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Museum highlights art from Colorado


Kirkland Museum has opened its new “Colorado Art Survey” Number IX, as it continues to showcase its extensive collection of Colorado artworks, by more than 500 artists, dating from the 1870s to the 2000s in a timeline from realism to pure abstraction. The paintings are accompanied by decorative art from similar eras, in salon style. The Kirkland is at 1311 Pearl St. in Denver., 303-832-8576.

Art fair

The Hilltop Art Fair will bring arts, crafts and music to the United Church of Christ Parker Hilltop at Flintwood and Democrat Roads, 10926 E. Democrat Road, Parker, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 3. Also, there will be a student art show and local historians at Douglas County's historic Hilltop School House across the street. Free admission. Information: 303-841-2808.

Movie auditions

Prospective actors and writers are invited to visit for audition dates in Greenwood Village, Castle Rock and Parker and information about a movie to be produced in Colorado this year, with a horror theme and Nederland setting, according to Rhonda Beltzer, who is orchestrating the production.

Arts scholarship

Arapahoe County high school art students are invited to apply for an annual scholarship if they plan to attend an arts school or college and major in visual or performing arts. Requirements: completed application, student portfolio, resume and two letters of recommendation. Applications available at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road, or on the City of Greenwood Village website, The high schools attended by first- and second-place winners will receive $300 and $200 in addition. Information: Jo Cole, 303-708-6110,

Bird count

Look and listen. Birdwatchers with experience, ages 14 to adult, are needed to assist in the annual migrations survey from 6 to 10 a.m. on May 10 at South Platte Park in Littleton. Call 303-730-1022 ext. 21 to register. (Youths under 16 may participate if they have a personal interest.)

Art at ACC

The Arapahoe Community College Multimedia, Graphic Design and Illustration Student Showcase and portfolio review will be held from April 30 to May 8 in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts in the Annex at ACC, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 2. Admission is free. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Information, John Hall, 303-797-5916.


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