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Art Week

Art Week Registration

In celebration of the alliance between Colorado College and the Fine Arts Center and in conjunction with the national Arts and Humanities Month, we invite Colorado College alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and the Colorado Springs community to join us for CC Art Week Oct. 9-13, 2017.

Art Week includes more than 15 programs (lectures, demonstrations, gallery visits, and an alumni artist showcase) offered à la carte or as a package.

Register now for Art Week.

Schedule of Events

Please note: the full week package rate of $225 includes all paid events, saving up to $35. Or, you can pay for individual events listed below. 

MONDAY, OCT. 9

8-9 a.m.
Art Week Check-in
Coffee and donuts at Tutt Alumni House, 1205 N. Cascade Ave. (complimentary)

9-12 a.m.
Experience the Block Plan and observe a CC Art Department class (complimentary)
Join CC faculty and students and observe an art class: Sculpture, Intro to Drawing, Painting, Art of the Maya, or Intro to Art History.

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Brazilian art tour with Professor Naomi Wood, Spanish and Portuguese, followed by lunch ($15)
Meet at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center lobby
Join guest curator Naomi Wood as she leads a tour through the new exhibition, Raízes/Roots: Transformations in Contemporary Brazilian Art. Four Brazilian artists complicate the connections between earth, spirit, body, and the impacts of colonialism and globalization in contemporary Brazilian society.

1:30 p.m.
Interactive art tour with Jessica Hunter-Larsen ’90, director of academic engagement and curator of interdisciplinary arts (complimentary)
Meet at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center lobby

3-5 p.m.
Panel with parent and alumni artists, part of the Stratton Series (complimentary)
Mahaney Classroom, El Pomar Sports Center, 44 W. Cache La Poudre St.
Austin Howlett ’15, Painter www.austinhowlett.com
Jon Khoury ’84, Executive Director, Cottonwood Center for the Arts www.cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com
Laurie Smith P’20, Photographer www.lauriesmithphoto.com

6-8:30 p.m. 
Reception at Cottonwood Center for the Arts with Jon Khoury ’84 ($35)
427 E. Colorado Ave.
Cottonwood features nearly 100 studio artists, six galleries, a textile lab, pottery room, classes, theater and beautiful meeting and event space. Guests in October will be treated to work inspired by Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky believed that total abstraction offered the possibility for profound, transcendental expression and that copying from nature only interfered with this process. Jon Khoury ’84 has served as executive director of Cottonwood Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs since 2012.


TUESDAY, OCT. 10

9-12 a.m.
Experience the Block Plan and observe a CC Art Department class: Sculpture, Intro to Drawing, Painting, Art of the Maya, or Intro to Art History. (complimentary)

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Southwestern art tour with Professor Karen Roybal, Southwest Studies, followed by lunch ($15)
Meet at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center lobby

2 p.m.
Hands-on Workshop ($50)
Bemis School of Art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 818 Pelham Place.
Join Bemis School of Art instructors to explore and develop talents in watercolor, ceramics, print making, and more! Bemis School of Art is a year-round facility for all ages and skill levels that honors the legacy of the esteemed Broadmoor Art Academy. Experienced artists and art instructors, large studios, and limited class size create a motivational and supportive environment to explore your creative potential.

4 p.m.
“Core Culture Walking Tour,” downtown Colorado Springs ($15)
Starting at The Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St.

Facilitated by the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership, this guided walking tour will include historic buildings, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of downtown Colorado Springs. All tickets include a free beverage from Wild Goose. Ticket holders should arrive at Wild Goose at 3:30 p.m. to order and enjoy their beverage.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11

9:15 a.m.-5 p.m.
Artist studio visits, lunch, and refreshments with Professor Rebecca Tucker, museum director, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College ($50)
Itinerary:

9:15 a.m. Meet in the lobby, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.

9:30 a.m. Depart Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

10 a.m. Studio visit with Floyd Tunson, painter

10:45 a.m. Visit to Manitou Arts Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO

11:30 a.m. Lunch with Daisy McGowan ’98, Director of the UCCS GoCA Gallery, Adams Mountain Café, 26 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO

1 p.m. Studio visit with Jess Preble, painter, and gallery look-see at Modbo Gallery show of “Young Hot Sh*ts” (local emerging artists)

2:15 p.m. Studio visit with Sean O’Meallie, sculptor

3:30 p.m. Collection visit and refreshments with Ron Brasch and Una Ng

5 p.m. Return to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

THURSDAY, OCT. 12

noon-1 p.m.
Lunch with Composer and Contemporary Artist Raven Chacon and Professor Vicki Levine, Music ($15)
Taste restaurant, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.

1 p.m.
Raven Chacon exhibition preview (complimentary)
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Raven Chacon is a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, an educator, and an installation artist. His exhibition Lightning Speak features both solo and collaborative work. Originally from the Navajo Nation, he is also a member of the Indigenous art collective Postcommodity, a team of conceptually-driven artists who challenge limiting and market-driven notions of Native American Art. Chacon’s diverse practice, which ranges from sculptural sound installations, to site-specific performance and collaborative projects, resists pigeonholing of art, music and social experience into distinct categories. Raven Chacon is the first Mellon Foundation Artist in Residence for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

2 p.m.
Hands-on Workshop ($50)
Bemis School of Art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 818 Pelham Place.

Join Bemis School of Art instructors to explore and develop talents in watercolor, ceramics, print making, and more! Bemis School of Art is a year-round facility for all ages and skill levels that honors the legacy of the esteemed Broadmoor Art Academy. Experienced artists and art instructors, large studios, and limited class size create a motivational and supportive environment to explore your creative potential.

FRIDAY, OCT. 13

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Lunch honoring Art Department faculty, art students, and alumni artists ($15)
Sculpture Garden, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.

2-4 p.m.
Showcase of selected alumni artists (complimentary)
Flex Room, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
In this first ever alumni artist showcase, come meet the artists as they return to campus. Artists were asked to select three pieces of art to share as hallmarks of their work in photographic form. This group of 33 artists who graciously agreed to be present for this special event range from full-time artists to hobbyists. There are woodworkers, photographers, drawers, fiber artists, painters, ceramicists, sculptors, embroiderers, large-scale installation artists, and more. Their inspirations, stories, and backgrounds are as varied as the liberal arts, and we invite you to welcome them back to CC, where for many creativity was nurtured or sparked.

5-7 p.m.
Fall Museum Exhibition Opening Reception (complimentary)
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.

Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and Colorado Springs community members are invited to attend this exclusive exhibition preview with artists Raven Chacon, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Steven Durow. Drop in for light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and conversation.

Art Week Registration

Register now for Art Week.


Email: 
alumni@coloradocollege.edu 

Mailing Address:
Colorado College
14 East Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 389-6775
Fax: (719) 389-6271

Visiting Address:
Tutt Alumni House
1205 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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