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.

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