Sep 30, 2009

Big weekend ahead at the FAC ...

What do you do after hosting 400 guests for Gala Weekend events? Well, at the Fine Arts Center, we load up four events for the very next weekend, because we are gluttons for punishment.

We have a very special Opening Celebration on Friday, Oct. 2; from 5-8 p.m., in conjunction with the First Friday Gallery Walk and the exhibits, Personal Paradise, Bold, and At the Foot of the Colorado Rockies. Meet the four artists from Personal Paradise! Admission: FAC Members ($5); non-members ($15). Visit or call 719.634.5583.

Artist Panel Saturday, Oct. 3 11 a.m.
The four renowned artists featured in Personal Paradise will talk about their work and experiences in the El Pomar Gallery: Mexican artist Eric PĂ©rez; American Indian artist Kay WalkingStick; Montana artist Theodore Waddell; and Argentinean Julia Fernandez-Pol. Admission: FAC Members ($7); non-members ($12). Visit or call 719.634.5583.

Gallery Treks Saturday, Oct. 3 11 a.m.Look, listen, and share ideas while exploring At the Foot of the Colorado Rockies in the FAC galleries. Interactive activities and discussions give everyone in the family the chance to participate! Gallery Treks are designed for young visitors – 6-10 years old – and their adult companions. Admission: FAC members (free); non-members ($2.50, kids 6-10); $7.50 (adults). Visit or call 719.634.5583.

SOLI Chamber Ensemble Sunday, Oct. 4 7 p.m.The UCCS Contemporary Music Concert Series kicks off this weekend at the Fine Arts Center with the SOLI Chamber Ensemble. This award-winning ensemble consists of Stephanie Key, clarinet; Carolyn E. True, piano; Ertan Torgul, violin; and David Mollenauer, cello. They will be playing the following program:
  • Air and Simple Gifts (2008) John Williams as heard at the inauguration of President Obama
  • Musica, por un Tiemp (2008) Xavier Rodriguez commissioned by SOLI
  • Quartet for the End of Time (1941) Olivier Messiaen

Call the FAC Box Office for tickets at 719.634.5583 on online at Tickets are $15 general and $5 students. Visit for more information about the group.

Sep 28, 2009

Curator + 10 video

Check out this short promo video on YouTube about the newest exhibit in the FAC's permanent collection, Curator + 10: Broadmoor to Bemis created from beginning to end by ten Bemis School of Art students.

Starting off the Season with Neil Simon's Broadway Bound

There's still time to get ahold of tickets for the season opener! Not football of course, but the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's 09-10 Theatre Season, opening with Neil Simon's acclaimed play, Broadway Bound.

The past two seasons have opened with Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues. Simon's autobiographical trilogy ends with Broadway Bound, set in the late 1940s in Brighton Beach, N.Y. and follows the life of Eugene Jerome and his family. Broadway Bound won two Tony Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Play and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Check out a clip from the 1987 Tony Awards featuring Jonathon Silverman and Tony award winning Linda Lavin.

Subscribe for FAC theatre season tickets or call all 719.634.5583 and save!

Four Takes on Modern Landscapes

The Independent's Edie Adelstien recently reviewed one of the FAC's newest exhibitions, Personal Paradise: Contemporary Perspectives on Landscape running now through December 6th.

"Today, landscapes appear to carry on under the dubious brushes of Bob Ross, Thomas Kinkade and legions of hobby followers. However, high art landscapes aren't dead. Contemporary artists have now revamped the genre, taking modern, sometimes aggressive approaches to the old sky-background-foreground format."

Adelstein's discerning look at each of the four landscape artists whose work make up the exhibition, along with commentary from its curator, Tariana Navas-Nieves, offer a peek into the dynamic narrative of the exhibit.

Read the whole article here.

Join the FAC for the Opening Celebration of Personal Paradise: Contemporary Perspectives on Landscape on October 2nd, 5- 8 p.m.

Also check out the exciting events FAC is offering in association with the exhibit, including an Artist's Panel and Curator's Tour.