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




june 7, 2019 | 5 PM TO 8 PM

nsr gallery | tiny art: works designed for tiny houses

Cottonwood Center for the Arts is thrilled to present a juried show for the month of June, composed of artists from across the region working in a variety of mediums, with a maximum size of artwork not to exceed 8 inches in width, height, or depth. Artists enjoy the challenge of creating within the restrictions of a small scale. Working in the realm of tiny has a sense of intimacy and required focus, when you have a limited space to create, you do so more carefully and deliberately. There is importance and value in the concept of minimalism. This philosophy strives to create an efficient space in which to exist, all without losing appealing design, color, or style. In theme of accommodating consolidated space, efficient design, and a minimized lifestyle without sacrificing beauty, we bring you: Tiny Art.

spittler gallery | faces and figures: the cottonwood life drawing artist group

A collection of the art of Cottonwood’s life drawing group, work depicting the beauty and grace of the human form, ranging across all mediums.

reception gallery | pamela quarles-adams

Pamela Quarles is a Colorado Springs artist, her original artworks include black and white and color photography, altered images and photo collages. She also paints in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. Pamela’s 3-D artwork is mostly stained glass, ceramic or china mosaics. Most recently she has mastered oil painted pet portraiture on a commission basis. The most unique and popular selling pieces she creates are “single continuous contour line portraits” in black ink.

hanson gallery | the art of Nancy roach

Johnson gallery | the art of Nancy roach

“Most of my paintings are joyful. There is much misery and conflict in the world and I am fortunate to be born in a time and a place where I can celebrate some of the very best things about being human. The artwork resonates with my life. This is where I need to be, and this what I share with others.” - Nancy Roach

“Each of my paintings can be divided into two acts, with an intermission.  Act 1 is very active and expressionistic. I choose my color palette, mix my paint and then I dance, pour and scrape into several layers until I am satisfied with the “background” as a standalone painting. Act 2 involves either superimposing an image onto the original work, severe editing of areas of the abstraction into either a new image, or an additional simple abstraction. I am very interested in juxtaposition, depth and texture as my primary artistic devices.” - Nancy Roach

long hall gallery | judy alcarez

The work of Judy Alcarez, a Colorado Springs based artist who works in brilliant colors and mixed media, in the most unexpected and delightful fashion.

COTTONWOOD’S 2nd floor

Cottonwood Upstairs has a constant rotation of work created and displayed by our resident artists. Paintings large and small in every medium, textile art, found object sculptures, fine woodworking, handcrafted paper, and jewelry are some examples of the diverse art that can be found throughout Cottonwood’s 2nd Floor.

The First Friday Shuttle Bus is a great way to explore First Friday in downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs – all from the convenience of a free shuttle. Find all the details at PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday.