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August 2019

Melanie Yazzie

Melanie Yazzie: Finding Oneself Again and Again

August 24, 2019 - February 23, 2020
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Melanie Yazzie is informed by the Diné philosophy of hozho — translated as blessings, beauty, and harmony. After experiencing illness, she challenged herself to create artworks that find ways to heal from and to balance the negative effects of settler colonialism that Indigenous people live with on a daily basis. Her earlier works focused on calling attention to the harsh realities of racism, poverty, and loss of home territories. She continues to acknowledge these struggles, but now layers her artworks with recuperative…

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September 2019

Detour

Detour

September 21 - December 8
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Thomas Evans (aka Detour) is a Denver-based painter, muralist, and installation artist, internationally renowned for his brightly colored portraits and large-scale artworks. Inspired by breakdancing and hip hop, Evans often exists at the intersection of art and music, notably with his innovative use of technology to create touch sensitive surfaces that respond with sound. For years, the artist dreamed of creating touchable, interactive paintings that would stimulate multiple senses at once, breaking down barriers and assumptions surrounding fine art. That…

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October 2019

The Broadmoor Art Academy and Its Legacy

The Broadmoor Art Academy and Its Legacy, 1919-1970

October 12, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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On October 15, 1919, the Broadmoor Art Academy (BAA) was born. Through the generosity of Julie and Spencer Penrose, the art school was housed in their former residence at 30 West Dale Street. Drawn to the idea of exploring the Wild West, artists came to Colorado Springs to experience its clear blue skies, dramatic lighting, and rugged landscape. Countless influential artists came to the school through 1935, contributing to its inspiring and creative environment. From great American Impressionists and Post-Impressionists…

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November 2019

Libation Lectures

Libation Lectures

November 19 @ 5:15 pm
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One event on October 23, 2019 at 5:15 pm

One event on November 19, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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This member-only lecture series offers an educational twist to the traditional happy hour. Each lecture will explore an aspect of the amazing art and featured artists from various FAC exhibitions served up with a themed drink to help you really dive deep into the topic.

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Tiny Beautiful Things

Tiny Beautiful Things

November 21 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 24, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 1, 2019

One event on November 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” was publishing online from 2010-2012. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, Strayed used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage…

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December 2019

Tiny Beautiful Things

Sunday Salon

December 1 @ 4:00 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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The FAC Theatre Company and Colorado College will host a conversation about themes emerging from the show following the Sunday, Dec. 1 matinee performance of Tiny Beautiful Things. This will be the second of several Sunday Salon discussions throughout the season, which allow additional engagement with the production through conversation with a member of the Colorado Springs community and a member of the Colorado College faculty. Our community and faculty co-hosts are Sally Lewis and Steven Hayward. Sally Lewis Hybl,…

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Member Holiday Shopping Event

FAC Member Shopping Event: Holiday Edition

December 5 @ 3:00 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Get an early start on your holiday shopping and enjoy a festive afternoon in the Museum Shop! We have many unique finds to satisfy even the hardest to shop for on your list. 20% discount and 15% discount on consignment items. Enjoy hot cocoa, hot apple cider, and some yummy treats!

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First Friday Art Party

December 6 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2019

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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The Fine Arts Center is proud to be part of First Friday Downtown. The event, located if Deco Lounge, is free and open to the public from 5-7:30 p.m. on the First Friday of each month. Our vibrant First Friday Art Parties include, artist talks and demonstrations, music, exclusive giveaways to FAC events, a cash bar, dinner menu, and the stunning ambiance offered by this chic, historic venue. Both the Deco Lounge and Museum Shop participate in First Friday, featuring art for…

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