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Today's Features

  • By Virginia Grantier

    For the Courier

    The pine trees’ white coats were melting one recent February day, and at times the drip-drip-drip seemed the only sound in Indian Hills.

    Still, there was a hushed but persistent buzz in the foothills hamlet — a buzz that seems to be growing louder in the art world about a log building across the street from the Indian Hills post office.

  • “Seussical Jr.” is a celebration of all things whimsical, wonderful, mythical and musical. The show is based on the beloved works of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2, the cast at StageDoor Theatre will offer up a fantastical production of singing, dancing and merriment.

  • 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.