Looking for things to do on a rainy day in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek, Monument, and beyond? Look no further! We have eleven activities for you to enjoy when the weather keeps you indoors.
Xanthe, 38, is known throughout the region and well beyond as a healer, an empathic spirit who feels into her work and shares the connections she finds there. Through song and therapy.
“Ice Harvest,” a collection of acrylic blocks that depict the Monument Lake ice harvest from a bygone era, was the first piece for the ARTSites program, now in its 15th year showcasing public art in the Tri-Lakes area.
He has been known to ride his skateboard through town, hand on a leash pulled taut by the power of two of his running dogs. He serves as a volunteer firefighter, making around 100 emergency runs a year for the past eight years. He also loves to ski bumps. But throwing pots, that’s the thing.
While I try to center my focus for the conversation at hand, I notice the smooth and sultry sounds of Miles Davis’ jazz trumpet. They carry from somewhere near the middle of the room, until Floyd walks to it and says, “OK, Google. Stop the music.”
I’ve long been interested in wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic that views imperfection as a higher form of beauty. Patrice invites me to return the next day as her guest in the class, to make photographs for Humanitou and to explore my inner wabi-sabi. I accept.
Opera Theatre’s Aïda Pays Generous Musical Dividends
by David Sckolnik
KJ, 40, talks with Humanitou about the soothing power of art, facing depression and post-traumatic stress (PTSD), experiences of being a woman in today’s world, advocacy for others, and her new venture Expressive Art Peer Support (EAPS).
Hannah Rockey’s stage presence is clear, even as we sit in the print shop of her father, artist Charles Rockey (“Rockey”), on Canon Ave. in Manitou Springs. It’s the clarity and strength of her voice, the punctuations and emphases.
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