Colorado Springs photographer Mike Pach will showcase 50 pairs of recreated historical photos in "COS 150: Then and Now." The show is part of the city's sesquicentennial celebration. It opens with a free opening reception Thursday at Library 21c and is up through Aug. 31.
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Three of South Korean sculptor Byeongdoo Moon's large, stainless steel sculptures have been accepted into recent Art on the Streets exhibits, the internationally-known outdoor downtown sculpture and mural garden. After one of his pieces was vandalized, the community reached out to Moon via letters of apology and expressions of gratitude for his work, and inspired the artist to relocate his family to Colorado Springs. They arrived in November.
The 23rd annual Art on the Streets outdoor sculpture garden features seven sculptures, four murals and one performance-based mural.
Despite the cold weather and the tightening of restrictions due to the pandemic, First Friday Downtown, along with first Friday art walks in Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs, soldiers on. Some galleries continue to hold in-person, distanced and limited entry opening receptions, while others continue to offer their new shows online.
The Solidarity Mobile Mural Project features 10 new murals by Black artists in the Pikes Peak region placed throughout downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs.
The annual Art on the Streets, a blocks-long sculpture garden downtown, will feature a dozen pieces this year.
First Friday will offer another Virtual First Friday Challenge, as well as a third gallery opening to the public.
Foster Romano, a 16-year-old who's on the autism spectrum, is the youngest artist to be accepted into Art on the Streets.
Virtual First Friday will include a drive-by exhibit at Cottonwood Center for the Arts and a socially-distanced, in-person exhibit at Art111 Gallery & Supply in downtown Colorado Springs