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Ceramic art will be included in the Englewood High School student exhibit at Nixon’s Coffee House throughout the month of April. An artists’ reception is planned for April 22. Courtesy photo
Column by Sonya Ellingboe

Artwork by Englewood High School students will be exhibited at Nixon’s Coffee House, 871 Englewood Parkway, near the Englewood Civic Center, during April. An artists’ reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. April 22. Art teacher Emily Winthrop is a 2006 EHS graduate and is in her first year of teaching.

Photography students, taught by Kelly Aragon, will also exhibit art. (Aragon teaches half time at EHS and the half time at Englewood’s Charles Hay World School.) Winthrop says the art varies in style from ceramics, graffiti and tattoo art to portraits and cartoons, executed in a variety of media. The coffee shop is open long hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Fridays: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 303-504-5224.

Photographer gets wild

Master naturalist and award-winning nature photographer Dawn Wilson will speak at the April 8 meeting of the Englewood Camera Club, held at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Wilson specializes in traveling to high elevations and latitudes and photographing animals there. Her recent year included 100,000 miles by car and plane, with more than 100,000 photos taken — including Grand Canyon birds and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge inhabitants.

Talk about dialogue

“Learn to Write Great Dialogue” will be Terry Odell’s topic when she speaks to the Parker Writers Group from 2-4 p.m. April 6 at the Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads Drive, Parker. Admission is free and no reservation is required.

The final frontier

The Colorado Wind Ensemble’s April 6 concert will be titled: “Space Music: An Extra-Celestial Experience.” It will be at 3 p.m. at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Guest composer Steven Bryant’s new work, commissioned by the CWE, “all stars are love,” will be featured and Bryant will perform with the ensemble in his “Ecstatic Waters.”

Also on the program: Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” and “Symphony No. 2” by Ticheli. Guest student musicians from Mountain Vista and Littleton high schools will join the ensemble. Tickets: $20/$17/$10, at the door, 720-509-1000,

Art at ACC

The annual Fine Art Student Juried Exhibition at Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts will run through April 16, with an opening from 5 to 7 p.m. April 4. Painter Lee Wasilik of the Heritage Fine Arts Guild is juror, and the guild, which held its annual “This is Colorado” show recently at CGA, is sponsor for the exhibit.

Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. The gallery is in the Annex building at the college, located at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton.

Claude Sim performs

“The Incredible Story of Hary Janos” by Zoltan Kodaly will be narrated by Steven Taylor when the Littleton Symphony performs it — during the next in its Great Stories series — at 7:30 p.m. April 4. (Hary Janos is a legendary Paul Bunyan type in Hungary.)

Conducted by Jurgen de Lemos, the LSO will also feature violinist Claude Sim, assistant concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, performing Astor Piazolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” Tickets: $15, $12/free under 22,; Gorsett Violin Shop, 8100 S. Quebec St., Suite B206, Centennial; or at the door.

Nice and not costly

The Depot Arts Center, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, is repeating its popular “Under One Hundred” exhibit with original, colorful artworks for less than $100 through May 4. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Fine gift ideas. 303-795-0781.