Cast bronze works in assorted sizes and shapes by Yoshitomo Saito will interpret views of nature at Denver Botanic Gardens July 24 to Nov. 28. Included: a multi-object installation: …
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Cast bronze works in assorted sizes and shapes by Yoshitomo Saito will interpret views of nature at Denver Botanic Gardens July 24 to Nov. 28. Included: a multi-object installation: “Millionyearsseeds (2011-2021)” that features more than 1,000 bronze castings of natural objects, including pine cones and banana peels ... The Denver-based artist is represented by William Havu Gallery. See botanicgardens.org.
Western Welcome Week
The 93rd Annual Western Welcome Week, “Together Again,” will be held Aug. 13-22, with the Craft Fair and Grand Parade scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 21. Download Craft Fair application — due by July 1. The Craft Fair is for handcraft vendors. Contact the Western Welcome Week office for commercial opportunities, booth pricing and availability. There will be a limit of 65 vendors. Deadline to apply is July 20 and there will be a waiting list. Office, 5890 S. Bemis St., Littleton, open Tuesday and Thursday 1-4 p.m. and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 303-794-4870, westernwelcomeweek.org.
Lone Tree Arts Center
Nicolle Davies is announced as the new executive director of Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Prior service includes direction of the Arapahoe County and Charleston, S.C. library districts, and the Highlands Ranch resident is currently assistant commissioner of the Colorado State Library. The City of Lone Tree received more than 100 applications for the position and conducted 12 initial interviews. Also, marketing director Leigh Chandler is promoted to a new position as artistic director of Lone Tree Arts Center. “Tuono,” Latin for thunderclap, is installed as part of the center’s Art on Loan program. The work is by Collin Parson and Jodie Roth Cooper and is formed from Corten Steel and mirror-polished stainless steel.
Water garden plants
Reminder — the Annual Colorado Water Garden Society’s Plant Sale will be on June 6 at Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. (Business office/residence patio.) Free admission. Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Selection of tropical water plants, including water lilies, lotus, cannas, Taro, water hawthorn, papyrus and more. Knowledgeable staff will be available for advice on care and there will be photographs of plants in bloom. colowatergardensociety.org. Information: Vicki Aber, 303-423-9216.
A “Garden for the Birds” tour will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 26 at the Denver Audubon Nature Center, 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton. Hourlong tours of five wildscaped gardens, created with birds in mind, each with a special focus, will start every half hour. Insights on plant choices, relationship between plants and birds, and sources for obtaining native plants. Tickets: $15. 303-973-9530, denveraudubon.org.
Tesoro Cultural Center
Tesoro Cultural Center’s Annual Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance returns to The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison on June 5-6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. (Just off Highway 285.) American Indian artists will sell their art; there will be drumming and dancing; and cuisine by the Fort food truck, Tatonka and Tocabe. See TesoroCulturalCenter.org or call 303-839-1671. Tickets: $10, free 12 and under. Parking free.
The annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival, which was scheduled in early July, is postponed until Sept. 4, 5, 6. This will be the 30th annual event after postponement in 2020. It will be at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, across First Avenue, directly across from its traditional home in Cherry Creek North. cherryarts.org.
“Space People in Space” is a short original comedy about the people on the forefront of the colonization of Mars, created by the most clever Buntport company. It will take place in the Buntport parking lot at 717 Lipan St., Denver. Tickets are name-your-own-price. Actors will be fully vaccinated and will do temperature checks before every performance. 720-946-1388, buntport.com.
Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will perform “Basie, Blues and More!” at 2 p.m. June 6 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Count Basie’s “Blues in Hoss Flat,” Stan Kenton’s “A Little Minor Blues,” Chick Corea’s “Armando Rhumba” and more. Thirty-year-old saxophonist Drew Zaremba joined CJRO in 2020 and is musical director; lead trumpet player Andrew Fowler performs with the United States Air Force Band and each band member is a star ... see coloradojazz.org. Tickets start at $20, in-person or livestream available. Lakewood.org, 303-987-7845.
Zikr Dance Ensemble will hold auditions from 1-3 p.m. on June 6 at Denver Ballet Theatre Academy, 8000 S. Lincoln St., Suite 8. $10 audition fee. Online audition. Send photos, CV to: email@example.com.
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