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Art in Storefronts featured in five downtown locations

The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) announced the 2014 Art in Storefronts program. Now in its third year, Art in Storefronts is designed to help reanimate downtown Colorado Springs by inserting non-commercial art installations, art works and interactive art displays into vacant storefront windows. This year’s program is sponsored by Kirkpatrick Bank.… Continue Reading Art in Storefronts featured in five downtown locations

Downtown art: Just look and you can find it

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Downtown art: Just look and you can find it

Walk through downtown. What do you see, besides bars, restaurants, shops, office buildings and your fellow boulevardiers? You see officially designated artworks, including a bronze Humpty-Dumpty perched on a ledge 20 feet above the sidewalk, seven life-sized bronze gentlemen (three perched on horses), and a variety of sedate abstract sculptures put in place during the… Continue Reading Downtown art: Just look and you can find it

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You have an office — or a restaurant, a retail store, a hotel or a hospital. You design it, build it and get ready to open the doors — but wait a minute. The place looks dreary and bare. You need something to liven it up, make it pop, engage the eye and delight your… Continue Reading Original or not, art adds to local business scene

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Six Colorado Springs arts institutions are  celebrating pollinators – bees, birds and moths  – with a series of events known as Cross Pollination 2011. It’s the first collaboration of its kind in the area and aims to spark a community discussion about pollinators, said Daisy McConnell, co-director of the Galleries of Contemporary Art at University… Continue Reading Area art institutions to celebrate pollinators

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Terry and Jennie Henderson, owners of Boulder Street Gallery, refuse to participate in the economic recession. That’s their mantra. Every day they open their shop, which is actually located on Tejon Street, and imagine new ways to defy the lagging economy. And that’s exactly what they’ve done. They’ve expanded the business from a custom framing… Continue Reading Boulder Street Gallery connecting government with art

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Springs artist chosen to paint Obama portrait

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Colorado Springs artist Sarah A. Boardman has been chosen to paint the portrait of President Barack Obama for the State Capitol. The portrait will join the other 43 presidential portraits in the Gallery of the Presidents located on the third floor of the State Capitol rotunda. Other portraits were painted by nationally recognized portrait artist… Continue Reading Springs artist chosen to paint Obama portrait

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The Springs an ‘art destination’

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The June issue of American Style magazine ranked Colorado Springs 17th among the top 25 mid-sized U.S. cities that are art destinations. The rankings are based on a readers’ poll, and Colorado Springs beat out destinations such as Providence (18th), Honolulu, (20th), and Tampa (25). Other Colorado cities in the rankings included Denver (13th among… Continue Reading The Springs an ‘art destination’

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