Shucks, it's corn-maze time again at Chatfield Farms

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 9/18/16

The Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, is open for fall family adventures through Oct. 30. Covering eight acres, the maze hides life-sized animal cut-outs within it and has a trail wide enough for wheelchairs …

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Shucks, it's corn-maze time again at Chatfield Farms

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The Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, is open for fall family adventures through Oct. 30. Covering eight acres, the maze hides life-sized animal cut-outs within it and has a trail wide enough for wheelchairs and strollers. Also available: a Mini Maze for 3 and under and a small Corn Stalker's Maze next to the big one. Tickets: non-members: $13/$12/$10. Hours vary according to date; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays throughout; add Wednesdays and Thursdays Oct 12-16. See botanicgardens.org.

Author events

Author events at Arapahoe Libraries, 303-LIBRARY, arapahoelibraries.org/meet-the-author:

● Sept. 27 — Charlotte Rogan, author of “The Lifeboat,” will talk about her latest novel, “Now and Again,” from 7-8 p.m. at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. Books will be available from Tattered Cover.

● Oct. 1 — T.A. Barron book talk 4-5 p.m; signing at 5 p.m.; 3-4 p.m.; Young Wizards event for ages 9-17, when he will talk about his new “Atlantis” series and host a Q&A session with young readers. Books available for sale.

Ending soon

Art exhibits that are about to wrap up include:

● “Women of Abstract Expressionism,” the first exhibit of important national women abstract expressionist artists, ends Sept. 25 at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. It is located on the fourth floor of the Hamilton Building and is included in general admission. denverartmuseum.org.

● Colorado Women in Abstraction” runs through Oct. 1 at the Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver (Metro State University's gallery). msudenver.edu/cva.

New exhibit

“The Best Roads Lead Uphill: A Decade of Paintings by rita derjue” opens Sept. 23 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. This exhibit contains work done in the past decade by Littleton's well-known painter. Littletongov.org/museum. 303-795-3950. Admission free.

40 years


“Looking Back/Moving Forward: 40 Years/40 artists” in the Arvada Center's galleries tells the story of the center's first 40 years in the Upper and Theatre Galleries. The exhibit showcases early to mid-career local artists. Runs through Nov. 13 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Discussions: Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. and Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Englewood history

Ida Mae Nicholl will give an Englewood Historic Preservation Society presentation about women and voting in Colorado at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Englewood Public Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway, and again at 6:30 p.m. at The Brew on Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway, Englewood. Visitors welcome, admission is free.

Diversity discussed

Colorado Theatre Guild and Curious Theatre will co-host a program on “Diversity in Theatre: Panel 1 — The Big Picture” at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., Denver. Why is this a vital issue and what gets in the way of making it a reality? Second session will include artistic directors discussing how to make this a priority. Third panel will discuss tactics and realities of budgeting for and selling diverse plays in our market. Free.

Gallop to PACE

“Art for Horses” is open at the PACE Center in Parker, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., with proceeds from sales slated to help horses. Open during center hours. 303-805-6800.

Black Cube


The Black Cube Unclassified Site Museum opened a new pop-up exhibition, “SANGREE” at the vacant former RTD Bus Station at 16th and Market in Denver. SANGREE is a Mexico City-based artistic collaboration between Rene Godinez Pozas and Carlos Lara and will continue through the end of the year. It appears on close inspection to reveal an archaeological dig site. Free. Black Cube's “ROAM” by Jon Geiger is now located at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, 1600 Pierce St. in Lakewood. It is a 26-foot abstracted light sculpture. Free. (Visit at night.)

Sonya Ellingboe

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