Lunch and Lecture: “Non-Linear Geometrics and the Avant-Garde, A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Space” by Krysten Cunningham

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Tuesday, January 20, 11:45 am

Lunch and Lecture:
“Non-Linear Geometrics and the Avant-Garde, A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Space” by Krysten Cunningham

Buffet lunch begins at 11:45; lecture begins at 12:15

Location: Slocum Commons on the Colorado College campus

$15, Reservations required:
email or call to reserve or 719-227-8263

Textile artist and sculptor Krysten Cunningham, featured in the upcoming IDEA Space exhibition Extending the Line, discusses mathematical theories from the later 19th and early 20th Centuries as they relate to Einstein’s theories and the works of avant-garde artists through the 1960’s.

Rembrandt Beyond the Brush

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October 27 – December 13, 2014

IDEA Space

 Closed November 19 – 23 and November 26 – 30.


Rembrandt Van Rijn’s fame as a painter was exceeded in his own lifetime by his renown as a master etcher. In an age and a culture dominated by the intellect, Rembrandt’s patrons treasured his ability to communicate the profoundly spiritual beauty of the earthbound and the tangible. He is greatly esteemed today for his sensitivity to the psychology of the common man. This deeply felt empathy is embodied in the thirty-five etchings that comprise this exhibition from the permanent collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Through a range of subjects—self-portraits, landscapes, depictions of Biblical stories and everyday life—Rembrandt captured the essence of mankind’s sense of the spiritual and personal, all portrayed within the context of the dynamic, contemporary society of seventeenth-century Holland.


I.D.E.A. Cabaret: Rembrandt Reinterpreted — Student Presentations

Tuesday, November 18, 4:30 PM
I.D.E.A. Space


Art of the Dutch Republic, taught by Rebecca Tucker Associate Professor in the Colorado College Art History Department, focuses on the Golden Age of Holland—a time of economic, cultural, and political growth. During this time, artists developed innovative styles and visual modes to depict life in the early modern era.

Throughout Art of the Dutch Republic students have spent many hours in I.D.E.A. Space examining and interpreting 35 Rembrandt images based on research.

The students have made their classroom experience practical by writing new interpretive text for the I.D.E.A. Space exhibition Rembrandt Beyond the Brush. The students will present their research and answer questions about specific works and genres within the exhibition at Tuesday’s event.

Student Presenters and Topics:

Thomas Euyang – Rembrandt’s Old Testament Scenes
Fiona Graham – Rembrandt’s Self Portraits
Bennett Krishock – Portraits by Rembrandt
Madelyn Santa – Street Scenes in Rembrandt’s Prints
Mengyuan Wang – Rembrandt’s Landscapes
Teddy Weeks – Rembrandt and the New Testament

Line: a one act play by Isreal Horovitz. Directed by Andrew Manley

Friday, January 30 & Saturday, January 31, 8pm

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center

Studio A



Considered a classic piece of absurdist theater, Line (1967) is a one-act drama about five people waiting in line for an unknown event.  Each of the characters uses their wiles in an attempt to be first in line, getting more and more vicious as the play continues.

Cornerstone Arts Week Keynote Presentation: The Mighty Line by Robert Pinsky

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Performance by HIJACK

Wednesday, January 28, 5:30 – 6:30pm

IDEA Space



A repeat performance of site-specific choreography developed in response to Extending the Line

Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, The NEH Distinguished Professorship

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Extending the Line: Print and Textile by Jean Gumpper and Jeanne Steiner

Tuesday, January 27, 4:30 – 6pm

Coburn Gallery

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Presenting recent work by Jean Gumpper (Visiting Professor and Artist in Residence at Colorado College) and Jeanne Steiner (Weavng Instructor and Arts and Crafts Program Director at Colorado College). The artists explore line in two and three dimensions through prints and fiber arts.

Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Art Department/Stillman Fund for Exhibitions and Events,

Lecture: “Eye Sockets/Hip Sockets — visual art as inspiration and compositional strategy for choreography” by HIJACK

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 3:00 – 4:30pm

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room


Fearless and influential dance/choreography duo HIJACK reflect on their creative process and the ways in which they create movement in response to visual art.

Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, The NEH Distinguished Professorship

Opening Reception and IDEA Cabaret: Extending the Line

Monday, January 26, 2015, 4 – 6pm

IDEA Space


The event will feature conversations with featured artists Abbie Miller, Anne Wilson, and Senga Nengudi. The choreographic collaboration HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder) will perform site-specific dance compositions that respond to the artworks and concepts featured in Extending the Line.

Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, The NEH Distinguished Professorship

Mandala of Enlightenment Concert

Jane Rigler

Jane Rigler

Mandala of Enlightenment Concert
by Jane Rigler

Thursday, June 26 at 5:30pm
at I.D.E.A. Space

 Jane Rigler will perform original musical works that intend to enrich the meditative experience of the Mandala of Enlightenment: the Dhyani Buddhas exhibit.

This 50 minute concert will explore deep listening concepts, sonically detailing the intricacies and background stories behind the traditions of the images, as well as offer new insights.

Flutist, composer, and educator Jane Rigler (Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) has performed nationally and internationally as a soloist and in ensembles in contemporary music festivals, premiering new works and compositions written especially for her. She has been granted numerous awards and residencies nation-wide for her works that center on community-building, stretching the boundaries of musical performance and audience interaction. Through her works and her manual The Vocalization of the Flute she has become known for innovations in flute performance, techniques, and musical vocabulary. Rigler’s works range from solo acoustic pieces to multi-disciplinary interactive electronic ensemble works. In 2009-10, Jane received the Japan United States Friendship Commission Fellowship and has since returned to Japan several times to premiere her sound installations and performance projects. 

Browse Jane’s website where you’ll find information about her work as a flutist, composer, educator, and organizer of events.  New audio is constantly being added to her Audio page. Roam around to find the latest information about her performances, projects and teaching activities.

White Tara Yoga in IDEA Space with Kat Tudor

Kat Tudor

Kat Tudor

Tuesday July 15, 4:30pm
I.D.E.A. Space
Free and open to the public

Closing Reception for the exhibition to follow

 Kat Tudor shares her wit, wisdom, and joy in this special yoga session, held in conjunction with the closing of the Mandala of Enlightenment exhibition.

Mandala Yoga with Kat Tudor

Kat Tudor

Kat Tudor

Tuesday June 10, 4:30-5:30pm
Cornerstone Arts Center
Free and open to the public

Experience the transformative power of the mandala in the special yoga class, taught in I.D.E.A. Space surrounded by paintings by Joan Bredin-Price: the Mandala of Enlightenment exhibition. 

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