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

719-520-1899

FIRST FRIDAY

APRIL FIRST FRIDAY
APRIL 6, 2018 | 5 PM TO 8 PM


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THEN AND NOW | SARA SWAN

Cottonwood is thrilled to announce a solo show for April by Los Angeles based artist Sara Swan. “Then and Now” is a body of work conceptualized in 2016, when Swan began delving into a style of abstraction, using both oil and acrylic on canvas. This collection brings an insightful pairing of the spontaneity of abstract expressionism and Swan’s disciplined history of traditional figurative training. Using intense colors and broad brush strokes in deliciously curved, undulating fashion, Swan captures the essence of feminine forms while maintaining the open movement and freedom of abstract composition.

FINDING OUR VOICES

Finding Our Voices Annual Art Show in celebration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All art on display is created by survivors of sexual assault and their allies. All pieces will be available for purchase. All funds raised by art sales support art workshops, retreats, and support groups for survivors. More information can be found at findingourvoicescs.org.

BERNARD ARNEST ENCORE PRESENTATION + AUCTION

An encore presentation of Bernard Arnest's work will be on display in our front Reception Gallery and available for private bids through April 13. Three beautiful pieces will be available for interested bidders to discreetly throw their name into the hat silent auction style. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Cottonwood as we work to continue programming which supports our local artists. The lucky auction winners will be announced on social media on April 17.

DETAIL | MARCH 2 - MAY 29 | LONG HALL GALLERY: COTTONWOOD SECOND FLOOR

A Cottonwood artists group show featuring works that show their subjects under a microscope. Minutia, ultra close-ups, and finely manipulated media draw formal and thematic connections within this eclectic, beautiful collection.

APRIL FIRST FRDAY KID'S CRAFTS

Join us in studio 113 to paint an Easter inspired bunny! Kid's ages 4 and up will have the opportunity to use acrylic paint and stencil dobbers to create one of a kind paintings. Crafts will run from 5 pm to 8 pm during the rest of Cottonwood’s First Friday festivities. $5-10 requested donation, all materials provided.

 

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