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Arts and Entertainment

  • Ambrosier’s exhibit weaves threads of his life

    Hearing pastel artist Roger Ambrosier describe his work gives the pieces a second life. Although Ambrosier’s meditative landscapes evoke deep emotion without explanation, the paintings truly come alive when the artist reveals the inspiration behind each work. “Threads of Time,” Ambrosier’s one-man show at the Center/Stage Rotary Gallery in Evergreen, provides visitors with unique insight into an artist who spends as much time crafting the perfect scene in his heart as he does doing it justice on paper.

  • ‘Inishmaan’ transports audience to another time, place

    One of the best things about the theater is being transported to another place and time. The magic of the stage is you can be entertained and spend two hours on a journey — experiencing people and lives that you may otherwise know nothing about. Such is the case with the Evergreen Players’ upcoming production of “Cripple of Inishmaan.”

  • EAA show provides many points of view

  • Event highlights Lariat Loop’s artistic inspirations

    For as long as there have been cars trusty enough to chug up the mountains, artists have ventured around the Lariat Loop hoping to capture that elusive sunset reflecting in Bear Creek or the first aspen turning to gold near Buffalo Bill’s grave.

    The Lariat Loop is a 40-mile scenic circle developed in the 1920s to help Coloradans experience the mountains in proximity to Denver. To celebrate the anniversary of the Loop’s designation as a National Scenic Byway, on Oct. 17 the Loop’s Heritage Alliance will host the Lariat Loop Art Bistro.

  • Gaudreau takes reins at Evergreen Chorale

    Since its founding in 1972, the Evergreen Chorale has thrived under the tutelage of talented and dedicated artistic directors. With the retirement of longtime director Mike Weiker, the chorale has a new artistic director at the helm. Christine Gaudreau, who has lived a life filled with music, has taken over the reins of the chorale to continue the longstanding tradition of bringing beautiful music to Evergreen.

  • Evergreen artist Hudson ‘paints from the heart’

    Some meetings are just serendipitous. Such was the case when Steven Sonnen walked into a gallery in Santa Fe, N.M. Little did he know that the artist whose work he was admiring, Andrée Hudson, lived in his own hometown of Evergreen.
    “I couldn’t believe it when the gallery gave me her contact information. Andrée literally lives 10 minutes from my wife and me in Evergreen,” says Sonnen, the owner of Mirada Fine Art in Indian Hills.

  • This murder-mystery farce is a killer

    Remember the old phrase — usually uttered by some mobster thug or a James Bond-type undercover operative — “I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you”? In the case of the upcoming comedy thriller “Accomplice,” opening at StageDoor Theatre in Conifer, this phrase holds true in spades.

  • Improv troupe brings epic laughs to Evergreen

    Ever wonder why Thanksgiving dinner with the family can be so hilarious — or stressful? Bring together disparate personalities with all of their eccentricities. Add a dash of conversation. Throw in a controversial topic or two, and you have the makings of a family feast failure — or farce, depending on how you look at it. Now imagine that you’ve selected the diners yourself. Replace crazy Aunt Margaret with an astronaut who has a nervous tick or Grandpa Joe with a go-go dancer who wants to be the president. Now you have the makings of an Epic evening.

  • Cultural district debuts special deal for King Tut

    The sponsors of the Tutankhamun exhibit at the Denver Art Museum are offering a special ticket deal to members of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, which includes Jefferson and six other counties.

    During September SCFD residents will be eligible to receive one free youth (age 6 to 17) ticket for every adult or senior ticket purchased, as a thank-you gift to cultural district members for their support for more than 20 years.

  • Center for the Arts pays tribute to teachers

    The school buses are groaning to life, pencils are sharpened and the halls are filled with students. School’s back in session. Students are gearing up for another year of camaraderie and creative thought. But why should the kids have all the fun? The Center for the Arts Evergreen is gearing up for its own “school year,” and is kicking off September with a tribute to teachers.

    Friday, Sept. 3, marks the opening of the Center for the Arts Evergreen Teachers Show.