‘Flower Girl’ welcomes visitors to gardens

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Sculptor Madeline Weiner’s new marble “Flower Girl” now resides in the Sensory Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver. It was dedicated on Oct. 1 by Denver Arts and Venues, Denver Botanic Garden and Weiner. “Flower Girl” is 5 feet in each direction and encourages people to climb into her lap. She holds a lotus blossom in one hand and a bouquet of stylized flowers in the other. Weiner is founder and director of the Marble Institute of Colorado and has focused on creating abstract figurative stone sculptures.

Arts in Englewood

The Altius Quartet, the Graduate Quartet in Residence at CU-Boulder, under the mentorship of the famous Takacs Quartet, will perform at 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Hampden Hall in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. The program includes: Beethoven, String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 6; Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 7; Ravel, String Quartet. Tickets: $20/$15, free under 18, 303-806-8196, englewoodarts.org or at the door one hour prior to the concert.

Woodcarvers

The 42nd annual Woodcarving Show will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, West 6th Avenue and Indiana Street, on Oct. 8 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Oct. 9 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Ralph Wheeler of Littleton will have three tables filled with his carvings and says there will be more than 100 carvers in the show.

Contemporary ballet

Wonderbound, the groundbreaking ballet company, starts its season with “A Gothic Folktale,” choreographed by Garrett Ammons, featuring illusions by Professor Phelyx and music by Jesse Manley. It will be at the Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15; 2 p.m. Oct. 16 (tickets $22 to $50), 303-292-4700, then 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 2 p.m. Oct. 23 (tickets $35 to $40) at PACE Center, 20,000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. (parkerarts.org, 303-805-6800).

Patricia Aaron

Encaustic artist Patricia Aaron of Greenwood Village will exhibit “On Ice: Recent paintings inspired by an artistic residency in Iceland” through Nov. 12 at Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; 10 a. m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, until 9 p.m. on First Fridays. 720-904-1088.

Ghost Walk

A Ghost Walk and Theatrical Séance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park Ave., Castle Rock. Dress for the weather. A 45-minute walk will be followed by a séance at the theater. (Limited to 30 spirit seekers.) A Saturday session may be added if interest warrants it. $30 per person. 303-660-6799. Tickets: AmazingShows.com. Reservations required. Lanterns and glow sticks furnished. Costumes encouraged.

Sonya Ellingboe

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