Arts collaboration will fill museum hall

By Sonya Ellingboe

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“Transformation,” a site-specific installation by multimedia artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, will be introduced in the Fuse Box, level 4 atrium in the north building of the Denver Art Museum from 5:30-7 p.m. April 26.

Following a reception with the artists, they will collaborate with the Music Sacra Chamber Orchestra to create an interactive performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Ponti Hall, North Building. (Ponti was the North Building architect.) The two artists come from disparate backgrounds: he from computer programming and she from fiber art. The two have developed a contemporary hybridized language. The work is part of a museum-wide exhibition: “Spun: Adventures in Textiles,” which will be displayed throughout the museum from May 19 to Sept. 22. The concert/interactive event is only on April 26, as part of the final Friday Untitled series, #56 (Current). See denverartmuseum.org for admission information.

Best of Show 2012

Karen Kirkpatrick and Fee Chin, Best of Show winners in black and white and color in the 2012 Eye of the Camera Exhibit, sponsored by the Littleton Fine Arts Board, will exhibit their work at the Littleton Museum from April 19 through May 28. Kirkpatrick layers images to tell a story and Chin introduces a body form into a scene. Her work will include examples from her “Women” series. (More on these next week.) Open during museum hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. 303-795-3950.

Artists paint favorite locales

Local painter Rick Brogan was juror for the new Depot Arts Center exhibit “Favorite Places.” The versatile Brian Serff won Best of Show for his watercolor “Temple Canyon-Green River, Utah,” as well as a First Place for his photograph “Lost Park.” Second Place went to Julia Grundmeier for her oil painting “The Pedernal From Ghost Ranch.” Third Place was awarded to Jennifer Riefenberg for a cloth overlay-mixed media “Shoreline.” Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Joe Bonita, Fred Bikle, Joyce Murphy and Judy Deist. The exhibit runs until May 19 at 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Phone: 303-795-0781.

Rose pruning workshop set

South Suburban Parks and Recreation horticulturists call on Master Gardeners and members of the Denver Rose Society to assist in offering a free rose pruning workshop from 8 a.m.-noon at the War Memorial Rose Garden, 5804 S. Bemis St., Littleton. Learn to care for roses as well as how to prune them correctly. Bring a sharp pair of bypass pruning shears and leather gloves. Kneepads are helpful. Light refreshments will be served. Rain date is May 4. To register, contact horticulturist Larry Hurd, 303-721-8478, larryh@sspr.org.

`Rock and Roll' ballet

Ballet Ariel will present its spring 2013 performance with a new ballet, “The Birth of Rock and Roll,” at 2 p.m. April 28 at Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 4 at the PACE Center in Parker, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. Music will be by the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Scott Handler. Ilena Norton, Ariel director, choreographed the new ballet, which traces music culture from 1930s to 1950s — told through the eyes of a traveling musician, performed by Peter Strand. Tickets start at $16: balletariel.org or 303-945-4388 for the Robinson Theatre; 303-805-6800, pacecenteronline.ticketforce.com for the Parker performances.

Sculpture dedication

A new sculpture, “Collective-Nest,” will be formally dedicated by South Suburban's Public Art Committee at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, at 11 a.m. April 21. The public is invited to attend, meet the sculptor Joshua Weiner and tour the gardens. The sculpture was installed in February, just west of the amphitheater, near the new Songbird Garden. The event is free, as is garden admission.

Pastel painting class

Fay Stefan will teach “Introduction to Pastel Painting” from 2-5 p.m. April 20 at 899 North Rock Ridge Road, Castle Rock. Study various pastels, papers, composition, color, value, design and framing. As soon as possible, the class will transfer to Greater Castle Rock Art Guild, GCRAG's, new Art on the Edge Gallery at 314 Wilcox St. in downtown Castle Rock. Cost: members: $30/non-members $40 per class. Information and to register: Mia Cassar, education director, klaykid@gmail.com. Or see: gcrag.com.

Clay Club sale

Arapahoe Community College's Spring Clay Club Sale will take place April 23-24 in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Annex Building, Main Campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Pottery by students and instructors will be available. Admission is free. Hours: noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday. For information, contact Robin Furuta, robin.furuta@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5948.