The annual exhibition of Arapahoe Community College fine-arts students is open at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts through April 16, featuring student art from the ceramic, 3D design, drawing, jewelry and metals, painting and photography departments. Kevin Oehler, curator of exhibits at the Littleton Museum, was curator for studio art, and Mary Eckels, owner of Gusterman Silversmiths, judged the jewelry and metals. The gallery is on the ACC campus at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton and the hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission free.
‘Still Coming Home’
Writers who contributed to “Still Coming Home: Denver Veterans Writing” will read at two Arapahoe libraries: On April 9 at 6:30 p.m., readings will be held at Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Way, Centennial, and on April 12 at 1:30 p.m. there will be readings at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. Readers include: Crisosto Apache, Maryanna W. Brunkhorst, James Speed Hensinger, Luke Anthony Alfonso Martinez and David Lennon. The book was published by Colorado Humanities after former chairman Will Adams suggested that state humanities councils “explore the experience of war through the lens of the humanities.”
ACC raises scholarship funds
“Another Night in Black and White” is scheduled for April 26. The annual celebration to raise scholarship funding for Arapahoe Community College students will be held at the Barn at Raccoon Creek, 7301 S. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Dinner, dancing and a saloon are on tap. Emcee will be Doug Tisdale. Music by the Loose Nuts. Individual tickets start at $100. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets and information.
Rox Arts invites community art lovers to its Second Friday receptions at its Aspen Grove gallery, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. The gallery offers painting instruction with set projects, such as Painting on Glass on April 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with instructor Stacy Robinson. ($35 includes all materials.) Or paint Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” on April 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. with Maryann Leake. ($37). Gallery open daily. 720-724-5730, roxartscouncil.org.
“Angelique’s World: Marriage, Family and the Fur Trade in Old Detroit,” presented by Dr. Karen Marrero, Wayne State University, will be presented at three locations: 4 p.m. on April 6 at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton — free but registration required through South Suburban Parks and Recreation, 303-347-5999; 2 p.m. on April 7 at Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, no registration required; live-streamed on Tesoro’s Facebook Page, 6 p.m. on April 7 — dinner lecture at The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. Tickets: tesoroculturalcenter.org, 303-839-1671.
Firehouse Theater Company
“Outside Mullingar” by John Patrick Shanley will play at Firehouse Theater at the Colorado Free University, 7653 E. First Place, Denver, through April 27. Cast includes Haley Johnson of Centennial, Mark Collins, Anne Myers, Dave Ufford. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 303-562-3232, firehousetheatercompany.com.
“Travlin’: The Harlem Musical” plays April 9 to 28 at the Arvada Center Main Stage, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Visit the Harlem Renaissance. Performances: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 2 p.m. Tickets: arvadacenter.org, 720-898-7200.
Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society April programs: Free. Guests and new members welcome. Meetings at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd. Centennial. April 9, 1 p.m. — “A Western Woman’s Wardrobe” presented by Angela Weeden. What did the average Colorado woman wear on a daily basis in the 1860s? This will explore all the layers of a pioneer woman’s wardrobe and talk about her choices. April 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. — “An Introduction to Genealogical Publishing: Saving Your Genealogical Research One Book at a Time,” by Dina Carson, publisher, author, genealogist. April 16, 1 p.m. — “Irish Famine: Hardships and Emigrant Journeys to Other Lands,” presented by Marylee Hagen.
One Book Colorado
Families with young children are invited to stop at one of the Arapahoe Libraries — or libraries in Littleton, Englewood and Douglas County from April 8-22, to pick up a copy of the hardback One Book Colorado picture book in English or Spanish, as long as supplies last. (More than 75,000 books will be distributed, with the aim of supporting family reading at home, so important for school readiness.)
“Natura Obscura,” the immersive art experience open at Museum of Outdoor Arts, in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, has extended its exhibit time through Sept. 29, due to popular demand. It will close briefly for maintenance April 29 to May 2. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $10 to $20, depending on day of week and time of purchase. Allow an hour to view. Naturaobscura.org.
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