Call for art: Douglas County Art Encounters is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 program through Feb. 18. It is a year-long sculpture exhibit displayed in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker and Roxborough, with works in various mediums and styles, made to live outdoors as public pieces. Find information and a link to the call for entries at artencounters.douglas.co.us/program-information.
The Roxborough Arts Council, which maintains a studio at Aspen Grove, will present works by 19 artist members at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd. in Highlands Ranch, from Feb. 13 to March 30. Included: paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry and more. An opening reception will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Feb. 13. The church is open seven days a week and the public is welcome to visit the exhibit. The gallery hosts a monthly Second Friday event from 5:30 to 8 p.m., where the public can see member work and learn about classes offered at the gallery. firstname.lastname@example.org. Check in at the Rox Arts Gallery/studio when at Aspen Grove.
Time Travel to early 1900s Austria, which was an international design hub, with “Josef Hoffmann’s Vienna,” a new exhibit that runs through April 3 at Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art at 1201 Bannock St., Denver. Open to visitors 13 or older. (Exhibits are too fragile for young children.) The exhibit will include objects from the extensive collection plus some new acquisitions. Open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. Admission: $10/$8. 303-832-8576, kirklandmuseum.org.
Art of the State
The large, fascinating Art of The State exhibit warrants a drive to visit the Arvada Center at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. through March 27. Free admission, but tickets are required. The farce “The Liar” is open and runs in repertory through May 22. 720-898-7204, arvadacenter.org.
Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society meets via Zoom on Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. to hear Megan Koepsell, author and past president of the Hghlands Ranch Historical Society present “Extending Your Family Tree: Creative Ways to Connect with DNA Matches and Find Common Ancestors. Contact: ColumbineGenealogy.com, email ColumbineGenealogy@gmail.com. Visitors welcome.
Members and prospective members are invited to hear a program by former Littleton city staff members Larry Borger and Charlie Blosten about the City Ditch — oldest structure in Littleton and one that might vanish as part of a water-transport program — at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Carson Nature Center King Fisher Studio, 3000 W. Carson Drive, Littleton. Free, but reservation needed. email@example.com. (Denver portions of the ditch are protected and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but no Littleton sections.)
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, public events frequently are canceled or rescheduled. Check with organizers before you go. Masks and proof of vaccination are standard at all venues listed.