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Photographer puts focus on composites

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“Eye of Autumn” by Joe Bonita is an example of his composite photographs. He will speak to the Englewood Camera Club on Sept. 9 about his processes.
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Photographer Joe Bonita will speak about “Creation and Uses of Composite Images” when he addresses the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9. He said: “The program will explore the creation of composite images and their many uses. Topics covered will be: fixing problem photos; focus stacking; enhancing images; overlays; creating repetition; making several photos from a single image; mirror dreamscapes and creating scenes that never existed …” The club meets monthly at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Visitors are welcome. In addition to a lecture, the club hosts a monthly contest of members' photos. Guests and new members are welcome.
Colorado Artfest set
Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Colorado Artfest on September 6 and 7 in the parking lots of Town Hall and the Philip S. Miller Library on Wilcox Street in Castle Rock. More than 175 artists will show their work. There will be music and the Big Eat restaurant showcase. Tickets: $5 adults; $3 seniors; children under 16 admitted free.
Garden club stages outing
Instead of its usual first Wednesday evening meeting, the Littleton Garden Club will carpool to Kendrick Lake Park, 9351 W. Jewell Ave. in Lakewood, on Sept. 6 to see its xeric design, including handsome ornamental grasses. Arrival at 10:30 a.m. Bring a lunch and water and a chair, if needed. This longtime club welcomes new members.
Storytelling talk scheduled
“More than Four: Choosing a Point of View” is Susan Rocco-McKeel's title for the Parker Writers Group meeting from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Parker Library meeting room, 10851 Crossroads Drive, Parker. The author, whose work is in the new “Chronicles of Douglas County,” will discuss various possibilities for POV in telling your story. Guests are welcome — no reservation needed.
Depot holds new show
“Location, Location, Location” is the title of the most recent exhibit at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Juror Marsha Wooley selected Julia Grundmeier's oil painting “On the Street Where You Live,” as Best of Show. Other winners included Fred Bikle, Pat Dall, Peggy Dietz, Brian Serff, Carol Broere, S. Williams and Cheryl Adams. The show runs through Nov. 9. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. 303-795-0781.
New library opens doors
The new Sheridan Library at 3425 W. Oxford Ave. opens with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. Sept. 13, with tours and festivities lasting through the day. Arapahoelibraries.org, 303-LIBRARY.
Powwow at art museum
The 25th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 6 on the Acoma Plaza, 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock in downtown Denver. Indian dancers, drum groups, artists, vendors, fry bread. Powwow and general museum admission are free. Grand entry is at noon. Dance competitions until 4 p.m.
Author coming to Ranch
Barb Schmidt, author of “The Practice,” will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover about her book, her journey and her life-management toolkit that helps with stress management and finding inner peace.
Genealogists meet
Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society meets twice in September at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. The program on Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. will be “Giving Away Your Family Tree: a Treasure Trove of Family History Gifts” by Diana Carson. On Sept. 16 at 9:30 a.m., “Family Tree Maker” starts a three part series on this software with Deena Coutant. Also on Sept. 16, there will be a 1 p.m. program called “She's Not Dead — He Took Another Bride” with James Jeffrey, offering a peek into ancestors' households. Visitors are always welcome. ColumbineGenealogy.com.