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K-12 student art exhibit will go online this year

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Littleton Public Schools 2021 Virtual District Art Show will be shown virtually Jan. 19 to May 31. Students continue to create both inside and outside the classroom, according to teacher Anna Spillen, who organizes these exhibits each year, usually in the Colorado Gallery for the Arts at Arapahoe Community College. When the show is active, see https://littletonpublicschools.net/district/nr/lps-virtual-art-show.

Highlands Ranch celebrates 40 years

“Highlands Ranch History: Then and Now” will begin a celebration of the 40th year of this community on Zoom from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 18. Highlands Ranch Historical Society’s Nancy Liesenbigler will start what will be a series of programs: “Dinosaurs and Mammoths,” “European Influences and Early-settlement Influences,” “Prominent Early Residents” and more. Meeting ID is 832 4170 4124 (passcode 957432).

New galleries at DAM

Denver Art Museum will showcase its 19th-century European and American collections in the new galleries designed for these works on the second level of the Hamilton Building beginning Feb. 7. About 85 works, including paintings and sculptures will include those by Monet, van Gogh, Degas, Morisot, Renoir and more ...

Libraries tout activities

Douglas County Libraries promote Spring Break Camps and more ... Check online at dcl.org or see your nearby library for details.

MCA Denver

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., is open every day except Monday. Tuesdays through Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance: mcadenver.org, 303-298-7554. Public parking garage nearby.

Wonderbound

Wonderbound Dance Company will present “Winterbound: A Discotheque Cabaret” at its new studios, 3824 Dahlia St., Denver, starting Jan. 21. See wonderbound.org or call for information: 303-292-4700. COVID safety guidelines observed. (Access to entrance and parking from Eudora Way.)

Hudson Gardens

“Start Your Garden From Scratch” will be presented online by Hudson Gardens. See hudsongardens.org for information about this and other classes offered. In the meantime, enter free to stroll at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Bulbs should begin pushing through in February. Evergreens planted by King Hudson shelter walkers year-round. Birds hang out in those trees as well ...

‘Y/OUR Denver’

The Denver Architecture Foundation and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center usually offer a collaborative exhibit early in the year. In 2021, you will want to find this always interesting collection of architectural photos online at denverarchitecture.org or cpacphoto.org.

Sonya Ellingboe

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