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First Friday Art Party

December 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for our First Friday celebration from 5–8 p.m. Enjoy the stunning ambiance offered by the FAC’s chic, historic venue.

        • FREE museum admission
        • Art in Deco Lounge by John Odlin
        • Another Way is Possible opening reception in Hybl Gallery and the courtyard
        • Music by Spur
        • # of flesh pop-up photographic exhibition in Kircher Gallery
        • Drinks and snacks available for purchase
        • FREE downtown shuttle, THE ZEB, running along Tejon Street to downtown art galleries

About Another Way is Possible
RAWtools is a local organization dedicated to helping people solve their problems without guns and violence. Their work is focused on community involvement in the process of turning guns into garden tools and art. Another Way is Possible, on view in the Hybl Gallery December 2023-January 2024, contains items that tell the story of the transformation of guns to garden tools, art, jewelry, and other things. The opening reception will involve live metal forging demonstrations in the FAC’s courtyard.

About Spur 
Spur (Travis Duncan and Jerry Cordova) have been playing their unique blend of Americana folk music at locations around the Pikes Peak region over the past year. Jerry joined Travis on piccolo guitar for the release of his solo album, From the Mouth of Pikes Cave, at Gold Camp Brewing in December of 2017. Since then they’ve played at the ROLL Bike Art Festival at Buffalo Lodge, the Starlight Spectacular, the Muscular Sclerosis Alliance Benefit Concert at Hillside Gardens, Pikes Peak Art Council, Council of Neighbors and Organizations, Tap Traders, and Trails End Taphouse.

About # of flesh
A one-night only pop-up photographic exhibition of personal projects from 12 student photographers from University of Colorado Colorado Springs, on view in the Kircher Gallery. Artists identified a topic that is meaningful and resonant for them, and committed to being immersed and focused on that topic for the semester-long project. Themes for the projects include: examination of the carceral state on loved ones who live on the outside; rural resilience; the experiences and bonds of siblings that live together as adults; Black joy and liberation; visions of disassociation; gentrification; the human body as a site of strength and contemporary beauty; alternate visions of life’s outcomes if other paths were taken; what living with a diagnosis looks like to both the person assigned it and those that are closest to that person; dreams lost to Covid; what stagnancy and being stuck could look like if it was a living entity; and confronting the deep fear of being alone for one’s life.


December 1, 2023
5:00 pm–8:00 pm
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