Three-day workshop will teach art techniques


Watercolor With Wire Drawing,” a three-day workshop with Karen Knutson via Zoom, is offered by Heritage Fine Arts Guild on May 13-15, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Knutson, a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, calls her technique “wire drawing” because she uses permanent markers to make drawings look like a wire sculpture. Students will learn how to make an abstract background and many special techniques to create texture. Cost: $75 Heritage members and $90 for non-members. See, select current workshops. A Zoom link will be provided. Information: contact Mary kay Jacobus:

Local author honored

“Winter Counts,” by Highlands Ranch author David Heska Wanbli Weiden (reviewed here previously) has been nominated for the 2021 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by Mystery Writers of America. Fingers crossed! Announcement on April 29.

Biennial of the Americas

The Biennial of the Americas invites the public to submit memorial artworks to be featured as part of “Americas COVID-19 Memorial.” Submissions through May 31. In addition, 20 artists will be invited to contribute to it, with a $1,000 award for their commissioned drawing. Participating artists will be announced in May. Online exhibition opens in June, with public voting.

Music festival

Colorado Music Festival dates are announced for July 1 through Aug. 7 at Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, with four world premieres. Like many events, it didn’t happen last summer.

Legends of Dance

The Dance Archive at the University of Denver announced its 2021 honorees: Chung Chu Chang; Peter Davison; Dawn Fay; William “Duke” Hartman; Doinna Mejia, Ann J. Sanders. They are dancers, dance educators, choreographers and philanthropists.

Plant sale

The Annual Denver Botanic Gardens Spring Plant Sale will be held online April 27-29. A plant list and detailed instructions will be available in mid-April. Pickup will be May 6-9 at the Gardens’ 1007 York St. location, curbside on the top deck of the parking structure. Expanded: Garden in a Bag — carefully curated assortments.

Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22. Perhaps a good time to visit “Earth Illuminated” at the Denver Pavilions.


Maxine and Mark Rossman, retired director of Cherry Creek Theatre, have started a scholarship fund, with $2,000 to be awarded annually to a Black student “who has demonstrated success and the potential to succeed in the theatre industry.” May study any field of theatre arts. Apply at by April 30. The 2021 winner will have an opportunity to participate in a CCT production, tentatively scheduled for August of this year.


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