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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What’s the most dangerous painting in America? There are plenty of candidates, including Chris Ofili’s The Holy Virgin Mary and Andrés Serrano’s Piss Christ. Both have come under attack from conservatives, citing the artists’ deliberately blasphemous depictions of sacred subjects. Yet unless you know what materials the artists used, neither image is blasphemous. They’re strangely […]
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It is the first day of the summer camps for children at the Millibo Art Theatre, and Executive Clown and Director Jim Jackson asks the instructor, “How’s it going?” “Really messy!” “Great!” said Jackson with his ever-present smile. In their course titled Messy Fun Camp, children aged 7 to 9 file outside behind the instructor, […]
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The Squash Blossom gallery’s humble beginnings occupied 350 square feet of kiosk space at the Antlers Hotel in 1973. Owners John and Patti Cogswell moved operations to roomier digs the following decade after purchasing the building that now houses the gallery at 2531 W. Colorado Ave. The Cogswells also own a Squash Blossom in Vail, […]
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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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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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Navigating an exhibition at an art museum can be a joy — or it can be irritating. The standard museum audio tour is intrusive and boring; who wants to lug around a pair of clumsy headphones and listen to anonymous curators droning away about the art on display? Who wants to fumble with controls, punch […]
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By Bryan Grossman bryan.grossman@csbj.com After 10 years, Gary Blehm got to use his Mont Blanc pen again. On April 9, the local cartoonist signed a contract with Looking Good Licensing, which he called a shot of encouragement to return to creating art full-time. The Vermont company will market the Penman creator’s brand following a failed […]
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Nearly 500 days ago, actually 70-plus weeks, Colorado Springs celebrated a momentous victory. On the wintry morning of Dec. 16, 2013, in Denver, the Colorado Economic Development Commission voted unanimously to approve state tax funding assistance through the Regional Tourism Act to help finance City for Champions. Little did anyone realize at the time what […]
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Ross Hill made his first PictureBooth out of things he could find at a Tennessee Home Depot. “I made it out of plywood. … I bought a jigsaw to put the first one together,” Hill said. “It was really rough looking. Someone painted a white circle around the lens so people knew where to look.” […]
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For a good chunk of February, a driving vacation took me back to my roots, visiting Arkansas and coming back through Texas, seeing family and friends at various stops. But though this trip wasn’t about work, I couldn’t avoid noticing some tourist attractions along the way, especially how they might relate to what’s going on […]
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Can you have newspapers or magazines without advertising? Every editor longs for such a perfect world, one shielded from the clamorous demands of commerce. Imagine: no powerful advertisers who might pull their ads if displeased by an editorial, no imperious publishers who drive revenue by cutting newsroom staff, no fighting to get your great investigative […]
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