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KRDO 105.5 FM The Extra | Black History Month, Theatre School, and more at the FAC

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 On KRDO’s The Extra, host Shannon Brinias spoke with FAC Director Idris Goodwin and Associate Director of Performing Arts Nathan Halvorson about how listeners could experience the arts with the FAC’s Black History Month programming, blockbuster exhibition of Chicano art from the collection of Cheech Marin, creative classes, and more. 

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2020 Highlights

As we start a new year, we’re grateful for your support throughout the crazy ride of 2020. FAC staff moved quickly to adapt and continue providing meaningful cultural experiences in new ways; we have connected with thousands in our community and beyond. Here are a few highlights. 1. FAC Connect launched with streaming access to […]

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Local Artist Feature: Lindsay Hand

Lindsay Hand is primarily self taught; she has consistently exhibited her work at galleries, historical museums and cultural centers across the US. Her work has grown into a very socially engaged practice in collaboration with artists of complimenting media and various community integrated institutions and the professionals within. In addition she continues in her private […]

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Local Artist Feature: Corey Drieth

Corey Drieth was born and raised in Northern Colorado. He attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins where he received undergraduate degrees in Philosophy/Comparative Religious Studies and Studio Art. After serving as the Critic and Artist Residency Series (CAARS) coordinator for CSU’s Hatton Gallery, he attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina and […]

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Meet our Aug/Sept members of the month: Rev. Roger Butts and Rev. Marta Fioriti

Fine Arts Center Members for 3 years Why did you become a member of the Fine Arts Center? We started when our kids took some classes at Bemis as young children. We love the Fine Arts Center. We know supporting such institutions makes the Pikes Peak region better and more beautiful. But what got us, […]

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FAC Theatre Company Nominated for 21 Henry Awards

The Fine Arts Center Theatre company was recently nominated for 21 Henry Awards, the most of any theatre company statewide, by The Colorado Theatre Guild. Named for longtime Denver theatre producer Henry Lowenstein, the Henry Awards recognize outstanding achievements in Colorado theatre. More than 100 statewide peer professionals, educators and assigned judges oversee the nomination […]

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Meet our June/July members of the month: Nard Claar and Sheary Clough Suiter

Fine Arts Center Members for 16 years Sheary: I moved to COS in 2011 from Anchorage, Alaska. I’d always been a member of the Anchorage Museum of Art, and so naturally one of my first acts was to join the local museum. And of course, as a visual artist for over 30 years, it’s a […]

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See, Think, Wonder

1. Visit the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College eMuseum permanent collection. 2. View the collections and select a work of art. This exercise works with any work of art. 3. Download one of the fillable exercise templates: I See, I Think, I Wonder (English) Yo Veo, Yo Creo, Me Pregunto (Español) 4. […]

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Poetry in Art: “I Am” Poems

1. Visit the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College eMuseum permanent collection. 2. View the collections and select a work of art with a figure in it (person, animal, living being, abstraction. Below are some examples of possible perspectives you could take in your poems: Person | From the perspective of the central […]

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Remembering Felipe Gorostiza

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, our friend and colleague Felipe Gorostiza lost his battle with COVID-19. Felipe graced our stage as Santiago, the patriarch in our production of Anna In The Tropics by Nilo Cruz, in February of 2019. This is a devastating loss for us at the FAC and for everyone in Felipe’s very […]

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