Site-specific art is woven from flexible saplings

Posted 10/16/18

Stickwork, a site-specific art installation by nationally recognized artist Patrick Dougherty, is a large-scale sculpture constructed from natural materials Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms, …

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Site-specific art is woven from flexible saplings

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Stickwork, a site-specific art installation by nationally recognized artist Patrick Dougherty, is a large-scale sculpture constructed from natural materials Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton (off Wadsworth Boulevard at the south end of Chatfield State Park). Dougherty weaves flexible saplings into architectural forms, which remain on view until they fall apart. (Some have lasted for years.) Some saplings are chokecherry, gathered at Chatfield. Also — through Oct. 28, the Corn Maze. Always there — a historic farm, miles of trails illustrating different ecosystems, native plants and more … Coming up soon will be a Santa’s Village display with lights and fun. 720-865-3500, botanicgardens.org.

Rox Arts Gallery moves

From Oct. 21-24, you’ll see artists lugging their paintings, pottery, jewelry and other work out of the present Rox Arts Gallery, north along the sidewalk at Aspen Grove shopping center in Littleton, to a new, larger space at Unit 330, near Starbucks. More on this next week. Mark your calendar for a silent auction in the new space on Nov 4-9. There will be space to include more artists.

Library facelift

The renovation schedule is announced for the James H. LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch, starting with Oct. 15-19: Drive-up book return closed; Nov. 12: Shea Meeting Room closed for duration; Dec. 19: Library will close except for limited services of holds pick-up, returns, Your Lucky Day Items. April 6, 2019 Grand Reopening Celebration.

Applewood Arts in Highlands Ranch

Applewood Arts Festival holds its 31st annual sale at Highlands Ranch High School, 9375 S. Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch on Oct. 27 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Oct. 28 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). This is a juried show, full and with a waiting list. Strollers allowed after 1 p.m. on Oct. 27 and all day Oct. 28. Admission; $5 adults (good both days); free photo booths all day; hot lunch available; cash giveaways on Oct. 28. Same information applies to festival at Standley Lake High School, 9399 W. 104th Ave., Westminster on Nov. 3 and 4.

Mixed media workshop

The Heritage Fine Arts Guild presents a workshop by Amelia Furman from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. Her multi-layered landscapes, created with paint and collage are widely known. The workshop will walk attendees through her steps. Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members Registration required. Heritage-guild.com.

Jazz orchestra

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, directed by Art Bouton of Lone Tree, plays “CJRO Goes Latin” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 on the Main Stage at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Think Maynard Ferguson’s “A Night in Tunisia.” Heidi Schmidt will be vocalist. Tickets: arvadacenter.org/on-stage/Colorado-jazzrepertory-orchestra. 720-898-7200.

Benchmark Theatre

Second Annual Fever Dream Festival plays Oct. 19-21 and 26-28, featuring new scripts in science fiction, fantasy and horror themes: some full-length, some one-act and some short (10 minutes). Fridays: 8 p.m.; Saturdays: 3 and 8 p.m.; Sundays 3 p.m. Tickets for a day or full festival passes. Benchmarktheatre.com.

Drummer in Centennial

Three-time “Country Drummer of the Year” Rich Redmond appears Oct. 19 and 20 at Denver Percussion, 7399 S. Tucson Way, Ste. B2, Centennial. Master Class 7 p.m. Oct. 19 — $100. Drum Clinic 3 p.m. Oct. 20 — $35. 303-785-5217.

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