Aug 05 2016
Sep 02 2016
First Friday Art Party presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at ,

First Friday Art Party

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

August/September Featured Artist Betty Ross
Betty Ross invites chance and seeks harmony in her studio practice. She endeavors to capture, in the words of Hilton Als, the “rush and chaos of nature” by using different modes and diverse artistic mediums. Ross trained as an art historian and has an MA in Theatre from UC Berkeley. She designed and made costumes for UCCS’s Theatreworks from 1976 to 2015. She travels extensively and incorporates ideas gained from these rich experiences into both paintings and costumes. She often works onsite in watercolor, using the information for larger acrylic works in the studio, sometimes adding collage elements, torn paper fragments, antique laces, leather, or shreds of wool.

“The gaps between abstraction and the real are actually what fascinate me as a painter— often filled with a narrative or strong emotion that drives the process whether at a pond in Derbyshire, or a cabin in the Sangres.” — Betty Ross

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Dates & Times

2016/08/05 - 2016/09/02

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The Fine Arts Center is proud to be part of First Friday Downtown.

The event is free and open to the public from 5-7:30p (with occasional exceptions) on the First Friday of each month.

Our Deco Lounge is one of the coolest spaces in the building, an art deco vibe highlighted by Dale Chihuly’s Blue Sapphire Chandelier. Deco Lounge is open before theatre performances, during intermissions, by request, and on First Friday art openings.

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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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