May 14, 2012

Public Free Day

ON VIEW | Ghost of a Dream, "Dream Ride 5, 6, 7" 2012. Wood, plexiglass, and discarded lottery tickets with UV coat.

Public Free Day — Tues., May 15
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: FREE!

This is your last Public Free Day before the Resilience exhibits close later this month, on May 27. Resilience has been an absolute whirlwind of multidisciplinary exhibits, classes performances, lectures, and film screenings this spring at the FAC.

94-year-old artist Eric Bransby sitting in front of his
FAC 75th Anniversary mural, located in the
Glass Corridor. 
Terry Maker: Reckoning is another exhibit closing soon, on June 3. Resilience includes Depression-era photos from around the country, including the iconographic Dorothea Lange print, "Destitute Pea Pickers" and Maker fashioned a 100-foot snake made of shredded US bills! We are sad to see it all go so soon, so take advantage of this last FREE opportunity to see our current offerings:

Guided tours with FAC docents will run throughout the day, starting at: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6 p.m. Also, demos by Bemis School instructors from will happen from 4-7 p.m. in the Glass Corridor. We welcome groups, but for 10 or more, we would still appreciate advance notice of your visit! Please call ahead: 719.475.2444. Every eight students high school and under must be accompanied by one adult chaperone.

While you're here, check out the FREE...

Lecture: Arts and Letters, Artists during the New Deal Era, in their own words

May 15 | 2 p.m., Music Room
Artists who studied at the Broadmoor Art Academy were a close knit, lively group that included local artist Archie Musick, who painted murals at the FAC. Images of the artists and their work accompany the live reading of the letters. Their voices, sounding through the decades, bring to life the personal impact of New Deal art programs and the human side of the art world during the Depression and World War II. Here's a video-narration by Pat Musick, Archie's daughter, of the construction of her father's Garden of the Gods home:

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