Artist Homare Ikeda will offer workshop at Littleton Museum


The active Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County, which just opened its “This is Colorado” exhibit at Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, will next offer a two-day workshop with well-known area artist Homare Ikeda on Nov. 9-10 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day) at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. The title is “The Mystical Aspects of Painting” and Ikeda will share his process. He said “At a certain point in this process, the painting starts to take control. The painting is transformed to the state of the unknown … Working with painting is mystical …” Pre-registration for artists 18 and older is required ($100 members; $130 non-members): see A supply list is also available online. In other Heritage Fine Arts Guild news, winners in the “This is Colorado” exhibit, which ends Nov. 2, were announced Oct. 12: Best of Show — “Palisade Morning Light” by Shelley Hull; First Place — “High Country Light” by Gene Youngman; Second Place — “Mule Deer” by Chuck Danford; Third Place — “Remembering St. Lucia” by Lee Wasilick; Juror’s Pick: Linda Millarke, Bob Gray, Barbara Williams, Teri Z. Hendrix.

CU-Boulder musicians

Two world-class musicians from the CU-Boulder School of Music will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Violinist Harumi Rhodes and pianist David Korevaar will perform “Romantic Masterworks” by Beethoven, Janacek and Schumann. Free. 303-794-6379.

Two-night stands

The Depot Art Gallery at 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, will offer a series of two-day, two-night exhibits by groups of Littleton Fine Arts Guild members on Nov. 7-12. The gallery will be open until 8 p.m. each day. On Nov. 7-8: Brian Serff (watercolor, photography); Ivy Delon (oils); Bobbi Shupe (mixed media); Jill Quillan (silk scarves and silk painting). On Nov. 9-10: Joni Leib (ceramics); Sheila Marie (oils); Teri Hendrix (acrylics); Nancy Whitenight Wilkens (painting). On Nov. 11-12: Peggy Dietz (photography); Carol Broere (ceramics); Sally VanDer Kamp (glass); Kate Wyman (watercolor); Mary Jo Wickstrom (acrylics). 303-795-0781.

Author coming to Koelbel

Young adult author Kendare Blake will take readers to the fictional island of Fennbirn, setting for her “Three Dark Crowns” series, including the new “One Dark Throne” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. Three sisters vie for the same crown. Tattered Cover will sell Blake’s books. 303-LIBRARY. Register at any library or call.

Castle Rock Orchestra

“The Film Music of Hans Zimmer” (“Dark Knight Rises,” “Gladiator,” “Last Samurai” and more) is the title for the Castle Rock Orchestra’s 3 p.m. Oct. 29 concert at First United Methodist Church, 1200 South St., Castle Rock. Tickets cost $5. The orchestra is open to musicians with college-level musical proficiency and interested musicians can contact Matt at (Openings for: trumpet, oboe, all strings.) Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons.

Denver Film Festival

See for details and schedules for the Denver Film Festival, which runs Nov. 1-12 at several locations. Included: Red Carpet screenings, 250 + films, panels, in-person filmmakers, special events. Office: Sie Filmcenter, 2510 E. Colfax, Denver.

Opera program

Opera on Tuesday will be on Nov. 7 at Lakewood Country Club, 6800 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood, for members and guests of Denver Lyric Opera Guild, which has members throughout the metro area. Guests and new members welcome. Program features the University of Northern Colorado’s singers. Tickets: $40, by Nov. 1. or check to: Becky Gantner, 2082 Montane Drive East, Golden, CO 80401.


The annual Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies, Music festival runs through Nov. 12 at Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Open to all. Example: documentary, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” at 7 p.m. Nov. 5. Tickets: $13/$11. Box office: 303-316-6360. See for complete listings.

Denver Arts Week

First Friday Art Tour on Nov. 3 starts at the McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax, and will begin November with a visit to Ai Weiwei’s huge bronze “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” at Sea Lions Fountain in Civic Center. Also, Free Night at the Museums on Nov. 4 will include the major museums such as Denver Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, History Colorado, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Botanic Gardens … See for arts, music and more events through the week — much that is free through Nov. 12.


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