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‘Floral Reverie’ is expressionistic rendition of beauty from garden

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 10/30/19

Centennial painter Tatiana Dowell grows a beautiful backyard garden, and loves to gather, arrange and record her flowers in exuberant, expressionistic paintings. Her new exhibit, “Floral …

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Sonya's Sampler

‘Floral Reverie’ is expressionistic rendition of beauty from garden

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Centennial painter Tatiana Dowell grows a beautiful backyard garden, and loves to gather, arrange and record her flowers in exuberant, expressionistic paintings. Her new exhibit, “Floral Reverie,” is open at CORE New Art Space at the longtime gallery’s new location, 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Also exhibited: “Night Circus,” works by assemblage artist Michelle Lamb (of Littleton) and painter Claudia Roullier. Hours: Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. 303-297-8428, coreartspace.com.

Reminder: History Camp Colorado

History Camp Colorado is scheduled at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, starting at 9 a.m. on Nov. 2, presenting a great variety of speakers and topics. They include local historian Jack Ballard speaking about “The Amazing Ivy Baldwin” (look him up!); Historic Littleton Inc.’s president Gail Keeley’s account of “The Real Yellow Brick Road — Denver’s Brick Sewers;” Flo Tonelli and Char Nauman on “The Treasures of Roxborough”; Elsa Wolff on “Annie Oakley, Setting the Record Straight”; and much more. Lectures run all day; lunch is included and Historic Littleton Inc. members will conduct a walking tour of downtown Littleton’s historic Main Street. To register: HistoryCamp.org/Colorado. ($45 plus $2.35).

Grapes & Hops to Grads

Arapahoe Community College Foundation holds its 10th Anniversary Bash from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Mike Ward Automotive Maserati Showroom, 1850 Lucent Court, Highlands Ranch. It promises local food, silent auction, beverages, golf simulator and good company. Proceeds support student scholarships at ACC, Tickets: $90 couple, $50 individual — email foundation@arapahoe.edu or call Robin Loughran, 720-985-8580.

Symphonic songbird

Soprano Renee Fleming will appear with the Denver Symphony, along with baritone Rod Gilfrey, in “The Brightness of Light,” by Kevin Puts, based on letters between painter Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Puts will appear. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 1 p.m. Nov. 17, in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver. Coloradosymphony.org.

Camera club

The Englewood Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial, to hear a program called “Under the Tanzanian Skies” by Russ Burden, who runs Russ Burden Nature Safaris. His presentation will include a discussion about light, as well as a 20-minute safari tour. Guests welcome. Free.

Denver Arts Week

Nov. 1-9 will be Denver Arts Week and there are many events planned, including “Night Lights Denver” a permanent projection mapping installation, launched by the Denver Theatre District, on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels and Fisher Tower on 16th Street, 1601 Arapahoe St. Projections are scheduled every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, starting with a preview Nov. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.

‘Still: Elemental’

The Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver, has a new exhibit that explores Still’s work through the lens of classical Greek philosophy: earth, air, fire, water and aether. The museum offers two special tours of its new “Still: Elemental,” called “Smell This Show,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. Scent, like interpretation of Still’s work, is highly personal, and guides hope to offer visitors “a playful way to experience the work of Clyfford Still.” Admission charged. 720-354-4880, clyffordstillmuseum.org.

Arvada auditions

“Ella Enchanted” will be presented at the Arvada Center Children’s Theatre Feb. 1 through May 22, 2020, and auditions for the cast are scheduled Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Auditions by appointment only: arvadacenter.org/on-stage/auditions, 720-898-7200.

Audubon event

A fall celebration for Denver Audubon is planned from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, where Geoff LaBaron, Christmas Bird Count director at National Audubon Society, will speak about the annual international event. $15 member/$20 non-member. Also: the ninth annual Share the View Photography Competition is underway, with cash prizes and a gala at CU South Denver in February 2020. Enter through Dec. 1. Register: denveraudubon.contestvenue.com.

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