Mar 23, 2009

Gazette: Puzzling, dazzling abstract art

The Gazette reviewed Colorado Springs Abstract. T.D. Mobley-Martinez writes, "There are works here that are simply beautiful, a quality that for some viewers has meaning enough. Dawn Wilde's recent large-scale paintings are a riot of color, movement and organic form. Like Wilde's work, Corey Drieth's gemlike pieces of pigment on wood planks are strangely poetic, but with the quiet simplicity of a Zen koan. The same is true of Holly Parker's imagistic imprints of found pools of oil and dirt, called "Untitled (Roman Buses I-IIIV)."

"At the center of it all, Bill Burgess' sculptures demand attention. Some are gritty; some are sleek and invite a caress. Exquisite."

FAC Facebook fans list tops 400

The Fine Arts Center has a Facebook page ... who doesn't these days ... and the number of fans accumulated has surpassed 400. And we're hoping for more. We also have a Facebook page for our Theatre Company and soon will debut a page built especially for Bemis Alumni. Have you taken a class at Bemis or taught a class? We are rounding up the alumni, so if you want to know more, send us a note. The page will be up in about a week. Stay tuned.

FOX 21 Morning News "Shout Out"

FOX 21 Morning News previewed Lend Me A Tenor on the air on March 20. “It seems every time we turn around these days there is something else that is depressing. One thing that seems to be missing is laughter,” says Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director, Alan Osburn. “This is a funny play. Laugh out loud funny. If you want to get away from all of this depressing news for a while come see this play. You will have a great time."

Indy: Lend Me An Ex-Rocker

The Independent previewed Lend Me A Tenor: ""It's fast-paced, hilarious and everyone has to be on their game for it to work," says Brian McClure, who plays Max ... With his boyish smile and contagious energy, you'd never guess McClure is almost 35. While he broke into theater as a chorus member in the Fine Arts Center's Damn Yankees in 2003, his performance education has really come from singing in bands. For seven years, he was lead singer of Head Full of Zombies, the local cover band that's won multiple Best Of Colorado Springs awards in the Independent's annual readers' poll."

Gazette: A hilarious peek behind the scenes

The Gazette preview of Lend Me a Tenor: "Take one divo, add the traditional soprano diva, Diana, played by Nan Rubley of the Opera Theatre of the Rockies and the Colorado Opera Festival; Brian McClure, lead singer of the local band Head Full of Zombies, as aspiring tenor Max; and FAC favorite Brantley Scott Haines as the bumbling bellhop. Shake with an accidental drugging, mistaken identities, half-dressed women and lots of slamming doors."