The Depot Art Gallery, operated by the Littleton Fine Art Guild, celebrates its 61st Anniversary with an exhibit that will run until July 3 at 2069 West Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton. Juror for the exhibit is watercolorist Rodgers Naylor. Depot hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. Sam Howard’s fine photo of an old train, “In the Mood,” is a most appropriate subject for this exhibit in Littleton’s historic depot.
Douglas Land Conservancy
June 10 will be “Plein Air Community Day” at Sandstone Ranch Open Space in Douglas County. Artists are invited to paint and there will be Mindfulness Walks, Wildflower Walks and History Talks onsite. Artists will range from paint-at-home to children to professionals. Bring your own supplies. Prizes will be awarded at day’s end for Best of Show ($500), First Runner-up ($350) and Youth Awards (three at $50 to three age brackets). Visitors can also bring a picnic, hike, fly a kite or take photos ... Twenty-five additional paintings will be selected for later display and sale. Douglas Land Conservancy is hosting a different sort of community event in 2023. In addition to art supplies, consider binoculars for birding, a picnic, blankets, The DLC office number for more information is 303-688-8025. See douglaslandconservancy.org.
Marguerite Humeau’s 160-acre earthwork, “Orisons,” will be unveiled to the public on July 29 in Center, Colorado. This is the most ambitious project to date by an individual woman artist. Festivities will be at Frontier Drive-Inn, 105 County Road 11 North, Center. Free and open to the public. There will be an ongoing shuttle service from the event venue to “Orisons.” Following the opening, “Orisons” will be on view to the general public through June 30, 2025. A reservations systems will open in July. See orisons.art.
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver at 1485 Delgany St. celebrates two new exhibitions: “Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe” and “Anna Tsouhlarakis: Indigenous Absurdities.” An opening party will be on June 14 with the Maiz Food Truck and The Manas band. Tickets sold in advance. See mcadenver.org.
In Douglas County Libraries, the free lunch program is available at only Castle Pines Library, as part of the school district free lunch program. I misunderstood the announcement and apologize. Great books for summer reading are, however, at all libraries in the county.
Artist joins opening
Artist Virgil Ortiz, Cochiti Pueblo, joined History Colorado for the opening of “Revolt 1620/2180: Runners+Gliders” which brings Indigenous Futurism to Denver. See historycolorado.org.
Denver Arts and Venues announces Summer Denver Public Art Tours, including Mini-tours at Civic Center Park, Downtown Walking Tours, Colorado Panorama, Horses, Denver Public Art Tour and bicycle tours. Tickets on sale at AXS.com. ($5 per adult, free under 10.)
CORE Art Space
CORE Art Space, 6501 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, will feature exhibits June 23-July 9 of works by members Deborah Abbott and Maria Valentina Sheets. Abbott’s work focuses on “What’s on Your Plate?” while Sheets offers “Air Uprising.” Gallery hours: Thursday: noon to 5 p.m.; Friday: 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: noon to 5 p.m. First Friday, July 7: 5 to 10 p.m. 303-297-8428, coreartspace.com
Highlands Ranch Concert Band
New members are welcome to the Highlands Ranch Concert Band. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. This summer, rehearsals are at Rock Canyon High School, 5810 McArthur Ranch Road, although they are usually at Cresthill Middle School. No audition required, but at least high school experience is recommended. Bring a stand and email with your interest so a music folder will be ready. See hrconcertband.org for information.
CSO assistant conductor named
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra announces the appointment of Assistant Conductor Wilbur Lin, beginning in August. He will also work with the Denver Young Artist’s Orchestra. Lin is widely experienced nationally and internationally. See coloradosymphony.org.