Painted copper plates by Shohini Ghosh exhibited

Posted 3/30/11

Highlands Ranch artist Shohini Ghosh will exhibit a series of her distinctive paintings on copper plates from April 1-29 at The Great Western Art …

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Painted copper plates by Shohini Ghosh exhibited

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Highlands Ranch artist Shohini Ghosh will exhibit a series of her distinctive paintings on copper plates from April 1-29 at The Great Western Art Gallery in the Brooks Tower, 1455 Curtis St., Denver. The gallery is owned by Hilliard Moore of Highlands Ranch and represents a number of south area artists. A reception is planned 6 to 9 p.m. April 1. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 303-396-2787

“Transitions: New Work by Ray Tomasso” will be exhibited April 1-23 at Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut St., Denver. Tomasso, an Englewood artist, works with paper, paints and other materials. Gallery hours: noon to 9 p.m. Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 7 p.m. on the Second Saturday, April 9, when other Rino North galleries are open. 303-292-1822.

LI3 Dine Out Day. The Littleton Immigration Initiative has planned its first fundraiser to assist immigrants who need assistance with citizenship applications, study of English, GED preparation and testing, professional licensing and/or tools or other activities that encourage integration. The owner of Café de France at Aspen Grove in Littleton, an immigrant himself, will donate 10 percent of sales of breakfast, lunch or dinner on Thursday, April 7 to LI3. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 303-347-2424. For information on LI3, see www.connectingimmigrants.org.

Colorado Stage Company of Lone Tree is presenting “Wally’s Café,” a comedy in three acts by Sam Bobrick and Ron Clark through April 16 at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., Lone Tree. Constance Cawlfield directs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. April 3, 10. Tickets: $15/$12, 303-471-8171.

Littleton Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. (preceded by a light supper at 6 p.m.) on April 6 at Prince of Peace Church, 7000 S, Windermere St., Littleton. Cindy Amack will speak about plants recommended by club members — both quick and easy, and fussy ones. Guests and new members are welcome.

“Chicago” by Kander and Ebb, directed and choreographed by Nick Sugar, opens at Town Hall Arts Center on April 1, playing through May 1. Town Hall will also reprise its kids’ show “Aesop-a-Rebop” at 10 a.m. on Saturdays April 9, 16, 23. 303-794-2787.

Colorado Wind Ensemble performs “Masterworks for Winds: Mozart to Stravinsky” on April 9 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Featured artist will be pianist Andrew Cooperstock in Stravinsky’s “Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments.” Tickets: $12/ $10/$6. 303-394-4552, www.coloradowindensemble.org.

Compleat Gourmet is celebrating it’s 27th anniversary with several events in early April: Diana Armstrong of Littleton will sign copies of her “Somewhere South of Tuscany” from 1 to 3 p.m. April 1 and will teach a cooking class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 7 ($15). Local “Cooking Cardiologist” Dr. Richard Collins will be signing and cooking from his new book, “The Kardea Gourmet” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 2, as will Belgian Master Chef Daniel Joly from Mirabelle Restaurant, Beaver Creek, whose book is “Daniel Joly, Not Just Another Cookbook.” Compleat Gourmet is at 7592 S. University in Centennial. 303-720-9222.

The Hannah Kahn Dance Company presents “Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Other Dances” at 7:30 p.m. April 1 and 2 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. The 13 member dance company will present five dances choreographed by Kahn between 1981 and 2011. The title piece premiered in Boulder in 2010 and features music by Samuel Barber, text by James Agee, performed by soprano Irene VanHam Friedlob and and pianist Matsumi Moteki. Tickets: $22/$18. 303-987-7845, www.lakewood.org/culturalcenter.

The Museum of Outdoor Arts invites applications for a summer Design and Build Internship. There are six openings plus one for a video intern. There is a stipend. Open to high school seniors and college undergraduates. See www.moaonline.org for particulars. Deadline to apply: April 29.

The Arapahoe Philharmonic orchestra plans a “Spring Pops Gala” at The Wildlife Experience on April 9, with an emphasis on Rogers and Hammerstein’s music. Information: 720-362-1164, www.arapahoe-phil.org.

Kids are admitted free through April 3 at the Denver Art Museum for spring break. (All Colorado citizens are admitted free on the first Saturday of each month). A live performance from the Denver Indian Center Dance Troupe on Saturday and a chance to explore the newly-reinstalled American Indian art galleries, with a related craft project are worth noting for families. 720-865-5000, www.denverartmuseum.org.

Senior Housing Options is auditioning for the regional premier of “Chasing Manet” by Tina Howe, to be presented July 7 to Aug. 13 at the historic Barth Hotel. (One actress 50+ years; one actress 40 to 50 years; actor 50 to 65 years; actor 35-50 years). Directed by Terry Dodd. Positions are paid. Auditions : 1 to 4 p.m. April 14 at the Olin Hotel, 1420 Logan St. Prepare two monologues: one dramatic, one comedic. To schedule appointment: call Michel Brown, 303-595-4464 x 10.

April is Poetry Month:

Chris Ransick, ACC faculty member and Denver Poet Laureate will lecture at 6 p.m. April 14 at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. He will be joined by modern poet Kurt Giltner; western poet Henry Mulvihill and modern poet Leslie delCueto. Free.

ACC’s Writers Studio presents a free Performance Workshop and Poetry Jazz Festival at 4 p.m. March 31 and April 7 in the Half Moon, conducted by performing poets Dee Galloway and jazz poet SETH. Poets who are also musicians are invited to bring instruments. email: writersstudio@arapahoe.edu.

Kirkland Museum will host its Third Annual Ekphrastic Poetry Evening at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the museum, 1311 Pearl St., Denver. $10 per person, $8 members. 303-832-8576 x 0. (Ekphrasis is the application of one artistic medium to describe another, with the goal of illuminating the work. Dates back to Greek and Roman times).

Artists on Santa Fe will feature “Baubles, Coffee Cups and Mirrors,” by ceramic artist Christine Boyd in April at the gallery, 747 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Macy Dorf of Littleton is the owner. 303-573-5903. Open 6 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, April 1.

Local artists are featured in April at South Suburban Recreation Centers: Sheryl Dieter has acrylic paintings, “April Flowers,” at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Robin Levy has work at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Janene DiRico has her equine sculptures at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle.

Littleton Museum programs: (The Museum is at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Admission free. 303-795-3950.)

“Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography” is Michael J. Neufield’s topic at 7 p.m. April 6 at Book Reports at the Museum. It is also the title of his recent book from National Geographic. He has been division chair of the Space History Division of the National Air and Space Museum from 2007 to 2011 and has four history degrees. Admission is by a free ticket, which should be picked up in advance at the desk. Tom Overton, president of the Rocky Mountain Map Society and primary editor of the Atlas of Colorado Counties, will lecture on “Colorado Counties” at 7 p.m. April 7 in the Museum’s Thursday Lecture Series. Overton will talk about the first counties and how they were shaped. The lecture coordinates with the current map exhibit. Tickets cost $5 general public; $4 Friends of the Library/Museum (it’s best to pick up in advance— these lectures tend to sell out).Roxborough State Park’s “Roxborough Rambles” for April is available by e-mail (roxborough.park@state.co.us). It lists various birding activities, Phyllis Vandehaar’s Charcoal and Ink class on April 19, an open house at historic Persse Place on April 3 and kids programs at this beautiful location, 4751 N. Roxborough Drive, Littleton. 303-973-3959.The Littleton Symphony, directed by Jurgen de Lemos, will feature violinist Steven Copes, concertmaster of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D, op. 61” at its 7:30 p.m. April 1 concert at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. The program includes: Mozart’s “Symphony No. 5,” written when he was 9 years old and convalescing from a serious illness; “Serenade for Winds” by Richard Strauss; “Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2” by Ravel. Tickets: $15/$12; free under 21. 303-933-6824.Good Shepherd Episcopal Church invites the community to a free choral concert at 2 p.m. April 10. The choir will perform Schubert’s “Mass in G” and a new suite of five anthems with text by Dr. Kees Corsmitt and music by Dr. Stephen Feiss, commemorating five years since Dr. Corsmitt received a kidney transplant from fellow choir member David McLaughry. The church is located at 8545 E. Dry Creek Rd., Centennial.Magician Gene Anderson will appear at 7:30 p.m. April 1 and 2 at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Dan Rodriguez, “The Great Golfini” will open for him. Tickets: 303-660-6799.The first Denver Style Expo, hosted by Dana Cain Events of Littleton, will be held at 6 to 10 p.m. April 1 and Noon to 8 p.m. April 2 at the Denver Merchandise Mart, I-25 at 58th Avenue, Denver. Featured: Project Runway finalist Mondo Guerra with his new collection for sale (he will appear Saturday evening); internationally known hair stylist Charlie Price; Nina Flowers, finalist on Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Denver Style Awards will be presented Friday evening. Admission: $10/day; $15 both days. information: www.denverstyleexpo.com.The ACC Fine Art Student Juried Exhibition runs through April 8 in Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts, located in the Annex, east side of the main campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. A public reception is planned 5 to 7 p.m. March 25. Original works in Ceramics, design, jewelry, metals, painting, photography and printmaking will be featured. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 303-797-5649.

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