Jun 21, 2010

Enterprise Zone Giving At the FAC

General fund contributions to the FAC are now eligible for El Paso County Enterprise Zone tax credits (eligibility of capital campaign contributions remains in effect). Now, if you make either an *unrestricted gift to our annual fund of at least $500, or a capital campaign gift of at least $500, you may receive a 25% Colorado state income tax credit. Gifts of stock are also eligible for a 12.5% tax credit...plus, it just feels good to give.

To make an eligible donation, simply make your check payable to “El Paso County Enterprise Zone” and on the memo line write either “FAC capital campaign” or “FAC general” (whichever is appropriate). Mail your check to the Fine Arts Center, Development Department, 30 W Dale St, Colorado Springs CO 80903. Then, it's our turn. We’ll fill out the necessary forms, submit the paperwork, and ensure that you receive your tax credit certificate from the Enterprise Zone!

Keep in mind that the Enterprise Zone charges the FAC an administration fee of 3.5% on each qualifying contribution. Because of this, please consider increasing your donation slightly to compensate for the fee.

For gifts of stock, or if you have any other questions about the Enterprise Zone incentive program, give the Development Department a call at 719-477-4319.

* Does not apply to Curtain Call, Event tickets, Bemis Scholarship or other donations designated to specific projects or events.

Jun 17, 2010

Chris Weed's "Spores" depart for Art on the Streets near COPPeR offices

Since March, Chris Weed's Spores have enlivened our Sculpture Garden and galleries. (See Blake Milteer's snowy photo at left for proof.)
Most of the fourteen sculptures that we commissioned specifically for Conflict | Resolution are here until June 20, but a handful departed our east lawn this week to join forces with other Art in the Streets sculptures just a few blocks farther south. Now COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, and other denizens of the Plaza of the Rockies get to enjoy their outdoor presence.

Here's a picture of Spores provided by COPPeR's Bettina Swigger with her office in the background. Go visit them Downtown! Or, visit their blog instead. Either way, you'll find a wealth of interesting events, people, and resources for the Pikes Peak region. 

Jun 14, 2010

The American West: Cowboys From the Collection

Pikes Peak Western Heritage Days are upon us. In honor of our western roots, we’ve rounded up a herd of paintings from the collection that includes artists like Charles M. Russell, George Phippen, and others.

This exhibition runs June 17, 2010 – March 13, 2011.

Art on the Streets Curator Jan Schall Lecturing at the FAC June 17 on "Henry Moore: From Perry Green to Kansas City"

Jan Schall, an art juror for “Art on the Streets” again this year, will lecture here at the FAC Music Room on "Henry Moore: From Perry Green to Kansas City." She is the curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.

"Henry Moore: From Perry Green to Kansas City"
Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center – Music Room (30 W Dale St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903)

The lecture is free, but reservations are requested. Please call 634.5583

The Art on the Streets exhibition kicks off June 18 and continues through July 2010.

Jun 3, 2010

Safe Passage Door on display through June 15

If you visit our lobby in the next couple of weeks, you can take in more than our Chihuly chandelier. On display now is the Safe Passage Door by Todd Morrison.

Safe Passage is a nonprofit organization helping children in the Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak region heal from sexual abuse. A door created to represent the organization in the community as part of the Stop Family Violence Coalition's Door Project will be displayed in the FAC Lobby June 1-15.

The Safe Passage door captures the concept that family violence is something people tend to turn away from. This door was displayed at the World Arena Oct. - Nov. 2009 as part of the SFV Awareness Campaign.