New members of guild share art

Works on display in gallery that began as railroad depot

Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 1/11/23

Eighteen artists have joined the longtime Littleton Fine Arts Guild in the past year and the organization features their works in a new exhibit, through March 5. The LFAG operates the historic Depot …

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New members of guild share art

Works on display in gallery that began as railroad depot

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Eighteen artists have joined the longtime Littleton Fine Arts Guild in the past year and the organization features their works in a new exhibit, through March 5. The LFAG operates the historic Depot Art Gallery at 2069 W. Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton and two receptions are planned to feature their works. 

The first reception will be Jan. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. and the second will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 10. The public is invited to both.

For newcomers who are not familiar with the gallery, it is fashioned from the historic red Santa Fe Railway depot that once served Littleton passengers who commuted into Denver, as well as longer distance passengers who came from all directions to visit Littleton, or pass through en route to Wyoming and New Mexico or to find east-west train connections. 

And then, there were the daily shipments of milk cans and other freight. (Our area south of Denver was filled with dairy farms and other agricultural projects.) Note the milk can at the gallery entrance!

The new members work in a variety of techniques — oil, watercolor, ink, three-dimensional pieces and more.

“White Torch” a watercolor by Kristal Hoeh, shows a portrait of the beautiful flowering cactus we find to the south and west of Littleton. The sharp spines clearly say “just look!”

John Kitner’s “Guanella Pass,” created with acrylic paint on a horizontal panel, carries the eye across a green mountain meadow and up the pass that will carry travelers into historic Georgetown on the other side. (My favorite spot in Colorado is at the top of Guanella Pass!)

Perhaps a stop in Georgetown — or Littleton — for breakfast will bring some bright red strawberries like those on Teresa Maone’s painting.

Pat Hartman’s soft watercolor, “While On My Way,” shows a scene we might find in a number of Colorado locations: a sunny corner of a weathered log fence that leads into a grove of aspen trees. Nice spot for a picnic.

Admission to the gallery is free. You can also view this exhibit at depotartgallery.org.

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