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Today's Features

  • Many famous artists will tell you they have been drawing since they could hold a pencil, but their true passion for art was cultivated in a more formal setting — their school art classes. Often, students put brush to canvas or pen to paper for many years but are able to hone their areas of interest or their artistic perspective when under the tutelage of a thought-provoking instructor. Our mountain area schools have some amazing art teachers, and their inspiration will shine through in the work displayed at the upcoming High School Art Show at the Center for the Arts Evergreen.

  • Congregation Beth Evergreen’s third-grade basketball team participated in the Hoops for Haiti fund-raiser that raised $3,600.

    The team won a tournament game during the religious-school fund-raiser that included 43 students, parents and friends on the courts at the Wulf Recreation Center.

    The $3,600 will be used for medical supplies that, thanks to pharmaceutical companies selling items at cost, equates to $150,000 in supplies and equipment.

  • Watermedia paintings by Evergreen artists David Cuin and Gail Lancaster have been selected from more than 300 entries to be part of the Colorado Watercolor Society’s 2011 State Watermedia Exhibition.
    The exhibition includes 80 Colorado artists who will exhibit their framed and unframed work at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. in Golden. Admission to the show is free. The show and sale run from March 18 to April 17. For more information, visit www.foothillsartcenter.org.

  • One of the most popular jokes in theater is poking fun at theater itself. Jabs at the flamboyant personalities of actors and quips about the paper-doll personas of old-time parts such as the ditzy blonde wannabe actress or the scheming producers have been the stuff of musicals throughout the ages.

  • People disposed to romantic musings assure us that this wide world holds one perfect companion for each of us, and the sometimes giddy, sometimes crushing, often humiliating and always hopeful search for that ideal “plus one” has been keeping poets, musicians and florists busy since long before a heartsick Troilus “mounted the Trojan walls, and sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents where Cressida lay that night.”

     

  • Body acceptance is a huge issue right now in the news — models are dying from anorexia, childhood obesity is on the rise, and fashion designers are revamping their sizing structures to meet the ever-changing figures of clothing consumers. In the midst of all of this, fine artists have always explored the human figure as an object of artistic inspiration. In celebration of human figures of all sizes, Stoneheart Gallery is hosting a show titled “Every Body’s Beautiful: A Collection of All Nude Works,” opening on Feb. 4.

  • Army Pvt. Raymond Swingle has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.

    During basic training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training, and first aid skills. The recruit developed combat skills and handled various weapons available to the infantry soldier.

  • Angelique Malet’s birth record reflects that her father, Leon Malet, claimed a nice chunk of native grasslands in Buffalo Park by 1862. Included were meadow hay fields that have been producing and feeding stock for 150 years. They are fields still being harvested today, if the Lord is willing, and if it starts to snow soon. Meadows whose edges provided prime timber for Malet and his fellow French-Canadian neighbors, Samuel and Aszine Veznia, Antione Roy and John Riopelle.

  • If there’s anything to be said about Randy and Sharon Massey, it’s that they’re dedicated to everyone — whether on two legs or four.

    The Soda Creek couple are passionate about taking care of their customers at L&H Auto Body, and just as passionate — or even more so — about taking care of dogs. Sharon is the president of Retriever Rescue of Colorado, and the two have intertwined their callings to take care of auto repair customers and rescued retrievers.

  • Blue Spruce Kiwanis donated $3,800 to local nonprofits to start 2011.

    The board voted to award $250 to the Evergreen High School Education Foundation for technology, textbooks and training; $2,000 to Bootstraps Inc. for scholarships; $500 to Mt. Evans Hospice; $400 to the Evergreen High School music program; $500 to the Senior Resource Center; and $200 to Congregation Beth Evergreen’s seventh-grade students for their Hoops for Haiti school supplies fund-raiser for hurrican victims.