Citizen art gallery opens at City Hall

CitizenGalleryAtCityHallColorado Springs City Council dedicated two areas in City Hall this month to exhibit and celebrate citizen artwork.

The first, located on the second floor, is a new gallery. The second, located on the third floor in Council Chambers, is a gallery dedicated for K-12 artwork.

The first shows in City Hall through the month of January are: “Two Years in Seville” and Advanced Placement Studio Art by Coronado High School.

“Two Years in Seville” is a student-curated show by Colorado College studio art majors Kylie Anderson and Michael Franceschi, highlighting their work as well as other students’ artwork from the past two years of the Block 8 advanced drawing classes held in Seville, Spain.

Additional artists:

· Caitlin Armington, senior, art studio and environmental integrated major;

· Adrian Baker, senior, art studio major;

· Garrett Benisch, senior, art studio major;

· Chris Edmonds, senior, political science major and art studio minor;

· Heidi Flores, sophomore, art studio and psychology major;

· Anna Forster-Smith, senior, art studio major;

· Arianna Gentile Polese, senior, neuroscience major;

· Hunter Joerger, senior, neuroscience major;

· Sonora Miller, senior, art studio major and English minor;

· Erin O’Neill, senior, art studio major;

· Dominique Saks, senior, art studio major; and

· Hailey Walsh, senior, art studio major.

Advanced Placement Studio Art by Coronado High School art students, and curated by Department Chair Sue March, features work that will be included in the students’ portfolios for review for college credit.

An art reception, open to the public, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.