Area artists will have new material ready to exhibit at the new Curtis Center for the Arts event, “Art on the Green,” scheduled for Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Curtis Park, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, just west of the old school/gallery at Orchard and University Boulevard.
The 50 booth participants were invited by director Chris Stevens and several area artists. (Masks required of exhibitors and attendees.) Tickets (free) required from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in two-hour segments. Open to public with no ticket 4-6 p.m. A maximum of 175 people will be allowed within festival boundaries at one time and social distancing will be practiced. Hand sanitizing and masks will be available. Artwork will be original. 303-797-1779.
‘Flutes and Flowers’
Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, will host “Flutes and Flowers,” a drop-in musical event from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 15. Park and stroll through the grounds, enjoy the gardens in full bloom and enjoy music from your blanket or lawn chair. If possible, participate in a “pay-what-you-can” option, but it’s not required. (Donations are also welcomed online.) Social distancing and face-covering protocols required per Tri-County Health Department rules. Bring a picnic and choose a lovely spot to enjoy it.
Also at Hudson Gardens: “Watch a Lily Bloom.” One can see them opening, if there at the right time! Register for a text advance day’s notice. A volunteer will be available to explain more ... Go online to hudsongardens.org.
En plein air
Centennial-based artist Pam Roth O’Mara will lead a morning of “En Plein Air on the Prairie,” painting at the Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Aug. 26. Enjoy a walking tour, with several stops to experience a variety of animals, plants and historic buildings at this lovely site, sponsored by the Denver Botanic Gardens. (O’Mara is a volunteer there.) Registration in advance is required: botanicgardens.org/programs/painting-expedition-en-plein-air-prairie. Price: $20 DBG member; $22 non-member. If you can’t make this date, do plan a visit.
Women in History
“Bold Women Change History” a new exhibit at History Colorado, ties in with the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. An interactive virtual “Summit” is planned for 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 at h-co.org/BoldWomen. (A $20 donation is suggested if possible.) History Colorado’s eight museums across the state all have related exhibits and will celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26.
“Happy Place, a Live-Stream cabaret,” is scheduled by Vintage Theatre Company at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Vintage favorite Carter Edward Smith and guest Brekken Baker. They will present songs from “Newsies,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and works by artists such as Randy Newman and Tom Petty. Tickets at vintagetheatre.com. A livestream link will be sent the day of the show.
Arts at ACC
Fall exhibitions will be online only at this time, according to Colorado Gallery of the Arts Director Trish Sangelo at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton: the ACC Faculty Show begins August 31; the Colorado State Teachers Show begins Sept. 28; and Heritage Fine Arts Guild’s annual “This is Colorado” opens Nov. 1. Stay tuned for any updates. arapahoe.edu.
A rescheduled fall lecture is listed for The Fort’s Tesoro Cultural Center: “Much Ado About Custer: Rethinking the Indian Wars” by Dr. Catherine Franklin, will be Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. at Lone Tree Hub, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway, and 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at History Colorado (free). (The related dinner lecture at The Fort is sold out.) tesoroculturalcenter.org.
Parker Arts will present “The Amazing Elstun’s Funny Bunny Magic Show” at 10 a.m. Aug. 29 at the PACE Center. Tickets: $7. Socially distanced seating assigned 3-5 days in advance. Free ages 2 and up. 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. parkerarts.org.
Online watercolor classes
Castle Rock artist and instructor Cindy Welch will offer live, interactive online watercolor classes for all levels, starting Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. Live Zoom meeting, with demos recorded so student can link in when convenient and view several times if they wish. Students can interact via Zoom, a Facebook group and email with the instructor. See CindyWelchArtist.com for information. Her work can be viewed at Rhyolite Gallery, 505 2nd St. in Castle Rock.
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