SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 5 PM TO 8 PM
I'M NOT AFRAID OF COLOR AL B JOHNSON
Al B Johnson has a background of technical work and engineering which strongly influenced his earlier work as an artist. While remaining a latter-day expressionist, working with heavy texture and bold composition, his work historically has been object-oriented. With this newest body of work Johnson has departed from his typical approach to subject matter. Using the same dynamic texture and colors, his work has become abstraction at its finest, alternating joyfully between minimalism and maximalism.
Cottonwood is home to over 60 artists, and "Showcase" is a rare opportunity to get to know their most current work side by side. This three month exhibit is a distillation of each artist's point of view and highlights what they consider their most successful, quintessential projects.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOOD REPORT 3RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
This First Friday partnership celebrate's the Rocky Mountain Food Report's 3rd anniversary with food and beverage vendors to include the following, and many more!
Monse's Taste of El Salvador Papuseria
Chef Mark Henry from Happy Belly Tacos providing tacos
Ryan Wanner, roaster & owner of R&R Coffee setting up a coffee bar
Distillery 291 is offering a tasting of their award-winning whiskeys
Beer samples of a collaboration cactus pear lemonade Saison, Pinkie Ring, brewed exclusively by Mike Centanne brewer/co-owner of Metric Brewing Co. for this event!
Please join SolSatellite for a free performance starting at 7:30 pm. Each member of this five-piece band draws from a unique musical background with a multitude of influences in order to pioneer a new genre, coined nu-soul funk. The same way SolSatellite brings elements of several musical styles together, the band also aspires to bring people from all walks of life together to share in their pursuit of music, dancing, and spreading the love.
FIRST FRIDAY SHUTTLE BUS
The First Friday Shuttle Bus is back! Grab your friends and check out the Art Walks 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.
COMPANION WORKS INSPIRED POLLoCK AND MOTHERWELL
These events are made possible by support from Colorado Creative Industries.