Sonya's Sampler

Bronzes span decades of artist’s long career

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 8/28/18

Bronze sculptures spanning four decades of sculptor Neil Goodman’s career will be exhibited Sept. 15 to Nov. 17 at the Museum Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 …

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Sonya's Sampler

Bronzes span decades of artist’s long career

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Bronze sculptures spanning four decades of sculptor Neil Goodman’s career will be exhibited Sept. 15 to Nov. 17 at the Museum Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 15, open to the public. Goodman is a founding member of the arts department at Indiana University Northwest, in Gary, and he now divides his time between studios in Chicago and the central coast of California. In addition, MOA has partnered with the City of Greenwood Village to install three of Goodman’s monumental fiberglass sculptures in Westlands Park, 5701 S Quebec St., through August 2019. Admission free.

Englewood Camera Club

Bob Dean, a freelance nature and travel photographer, will speak to the Englewood Photography Club on Sept. 11 about how to make great images while traveling. The longstanding club meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Guests and new members welcome.

‘Wizard’ and more …

Littleton Youth Ballet will perform “Wizard of Oz” on Sept. 8 (6 p.m.) and Sept. 9 (noon and 5 p.m.) at the Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center (DU), 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Tickets cost $25-$38. Newmantix.com, 303-871-7720.

Powwow at museum

The Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will be held at the Martin Plaza, next to the Denver Art Museum, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8. American Indian dancers, drum groups, crafts, fry bread … Fun for families. Free. The museum is located on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock Street in downtown Denver.

Littleton Symphony auditions

The Littleton Symphony has volunteer openings for assistant concertmaster; principal bass; second trombone; assistant/utility horn; all string sections musicians. Auditions by appointment: call Bobbi Jones at 303-989-4727 or contact info@littletonsymphony.org.

Watercolor classes

Castle Rock watercolorist Cindy Welch has added evening sessions to her Tuesday watercolor classes at Hobby Lobby in Castle Rock, since the daytime classes have filled fast. See CindyWelchDesign.com.

Broncos history

Littleton author Scott Perry will talk about “The Denver Broncos and the NFL Since 1970” at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Free, but seating is limited. Free tickets available at the museum. 303-795-3950.

Address change

The Littleton Garden Club will hold its next meeting at a new address on Sept. 5. The group assembles at 6 p.m. for a social time and refreshments, followed at 6:30 by a speaker and business meeting. Guests and new members are welcome. The new location is: Ames Facility (formerly Ames Elementary School), 7300 S. Clermont Drive, Centennial. Parking available. (etween Colorado Boulevard and South Holly Street, south of Easter Avenue and north of Dry Creek Road.)

Pam Roth O’Mara

“Widening Your Comfort Zone” is Pam Roth O’Mara’s new class offered at Arapahoe Community College this fall. It’s a mix of improv, storytelling and journal writing, she says. It will be aimed at introverts, extroverts, artists, writers, engineers, technicians, sales managers, caretakers and others. We experience situations throughout our lives that we enjoy and those we’d like to avoid. Here’s help! Section 1: Sept. 12 to Oct 10. Section 2: Oct. 30 to Dec. 4. Littleton Campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive.

Tesoro Cultural Center

The annual 1840s Rendezvous and Spanish Colonial Market will be on Sept. 15 and 16 at The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, just off Highway 285 in Morrison. Adults: $5, 12 and younger free. Mountain Man rendezvous, frontier women, traditional Spanish arts, Fiesta Colorado, storytelling … TesoroCulturalCenter.org, 303-839-1671. Good family outing.

Stinky time!

“Stinky,” Denver Botanic Gardens’ rare corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanium), is about to bloom again in early to mid-September, horticulturists hope. Sign up for a “bloom alert” on the website, botanicgardens.org. The 18-year-old plant, native to Sumatra, first bloomed in 2015. It can be viewed in the Orangery greenhouse, adjacent to Marnie’s Pavilion. Members, free, others: garden admission. Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver.

‘Mamma Mia!’

The musical, “Mamma Mia,” opens Sept 7 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Playing Tuesdays through Sundays. Tickets: arvadacenter.org.

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