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Analogous at Bridge Gallery

August 1, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm
Kim Sayers-Newlin and Sarah Robertson explore analogies, analogues and analogous colors through drawing, printmaking, collage and found objects in this Bridge Gallery exhibit. Subjects include serious and silly comparisons, ratios, body parts and onions. Sayers-Newlin is an award-winning artist who teaches at Pikes Peak Community College and has spent 30 years teaching and making art. Robertson studied at Pratt Institute and PPCC and is interested in the juxtaposition between what exists in…See More
Jul 19
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Bridge Gallery goes "Monochromatic"

This group exhibit by the artists of the Bridge Gallery opens 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 4 at 218 W. Colorado Ave. (under the bridge). Dave Armstrong, Betty Atherton, Cole Bennett, Deena Bennett, Deb Brewster, Michael Cellan, Laura McCracken, Susan Risinger, Kim Sayers-Newlin, Karen Simkiss and Claudia Tucker take on the one-color theme in various media. The exhibit runs through July 27, and the gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment. Information:…See More
Jun 20
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“Embracing Joy in the New Year” at Venue 515

January 26, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
Tamara Ryan Brody will present a workshop that includes creating vision boards, poetry, reflection, journaling and sharing. Brody, a SoulCollage® facilitator, also will lead participants in that process to create 5-by-8-inch cards “using visual imagery that calls to your soul. Images can be from anywhere – magazines, cards, books, calendars, and personal and online photos and artwork.” Open to ages 16 and older; experienced artists and wannabes are welcome. Cost is $45 and all materials are…See More
Jan 3
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Pikes Peak Studio Tour Preview Party at Venue 515

November 15, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm
The Pikes Peak Studio Tour is taking 2013 off, but will host a Preview Party for the 2014 tour in Venue 515’s Spencer Hall. Artists will be on hand to display and talk about their work; they include: Chris Alvarez, Kay Beaubien, Nard Claar, Sheary Clough Suiter, Suzy Hunt Gardner, Wendy Iaconis, Julie Kirkland, Deb Komitor, Maryse Levenson, Laszlo Palos and Julie Sprinkle. Bristol Brewing will furnish beer and Michael Galvin will perform music. Information and applications for the 2014 tour…See More
Oct 31, 2013
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Taylor Elementary art students display their talent

Dogtooth Coffee Co., 505 E. Columbia St. #100 (at North Corona), is hosting “Taylor Elementary – An Arts-Inspired School.” Students in kindergarten through fifth grade used various media to depict still lifes, landscapes, favorite animals, people and their school. The exhibit will conclude with a reception 2:30-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.…See More
Sep 4, 2013
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Celebrate Spring at the Business of Art Center

The BAC will host "Springapalooza!" 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Activities will include: the Spring Cleaning Art Fundraiser, with a huge variety of original art in all media, priced to sell; the Manitou Springs Garden Club Plant Sale and Home Show, featuring vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, fruit bushes, flowering and grape vines, and grasses; and the grand opening of the Avenue Shop at Mabel's Cafe, with live music and art demos -…See More
Apr 29, 2013
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Another great lineup of exhibits at the BAC

The Business of Art Center will host an outstanding array of art for its next round of shows. They are: "Bella Cerchia," Italy-inspired prints by Ramona Lapsley and sculpture by Larry Terrafranca; "Black Testament," mixed media by recent UCCS graduate Dareece Walker (his work shown here); "Recovery After the…See More
Apr 17, 2013
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Apr 17, 2013
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Tandem at The Bridge Gallery

April 5, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm
The members of the Bridge Gallery have paired up to create collaborative art pieces in their disparate media. They are: Dave Armstrong, Betty Atherton, Cole Bennett, Deena Bennett, Carl Brandenburg, Deb Brewster, Michael Cellan, Laura McCracken, Susan Risinger, Kim Sayers-Newlin, Karen Simkiss and Claudia Tucker. The exhibit opens 5-8 p.m. April 5 and runs through April 28. The Bridge Gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-3 p.m. Sundays or by appointment.See More
Mar 19, 2013
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"Spring Forward" exhibit opening reception at Bridge Art Gallery

March 1, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm
The Bridge Gallery members interpret the changing seasons through various media. They are: Dave Armstrong, Betty Atherton, Cole Bennett, Deena Bennett, Carl Brandenburg, Deb Brewster, Michael Cellan, Laura McCracken, Susan Risinger, Kim Sayers-Newlin, Karen Simkiss and Claudia Tucker.The exhibit runs through March 30; the gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-3 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment.See More
Feb 24, 2013
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Feb 23, 2013
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Jan 15, 2013
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""Collages by Dave Armstrong," at Dog Tooth Coffee, 505 E. Columbia St. (at Corona), Jan. 21-March 1; closing reception 7-9 p.m. March 1."
Jan 15, 2013
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No Sitting at the Chair Fair! at Manitou Springs Elementary, 110 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs

October 2, 2011 from 1pm to 3:30pm
The Manitou Springs Arts Academy will host this free workshop in conjunction with The Chair Project. The mixed-media class is geared for kids in grades three, four and five; MSAA instructors will lead them through drawing, designing, games and movement. The workshop is free, but it’sfirst come, first served. Sign up by emailing manitouspringsartsacademy@gmail.com.Funded by The Chair Project. Information: 685-2141.See More
Sep 26, 2011
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Chairs wanted! at The BAC's Venue 515

October 6, 2011 at 7am to October 8, 2011 at 7pm
The Chair Project will turn Manitou Springs into a giant art installation, with 1,000 chairs up the middle of an empty Manitou Avenue as the sun rises on Oct. 9. We need Manitou's chairs! Please, no barstools, recliners or beanbags. To schedule your drop-off on these dates, contact 632-1388 or jana@thebac.org. See site for details on what we need.See More
Sep 20, 2011

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BAC welcomes four new exhibits

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

The Business of Art Center will host the following exhibits in its galleries at 513 and 515 Manitou Ave.:

“Fahrenheit III,” the third incarnation of a ceramics exhibit that began in 1994 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. This time around, the potters are: Randy Bowen, Sharon Cupit, Mark Dillon, Jim Lummel, Greg Marshall, Marc Jenesel and Karen Pierce, Donna Osborn, Jean Jennings, Ken and Tina Riesterer, Clyde Tullis, Roger Tolzman, Mark Wong, Michelle Loftis and Paul…

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Laura Reilly revealed at Hunter-Wolff Gallery

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 12:05pm 0 Comments

Renowned painter Laura Reilly will give a gallery talk at Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Ave. Reilly will speak about her inspirations, collecting original art and how artists can survive in a tough economy during the talk, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.

A preview of her talk: “When I’m out on location, it’s not just about the visual response to the landscape. It’s the feeling of the place. When you’re in that aspen grove in the fall, you’re going to hear that shimmering, brittle… Continue

Get the Big Picture

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 12:11pm 0 Comments

The Big Picture Discussion Group meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Business of Art Center’s Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave. in Manitou Springs. The group focuses on the connections and barriers between art and spirituality.

This week’s topic, on Nov. 11, will be “Why Art?” Organizer Paul Dahlsten previewed a few questions, such as… Continue

Pikes Peak Studio Tour a MUST-SEE

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 10:39am 1 Comment

After only a few years, the Pikes Peak Studio Tour has become a Colorado Springs institution. This year, its seventh, the tour boasts 15 artists in 10 studios, welcoming art lovers from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. The tour is free.

This is the fifth year that Marc Jenesel and Karen Pierce of… Continue

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