Arts and Entertainment

  • SOTA: Sheep invade Mirada — painted and sculpture sheep, that is

    Mirada Fine Art is filled with sheep — hundreds of them.

    The sheep are part of artist Jill Shwaiko’s exhibit called “Sheep Dreams” at the Indian Hills gallery. They range from life-size to minuscule, and each has its own personality, according to gallery owner Steve Sonnen, who chuckles a bit as he talks about the show.

    “Right now,” Sonnen said, “we are obsessed with sheep. In today’s society, a few sheep here and there can’t hurt to lighten the mood.”

  • Annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival has a little something for everybody

    From the whimsical to the classical — and everything in between — the art at the 53rd annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival didn’t disappoint last weekend.

    Art lovers perused the booths at the Buchanan fields, enjoying paintings, ceramics, photographs, jewelry, sculptures, clothing, leatherwork and more. Each booth brought a new treasure to admire.

  • Sculpture Walk enjoys anniversary with a dozen new pieces in Evergreen

    Saturday morning was quiet in Evergreen as teams of workers fanned out to install this year’s new sculptures for the Evergreen Sculpture Walk.

    Sculptors, welders and helpers got to work at 8 a.m., and by 11 a.m., 12 new sculptures of all shapes and sizes officially became part of the walk, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

    Those 12 sculptures join the 37 permanent sculptures that grace Evergreen and Bergen Park.


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  • Annual Summerfest lures in a crowd with craftsmanship and camaraderie

    The 40th annual Summerfest arts festival last weekend featured everything an arts lover could ask for: paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and more.

    The festival also featured Palette of Brews for beer lovers, wine from local Creekside Cellars, other beverages and a plethora of food trucks.

    To round out the event at Buchanan fields, there was something for music lovers with bands performing all weekend thanks to the efforts of Jim Sherwood, owner of Evergreen Clothing Co.

  • Annual 120 for $120 provides opportunity to get great artwork

    The wait is almost over: 120 for $120 at Center for the Arts Evergreen will be April 26.

    Those wishing to get an early look at the art that will be up for sale came to the opening reception on Friday. All of the artwork will be on display until the selection event.

  • EHS performing ‘Big Fish’ this weekend

    Evergreen High School is performing a fairly new musical, “Big Fish,” this year, keeping with family-themed theater productions this year.

    In the fall, the theater department performed “You Can’t Take It With You,” an 80-year-old show about family relationships, so director Scott Ogle decided to do something more modern, though also family related, in the spring.

    “Big Fish” is based on a novel and was turned into a Tim Burton movie in 2004. It became a Broadway musical in 2013.

  • SOTA: Youth art show at Shadow Mountain Gallery

    Youth art show at Shadow Mountain Gallery

    Elementary school artwork will be on display at Shadow Mountain Gallery in March in honor of National Youth Art Month.

    The show will feature 90 pieces of artwork from students at The Bergens, Carlson, Elk Creek, King-Murphy, Marshdale, Parmalee and Wilmot elementary schools. The pieces are chosen by each school’s art teachers.

  • A nearly all-male cast from EMS performs ‘Newsies’

    About 50 Evergreen Middle School boys learned how to fight on Friday — stage fighting, that is.

    The boys are the cast of “Newsies,” and they were preparing for the fight scenes in the show. André Rodriguez, a teaching artist at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, spent the morning teaching them to hit each other and to fall, so that it looked realistic. And it did.

  • Venue Theatre’s youngest actors look at the animal kingdom, environment

    Young thespians will take to the Venue Theatre stage April 20-22 to show off their acting and singing skills.
    Kindergartners through second-graders will perform a 20-minute show called “Big Beautiful Planet,” a compilation of songs by Raffi that talk about the importance of protecting the planet.
    That will be followed by “Lion King Jr.,” based on the 1994 movie about a lion cub named Simba and his adventures with lioness Nala, meerkat Timon and warthog Pumbaa.