Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
Enjoy free art, music, poetry, food and fun on Friday, June 7, from 5:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at UCCS’s GOCA 121 and IDEA at Colorado College. Begin the First Friday adventure at IDEA Space from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. with the exhibition A Place Apart: Colorado and the American West, Photographs by Robert Adams. At 5:30 p.m., curator Jessica Hunter-Larsen will give a brief introduction to the exhibition, followed by a poetry reading by acclaimed poet and Colorado College professor of English, Jane Hilberry. A performance in the gallery by musicians featured in the Colorado College Summer Music Festival will conclude the program. Then head downtown to GOCA121 next for an artist talk with Bill Starr at 7:00 pm, followed by a free concert by Colorado Springs-based musician Alex Koshak. Koshak will perform as part of GOCA and COPPeR’s joint “Free First Fridays” concert series with his newest project Charioteer from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.