Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
825 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Regular Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6; Saturday 1-5
Closed Holidays & CC Block Breaks
Worner Campus Center
902 N Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Regular Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6; Saturday 1-5
Closed Holidays & CC Block Breaks
Posted by jlarsen on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 , Posted in Past IDEAS , Comments Off on Performance: People’ s EIS
Tuesday, April 26, 6 pm
Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room
Performance with discussion to follow
Corporate interests cozy to government planning collide with uphill upheaval in First Strike Theatre’s People’s EIS. Spoofing an environmental hearing on military expansion, troupers expose Ft. Carson’s history and current reach.
Posted by jlarsen on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 , Posted in Past IDEAS , Comments Off on IDEA Cabaret: Power & Authority in the Nuclear Era
Tuesday, April 5, 4:30 –6:00pm
In this IDEA Cabaret, featured artist Nina Elder discusses her lifelong fascination with the nuclear industry in the Southwest in conversation with Dan Miller, Professor of Liberal Arts at the Colorado School of Mines. Elder and Miller will explore the history of the development of nuclear science and the weapons industry in the southwest. The event will conclude with a live electronic music performance by Glen Whitehead that will create a sonic landscape inspired by the nuclear era.
Nina Elder grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico where she cultivated a curiosity about gravel pits, mines, and military sites. She earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is the founder of the artist residency program PLAND: Practice Liberating Art through Necessary Dislocation and currently is the Residency Director at the Santa Fe Art Institute.
Interested in the intersections between scientific and artistic exploration, Dan Miller has taught courses such as History of Science and Nature and Human Values at the Colorado School of Mines. He received degrees in literature from the University of Colorado-Boulder (B.A.) and the University of Iowa (Ph.D.). Before coming to CSM, he taught at the University of Northern Colorado,North Carolina State University, and Iowa State University.
Glen Whitehead is a musician and interdisciplinary artist working seamlessly across musical genres, media and artistic disciplines. Erasing boundaries is his forté from contemporary, classical and jazz performance, to premieres of new works, his own brand of environmental, electro acoustic improvisation & composition, and collaborative composition across Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts.
Posted by jlarsen on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 , Posted in Past IDEAS , Comments Off on Lecture: Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen
Thursday, March 24,
6:00 – 7:30pm: Lecture Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Building
Dr. Kristen Iversen’s lecture is based on her critically acclaimed book, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. Inspired by a desire to probe the secrets that surrounded her during her childhood in a small town near Rocky Flats, Full Body Burden is both a work of autobiographical nonfiction and a thorough piece of investigative journalism. Based on extensive interviews, FBI and EPA documents, and class action testimony, the book presents a detailed account of the government’s sustained attempt to conceal the effects of the toxic and radioactive waste at the site, Dr. Iversen’s lecture will weave together her personal experiences growing up near Rocky Flats with her investigative research into the plant, its operations, and its history, to present a compelling story of the site which was at one time designated “the most contaminated site in America.”
Posted by jlarsen on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 , Posted in Past IDEAS , Comments Off on The Nuclear Cinema: A Mashup of Atomic-Era Films
Wednesday, March 23, 5:00 – 7:30pm
IDEA Space & Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room
5– 6: “Atomic” beer tasting in IDEA Space
6 – 7: Film clips and discussion in the Film Screening Room
Inspired by the theme of the Atomic Landscapes exhibition, an interdisciplinary panel of experts, artists, and students will screen and discuss clips from films that address the nuclear age. Film selections include popular blockbusters, informative documentaries and indie gems. Audience participation in the discussions is encouraged! Presenters include: Scott Krzych, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies; Steven Hayward, Associate Professor of English; Joan Ericson, Professor of Japanese; David Havlick, Associate Professor of Geography & Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; and Sarah Kanouse, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Interdisciplinary Arts at Northeastern University, Boston.
Eric LoPresti explores the imposition of technology upon the environment in the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American West, exploring relationships between science, identity, history and conflict. LoPresti holds a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of Rochester and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Posted by bheidmous on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 , Posted in Past IDEAS , Comments Off on Atomic Landscapes Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
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 Landscapesexamines 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” 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
Posted by bheidmous on Monday, October 12th, 2015 , Posted in Past IDEAS , Comments Off on Atomic Landscapes
“Minutes to Midnight” by Claudia X. Valdes
Atomic Landscapes March 21 — May 5, 2016
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 Landscapesexamines 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.
Posted by bheidmous on Monday, October 12th, 2015 , Posted in Past IDEAS , Comments Off on Screening of WATERMARK a film By Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky
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
At this lunch and lecture, Art Historian Kirsten Hoving will discuss the work of photographer Edward Burtynsky, featured in the IDEA Space exhibition Hydro-Logic. Known for his remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes, Burtynsky explores the collective impact we as a species are having on the surface of the planet. Equally eloquent and disturbing, his work offers an inspection of the human systems we’ve imposed onto natural landscapes. After earning her Ph.D. at Columbia University, Kirsten Hoving joined the faculty of Middlebury in 1983. She teaches modern art and history of photography. Her most recent book, Joseph Cornell and Astronomy: A Case for the Stars, was published by Princeton University Press in 2009.
Posted by bheidmous on Monday, October 12th, 2015 , Posted in Past IDEAS , Comments Off on IDEA Cabaret: Arid Lands Institute
IDEA Cabaret: Arid Lands Institute
Tuesday, January 26, 4:30 – 6pm
The Arid Lands Institute (ALI) is an education, research and outreach center dedicated to design innovation in water-stressed environments. Affiliated with the architecture program at Woodbury University in Burbank, Calif., ALI is founded on the belief that “design professions have an unrecognized potential to catalyze public imagination, action, and leadership in the face of hydrologic variability brought on by climate change. To do so, design education has to change, and professional practices will as well.” Under the auspices of State of the Rockies and IDEA, ALI’s co-founders, Peter and Hadley Arnold, bring their innovative vision to Colorado Springs. At this IDEA Cabaret, Peter and Hadley Arnold will respond to the Hydro-logic and engage in a discussion with CC faculty members and students on water issues in the West.