In Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City and much of the Pikes Peak region, our artistic renaissance shows no signs of slowing down. First Fridays have become delightful, with TMA (Too Much Art) — there are so many shows, openings and ongoing exhibitions that even the most crazed art lover can’t go to every […]
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“If you’re lucky, you get one or two good ideas in your life,” said TheatreWorks founder Murray Ross. “When I came to UCCS in 1975, I literally arrived in a cloud of dust. The school was only 10 years old and the road wasn’t paved. I had been hired teach Shakespeare and start a theater […]
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Those familiar with the rich photographic history of the Pikes Peak region know all about the works of William Henry Jackson, Laura Gilpin and Myron Wood. They came to Colorado Springs for a variety of reasons, and their work here lives on even after their deaths. But other photographers followed in their footsteps — and […]
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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center tapped David Dahlin, 55, as its new CEO and executive director earlier this year. Three months into the job, the father of two spent time with CSBJ to discuss his transition from working at Compassion International for 19 years to the nonprofit world of arts and business. How did […]
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Serious artists have always found it difficult to make a living by marketing their work. Most find it necessary to have a real job, be it teaching, bartending, house painting or anything that helps make ends meet. And artists may not be naturally entrepreneurial, preferring to focus on their work rather than commerce. That’s why […]
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Mayor Steve Bach spent 15 fast-paced minutes expounding on his favorite recent priorities, City for Champions and stormwater, in his keynote speech Wednesday morning at the Downtown Partnership’s 16th annual Breakfast with the Mayor. Addressing a record crowd for the event of about 400 at the Antlers Hilton, Bach implored the audience to embrace the […]
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The UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art will host its fourth annual BRILLIANT art celebration June 13 at GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St. BRILLIANT will include a five-course dinner and cocktail pairing at 6 p.m. at Nosh (next door to GOCA 121) and an art party with performances, interactive art and dancing from 8 p.m. […]
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Ron Brasch remembers reading a newspaper article about 15 years ago, shortly after he had moved to Colorado Springs. The article was anything but flattering about our city and its appeal to outsiders who might consider moving here. In particular, the piece sent a critically negative message about the local arts scene and its shortcomings, […]
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Arts advocates locally and nationally frequently point to the economic, social and community benefits that come to cities where the arts thrive. Economic analyses, such as that recently commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), have quantified the impact of the arts. “We recognize that a lively arts community contributes significantly […]
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The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is accepting applications for grants for nonprofit cultural organizations and arts groups. Given from the OEDIT’s, Creative Industries division, the ColoradoCreates grants provide financial support to produce arts and cultural activities throughout the state. Grant applicants must be nonprofit groups, department of Colorado public colleges or […]
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  Drawing, painting and creating beauty have always been second nature for Anthony T. Archuleta. There was never a time he didn’t realize his passion for art. Born in the San Luis Valley town of Del Norte and raised in Colorado Springs, Archuleta, now 57, earned a degree in computer science with a minor in […]
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Most likely, you would have trouble remembering what you were doing on April 30, which was not exactly a newsworthy Tuesday. That is, unless you were among the 300 or so people who ventured to Berger Hall at UCCS that evening for the Colorado Springs debut of an event called Ignite, co-sponsored by UCCS, the […]
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