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The Broadmoor Art Academy and Its Legacy, 1919-1970

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 American West, artists came to Colorado Springs to experience its clear blue skies, dramatic lighting, […]

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Detour: Two Can Play That Game

Thomas “Detour” Evans 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, […]

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Utopia: A New Society for All

Utopia: A New Society for All brings virtual reality into the real world. Born from the artist’s desire to build community, Utopia exists both as a 4-by-7-foot diorama-based installation and as a conceptual art piece. Real people apply to become citizens of Utopia. Upon their acceptance, artist and Utopia Founder and Facilitator Becky Wareing Steele […]

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World of WearableArt™

This year marks the 31st anniversary of the World of WearableArt™ (known as WOW®), New Zealand’s largest arts show. WOW® is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries, with an annual awards show that presents the finalist garments in a theatrical extravaganza that collides at the intersection of fashion and art. The rules […]

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The Modbo Turns Ten

In 2009, Lauren Ciborowski and Brett Andrus started a tiny art gallery with a momentous mission: to create a new arts scene in Colorado Springs. Operating as a for-profit gallery at the height of the recession in a downtown alley meant the stakes were high and the odds were stacked. But this wasn’t just about […]

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