Manitou Art Center

Art that makes you think

The Business of Art Center (BAC) in Manitou Springs is hosting a new community theatre company, The Springs Acting Studio, which will open its first production on Nov. 3. The production is Neil LaBute’s compelling drama “The Shape of Things,” a thought-provoking examination of the desire for perfection. It is directed by Gerrie Gillin, who studied in New York with Tony Award-winning director Joe Hardy. The play follows Adam (played by [...]

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Bring your instrument or use one of ours, and join together to share a musical afternoon with Everardo Reyes! The BAC and Concrete Couch offer this free musical experience, 3:20-4:30 p.m. Fridays. Open to all ages and skill levels, but kids younger than 13 need an adult musical sidekick. More info: or call Everardo at 344-9288. Every Friday at the BAC, 3:30 to 4:30pm…come on over and enjoy! Bring an instrument or [...]

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Steve “The Clown” Shapiro has offered a marvelous opportunity to the BAC – take a serving/caring/spiritual journey to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Jan. 9-15, and he’ll donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the BAC! Director Natalie Johnson will put the money in a fund that will help nonprofits that want to use BAC space but can’t afford it. Travelers will visit an orphanage, an AIDS clinic, a hospital and many other [...]

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The BAC believes that art can be a powerful part of the healing process, so we are collecting donations of gallery-ready art in any medium for people who lost their homes in the Waldo Canyon fire.  Work is due by Nov. 10 to the BAC’s Venue 515. Displaced families will be invited to attend the “Art for a New Start” reception 6-9 p.m. Nov. 30 to meet the donors and [...]

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“Battle Portraits: Wounded Lions Wounded Lambs”, the book of the acclaimed paintings by Laura BenAmots. This beautiful book is available for $24.95, of which 10 percent of the proceeds go to art therapy for returning military and veterans in treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injuries. Available at Black Cat Books, 513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829 or call 719.685.1589 

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