“Truth, Beauty and Power: Christopher Dresser and the Aesthetic Movement” will open soon at the Kirkland Museum — opening delayed by a burst water valve. In the meantime, a virtual “360 Degree Tour” is available. The website will advise when open. The museum’s collection includes a five-legged Dresser chair assembled by founding director Hugh Grant. The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art is at 1201 Bannock St. in downtown Denver, with parking just west of the building. kirklandmuseum.org.
The Athena Project art installation “Women in Their Infinite Forms” and its opening Art Strut in Denver’s Dairy Block were delayed a week when the skies opened up with heavy snowfall on March 14-15.
Heritage Fine Arts Guild presents a painting workshop covering two half-days, “Loosen Up” with artist Bob Burridge, from 9 a.m. to noon on April 30 and May 1, via Zoom. Cost: $100 for HFAG members and $130 for non-members. Details and registration: heritage-guild.com, select current workshops. Additional information: Mary kay Jacobus at email@example.com. A Zoom link will be provided prior to the workshop.
Lone Tree Arts Center
The annual Commissioner’s Choice Exhibit, juried by Colleen Fanning, called “Into the Rearview Mirror: A Look Back at 2020,” will be on display through May 23. A virtual opening reception was held March 17. Artists will appear in person during the exhibit, times TBA. Gallery open during center hours: lonetreeartscenter.org.
“Native Bee Hotels: Make Your Own” will be a virtual class by CSU Horticulture Agent Lisa Mason on March 31. Register at HudsonGardens.org ($30 member) and a Zoom link will be sent by email. Supplies will be available at Hudson Gardens’ shop a week before the class. Class will cover biology of native nesting bees, maintenance tips to keep bees happy and healthy and other ideas to create pollinator habitats in your landscape.
The 57th Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum Annual Creative Writing Contest is underway for grades 1-12, closing at midnight March 27. Judges will be Arapahoe Community College English Faculty members. Visit friendslittleton.org for entry details.
‘World of Color’
“World of Color” by Littleton Fine Arts Guild members, is open at Stanton Gallery, Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., downtown Littleton (and online). Open during box office hours and during performances, which start this week with “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” See townhallartscenter.org.
Open at the Denver Art Museum:
“From Paris to Hollywood: The Fashion and Influence of Veronique and Gregory Peck,” featuring Veronique’s haute couture fashions, sketches, photographs, film clips — more than 100 ensembles. Through July 18. Advance tickets: 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org.
Dance in Lakewood
The David Taylor Dance Ensemble will perform “Lifting the Veil” at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Way, Lakewood at 7:30 p.m. April 17 and 2 p.m. April 18. Tickets: lakewood.org/tickets or 303-987-7845.
ROX Arts Gallery will be offering classes at Hudson Gardens as well as at the gallery in Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Go to roxartscouncil.org.