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Humanity has always had a connection with the earth, said John Stolzle, a Colorado State University Extension agent in Jefferson County who specializes in horticulture, plant pathology and food …
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Speakers share thoughts on optimism for contest

“Is there a fine line between optimism and reality?” Nine young speakers from the south metro area competed with their carefully expressed opinions on that topic in the first round of Optimist …
Carole Hedrick is a church organist from the Sand Hills region of Nebraska.

My Name Is... Carole Hedrick

Paralegal/organist I'm a corporate paralegal for Catholic Health Initiatives — I keep track of all the entities in the Catholic side of Centura Colorado, but we have more than a hundred hospitals …
Jessica Roblee is an exuberant Huldey in “The Moors” at the Arvada Center.

‘The Moors’ is unusual take on Bronte legacy

Many of us read books by Charlotte and Emily Bronte some years ago and recall the gloomy mood of their surroundings and interactions … Playwright Jen Silverman has come up with a different and …
Loretto Heights is the topic for two lectures presented by the Englewood Historical Society.

Learn about Loretto Heights’ history at presentation

“Loretto Heights — A Synopsis of Historical and Architectural Significance” will be Martha Kirkpatrick’s topic when she speaks twice on March 25 for the Englewood Historic Preservation …

The “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius” exhibit is one of the most comprehensive ever created about the Italian master. Visitors will get to explore his innovations in art, sciences, engineering and more.

The Renaissance man comes to life

To-do lists are a fairly common feature of daily life in the 21st century, but it turns out this organizational method has been around for centuries — just ask Italian Renaissance man Leonardo da …
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As part of the show at Walker Fine Art, Russell Brown simulates elemental experiences, such as falling rain, through the use of augmented reality.

Denver venues break out photos for Month of Photography

When Paul Brokering approached Denver’s Space Gallery years ago, he knew the gallery showed very little photography. But he had a plan to win over gallery owner Michael Burnett: showing him …
Mexican artist Jorge Marín’s “Luz de Denver” is now permanently on display at Riverfront Park.

New sculpture from Mexican artist lights up Denver park

Mexico-based artist Jorge Marín returned to Denver earlier this year to unveil a new sculpture at Riverfront Park near downtown. “Luz de Denver” will be in the park permanently, according to a …
Sheila Goff, center, receives a Bear Dance shawl from members of the Ute Indian tribes during a celebration for Written on the Land. Goff recently retired from History Colorado, where she worked with several tribes to return sacred artifacts.

History Colorado staff member spent a decade returning sacred items

For the last 11 years, Sheila Goff has spent her time combing through History Colorado’s Native American collection. As the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) liaison …
One of Colorado’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations takes place in downtown Denver during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Making the green scene on St. Patrick's Day

While the best-known tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green, that wasn’t always the case. Before green became the color associated with the holiday, blue was worn to celebrate Saint …

Darryah M. AlSaaid, Littleton High art student with her painting showing many faces-turned in various directions. She is focused on identity and what makes up a person.
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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 …
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Christian Redman sits in the clubhouse of his Parker condominium complex, wearing the sweatshirt of his beloved Blackhorse regiment. Blackhorse veterans are planning a last ride for Redman, who is dying of cancer.

Final ride with band of brothers the gift of a lifetime

Christian Redman always knew the late-stage colon cancer he has furiously fought for three years was incurable.  But he had hoped for remission, a chance to grab as many extra years as possible, to …
Coming Attractions

Get lost in ‘The Moors’ on area stage

For aficionados of a certain kind of English novel, the phrase “the moors” conjures up images of a mysterious, fog-shrouded lowlands where romance and danger go hand-in-hand. In her 2016 work …
Watercolor painting by Don Andrews, who will teach a workshop on figure painting March 8 and 9.
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Watercolorist to share techniques in figure painting

Watercolorist/teacher Don Andrews will be in Littleton March 8 and 9 for a workshop on painting the figure, offered by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe …
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New Orleans coming to life in area art crawl

First Friday events have become a fairly routine way for art galleries and art districts to highlight the work being done by local creatives. These events are certainly something Lakewood’s 40 West …

Column by Clarke Reader

Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her …
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