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Selling America’s Mountain

Selling America’s Mountain

“If we want a vibrant arts and culture community here, we have got to attract artists,” said Pikes Peak Arts Council Executive Director Nora Hardin in a recent CSBJ profile. “We have got to make this place a haven for artists.” Easy to say, but hard to accomplish. Just as plants need light and water,… Continue Reading Selling America’s Mountain

FAC names Hall interim CEO

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Board of Trustees has named local advertising, marketing and communications executive Nechie Hall as interim president and CEO. Best known for co-founding PRACO–now Vladimir Jones– with her late husband, Jim, Hall still serves as CEO and chairman, after retiring from day-to-day operations of the company. From 1998 to 2004,… Continue Reading FAC names Hall interim CEO

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Gappmayer resigns; FAC seeks CEO

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Gappmayer resigns; FAC seeks CEO

Sam Gappmayer, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, resigned Tuesday, effective Nov. 22. During five years of leading the organization, Gappmayer produced some of its most popular theater, most provocative exhibits and most engaging classes, according to a FAC news release. Also, with the help of the FAC staff, he created… Continue Reading Gappmayer resigns; FAC seeks CEO

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A $50,000 gift from the Charles Ansbacher Foundation to the Bee Vradenburg Foundation will bring a series of free symphony concerts to Colorado Springs parks. The grant from the Ansbacher foundation – along with additional Vradenburg foundation funding – will support Free For All Summer Symphony: A Celebration of Charles Ansbacher and Bee Vradenburg, which will… Continue Reading Ansbacher, Vradenburg foundations launch free summer concerts

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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 650 museums across the country to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families. The program will continue through September 5. To date, the FAC has supported the military community… Continue Reading Fine Arts Centers welcomes military visitors for free

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FAC getting new restaurant

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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is cooking up changes at its Café 36. In June, William Sherman – executive chef and owner of Amuzé Bistro – will assume management of Café 36. The restaurant will be renamed Amuzé at the FAC and will open for lunch on June 3. Its regular hours will be 11 a.m.… Continue Reading FAC getting new restaurant

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