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

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FIRST FRIDAY

FIRST FRIDAY
may 3, 2019 | 5 PM TO 8 PM


nsr gallery | Ellen L. and Vincent P. O'Brien: a retrospective

Trained in traditional figurative painting at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Ellen and Vincent O’Brien traveled the world studying and developing their passion for exploring the boundaries of art. As their work matured it began to take on elements of European modernism, abstraction, and impressionism - eventually developing into full fledged cubism and theoretical abstract work.

spittler gallery | bernard arnest: a retrospective collection

Cottonwood Center for the Arts is honored to present an installation of locally and nationally acclaimed artist, Bernard Arnest for the month of May.

Arnest began his formal training at the Fine Arts Center School under Boardman Robinson and Henry Varnum Poor. Once he finished his education Arnest began an impressive 40 year art career. Arnest exhibited at the Whitney, the Guggenheim, the National Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs, the Denver Art Museum, and Colorado College. He was formally represented by Kraushaar Galleries in New York from 1947 until his death in 1986.

Arnest's success as an artist came from his understanding of not only the process, but the innate emotional experience of creating art. The subjects he was drawn to - landscapes, portraits, and city-scapes, were faithfully depicted while still maintaining the freedom and emotional honesty of painterly interpretation. Ultimately, Arnest was a storyteller, taking reality and objective subject matter and translating it into a valuable experience for both himself and viewers.

Please join us as we celebrate the life and artwork of Bernard Arnest and experience the stories only he knew how to tell.

spittler gallery | the Trinidad potters

A collaborative collection of fine ceramics and pottery created by The Trinidad Potters.

reception gallery | richard risely

Richard Risely is a photographer based out of Colorado Springs who documents beauty in every form in his travels nationally.

hanson gallery | españia in 3/4 tempo: new works by Nancy stage robinson

Colorado Springs artist Nancy Stage Robinson celebrates 85 years of laughter, dancing, music and art with a new collection of expressive and colorful paintings.

Johnson gallery | the art of lisa villanueva

Lisa Villanueva is the Founder and Director of EthnicCity and Lategro. She is an Urban Eclectic Artist and her creations range from symbolic to fanciful, using a spectrum of mediums ranging across painting, mix media, collage, fabric, leather, clothing and accessories.

6 Point Perspective | A Glimpse at Six Daring Female Artists

Six of Colorado Springs' bold female artists come together for a collective exhibition. Each has a distinct point of view, style and process. This is an exciting chance to see into the worlds of some fantastic artists and to discuss their work with them. The six artists: Laura "Gates" Brown, Nichole Fetterhoff, Tara Kelley-Cruz, Felicia Kelly, Tracy Kuonen and Annie Peiper. Come to the opening reception, held on the evening of April 5. This show will be displayed for the months of April and May in the Long Hall Gallery, on the second floor of Cottonwood Center for the Arts.

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.

FIRST FRIDAY SHUTTLE BUS
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.