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February 2021

Heart garland craft

Libation Creations: Valentine Edition

February 11 @ 5:00 pm

Artmaking Happy Hour Series Celebrate love! Back by popular demand, artist Linda Sagastume and mixologist Angelina Rice bring you romance-inspired creations to liven up this year's Valentine's Day. Whether you typically revel in or avoid the holiday, this event will hit you in the right spot — just like Cupid's bow! Here's what to expect- Step 1: Angelina will guide you through mixing a delicious Valentine-inspired Pomegranate Rose Champagne cocktail in a step-by-step demonstration, live from her winery, Mesa Winds,…

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Abstract painting with mostly pastel colors

Invigorate Your Art in 2021

February 11 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 11, 2021

Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned professional, there is much to learn in this virtual course that will improve your art. We will cover the artist’s mindset, composition, color, experimentation, process, adding texture, taking risks, and keeping your art practice fun. If you are uninspired or in a slump, this course will invigorate your art making practice. The principles and practices taught in this virtual course can be applied to any style of art. This course includes…

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Anna Tsouhlarakis studio self-portrait

To Bind or to Burn: Conversation with the Artist

February 12 @ 6:00 pm

The FAC will be celebrating virtually the opening of a new exhibition, Anna Tsouhlarakis: To Bind or to Burn, February 12-August 21, 2021. Join Polly Nordstrand, curator of Southwest Art, in conversation with the artist as they discuss her strategies to indigenize contemporary art. The exhibition presents various bodies of work, including the projects she created while an artist-in-residence at the FAC. A major sculpture, Edges of the Ephemeral, was installed in doors for the first time. Learn about the…

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Monthly Member Tour

Museum Free Day

February 19 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, happening 36 times

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, happening 36 times

One event on December 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States

Museum Free Days are offered the second Saturday and third Friday of each month. Advanced timed tickets are required for museum entry. 

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Two black female actresses

Intimate Apparel – A Reunion/Reading

February 19 @ 6:00 pm

In 2018, the FAC Theatre Company produced Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage. In celebration of Black History Month, the entire cast of the 2018 production will re-unite to present a reading of the play via zoom. The reading will be streamed live on Feb. 19 and then remain available as a watchable stream through Sunday, Feb. 28.

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Lisa Villanueva

Artivism CO — Why We Need This Now: A conversation with Lisa Villanueva

February 23 @ 2:00 pm

When you wake up in the morning and look in the eyes of your children, grandchildren, and those you love the most, do you contemplate their future? Pause and reflect on our country’s state of environmental destruction, violation of rights and the blatant silencing of voices in our marginalized communities? If so, please join us in a candid conversation about: How and why Lisa created Artivism CO Why partnering with community organizations like the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art at Colorado College is so important for connecting with local youth Why children are (truly) the solution for a better future Join…

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Floyd Tunson with abstract art in background

A Deep Dive into the Work of Floyd Tunson

February 25 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 25, 2021

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States

Focusing on a recent acquisition and other works by Floyd Tunson, Collections and Education staff at the FAC Museum will be leading in-depth experiences for students with Tunson’s work throughout the month of February. These engagements will focus on preservation, care, and representations of cultural identity and social histories within Tunson’s work. In pursuit of building community with higher education students, this experience is offered to all students currently enrolled in college or university. (Must present valid school ID at check-in.)…

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Smiling photo of Douglas Kearney

A Poetry Reading with Douglas Kearney

February 26 @ 4:00 pm

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for an evening of poetry and discussion with Douglas Kearney. Douglas Kearney is a poet, performer, and librettist who has published seven books that bridge thematic concerns such as politics, African-American culture, masks, the Trickster figure, and contemporary music. His most recent collection, Sho, aims to hit crooked licks with straight-seeming sticks. Kearney is also the author of Buck Studies, which was awarded the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry…

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