cbc for more information and to take part.

Harmony at University of Denver

Yale University’s famed Whiffenpoofs will return to sing at the Newman Center at the University of Denver on Jan. 6 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $17/$15 students. Newmantix.com or 303-871-7720.

Englewood Camera Club

Alex Burke, a professional landscape photographer from Greeley, will speak to the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. He will talk about landscapes on large format film, graduated neutral density filters anf filter usage in general in the field — and about trip planning. Guests and new members welcome.

‘Sonata’ screening

Shohini Ghosh (Highlands Ranch), Anuradha Mukherjee, Nishika Ramaswami and Surupa Sengupta are presenting a screening of the film in English: “Sonata” by Aparna Sen, at 4 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2018, at the Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at door. tickethungama.com/order/10433/denver-co-aparna-sens-bollywood-movie-in-english-sonata.

Sue Mengers

“I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers” by John Logan, directed by Bernie Cardell, will bring award-winning actress Emma Messenger back in a role she performed previously at the Edge Theater. It will run one night only at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Mengers was a Hollywood agent who represented Barbara Streisand, Cher, Steve McQueen, Burt Reynolds and many others. Tickets: $25, vintagetheatre.com, 303-856-7830.

‘Magnets on the Fridge’

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, brings back its popular “Magnets on the Fridge” series after an 11-year hiatus. Episodes are based on audience suggestions and will play once a month on the first Wednesday at 8 p.m., starting Jan. 3. Tickets: $8 advance/$10 at the door. buntport.com.

Call for entries

The 52nd Annual “Eye of the Camera” photography show in Littleton will accept entries through midnight on Jan. 5, 2018. See: CallforEntry.org. Exhibition will be Feb. 16 to March 25 at the Littleton Museum. Juror to be announced.

New Year’s Eve

“Jazz and Jive New Year’s Eve” will be celebrated at the Centennial ViewHouse, 7101 S. Clinton St. Five-course dinner, champagne, dancing. Reservations required: 303-816-3160. Seating times: 7, 7:30, 8, 9 p.m.

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