Arvada Fine Art Guild debuting |

Arvada Fine Art Guild debuting

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BROOMFIELD ” Arvada Fine Art Guild presents its first exhibit, opening Oct. 28 at the Broomfield Auditorium at 3 Community Park Road in Broomfield. The exhibit is free, open to the public and can be viewed on Mondays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or during scheduled events at the auditorium.

The Arvada Fine Art Guild exhibit consists of 40 pieces and is the third in a series of exhibits scheduled for 2005 at the Broomfield Auditorium. The media represented is a mix of watercolor, pen and ink, ink resist, oil, pastel, collage and acrylic. Subject matter includes western landscapes, florals and still life. Pieces range in price from $70 to $550 each.

For a list of public events and exhibit information, visit

GOLDEN ” The Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) in Golden is kicking off the 2005 Mountain Festival with “The Landscape Art Gala and Exhibition.”

The signature event begins with the traditional gala opening reception Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. The Landscape Exhibition officially opens to the public Sept. 30. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 2-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday it runs from noon-5 p.m. Admission is free for CMC members and costs $2 for nonmembers.

Make reservations for the opening gala by calling 303-279-3080, or 1-800-633-4417. For complete information on this year’s Mountain Festival or The Colorado Mountain Club, visit

ASPEN ” The Aspen Art Museum invites Roaring Fork Valley artists to participate in the 2005 Roaring Fork Open, on view Oct. 14 through Nov. 26, which is a new closing date. The opening reception will be held on Oct. 14 from 6-8 p.m.

The 2005 Roaring Fork Open is open to artists who reside in the Roaring Fork Valley from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. There is no entry fee and ” new this year ” participants are not required to be members of the art museum.

In the interests of meeting local artists, the museum’s new Director and Chief Curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson has initiated a new selection process. She will meet with each participant at the museum to review up to three artworks and will work with him/her to select one artwork for inclusion in the exhibition.

Artists must call Curatorial Associate Nicole Kinsler at 925-8050 by Oct. 3 to schedule a 10-minute appointment. No late entries will be accommodated, and artists must be present for the interviewing process.

For additional details, contact the Aspen Art Museum at 925-8050.

ASPEN ” Aspen Filmfest has announced that more than the annual fall color will draw film lovers to this mountain resort in late September. Rob Reiner, Bob Rafelson, Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy are among the confirmed guest appearances at Aspen Filmfest’s 27th edition. These film legends will participate in special presentations ranging from an evening tribute to a master class to the screening of a new feature. Aspen Filmfest unspools Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at the Wheeler Opera House (Aspen), Crystal Theatre (Carbondale) and Spring Theatre (Glenwood Springs).

Writer, director, producer and actor Rob Reiner, creator of such contemporary classics as “When Harry Met Sally,” “The Princess Bride,” “A Few Good Men,” “This Is Spinal Tap” and more will be honored with Aspen Filmfest’s Independent by Nature Award on Sept. 30 at the Wheeler Opera House.

Veteran filmmaker Bob Rafelson, the very first recipient of the Independent by Nature Award, returns to the festival to teach a master class on Oct. 1 at the Wheeler Opera House. Director of films “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Postman Always Rings Twice” and “Mountains of the Moon,” Rafelson will discuss his film career and illustrate the art and craft of directing with film clips from several of his movies.

Aspen Filmfest will also welcome back Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy for a special screening of their latest collaboration, the funny and poignant “Transamerica.” Among the first films acquired by Harvey Weinstein (of Miramax fame) for his new distribution company, “Transamerica” is a first feature by writer/director Duncan Tucker.

The complete festival lineup will be available at, and tickets are already on sale. For more information, call 970-925 6882.

GOLDEN ” Thomas the Tank Engine will be in Golden at the Colorado Railroad Museum Friday through Sunday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the “Thomas and Friends” storybook series.

This family event offers preschoolers and their families the opportunity to take a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, a real train that has been converted into Thomas. Events include: Meet and take a photo with Sir Topham Hatt, Imagination Station, featuring hands-on arts and crafts activities, storytelling, video viewing and live music. At the Colorado Railroad Museum, activities will include puppet shows, temporary tattoos, food and drinks.

The 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine will depart every half hour, rain or shine, between 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. This event is expected to sell out. Tickets for a “Day Out With Thomas 2005: The Celebration Tour” are $14 for ages 2 and up.

For more information and directions, contact the Colorado Railroad Museum at 800-365-6263 or log on to

DENVER ” The Brewers Association (BA) is announcing details for its 2005 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Colorado Convention Center at 14th St. and Stout Street in Denver. The 2005 edition of the annual GABF will feature 1600 beers from 372 American breweries. It will be the biggest selection of American beers ever gathered together in the United States.

GABF visitors taste one-ounce beer samples from the fest’s breweries. These breweries are arranged on the festival floor by regions of the country, giving beer lovers a walking tour of the nation’s landscape. Many of the booths are staffed by the brewers themselves. More than 28,000 beer enthusiasts from Colorado, the U.S. and around the world attended last year’s GABF.

This year, the GABF’s popular food and beer pairing seminars will move from the Beer Garden to the center of the festival hall. An A-list of America’s brewers will join local and national celebrity chefs for demonstrations on how to cook with beer, and pair different styles of beer with various dishes.

Public tasting sessions are offered 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door for Thursday, and $40 in advance ($45 at the door) for Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are on sale now at the Great American Beer Festival Web site at or by calling the Brewers Association at 303-447-0816.

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