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Animals are featured attraction in art show

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 2/26/19

Art Students League of Denver has an appealing exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend: Animal Portraiture” that runs through April 5 at the school, 200 N. Grant St., Denver. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. …

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Animals are featured attraction in art show

“Loyal-One” a watercolor, by Pam McLaughlin is included in the exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend: Animal Portraiture” at the Art Students League Denver.
“Loyal-One” a watercolor, by Pam McLaughlin is included in the exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend: Animal Portraiture” at the Art Students League Denver.
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Art Students League of Denver has an appealing exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend: Animal Portraiture” that runs through April 5 at the school, 200 N. Grant St., Denver. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Artwork in 2D and 3D is exhibited by staff and students. Admission free. 303-778-6990, asld.org.

Neil Simon classic

“The Odd Couple,” an all-time favorite comedy, is a fine way to say farewell to the famous American playwright, Neil Simon, who passed away last August at age 91. Actor Brian Walker-Smith plays Oscar and Damon Guerrasio is neatnik Felix in the production directed by Christopher Willard. It runs March 8-17 at the Schoolhouse Theatre in Parker. Tickets: ParkerArts.org or 303-805-6800.

South Suburban art

South Suburban’s Temporary Art Exhibits for March include: Buck Recreation Center: South Suburban Therapeutic Adaptive Recreation (STAR) Artists, who enjoy programs to improve motor skills and enhance creativity, self-expression and socialization. Lone Tree Recreation Center: Paintings by Nicole Anderson of Englewood, flowers and more from nature. Goodson Recreation Center: Paint Box Guild, 40 active artists work in varied media and techniques. Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel: Photographs by Sheldon Spiegelman of Littleton (through April 15). Artists can find a list of guidelines for exhibitors online at ssprd.org or by calling Darcie LaScala, 720-245-2601.

Revival

“Rock of Aging” makes a return visit to Firehouse Theater, 7653 E. First Place, Denver. Tickets: 303-562-3232 or firehousetheatercompany.com.

‘I Love a Mystery’

Stories on Stage features storytelling actors Jim Hunt, Anne Penner and Laurence Curry to spin mystery stories at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. on March 9 at El Centro Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Tickets: $15-$28: storiesonstage.org, 303-494-0523.

Eye of the Camera

The 53rd annual Eye of the Camera photography exhibit, juried by Gary Emrich, is open through March 24 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Open to all Colorado photographers. Open during museum hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission free. 303-795-3950.

Dance collaboration

Colorado Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Wonderbound will collaborate in a program at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, “Tour de Force,” on March 8-10 with three distinct works: “MOVE/ment” by Cleo Parker Robinson; Amy Siewart’s “Traveling Alone” by Colorado Ballet; and Beethoven’s “Creatures of Prometheus” by Wonderbound. Performances: 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9; 2 p.m. March 9 and 10. Tickets: $30-$155: ColoradoBallet.org or 303-837-8888, ext. 2.

Littleton Museum summer camps

Registration began Feb. 1 for three summer camps at Littleton Museum: “Adventures in History” for kids going into grades 4, 5, 6; “Critters and Crafts” for those entering kindergarten and first grade; “Young Pioneers” for grades 2 and 3 (an abbreviated adventures in history). musw@littletongov.org, 303-795-3950. (May be full.)

Rockapella concert

The vocal group Rockapella will bring its contemporary song styling to Lone Tree Arts Center for an 8 p.m. concert on March 15 at 10025 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

March at museum

“Returning the Gaze: Paintings by Jordan Casteel”; “Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead”; and “Stampede: Animals in Art” continue through March at the Denver Art Museum, while “Dior: Paris to the World” ends on March 17. (Special tickets required for this one.) “Eyes on: Erika Haarsch,” a multi-media installation comprised of imagery, music, text and furnishings referencing circumstances faced by immigrants and refugees subject to the DREAM Act. Logan Lecture speaker on March 13 is Simphiwe Ndzube, who lives and works in Los Angeles and Cape Town, South Africa. On March 20, artist Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe) speaks on “Indians in the wilderness.” Challenging perceptions … The museum is between 12th and 14th avenues on the west side of Broadway in downtown Denver.

Concerts in Littleton

Town Hall Arts Center concert series: March 3, 7 p.m. The Nacho men; April 7; Hazel Miller and the Hazel Miller Band. Townhallartscenter.org, 303-794-2787, ext. 5, 2450 W. Main St. in Littleton.

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