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427 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
United States



october 6, 2017 | 5 PM TO 8 PM


Cottonwood is pleased to announce several new shows opening in October, including its next juried exhibition, sound & color. Music played an important role in the development of Kandinksy’s abstraction in no small part because he experienced the rare neurological phenomenon called synesthesia. Kandinksy literally saw colors when he heard music, and heard music when he painted. For Kandinsky, color had the ability to put viewers in touch with their spiritual selves. Cottonwood tasked artists with this as inspiration, and has curated a collection of 2D and 3D works anchored in this corner of abstract art.

Also opening in October is a solo show by local artist Darla Slee, who creates fantastical drawings of imaginative places and beings. "I've started to compile my artistic renderings of the creatures I've encountered, and the strange lands they inhabit, into a compendium of sorts," Slee says. "For those who do not have the means to travel and see all of this for themselves, here are some glimpses of what you might encounter outside the realm of your everyday life."

Fellow local artist Ralph Giordano returns to Cottonwood for another exhibit of photography.

Lastly, Cottonwood is pleased to announce a new retail venture in partnership with G44 Gallery, Platform @Cottonwood. This expertly curated collection features giftable pieces from local artists including pottery, jewelry, textiles, and more. Watch for more updates as Platform @Cottonwood grows!

Cottonwood is excited to be a stop on the First Friday Artwalk Free Shuttle Bus. The hop-on, hop-off bus stops at various outlets throughout Downtown and Old Colorado City over the evening. For more information, visit peakradar.com/firstfriday.

These events are made possible by support from Colorado Creative Industries.