9/28 Kids Workshop: "Sand-Between-the-Toes" - Beloved poems of A. A. Milne come to life anew with Sheldon Sands’ magical songs composed for piano, guitar, mandolin, dobro, bass, accordion and four voices. From the touching, “King John’s Christmas,” to the swinging title song, "Sand-Between-the-Toes,” the wonder of childhood is awakened for all who listen. From Swallow Hill to Boulder’s Chautauqua, Sand-Between-the-Toes has been receiving rave reviews from young and old alike.
From the iconic “Blue Bear” at the Colorado Convention Center to the thought-provoking blueMustangat Denver International Airport, Denver’s collection of public art beautifies the city and supports local, national and international talent. Denver’s Public Art Program was established in 1988. The order directs that one percent of any city capital improvement project over $1 million be set aside for the inclusion of public art. The city’s collection has grown to more than 330 works.Beyond Bluefeatures 75 artworks by 46 artists from the city’s distinguished collection on display in the lobbies of the Buell Theatre and at the McNichols Civic Center Building.
Whether you’re planning a large festival or intimate wedding, the McNichols Civic Center Building is a must see. Newly reopened in 2012, the contemporary artwork and open spaces are a wonderful canvas for any event. Two large, open floors with exposed steel columns allow amazing opportunities for centralized events in the Mile High City. Artworks dominate the walls, giving the classic space a modern feel.
Denver Arts & Venues in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate and the Mexican Cultural Center present the exhibition Posada: Mexican Master Printmaker, featuring 90 works of the artist’s famous calavera (skull) and political prints. José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) is considered Mexico’s most notable printmaker. Posada used the image of the calavera, or skull, to poke fun at the bourgeois culture of the time and bring attention to Porfirio Diaz’s political reign.
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