How does a community create an identity of its own? A little public art doesn’t hurt. The Downtown Partnership will present the third chapter in its four-part City Center Series, titled Placemaking and Public Art. The March 7 presentation will include a slide show, panel discussion and a documentary (discussion begins at 6 p.m.) at […]
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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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The news that the Colorado Balloon Classic will leave Colorado Springs in 2015 for greener (or maybe less bureaucratic) pastures was dismaying, to say the least. A press release from the Classic’s organizers cited “politics within the city, increasingly rigid special event procedures and an onerous 2015 LART [city sponsorship] application” as driving the decision. […]
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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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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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In keeping with national trends, Colorado Springs could utilize its arts, culture and creative class to build a stronger sense of community and — along with it — a stronger economy downtown. Downtown, arts and area leaders will discuss creative place-making and using arts and culture to develop a stronger downtown economy in a special […]
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Sam Gappmayer, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, resigned Tuesday, effective Nov. 22. During five years of leading the organization, Gappmayer produced some of its most popular theater, most provocative exhibits and most engaging classes, according to a FAC news release. Also, with the help of the FAC staff, he created […]
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Walking through Magic Town, one finds guests transported back to a day, place and time in the life of the artist who created it, sculptor Michael Garman. Guests see the joyful faces of the guys at the bar, the hopeful face of a child wanting popcorn at the movies, the solemn face of a priest […]
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Having started a career in archaeology in her home state of California, nothing on Nicole Anthony’s resumé hinted at her future in the arts. She attended a STEM-centric high school in Carson, graduated with a degree in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and worked on projects and expeditions in South America. But […]
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When the turnaround began for Denver’s River North community less than a decade ago, Jamie Licko said it was the “last frontier” for Denver developers. Licko is president of the River North Art District and she, along with three other panelists, will be part of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs’ final installment of this […]
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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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Fresh out of college in 1973, Maryo Gard Ewell worked with New Haven, Conn. city leaders to try to create an arts district in a sullen and deserted part of the city that fell victim to 1960s urban renewal policies that replaced historic buildings with parking lots. She was a bit ahead of her time, […]
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