October is known nationally as Art Month, and this year we have even more reason to celebrate with the alliance between Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

To honor the alliance, we’re excited to announce our first-ever CC Art Week, to take place the week of Oct. 9-13 with daily programming for alumni, parents of CC students, and guests. Bridging the week between Family and Friends Weekend, Oct. 6-8, and Homecoming, Oct. 12-15, we hope that parents might stay to partake in CC Art Week activities and alumni will come in early for Homecoming; of course, anyone can participate in CC Art Week. Participants will have special access to art collections and a behind-the-scenes tour of the FAC; enjoy an exhibit opening of Native American artist Raven Chacon; participate in hands-on classes at the Bemis School of Art; visit galleries in the Colorado Springs area; and meet with art faculty and student artists throughout the week.

Look for registration instructions via mail or see coloradocollege.edu/ccartweek

On Friday, Oct. 13, the capstone event of CC Art Week, coinciding with Homecoming, will be the first-ever pecha kucha for alumni artists. Unfamiliar with a pecha kucha? It is a presentation style whereby artists will highlight 20 digital images for 20 seconds per slide. This is a great opportunity for alumni, faculty, community members, and our museum curatorial team to see alumni artists’ work. Our goal is to accommodate 15-18 presenters.

We will give preference to those who can commit to being here on Oct. 13 and we will strive to represent a variety of art forms among the presentations. To receive notice of special events, we encourage you to keep CC updated on your email address.