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



august first friday
august 4, 2017 | 5 PM TO 8 PM


Cottonwood is pleased to announce several new shows opening in August, including its next juried exhibition, an autobiographical art show titled this is me now.

In addition, South African artist Amanda Margaretha has created a special ephemeral installation for Cottonwood. Made from loose spices poured in a design of an ornate carpet, the piece echoes the role spices played in European exploration of the Americas and the first waves of globalization.

“A lot of the spices that I use, the history of the spices can be traced back to the whole age of discovery, and Christopher Columbus coming to the west to look for a route for spices,” Margartha says. “[America] wouldn’t be the country it is today without the search.

“It began the first global commodity. If you think about the influence America has on the world today, it follows the spice. It’s tracing America’s roots.”

The piece will be on display during First Friday only. For more information about Margaretha, visit amandamargaretha.net.

The second floor at Cottonwood will display new work by studio artists. Transition asked artists to reflect on change and personal growth. The second floor artists will host First Friday visitors with hors d'oeuvres and live music.

Cottonwood is excited to be a stop on the First Friday Artwalk Free Shuttle Bus. The hop-on, hop-off bus stops at seven outlets throughout Downtown and Old Colorado City over the evening. For more information, visit peakradar.com/firstfriday.

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