Oct 25, 2012

Best of WINNERS!

We... Are the Champions, My Friends...
The FAC captured three awards in the Colorado Springs Independent's annual Best Of!

Fine Arts Center was named the Best Cultural Attraction/Museum, especially noted for our three-pronged approach to the arts with the museum, Bemis School of Art and FAC Theatre:
"Whether you view or create there, the FAC provides a holistic approach to art (for all ages, no less) that makes it a well-deserved community flagship."

Best Art Exhibition 
"This year, the FAC game Springs audiences the work of world-famous contemporary artist James Turrell, as well as sure-to-be-world-famous locals Scott Johnson and Floyd Tunson."

Joyce Cook-Levy's Colorado directorial debut for last season's In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play won the Indy Pick for Sex Talk:

"Didn't attend the production? You missed a fantastic performance, but you can still get educated by reading The Technology of Orgasm by Rachel P. Maines, on which playwright Sarah Ruhl based her work. Then go share your newfound knowledge with someone. Maybe your daughter. Or yourself."

Floyd D. Tunson, Haitian Dream Boats and 
Adrift installation, 1991/2012.
In this issue, Arts Editor Edie Adelstein also wrote a feature piece on upcoming exhibition Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop. Here are some highlights:
Like much of Floyd Tunson's oeuvre, "Coco" fuses discordant images to reveal a pressing social issue, a human tragedy. 
And so much of it is based on stupid little cartoons that reflect a dark underswell of big problems.
Take that to the power of 40 years and you have a bear of a show to organize. But Milteer's been able to whittle the work down and organize the show chronologically, with a loose thematic grouping based on four of Tunson's large installations. 
"My younger brother was shot in a park in Denver by the police, and I think that had a profound effect on how I feel about young black males," Tunson says. "But I don't think that's the only experience — it's also from news, individuals in my family and other families, and just being informed on the whole aspect of the black male in this society, young and old, actually."

MEMBERS PREVIEW | Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop

Fri., Oct 26 | 5 -7 p.m.
This FAC Members-only event will include a special presentation by artist Floyd D. Tunson and Museum Director Blake Milteer. Not a member? Become a FAC Member and get free admission to the museum, invitations to exclusive events, discounts and more.

Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop
Oct. 27 - Jan. 20

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