Music | Dawn Avery: 50 Shades of Red

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Thursday, October 6
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Armstrong Hall, Kathryn Morman Theater

Pre-performance reception at 5:30 in IDEA Space
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
Free and open to the public, no tickets required

From the Sensual to the Spiritual a Multi-Media Show featuring Native American Down-tempo and Avant-garde music, film and dance

Calling on her Mohawk heritage, Grammy nominated, Dawn Avery’s sultry voice, soaring cello lines and powerful stories allow audiences to experience both passion and peace. In her multimedia performance 50 Shades of Red, Dawn Avery combines Classical and Contemporary Native American musical offerings with video and dance to lead the audience through a vibrant artistic exploration of Native experience. Avery’s music is produced and performed by Grammy Award winning artist Larry Mitchell whose expansive guitar textures and electrifying solos elevate the audience to yet another dimension. They are joined by another Grammy winning musician and dancer, Ty Defoe (Oneida/Ojibwe) whose hypnotic eagle dance and captivating hoop dances weave through the journey of 50 Shades of Red.

Dawn Avery has collected awards for her classical works from Duke University, NYU, “Meet the Composer”, among others. She recently completed her doctoral degree in ethnomusicology on Native Classical composition and Indigenous theory. Nurturing future generations, Dawn Avery is a professor at Montgomery College and was awarded the 2012 United States Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund and the Colorado College Department of Music.

50 Shades of Red
is presented in conjunction with the IDEA Space exhibition, Corollary Acts (August 28 –October 15).

Interactive Conversation | Southwest Alive! Cultural Continuities

Thursday, October 6, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
IDEA Space

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An interactive conversation with musician Dawn Avery and Colorado College professor Victoria Levine (Music), and a bead-working demonstration by Tawny Begay.

 

Music | Southwest Alive! Hip Hop Performance by Tall Paul

Tall Paul, Hip Hop artist

Tall Paul, Hip Hop artist

Friday, September 2, 6 – 7pm
Cossitt Amphitheater

Anishinaabe emcee Tall Paul started writing rhymes at age 14. Since then, his Ojibwe-English bilingual work has gained momentum and attention with conscious yet honest lyricism place over only the best beat selection. Tall Paul has been given high praise by popular comic Dave Chapelle.

Programming part of Corrollary Acts in IDEA Space.

Opening | First Friday Exhibition Opening Reception

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Friday, September 2, 2016, 5 – 6pm
IDEA Space

Featuring a Southwest Alive! Cultural Continuities interactive conversation between Curator Michelle McGeough and featured artists Dwayne Manual and Marcie Brewer.

Light refreshments will be served.

Panel Discussion | Continuity and Change in Native Arts

Continuity and Change in Native Art: Panel Discussion 

Thursday, September 1, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Cornerstone Film Screening Room

Exhibition curator Michelle McGeough in conversation selected featured artists and Colorado College Faculty.

Exhibition | Corollary Acts

Corollary Acts

Perpetuate by Jaque Fragua

Perpetuate by Jaque Fragua

August 29 – October 15, 2016
IDEA Space

What do we mean when we talk about aesthetics and aesthetic traditions? 

Corollary Acts brings together the artistic expressions of ten contemporary Native American artists with works from the Southwest Art collections of Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Through this combination, the exhibition seeks to demonstrate the continual evolution of artistic expression, and highlight the ways in which artists innovate and adapt new materials and media to espress their own creative visions.

What underlying expectations may we have for Native American art and artists? 

Many museum collections were created at a time when it was thought that Native American peoples and their cultures would not withstand the expansion of settler colonial nation states into their traditional territories and their traditions, and ways of life would be lost forever. Despite the continuous existence and vitality of Native communities in the 21st Century, exhibitions of Native American artworks held in museum collections often continue to foregroud historical conditions, thus demonstrating an underlying belief that Native cultures exist solely in the past. Exhibiting historical work with contemporary artistic expressions of Native American Artists demonstrates the falsehood of the idea of the “Vanishing Indian”.

What qualities make art created by Native Americans “Native American Art”? 

While current critiques of anthropology, art history, and museums view the paring of contemporary Native American art with historical objects as reductive – and therefore potentially problematic — Corollary Acts deliberately engages this strategy with the intention to uncover assumptions regarding contemporary Native American art and to challenge the vary definition of ‘art’ itself. Although this exhibition does not intend to provide definitive answers to the questions it raises, it does extend an invitation to discuss issues concerning aesthetics and aesthetic traditions. And, most importantly, the exhibition provides an opportunity for us to examine our expectations of Native American artists and their art, asking us to consider what constitutes Native American art in the 21st Century.

Featured Contemporary Artists:

Dwayne Manual; Joy Farley; Jaque Fragua; Preston Duwyenie; Marlowe Katoney; Marcie Rose Brewer; Rose B. Simpson; Will Wilson; Diego Romero; Teri Greeves; Virgil Ortiz.

Curated my Michelle McGeough
Sponsored by The Cultural Attractions Fund, the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, and the Art Department Stillman Fund for Exhibitions

Opening Reception | reSOURCED

reSOURCED:
Collage and Assemblage Source Material Explored

First Friday Opening Reception
Friday, June 3, 2016
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Extended gallery hours to 7:00 pm

Sport Fishing, Pikes Peak National Seashore

Event Schedule:
Artist talks from all featured artists begin at 5:00 pm, music to follow by jazz guitarist, Wayne Wilkinson.

Collage challenges the confinements of traditional fine arts media, straddles the boundaries of dimensionality, and creates a platform for storytelling and statement. Featuring the works of Kathryn Hart, Jeremy Grant, Susan Goldstein and David Armstrong, reSOURCED highlights the diversity of contemporary collage and assemblage methods. From exploring the visceral quality and rich history of found objects, to creating meticulous composition focused works, each artist represented offers a unique approach to processing and assembling source material. Their works inspire a curiosity for the untold stories of each individual object and image, while effortlessly redefining the intended purpose and context of each integrated element.

 Curated by Lila Pickus
9th Semester Design Fellow at Colorado College.

IDEA Space Summer Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 1 – 5 pm
Closed July 2 – 4

Exhibition | reSOURCED

reSOURCED:
Collage and Assemblage Source Material Explored

Sport Fishing, Pikes Peak National Seashore

June 3 – July 16, 2016
IDEA Space

Summer Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 1 – 5pm.

Collage challenges the confinements of traditional fine arts media, straddles the boundaries of dimensionality, and creates a platform for storytelling and statement. Featuring the works of Kathryn Hart, Jeremy Grant, Susan Goldstein and David Armstrong, reSOURCED highlights the diversity of contemporary collage and assemblage methods. From exploring the visceral quality and rich history of found objects, to creating meticulous composition focused works, each artist represented offers a unique approach to processing and assembling source material. Their works inspire a curiosity for the untold stories of each individual object and image, while effortlessly redefining the intended purpose and context of each integrated element.

 Curated by Lila Pickus, 9th Semester Design Fellow at Colorado College.

 

 

Atomic Landscapes Opening Reception and Panel Discussion

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Tuesday, March 22, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
IDEA Space and The
Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

 

The story of development and testing of nuclear weapons is inscribed on the land, and is particularly visible in test sites and mines in the West and Southwest, where miles of land have been re-shaped by cataclysmic human agency. Using key strategic nuclear sites in the West and Southwest as focal points, Atomic Landscapes examines the various ways in which we continue to uncover and understand our secret nuclear history and its continuing legacy. At the opening event, featured artists Eric LoPresti, Jeremy Bolen, Nina Elder, and Sarah Kanouse will join Colorado College faculty members Marion Hourdequin, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Jeffrey Treviño, Assistant Professor of Music to discuss the environmental, political, and emotional legacies of the atomic bomb and the Cold War.

Atomic Landscapes and associated programs are sponsored by: The Cultural Attractions Fund; The Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies; The Colorado College Art Department/Stillman Fund for Exhibitions; The Environmental Program; The Colorado College History Department. Curated by Jessica Hunter-Larsen, IDEA at Colorado College.

Presented as part of Pollinate: Biennial Arts Festival, exploring the theme of ENERGY across southern Colorado, April 1-9, 2016.
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Staged: Constructed Realities, Altered Worlds

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The Incredible Aging Woman

“The Incredible Aging Woman” by Carol Golemboski

January 29 – March 5, 2016

Opening Reception:
January 29, 2016 | 4:30 – 6:00pm | Coburn Gallery

 

“Staged” explores the ways in which photographers — like filmmakers or authors — create new worlds, construct different realities, or narrate alternative histories. Building carefully imagined scenes, the photographers featured in the exhibition variously take on the roles of director, stage and costume designer, make-up artist, and occasionally, of performer as well. Featured artists include Bill Adams, Carol Dass, Carol Golemboski, Healther Oelklaus, Emma Powell, and Sally Stockhold.

Coburn Gallery is located at 902 North Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Atomic Landscapes

"Minutes of Midnight" by Claudia X. Valdes

“Minutes to Midnight” by Claudia X. Valdes

Atomic Landscapes
March 21 — May 5, 2016

IDEA Space

The story of development and testing of nuclear weapons is inscribed on the land, and is particularly visible in test sites and mines in the West and Southwest, where miles of land have been re-shaped by cataclysmic human agency. Using key strategic nuclear sites in the West and Southwest as focal points, Atomic Landscapes examines the various ways in which we continue to uncover and understand our secret nuclear history and its continuing legacy.  Featured artists Jeremy Bolen, Nina Elder, Eric LoPresti, Patrick Nagatani, the National TLC Service, and Claudia X. Valdes raise questions about how we incorporate — or completely ignore – our nuclear history as represented by physical sites such as the White Sands Missile Range or the Nevada Test Site, into our personal, cultural, and political narratives. Curated by Jessica Hunter-Larsen, IDEA at Colorado College

Sponsored by: The Cultural Attractions Fund, The Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, and The Environmental Program.

Screening of WATERMARK a film By Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky

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Screening of WATERMARK a film By Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky
March 3, 7pm

Film Screening Room

Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, marking their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006. The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. We see massive floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world – the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. We visit the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka. We witness how humans are drawn to water, from the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, where thirty million people gather for a sacred bath in the Ganges at the same time. We speak with scientists who drill ice cores two kilometers deep into the Greenland Ice Sheet, and explore the sublime pristine watershed of Northern British Columbia. Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted- until it’s gone.

The film screening room is located on the first floor of the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
825 North Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO. 80903

 
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