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

719-520-1899

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FIRST FRIDAY

FIRST FRIDAY
NOVEMBER 2, 2018 5 PM TO 8 PM


SYNCHRONICITY WORKS INSPIRED BY HELEN FRANKENTHALER

Cottonwood is thrilled to announce a juried show for November, composed of artists of all mediums who have taken inspiration from Helen Frankenthaler, a post-WWII painter who throughout the duration of her career changed the modern take on abstraction with her invention of her soak-stain technique. Frakenthaler’s work from the 1950’s onward forever changed the world's expectations of abstract art, shifting it from traditional abstract expressionism to color field painting. Incorporating elements of figuration and landscape composition into her execution, her work uprooted expectations of abstraction and forever expanded the boundaries of her discipline.

Working within the parameters of her brand of inspiration while avoiding direct imitation, the artists of this show bring you their interpretation of our modern world through the lens of Helen Frankenthaler, with the results being an illuminating and exciting collection to view.

cottonwood pottery students

This show celebrates many of the talented students and artists who make their work in Cottonwood's pottery studio. Artworks displayed in this show range from beginning students who have taken just a few classes on up to artists who have worked in clay for many years.

PASSAGE THE PROCESS OF TRANSITION FROM ONE STATE TO ANOTHER

Using painting, fibers and objects found in nature, Passage is an exploration of life cycles and change.

PAUL TOPPING

Paul Topping's work is filled with depth of color and texture. His use of unusual medium and object add life and dimension to his work.

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.

 

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