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The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 and still showcases student artwork on exhibition walls around the United States every spring. The competition gives high school artists a chance to exhibit their creations in their local community and compete for a grand prize: two round-trip airfare tickets to attend a reception in Washington, D.C., View more
“When I hear adults or little kids say, ‘Oh, I don’t like clowns,’ I think, ‘Oh, you haven’t really seen a real clown.’”
While some members are professionals and sell their creations, most become gifts or treasured living room accents.
No matter. It’s passion that motivates these carvers.
“Just because you can buy everything molded in plastic doesn’t mean you have to or should,” Armstrong says. “There’s a lot to be said for wood.”
The Sunrise Players have discovered there is a niche for family friendly musical productions on the north end of Colorado Springs. This fall, they will celebrate their 10th anniversary of producing community based musical theater in Briargate.
Over the past decade, Broadmoor Bluffs resident Herman Tiemens has become a highly visible supporter of our local arts and cultural community. From the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Arts Month and the Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute, to the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, his engagement and philanthropy have made a notable impact View more
Romero’s own path as an artist began in high school. When his work was published in the school’s literary magazine, he took a trip to where it was printed. He saw the pages, and his work on them. “I got ink in my blood after that,” he says.
Over the past 14 years, an impressively positive, confident and motivated community of Brazilian cultural practice has formed around Mago and Anne Lauritzen.
Tao of Metal originated as a concept for Chadwell, a craftsman crating everything from signs, stickers and furniture to decorative and architectural pieces, to make his own art outside of his regular projects. Trees made of metal — some of which are still housed in his workshop — were only the beginning.
G44 Gallery has become a destination for arts fans seeking high-quality solo exhibitions of local and regional contemporary artists.
Having lunch with Aki, I heard many personal stories like this that illustrate the need for cultural understanding in our global world and in our local city. These are the stories that motivate the mission of Golden Lotus Foundation.