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Painter Jay Moore is celebrating five years in his downtown Parker studio location with exhibition of a body of new works. Visitors are welcome to see his new paintings reflecting his love of his home state, Colorado. Moore’s studio is at 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive, Parker. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 4. Moore also teaches in his studio — numbers limited. Jaymoorestudio.com.
Depot anniversary show
The Littleton Fine Arts Guild celebrates its 56th anniversary with a month-long exhibit (May 1-31) of members’ works at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. The guild, founded in 1962, teamed up with the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum in 1977 to restore the Santa Fe Depot as an art gallery. Juror will be Denver artist Jane Jones and the opening reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. on the season’s inaugural First Friday, May 4. All artwork will be for sale. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Denver Botanic Gardens
“Pixelated,” a collection of sculptures by Mike Whiting, will be displayed through Sept. 23 at the Denver Botanic Gardens at 1007 York St. in Denver. Whiting’s works explore the relationship between the natural world and the artificial world of digital media along with two distinct visual styles: 8-bit graphics and minimalist sculpture. Works will be exhibited throughout the gardens during open hours, which are expanded for summer. As plants grow, the relationships with sculptures change. Botanicgardens.org. Admission charged, except for members.
Reminder of art fest
Littleton United Methodist Church holds its annual Art Festival this weekend, April 27-29. The art show opens at 6:30 p.m. April 27; at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. April 29 will be performances of “Prodigal Daughter” by Lisa Hendry and readings of “Tell Me Another Story, Sing Me Another Song” by Jean Lenox Toddie (readers: Annawyn and Ellen Shamas). At 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 29, members of the Littleton Symphony will join the choirs for a special worship service. Free. 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. 303-794-6379, ext. 247.
“Public Space in Transition: Nostalgic and Current photos of Historic City Park and Golf Course,” a selection of photos by Littleton native Kathryn Charles, is displayed at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, second floor, through April. Call Charles to make arrangements to visit the exhibit, since the DAC is a private club: 303-995-9100.
An exhibition of works by students in Arapahoe Community College’s multimedia, graphic design and illustration and commercial photography programs will be exhibited through May 4 in the school’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College in the Annex, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and through 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Arapahoe Community College’s annual literary magazine, Progenitor 2018, will be released with an event at 4 p.m. May 2 in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts in the Annex at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Readings and discussions with writers and editors connected to the ACC Writers Studio. Free. Questions: Andrea Mason, email@example.com.
The Lone Tree Arts Center Guild announces the Couture Spring Collection Fashion Show at 6 p.m. May 17 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Fashions for men and women from Dillard’s Park Meadows will be emceed by Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet. Chair of the event is Lynn Pender (303-517-4831) who will have tickets for sale ($50) — as will the box office, lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000. The Lone Tree Arts Center Guild supports the center’s programs and arts in surrounding areas.
“The Duke, The Count and Stevie too!” is the title for the Colorado Jazz Orchestra’s May 11 concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. The orchestra’s director is sax man Art Bouton of Lone Tree, and vocalist Heidi Schmidt will perform with the impressive group of professional jazz musicians. Tickets start at $24, lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000.
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