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American Museum of Western Art is one of Colorado’s treasures

In the Anschutz Collection at American Museum of Western Art, Denver, one will find “A Trapper Crossing the Mountains” by William Tylee Ramsey.
In the Anschutz Collection at American Museum of Western Art, Denver, one will find “A Trapper Crossing the Mountains” by William Tylee Ramsey.
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A visit to the American Museum of Western Art at 1727 Tremont Place in Denver is a pleasant excursion for area art lovers — as well as a good spot to take visitors to the area. Check the website for special programming, such as the “Writing the West” sessions, led by Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Last week, It featured “Artists Expedition: The Santa Fe Trail,” for example — not received here in time to include in advance, alas. Guided and self-guided tours offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with special “Artist Insight” programs monthly. Free First Friday tour June 1. Purchase tickets in advance to reserve a spot:

League of Woman Voters

The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will hold its annual meeting at Zink Kitchen in the DoubleTree Hotel, 7801 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. New members are invited. Information: Jo Feder:, 6 Augusta Drive, Littleton, CO 80123. For those wanting to attend, payment by check is needed by Saturday, June 2 to Jill Smith. Contact her at 562-972-3220, For more information, go online to

Community dinner

Littleton’s First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., holds its monthly free community dinner at 6 p.m. on May 29. The menu includes barbecue chicken, pasta, berry salad, hand-held desserts. No reservation needed. 303-798-1389.

Crafters sought

The Annual Craft Fair at the Littleton Museum, first Saturday in October, is taking booth reservations. Contact Meredith Gipson at the museum, 303-795-3950,

Plein Air Festival

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild will sponsor the 2018 Plein Air Festival May 30 to June 1 — a fourth-year exhibit of works painted outdoors in the area. Painters will start with a May 30 visit to Aspen Grove from 3 p.m., with a reception at Rice Bistro at 6 p.m., with paintings for sale. Framed, completed works will be presented on a “Wet Wall.” A “Quick Paint” event will be held June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon in downtown Littleton, following a May 31 of painting where one wishes: Hudson Gardens, downtown, Littleton Museum, etc. Look for them! Paintings will be exhibited at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, opening at 5 p.m. on June 1 — First Friday — and June 2 to July 1. This year’s juror is Lorenzo Chavez, well-known local painter from Parker.

RoxArts Gallery

The gallery at Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, announces new classes: June 7 and 14, 6 to 8 p.m., “Realism: Painting a Seascape” 6 to 8 p.m. with Mary Ann Leake-Baisley ($75); and June 17, 1-4 p.m., “Paint Cezanne’s `Apples in a Basket’” in eight easy steps, also with Leake-Baisley ($35). June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, “Improve your Digital Photography” with Tom Cooper ($50 for 5 sessions). New Roxborough Arts Council members welcome. 720-724-5730.


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