Sep 21, 2008

Pikes Peak Arts Council awards

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center earned many an award from the Pikes Peak Arts Council on Sunday, Sept. 21. Here's quick recap of the FAC-related awards:

Visual Arts: “Marilyn Monroe: Through Our Artists’ Eyes” … Tariana Navas-Nieves is honored for the addition of local and regional art to the Marilyn Monroe exhibit.

Visual Arts Curator: Blake Milteer, Fine Arts Center … Blake wins for a year’s worth of curatorial work, including our Impressionist show and work at the MODERN

Best Artist: Matt Barton … Matt was one of three local/regional artists involved in the FAC exhibition, Altered Space, at the FAC MODERN. Matt brought camp site to life with videos, a camp fire and tent and a dream-like ending of the world.

Actress: Leah Chandler-Mills … Leah has appeared in many FAC productions, including Sunday in the Park and Fuddy Meers this year. (She was also named Best Local Actress by the Gazette this year.)

Technical Theater/Set Design: Christopher L. Sheley, “Sunday in the Park with George” … Chris and his crew recreated the George Seurat painting as well as built a magical, mechanical dress.

Director: Susan Dawn Carson, “Rabbit Hole” … Susan Dawn Carson, who directed ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the FAC and manages our Youth Repertory Theatre program, was honored for her work on ‘Rabbit Hole.’

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