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Student art show expands in its fifth year


For the fifth year, art students from Littleton High School carried examples of their work a few blocks west for an exhibit at the nearby Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. What began as a showcase for IB art students has expanded to include advanced art students, and teacher Jennifer Jeanette says there will be 35 student artists participating this year, including 13 juniors and one sophomore. (Four are in the IB program.) She says she is “excited about their excellent skills and interesting work.” The exhibit will run through March 17, including a public reception planned for 4 to 6 p.m. March 13, with food planned by students. Part of the IB art program is to curate and hang an exhibit, as well as to develop research and sketchbook components. (This is the 20th IB graduating class at Littleton High School.) Depot hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. 303-795-0781,

Rox Arts Council

March 14, the second Friday of the month, will mark the monthly open house at Rox Arts Gallery, No. 330 at Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, with the event running from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Exhibit of works by members, light refreshments, meet the artists. 21 and over only. The gallery offers classes through the month on various techniques. Open daily through the month.

Student show

Fine-arts students at Arapahoe Community College will exhibit their works from March 28 to April 16 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts, on the campus at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 28. Juror for studio art is Kevin Oehler, exhibition curator at the Littleton Museum, and Mary Ekels, owner of Gusterman Silversmiths, will jury jewelry and metals. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, with a special showing from noon to 3 p.m. on April 13.

Genealogy gatherings

Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society meets at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial, with meetings that welcome new members and that are free and open to guests:

• March 12, 1 p.m. — “New Research Tips for a Family Search,” by Barbara Elliott. is constantly being updated with new information, making searches difficult. She will help.

• March 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — “New Ancestry DNA Story Results: Why Did My Ethnicity Change?” by Greg Liverman PhD.

• March 19, 1 p.m. — “Pennsylvania Birth and Baptismal Certificates,” by Wendy Dillenschneider.

Denver Art Museum

Last chance to see Dior: From Paris from the World, which closes March 17 (reserve tickets); Treasures of British Art is open, presenting 500 years of British cultural history; Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze; Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead; Stampede: Animals in Art are open; and Eyes On: Erika Harrsch opens March 10. Denver Art Museum is on the west side of Broadway between 12th and 14th avenues in downtown Denver.

Arapahoe Philharmonic

The Arapahoe Philharmonic Sinfonetta presents “Masterpieces of Power and Glory” with the Cherry Creek Chorale at 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave. Tickets at door.

Hear opera competitions

Mark your calendars: Denver Lyric Opera Guild invites opera fans to enjoy its Preliminary and Final Competitions for young singers on a professional track. (Admission is free.) DLOG awards winners money to help with development of their careers (for example, transportation to New York auditions). Preliminaries from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16 and finals from 1 to 5 p.m. on March 30 — both at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 East Girard Ave. Denver. Admission is free and one can drop in for awhile or stay all day. A new event is added: On March 30, a Vintage Treasures Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will raise funds for the winners. (More next week.)

Jubilant Bridge

The award-winning acoustic duo Jubilant Bridge will appear at Swallow Hill, Tufts Theatre, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver at 8 p.m. on March 16. Tickets: $12 advance/$14 at the door.

Oscar and Felix in Parker

“The Odd Couple,” the all-time favorite comedy by Neil Simon, is Parker Arts’ remedy for mid-winter blahs. It runs March 8-17, directed by Christopher Willard, in the Schoolhouse Theater. Brian Walker-Smith and Damon Guerrasio play the mismatched pair. For tickets, see or call 303-805-6800.

Dance collaboration

“Tour de Force” will be a collaboration between Colorado Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Wonderbound, on March 8 (7:30 p.m.); 9 (2 and 7:30 p.m.); 10 (2 p.m.). Colorado Ballet and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance will perform a new work, “The MOVE/ment,” choreographed to jazz and soul music by Cleo Parker Robinson and Wonderbound will introduce a new ballet by Garrett Ammon. Shows are in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver. Tickets; $30 to $155,, 303-837-8888, ext. 2.

Regional premiere

“The Moors,” by Jen Silverman, is presented through May 18 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. (check for schedule), in the Black Box Theatre by the Arvada Center’s Black Box Repertory Company of Actors. Two sisters, and a depressed mastiff, living on the Moors, find life changes with the arrival of a hapless governess and a moorhen … A story about love and the instability of gender roles. Performed in repertory: for dates and tickets, see


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