arts month first friday: art + science | OCTober 7, 5 pm to 8 pm
Cottonwood Center for the Arts is proud to present a night of art and science to help kick off Arts Month 2016. The evening will feature two performances from the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre as well as a talk from former NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Dr. Leroy Chiao. Although seemingly disparate entities, art often inspires innovations in science and technology. Critical thinking in science can in turn galvanize and add focus to creative expression.
Colorado Springs Dance Theatre will perform at 5:30 pm and again at 6:15. Both shows will feature an Indian dance by Krithika Prashant and contemporary ballet by Brittane Hughes.
Dr. Chiao has logged 229 days in space over four missions, including six space walks. He will be at Cottonwood from 6 pm to 8 pm, with a presentation at 7 pm.
Cottonwood studios will be open for self-guided tours, along with our still life exhibit, All Things Must Pass.