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Kids' art on display at Denver Art Museum

On Friday, January 20, arts supporters in the Denver community will gather to celebrate the talents of many young artists. Through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD) Fine Arts Exhibit, more than 40 works of art, created by Club members ages 6-18, will be showcased at the Denver Art Museum, Schlessman Hall from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The exhibit celebrates young artists, creativity, and art in a time when many Denver students have limited or no access to art programming.

 

Although a growing body of research has clearly demonstrated the importance of the arts in the classroom, local public school districts continue the struggle to account for art programs as part of a core curriculum offered to students. In fact, by the time a young person reaches high school chances are greatly reduced that he/she will receive any art programming (less than 50 percent).

Artists Sought for Waterfowl Competition

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is soliciting original artwork entries for the 2012 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest. This year's species of focus is the Ross's goose, a small white goose that is often confused with the snow goose. The deadline for artists to submit entries is 4 p.m., Friday, March 2.

Denver Art Museum receives $3M gift

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today a $3 million gift from the Avenir Foundation that will transform the institution’s textile art program. In addition to expanding the current textile art gallery space to more than six times its current square footage, the gift will allow for the development of scientific and educational spaces, a staging area for exhibition preparation and conservation and storage of the more than 5,000 textile objects in the DAM’s collection.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Top Programs and Events in January and February

Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery. 

Lt. Gov. Garcia announces appointment of Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs Executive Secretary

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia today announced the ratification of the appointment of Ernest House Jr. as Executive Secretary for the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA). 

Denver Restaurant Week 2012 offers sneak peek at menus

The eighth annual Denver Restaurant Week (DRW), presented by VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be held Feb. 25 to March 9, 2012, with nearly 300 restaurants offering multi-course meals for the “Mile High” fixed-price of $52.80 for two, $26.40 for one, tax and tip not included.

Free trees offered to all denver residents this Spring

This spring only, all Denver residents are eligible for free trees regardless of where they live within the city.  This rare opportunity is made possible by two tree distribtuion programs: The Park People’s annual Denver Digs Trees street tree program and the City’s Mile High Million tree planting initiative.

Applications due February 15, 2012.