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COPPeR spreads wings with new leader

COPPeR spreads wings with new leader

“It’s hard to remember we’re still kind of a startup,” said COPPeR founding board member Susan Edmondson, now president and CEO of the Downtown Partnership. “When we make decisions now, we’re not in a panic mode.” COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, was founded seven years ago with a stated mission to… Continue Reading COPPeR spreads wings with new leader

COPPeR hires new executive director

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COPPeR hires new executive director

The Board of Directors of COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, hired Andrew (Andy) Vick as executive director. Vick will start on Feb. 1, the board announced Tuesday. Vick will move from Western Maryland, where he has served as the executive director of the Allegany Arts Council since 2003. Vick grew up… Continue Reading COPPeR hires new executive director

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Yes, we have an arts scene worth recognizing

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Ron Brasch remembers reading a newspaper article about 15 years ago, shortly after he had moved to Colorado Springs. The article was anything but flattering about our city and its appeal to outsiders who might consider moving here. In particular, the piece sent a critically negative message about the local arts scene and its shortcomings,… Continue Reading Yes, we have an arts scene worth recognizing

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