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Wunderkind 2014

In its 15th year, this juried exhibition of art from high school students across El Paso county will open with a reception on March 21, 6-8pm. Artist talk on Sunday, March 23 at 4pm.

Mark Wong’s Mug Shot

ammagamma025 Recently, Rockey, Manitou's Living Treasure, stopped by the MAC to visit with Mark Wong and take a look at the Mug Shot installation, which currently bears Rockey's image. As each mug is purchased, the space is left empty. In a few weeks, Mark will create another image from the remaining mugs. The mugs are $15 each. The Mug Shots installation will be on display for the next year with changing images. There is no confirmed end-date at this time.

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All upcoming shows are opening on August 9th from 6:00-8:30. In the Hagnauer: “LUKE Haynes: Too Legit to Quilt”: Nationally known for his quilts, LA based artist LUKE Haynes strives to change the preconceptions his medium is known for. Challenging the view of quilts as traditionally functional items, LUKE utilizes his mastery of material as a means to play with image and concept. [The American Context #6] Dolla dolla bill Ya’ll! [...]

Cache Your Fears Project by Meghan Bosch The project Cache Your Fears is about conquering your fears through conversation, exposure, and time. The project will use photography, geocaching, and public engagement to help participants conquer their fears. Photos will be taken of participants while in conversation, they will write their fears on the photograph, and then the photographs will be displayed near something that represents that fear (If the fear is drowning, the photo [...]

Blissfest333  The One and Only Film and Cultural Arts Festival In Historic Manitou Springs Where: Business Of Art Center 515 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs, Co. 80829 When: August 16-18, 2013 Deadline for submission: July 15th, 2013 How to Submit: Blissfest333 is proud to announce a call for all media! This is a multimedia event where all artists are welcome. Art, photography, music, film, poetry, magic, fashion, make-up artists, improv, dance, etc. [...]

Our next group of shows opens Friday, June 21,during Manitou’s 3rd Friday Art Walk. They are: “Out to the Inside,” paintings by Corina Garcia and Kaelyn Tischer. This opens 5-9 p.m. and runs through Aug. 3 in Venue 515′s Grand Hallway. The artists’ statements: Corina Garcia: ”My work portrays human emotions and identity issues. I use my insecurities as the fuel for inspiration to dig deeply into myself. I put my flaws and vulnerability on display in order to show my audience who I [...]

Call for artists for “a fit of fluxus” 8-11 p.m. July 19 Business of Art Center’s Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs This is a freewill event that you create. We are looking for intermedia artists to perform live, who want to experiment with any combination of sound, image, object, text, and audience to create events that allow for chance, spontaneity, and humor. This is a free event and [...]

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The eighth grade class from Manitou Springs Middle School has just finished a book, It’s Manitou’s Business, that showcases local businesses. Each student researched a local business and interviewed them about what makes their firm unique. They used their research to tell the history of each company and business owner while creating a profile of Manitou itself.   The students have emulated the business community that they studied in the way they [...]

Update: We have had multiple people ask if they could turn in their submissions late. As such we are extending the deadline to the 19th. If you thought about donating but ran out of time now is your chance! In case you haven’t heard, Art Squared promises to be the squarest fundraiser in town! Help us make it a success.

Stop by 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 for tons o’ fun: The Spring Cleaning Art Sale, with a huge variety of original art in all media (including piece below) from our collection, priced to sell! Manitou Springs Garden Club Plant Sale and Home Show, with vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, fruit bushes, flowering and grape vines, and grasses. The grand opening of the Avenue Shop at Mabel’s Café, with live music and art demos; you’ll get a free cookie with [...]

Hey all our line up for the next set of shows is really amazing. Check it out! The Hagnauer Gallery “Black Testament,” will feature the most recent work of recent UCCS graduate Dáreece Walker. Using mixed media on found/recycled cardboard and wood, the exhibit deals with issues of the black human experience as it relates to contemporary America and its history. The artist uses found/recycled cardboard and wood as a subtle [...]