Fannie Mae Duncan Sculpture Dedication
Celebrate the dedication of a new public sculpture in honor of Colorado Springs legend, Fannie Mae Duncan.
A committee of local community members has been working for several years to celebrate the life and work of local legend, Fannie Mae Duncan. Fannie Mae was the owner and driving force behind the Cotton Club, an integrated jazz nightclub that thrived in downtown Colorado Springs during the 1950’s and 1960’s, until it was closed to make way for urban renewal. Fannie Mae and her Club were known for their inclusive and inviting motto “Everybody Welcome!”
The dedication of the bronze sculpture, created by artist Lori Kiplinger Pandy, will be celebrated with a free music festival for the public that will be held on Saturday, October 26th, from 10AM to 2PM in front of the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Colorado Springs. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the lobby of the Pikes Peak Center, and in the auditorium of El Paso County’s Centennial Hall. Additional details to come.
Fannie Mae Duncan Statue Committee:
Kathleen Esmiol, Judy Casey, Pam Marsh, Sharyn Markus, Cindy Walsh. Claudean Bragg-Brooks (Fannie Mae’s niece), and Lou Mellini
Dedication Committee members:
Laura Davis, Jean Feist, Shirley Martinez, Terri Pederson, Peggy Shivers, Linda Weise and also the Fannie Mae Duncan Statue Committee members
Free and open to the community
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Oct 26, 2019 at 10:00 am - 02:00 pm (Sat)
190 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903