Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
Nikola Tesla played an important role in the electrical revolution that transformed life at the turn of the 20th century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity and contributed to the development of radio and wireless communication. Tesla’s story is particularly relevant to the history of Colorado Springs, as the scientist conducted some of his most dramatic experiments with electricity in the city from 1899 to 1900. This exhibition features contemporary artists whose works reflect —deliberately or not — Tesla’s maverick spirit and enduring legacy. A series of lectures and events accompanies the exhibition. IDEA Space is open Monday-Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m.