IN THE NEWS

Local and National news features of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Media Contact: Amanda Weston, Media Relations and Outreach Manager, 719.477.4316 aweston@csfineartscenter.org

FAC Related News

Beloved Grinch celebrates 50 years
The Gazette, 12/19/2016
Merry Grinchmas exhibition feature

YDA feature on RMPBS – Suicide in Colorado: Reversing Silence and Stigma
RMPBS, 12/19/2016
The Youth Documentary Academy and Rocky Mountain PBS recently formed a partnership to broadcast YDA films on the TV station and its affiliate stations in Colorado.

Winter Lights feature
FOX 21, 12/13/2016
Free Day, Winter Lights ICE, holiday shopping and more!

Youth Documentary Academy films air on Rocky Mountain PBS
RMPBS, 12/12/2016
The Youth Documentary Academy and Rocky Mountain PBS recently formed a partnership to broadcast YDA films on the TV station and its affiliate stations in Colorado.

Planning phase finished
The Gazette, 12/12/206
FAC/CC update

Arts District: Happening Now Week of Dec 9, 2016
RMPBS, 12/9/2016
Winter Lights feature

Black Women Artists Tackle The Dangerous Stereotypes That Have Never Defined Them
The Huffington Post, 12/8/2016
An exhibition at the Alexandria Museum of Art, titled “Beyond Mammy, Jezebel, & Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women,” deconstructs the limiting categorizations mainstream culture allows black women. This exhibition will come to the FAC in March 2017.

Shrek The Musical preview
FOX 21, 12/8/2016
Interviews with cast and crew

Theater review: Strong leads, raucous songs make FACs ‘Shrek’ a fabulous escape
The Gazette, 12/8/2016
Review of Shrek The Musical

Jay and Silent Bob returning to Colorado Springs
The Gazette, 12/7/2016
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes return to the FAC

Shrek: Onstage This Week: Dec. 5-11
American Theatre, 12/5/2016
Shrek The Musical feature

Shrek The Musical
Theatre Colorado Blog, 12/4/2016
Review of Shrek The Musical

Review: All I Ever Wanted: James Surls and Charmaine Locke Displays Togetherness
Westword, 11/30/2016
Review of special exhibition

First Friday featuring nearly 30 galleries
Colorado Springs Business Journal, 11/30/2016
The FAC First Friday Art Parties are featured

Shrek The Musical preview
KCME, 11/28/2016
Interview with Scott Levy

Arts District: Happening Now Week of Nov 18th, 2016
RMPBS, 11/18/2016
All I Ever Wanted exhibition featured

2016 Women of Influence: Joy Armstrong
Colorado Springs Business Journal, 11/16/2016
FAC curator was named a women of influence

The 5280 Guide to Denver’s Art Museums
5280, 11/7/2016
The FAC is featured as a trip-worthy museum

A Deep Dive Into The Colorado College – Fine Arts Center Alliance
KRCC, 11/2/2016
In depth look at the FAC/CC alliance

FAC’s ‘Too Much Light …’ is fabulous
The Gazette, 10/27/2016
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind review

Molly Lord interview on KCME
KCME, 10/17/2016
Interview with Molly Lord about upcoming Tuned In workshop through the FAC’s Bemis School of Art

Surls & Locke interview on KCME
KCME, 10/15/2016
Interview with the artists on special exhibition at the FAC

Colorado College, Fine Arts Center net grants
The Colorado Springs Independent, 10/5/2016
FAC receives $3.5 million from foundations

Colorado College, Fine Arts Center receive funding boost
The Gazette, 10/3/2016
FAC receives $3.5 million from foundations

A FINE, SHEAR MADNESS
Get Your Theatre on Blog, 10/2/2016
Shear Madness review

Stephen Batura: “A Reservoir of Occurrences” at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Art LTD, Sept/Oct 2016
Review of Batura exhibition

10 Qs with Joy Armstrong
The Catalyst, 9/30/2016
Interview with museum curator

FAC provides big laughs with Shear Madness 
The Colorado Springs Independent, 9/28/2016
Shear Madness review

CC deal with FAC positions it for top status
Colorado Springs Business Journal, 9/23/2016
FAC/CC alliance story

New FAC museum director Rebecca Tucker talks plans and priorities
The Colorado Springs Independent, 9/21/2016
Interview with Rebecca Tucker about the future on the museum department

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Scott RC Levy on the merger of the Fine Arts Center Theater Company with Colorado College.
Theatre Colorado Blog, 9/21/2016
Interview with Scott Levy about the future on the theatre department

Shear Madness preview
KCME, 9/16/2016
Interview with Scott Levy

‘Shear Madness’ making regional debut at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
The Gazette, 9/15/2016
Shear Madness preview

Manitou resident foresees great future for alliance
Pikes Peak Bulletin, 9/15/2016
Interview with Michael Howell

Roy Ballard outlines his path from teenage actor to set-design star
The Colorado Springs Independent, 9/2/2016
Former FAC master carpenter talks about his career

CC Children’s Center, FAC Spark Preschoolers’ Imagination
Colorado College, 9/13/2016
Inspiring children through the arts

What The Fine Arts Center-Colorado College Merger Means For Colorado Springs
Colorado Public Radio, 9/13/2016
FAC/CC Alliance update

Colorado College takes over Fine Arts Center, starts new strategic plan
The Scribe, 9/12/2016
FAC/CC strategic plan update

Rio gold-medal night makes history for Fine Arts Center, Colorado College
The Gazette, 9/11/2016
2016 Gala feature

Academics, Meet the Artists….Fine Arts Center and Colorado College alliance is underway…
Theatre Colorado Blog, 9/8/2016
FAC/CC Alliance update

Fine Arts Center announces new leadership as part of CC ‘alliance’
Colorado Springs Business Journal, 9/7/2016
Museum staff update

CC already making major personnel changes to FAC
The Colorado Springs Independent, 9/2/2016
Museum staff update

Colorado College/Fine Arts Center Alliance
The Stage Magazine
FAC/CC Alliance announcement

FAC/CC Alliance Story
KOAA channel 5, 8/31/2016
FAC/CC Alliance announcement

CC and the FAC finalize details of takeover agreement
The Colorado Springs Independent, 8/31/2016
FAC/CC Alliance update

Merger prolongs Fine Arts Center’s life 
The Colorado Springs Independent, 8/31/2016
FAC/CC Alliance announcement

UPDATE: CC, FAC offer clarification on Chief Curator change
The Colorado Springs Independent, 8/30/2016
Museum staff update

FAC/CC Alliance interview
KCME, 8/29/2016
Round-table discussion

First Friday Art Party
KCME, 8/26/2016
Interview with Betty Ross

Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center have finalized a merger
KRCC, 8/25/2016
FAC/CC Alliance announcement

Colorado College and Fine Arts Center Alliance Becomes Official
KRCC, 8/25/2016
FAC/CC Alliance announcement

CC, Fine Arts Center Alliance Redefines Arts in Region
Colorado College, 8/25/2016
FAC/CC Alliance announcement

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center To Merge With Colorado College
Colorado Public Radio, 8/25/2016
FAC/CC Alliance announcement

Colorado College, Fine Arts Center enter historic partnership
Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 8/25/2016
FAC/CC Alliance announcement

CC/FAC announce details of merger
Colorado Springs Business Journal, 8/25/2016
FAC/CC Alliance announcement

CC and FAC finalize alliance
The Colorado Springs Independent, 8/25/2016
FAC/CC Alliance announcement

Thoroughly Modern Millie interview with Nathan Halvorson
KCME, 8/172016
Thoroughly Modern Millie feature

Fine Arts Center lands $10,000 CCI grant
The Colorado Springs Independent, 8/11/2016
The FAC is awarded a $10,000 grant

Local artists growing older… and better
The Colorado Springs Independent, 8/10/2016
Feature on First Friday artist Betty Ross

Pueblo concert designed to challenge quartet’s boundaries
The Pueblo Chieftain, 7/28/2016
Veronika String Quartet feature

Youth performers earn theater chops for ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’
The Gazette, 7/22/2016
Youth Rep feature

Academic approach already takes a toll ahead of FAC/CC merger
The Colorado Springs Independent, 7/20/2016
Report on museum staff updates

Colorado College and Fine Arts Center expected merger changes museum staffing
The Gazette, 7/16/2016
CC/FAC collaboration updates

The Shows Must Go On! Sculptures, Circuses and Speaking Out
Westword, 7/15/2016
Under the Big Top exhibition feature

Pending CC/FAC alliance already adjusting plans
Colorado Springs Independent, 7/14/2016
CC/FAC collaboration updates

Review: CSFAC Curator Blake Milteer Caps a Career With Stephen Batura’s Solo
Westword, 7/13/2016
Stephen Batura exhibition review

Hittin’ the road – American Art Pottery
Hittin’ The Road, 7/10/2016
Bemis School of Art pottery teachers are featured. On this episode we’re going to look at the American Art Pottery movement and how it shaped the way we look at pottery. This episode will bowl you over.

Fine Arts Center and Colorado College discuss motivations behind pending alliance
Colorado Springs Independent, 7/6/2016
CC/FAC collaboration updates

Art exhibit review: ‘All New Women’ exhibit at the FAC falls short of promise
The Gazette, 6/30/2016
Summer exhibition review

Colorado College and the Fine Arts Center: A marriage for the ages
Colorado Springs Business Journal, 6/23/2016
CC/FAC collaboration updates

FAC releases non-update on alliance with CC
Colorado Springs Independent, 6/20/2016
CC/FAC collaboration updates

Colorado College board expected to work toward agreement to acquire Fine Arts Center’s assets
The Gazette, 6/17/2016
CC/FAC collaboration updates

Fine Arts Center rolls out four exhibitions 
Colorado Springs Independent, 6/15/2016
Summer exhibition highlight

Mountain spectacle and sweeping views are Colorado Springs trademarks, but so is family fun
Albuquerque Journal, 6/11/2016
FAC feature

Summer exhibition interview with Blake Milteer and Joy Armstrong
KCME, June 2016
Summer exhibition highlight

A Summer Art Market, a Stephen Batura Solo and Graffiti at Auraria
Westword, 6/10/2016
Summer exhibition highlight

Four exhibits open at Fine Arts Center
The Gazette, 6/10/2016
Summer exhibition preview

Analysis: FAC summer show not to be missed
Colorado Springs Business Journal, 6/9/2016
Summer exhibition review

Interview with Scott Levy on KVOR
KVOR, 6/4/2016
Theatre feature

9 to 5: The Musical Review
Theatre Colorado, 5/31/2016
9 to 5 review

Youth Documentary Academy students present their films in Washington D.C.
Fox News, 5/30/2016
The Youth Documentary Academy premiered their documentaries at a congressional screening in D.C.

9 to 5 interview on KVOR
KVOR, 5/28/2016
9 to 5 feature

9 TO 5 AT THE FAC A FREAKIN’ HOOT! 
Get Your Theatre On!, 5/27/2016
9 to 5 review

Theater Review: ‘9 to 5’ will inspire you to clap along, but story is unbalanced
The Gazette, 5/25/2016
9 to 5 Review

BWW Review: FAC’s 9 TO 5 a Couple Hours of Light Entertainment
Broadway World, 5/23/2016
9 to 5 Review

‘9 to 5: The Musical’ opens at Fine Arts Center 
KKTV, 5/23/2016
9 to 5 feature

Fine Arts Center announces 2016/17 programming 
Colorado Springs Independent, 5/16/2016
2016-2017 Season Line-up

9 to 5 feature on KCME
KCME Radio, 5/13/2016
Interview with Scott Levy

‘9 to 5: The Musical’ addresses current issues through pop, country music 
The Gazette, 5/13/2016
9 to 5 preview

Colorado student directors get congressional viewing for documentaries
The Denver Post, 5/9/2016
The Youth Documentary Academy premiered their documentaries at a congressional screening in D.C.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Announces 2016-2017 Lineup
Broadway World, 5/7/2016
2016-2017 Season Line-up

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center reveals 2016-17 season offerings
The Gazette, 5/7/2016
2016-2017 Season Line-up

Fine Arts Center to Merge with Colorado College? An Interview with CSBJ Columnist John Hazlehurst
KRCC, 4/27/2016
“In this audio interview, we spoke with Colorado Springs Business Journal columnist and writer John Hazlehurst about the deal and its potential implications for the future of the city’s oldest arts institution.”

FAC announces $1 million gift to fund ‘Interactive Discovery Gallery’
Colorado Springs Independent, 4/26/2016
“The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has received its most generous gift since 2007, according to an announcement released this afternoon.”

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center receives largest donation in nearly a decade
The Gazette, 4/26/2016
“A $1 million gift will allow the Fine Arts Center to develop and create a 21st century interactive gallery space.”

FAC-CC collaboration seems inevitable
Colorado Springs Business Journal, 4/22/2016
“Yet it’s clear that negotiations are moving forward…”

Manitowoc’s Rahr-West acquires Chagall prints
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, 4/22/2016
“Coincidentally, the Le Cirque prints in the Rahr-West collection will be on loan to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 2016.”

Review: Frank Mechau and Gary Emrich Found New Artistic Frontiers in Colorado
Westword, 4/20/2016
Review of exhibitions

Girls’ Weekend Getaway in Colorado Springs
Rocky Mountain Food Tours Blog, April 2016
“Get fancy and head out to see a world-class theater production at the Fine Arts Center”

Interview with Scott Levy
KRDO The Extra, 4/18/2016
Scott talks FAC Theatre

Review: Peter & The Starcatcher
KVOR The Ticket, April 2016
Review of Peter & The Starcatcher

Theatre Review: Peter & The Starcatcher
Broadway World, 4/10/2016
Review of Peter & The Starcatcher

Theatre Review: Peter & The Starcatcher
The Gazette, 4/8/2016
Review of Peter & The Starcatcher

Theatre Review: Peter & The Starcatcher
Get Your Theatre On!, 4/7/2016
Review of Peter & The Starcatcher

Theatre Review: Peter & The Starcatcher
Theatre Colorado Blog, 4/6/2016
Review of Peter & The Starcatcher

The 25 Best American Galleries or Museums, 2016
American Art Awards, April 2016
FAC best museum in Colorado

Colorado Springs’ Identity Crisis
5280 Magazine, April 2016
”Off North Cascade Avenue, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is home to an impressive collection of John James Audubon engravings.”

Analysis: Proposed merger mixed bag for museum
Colorado Springs Business Journal, 4/1/2016
“For the past several months, representatives of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center have been in discussions with their counterparts at Colorado College about combining the operation of the two institutions.”

The essential, and maybe important, Frank Mechau, in Colorado Springs
Denver Post, 3/25/2016
Frank Mechau feature

Scott Levy interview on KCME
KCME Radio, 3/25/2016
Peter and the Starcatcher Feature

Colorado College, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center exploring merger
The Gazette, 3/23/2016
CC FAC potential merger

Colorado Springs, Land of Museums
Heiditown Blog, 3/22/2016
FAC feature

Fine Arts Center receives $200,000 grant
The Gazette, 3/21/2016
The state historical fund grant will go toward the FAC’s exterior restoration of the 80-year-old building

Scott Levy interview on KVOR (2)
KVOR Radio, 3/19/2016
Peter and the Starcatcher Feature

Scott Levy interview on KVOR (1)
KVOR Radio, 3/19/2016
Peter and the Starcatcher Feature

Artist’s biography re-released and full of color
The Daily Sentinel, 3/12/2016
Frank Mechau feature

Interview with Veronika String Quartet
KCME Radio, 3/11/2016
Seven Last Words of Christ performance feature

Interview with Blake Milteer
KCME Radio, 3/11/2016
Frank Mechau feature

Interview with Blake Milteer
KVOR Radio, 2016
Museum feature

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center Named Best Gallery In Colorado, 2016
Highlight Hollywood, 3/8/2016
“American Art Awards proudly name the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center the Best Gallery In Colorado, 2016.”

Major exhibition dedicated to the art of Frank Mechau opens at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Art Daily, 3/4/2016
Frank Mechau exhibition feature

Major exhibition dedicated to the art of Frank Mechau opens at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Dallas Art Dealers, 3/4/2016
Frank Mechau exhibition feature

Mechau exhibit opens Saturday
Colorado Springs Business Journal, 3/4/2016
Frank Mechau exhibition feature

How to couple live theatre with your Colorado tourism
Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 3/3/2016
Pairing Garden of the Gods and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Mechau’s triumphant return to the Springs
Colorado Springs Independent, 3/2/2016
FAC Legacy Series: Frank Mechau opening March 5.

KRDO “The Extra” Interview with David Dahlin
KRDO Radio, 2/23/2016
President & CEO, David Dahlin talks about the FAC’s offerings and importance in the community.

Comedian Margaret Cho tackles tough subjects at Fine Arts Center
The Gazette, 2/19/2016
“I don’t want to take the high road or turn the other cheek,” Cho says. “I think it’s fine to not be the better person.”

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER UP Next at FAC, 3/31-4/24
Broadway World, 2/17/2016
Announcement of next main stage production

Margaret Cho gets serious about sex, rape and comedy
Colorado Springs Independent, 2/17/2016
“…Cho’s first love remains her strongest, which is why she’ll never leave standup comedy behind. Her act has continued to evolve over the years, and she’s happy with that.”

Margaret Cho on Culture Zone
KCME, 2/14/2016
Radio interview with Margaret Cho

Fine Arts Center take Miss Daisy for a ride
Colorado Springs Independent Review, 2/10/2016
“Driving Miss Daisy is an American story, and Alfred Uhry’s script is storytelling at its best.”

BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY’S Quiet Revolution at FAC
Broadway World Review, 2/7/2016
“…each bringing a wry intelligence to the play’s comedic first half and expressing a tender, unspoken affection as things get more dramatic.”

Gilbert Gottfried feature on Culture Zone
KCME, 2/14/2016
Radio interview with Gilbert Gottfried

Meet The Artist: Gary Emrich
5280, 2/1/2016
His exhibit is on display at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center now through May 15

El Mac: Aerosol Exalted
Graffiti Art Magazine, Jan, Feb, March Issue
El Mac exhibition featured

Driving Miss Daisy and other events at the FAC on Culture Zone
KCME, 1/31/2016
Radio interview with Scott Levy

Gary Emrich feature on Culture Zone
KCME, 1/31/2016
Radio interview with artist Gary Emrich

Denver artist featured in ‘Gary Emrich: Promise’ at Fine Arts Center
The Gazette, 1/29/2016
Preview article about exhibition opening

20 Date Night Adventures in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Moms Blog, 2/28/2016
Date night feature

Utilities rates going down, an FAC, CC partnership, Unit 5’s demise, and more
Colorado Springs Independent, 1/27/2016
FAC, CC in courtship

FAC and CC ‘forging a future together’
Colorado Springs Independent, 1/22/2016
The FAC and CC release a statement about a possible partnership

CC, FAC explore possible partnership, future
The Colorado Springs Business Journal, 1/21/2016
“…the two groups have started conversations about “forging a future together,” according to a statement on the Fine Arts Center’s website.”

KKTV News: The FAC and CC’s Statement
KKTV 11 News, 1/21/2016
The FAC and CC release a statement about a possible partnership.

DRIVING MISS DAISY to Run 2/4-21 at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Broadway World, 1/21/2016
Announcement of next main stage production

Theatre Review: Buyer & Cellar
Broadway World Review, 1/17/2016
“Gleason is a magnetic presence, effortlessly holding the stage for ninety minutes while he fires off rapid streams of one-liners and brings to life not only Alex but the people surrounding him…”

Theatre Review: Buyer & Cellar
Bill Wheeler Review, 1/16/2016
“It’s only the third week of January, but it’s clear to me that Buyer and Cellar is going to be one of the premiere theater events of 2016 in Colorado Springs.”

KOAA News: Buyer & Cellar Feature
KOAA 5 News, 1/16/2016
This weekend you can catch the one-man-show Buyer & Cellar at the FAC.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to Present Elephant & Piggie’s WE ARE IN A PLAY!, 2/13-3/13
Broadway World, 1/15/2016
Due to popular demand, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) is thrilled to announce the return of Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” Feb 13 – Mar 13, 2016.

Gilbert Gottfried, Margaret Cho bring comedy acts to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
The Gazette, 1/13/2016
Gottfried and Cho will be performing at the FAC in Feb.

Theatre Colorado Reviews for Colorado Stages
Theatre Colorado Blog, 1/13/2016
White Christmas nominated in multiple categories

AROUND TOWN: 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes presented
The Gazette, 1/10/2016
Since 1967 the Debutante Ball has raised more than $600,000 to acquire art for the permanent collection at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Colorado Springs loses tour de force with death of actor, director Paul Mathewson
The Gazette, 1/8/2016
Paul Mathewson performed on the FAC stage with the Fine Arts Center Repertory Theatre Company.

Haunted Windchimes sport new lineup, new music
The Gazette, 1/7/2016
Feature on The Haunted Windchimes playing at the FAC.

El Mac to Paint New Mural at Mesa Arts Center in 2016
Phoenix New Times, 1/6/2016
El Mac: Aerosol Exalted will travel to the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum from May 13 to August 7.

KRDO News: White Christmas Feature
KRDO 13 News, 1/1/2016
Another theatrical experience the whole family will love is Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. 

2015 in review: The top stories in Colorado Springs
The Gazette, 12/31/2015
Our Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico exhibition was listed as a top story for 2015.

Former Colorado Springs gang member finds new hope through art
The Gazette, 12/29/2015
Isidro Rodriguez has turned his life around thanks to the partnership between Nueva Ventura program and the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art.

The Art of Model Railroading
The N Scaler Blog, 12/29/2015
A patron who viewed our model railroad display wrote a blog about the experience.

KCME Culture Zone: Bemis Art School Winter/Spring Classes Feature
88.7 KCME, 12/28/2015
Tara Thomas and Jeremiah Houck of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art tell us about their Winter and Spring classes open to everyone. Registration is happening right now.

KKTV News: White Christmas Feature
KKTV 11 News, 12/24/2015
The musical White Christmas is on stage right now at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The amazing cast, crew and orchestra let us into the theater for a very special performance.

KKTV News: White Christmas Feature (2)
KKTV 11 News, 12/24/15
A second clip from KKTV on White Christmas.

Theater Review: FAC’s ‘White Christmas’ more Broadway than Golden Age Hollywood
The Gazette, 12/21/2015
The new “White Christmas,” which runs through Jan. 3 at the Fine Arts Center, also went from 18 Irving Berlin tunes to about 24, including the Oscar-winning title song, “Sisters” and “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep.”

Fox News: Give! Military Artistic Healing Program
Fox 21 News, 12/21/2015
Features a group at the Fine Arts Center that helps military veterans and their families transition back into civilian life through art therapy. The Military Artistic Healing Program mostly works with people who are battling post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

5 Colorado Springs nonprofits receive anonymous donations totaling nearly $250K
The Gazette, 12/21/2015
Many nonprofits live and die by this motto: Every donation counts. It doesn’t matter if it’s pocket change or a big fat check.

KRDO News: White Christmas Day Camp Feature
KRDO 13 News, 12/18/2015
Kids can get a tour of the theater, get hands on experience of the White Christmas set, a dance class from a professional actor and a chance to meet a character in the musical!

KRCC: Blake Milteer/Joy Armstrong Interview
91.5 KRCC, 12/18/2015
On this episode of The Big Something: In-depth Conversation on Culture and Ideas in the Pikes Peak region, we speak with outgoing Museum Director at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Blake Milteer, and his soon-to-be successor, Joy Armstrong

5 Colorado Springs nonprofits receive anonymous donations totaling nearly $250K
The Gazette, 12/18/2015
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center was one of the organizations to receive an anonymous donation.

Must be Beautiful in Vermont This Time of Year: White Christmas Review
Kelly McAllister Review, 12/17/2015
The FAC has done it yet again with a heart-warming, funny, exhilarating production. This is a great show, from start to finish- full of fantastic performances, wonderful music, and just the right amount of whimsy.

White Christmas at the FAC Headlines a Trio of Winning Christmas Plays
Colorado Springs Independent Review, 12/16/2015
It is in this spirit of memorable moments that the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center brings us Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, now showing through Jan. 3, 2016. A better choice for a holiday treat is hard to imagine.

BWW Review: FAC’s Dream of a White Christmas
Broadway World Review, 12/14/2015
The production now playing at the Fine Arts Center embraces that nostalgia from the first sing-along of the title standard, and the holiday crowd was quite content to be carried along with the sentiment.

KKTV 11 News: White Christmas Opening Weekend Feature
KKTV 11 News, 12/9/2015
Right about now, they are wrapping up a final dress rehearsal tonight at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. They have a Christmas classic opening on stage this weekend

The Ghosts of a Gold Rush Town
BBC World Update, 12/9/2015
Photographers Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have been collaborating as “Anderson & Low” since 1990. Their haunting photographs of Victor capture a place caught between the present and the past, and feature in a new book, “City of Mines”.

FAC Offers Free Tix to First Responders, Military
Pikes Peak on the Cheap, 12/8/2015
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) announces the release of 200 free tickets for the Dec. 31 performance of the live holiday musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas to military and first responder families.|

Fine Arts Center Offers Free Tickets to Military, First Responders
The Gazette, 12/14/2015
The Fine Arts Center will give the gift of musical theater to active military and first responders and their families this year. Two hundred free tickets are now available to those folks for the FAC’s Dec. 31 performance of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.”

2015 True West Award: Christopher L. Sheley
Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 12/8/2015
Sheley and the Fine Arts Center are a perfect match: A theatre company housed within an art museum and, for a decade now, a scenic designer who creates worlds on stage that are themselves works of art.

‘White Christmas’ Adds to Nostagia of Holiday Season at Fine Arts Center
The Gazette, 12/7/15
Watching the film “White Christmas” is a holiday ritual for many. This year folks can watch it unfold live at the Fine Arts Center.

Londoners’ Haunting ‘City Of Mines’ Images Come To Colorado Springs
Colorado Public Radio, 12/1/2015
London-based photographers Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low are best known for their portraits of elite athletes, but their “City of Mines” images are on display at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The two spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.

KKTV 11 News: White Christmas Tickets Feature
KKTV 11 News, 12/4/2015
For first responders and for active duty military. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is giving away 200 free tickets to the New Year’s Eve performance of the musical, White Christmas

KCME Culture Zone: Bemis Art Show Feature
88.7 KCME, 11/29/2015
The FAC’s Bemis School of Art will have their annual Fine Art Show and Sale.

KCME Culture Zone: Military Artistic Healing Feature
88.7 KCME, 11/22/2015
Keith Simon speaks to participants in the Military Artistic Healing Program presented by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art. The program is also participating in the Indy Give campaign this year.

A Season for Joy – FAC names Joy Armstrong as next head curator
Colorado Springs Independent, 11/18/2015
“We consider Joy a rock star among us,” says David Dahlin, FAC president and CEO. “She’s a homegrown talent and she’s quite amazing. If I was running a museum in some other city and saw the work Joy’s done, and the arc of her career, I’d be thrilled.”

Joy Armstrong Named Fine Arts Center’s Next Executive Museum Director and Chief Curator
The Gazette, 11/15/2015
Joy Armstrong, the current curator at the Fine Arts Center, was named Thursday as the institution’s next executive museum director and chief curator.

KCME Culture Zone: FAC Surreal Exhibitions Feature
88.7 KCME, 11/15/2015
Blake Milteer and Joy Armstrong of the Fine Arts Center talk about their latest exhibitions featuring surrealistic art: “Springs Surreal” and “Magritte and His Contemporaries”, and more.

Joy Armstrong named next FAC Executive Director/Curator
Colorado Springs Independent, 11/13/2015
Those excited by the fresh energy of the recent El Mac graffiti exhibition inside the fine-art setting of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be thrilled to learn that the curator behind it,Joy Armstrong, has been named the FAC’s new executive director and chief curator.

Fox 21 News: Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Feature
Fox 21 News, 11/13/2015
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival kicks off, honoring films and filmmakers that present the world as “women experience it.” Films will be screened throughout the weekend at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Documentary Focuses on Eric Bransby, Public Art
Liberty Tribune, 11/12/2015
From the beginning of Bransby’s career at the Kansas City Art Institute studying under Benton as one of his “star” students, to his studies at The Broadmoor Art Academy (now Fine Arts Center) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, under Boardman Robinson and Jean Charlot, the film examines the art, the teachers’ influence and the birth of a master.

Westword: Haunted Windchimes Event Feature
Westword, 11/12/2015
Pueblo’s Best Export Since Steel” The Haunted Windchimes sound is very traditional folk and blues and the songs have a vintage quality, as if they might have been written yesterday or 75 years ago.

5 Reasons to Attend the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival
5280 Magazine, 11/11/2015
The longest running women’s film festival in North America will take over Colorado Springs this weekend. In its 28th season, it’s slated to be the biggest yet.

KCMJ 93.9: The Photo Show: Military Artistic Healing Feature
KCMJ 93.9, 11/10/2015
In this episode I talk with Tara Thomas, Executive Director of Education at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Kim Nguyen (instructor/therapist)and T.J. Darbe (student) about the Military Artistic Healing Program. We discuss how the program helps veterans deal with PTSD.

KCMJ: Military Artistic Healing Program Feature
KCMJ 93.9, 11/6/2015
Special guests share about the Fine Arts Center’s Military Artistic Healing Program, plus the usual good news and advice for healthy, happy living.

Colorado Public Television Will Feature Colorado Springs Artist Eric Bransby
The Gazette, 11/9/2015
His murals at the Fine Arts Center, Pioneers Museum and Cossitt Hall at Colorado College will also be featured in the documentary, along with interviews of Bransby’s former colleagues and students and archival film, not only of Bransby painting murals, but also of his mentors, including Boardman Robinson and Thomas Hart Benton.

Broadway World: White Christmas
Broadway World, 11/5/2015
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Dec 10 through Jan 3, 2016. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs.

Magritte Paintings Featured in Fine Arts Center’s ‘Collections Surréaliste’
The Gazette, 11/5/2015
The Fine Arts Center will present “Collections Surréaliste” with three paintings by René Magritte and works on paper by other well-known European artists, including Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Kay Sage, Herbert Bayer and Roberto Matta… a second exhibit, “Springs Surreal,” features Magritte-inspired works by local artists.

Slate: Anderson & Low Blog Post
Slate, 11/2/2015
This Mysterious Colorado Mining Town Seems to Run on Its Own Frequency…

Spencer Penrose Birthday Video
El Pomar Foundation Facebook, 11/2/2015
El Pomar Foundation: Today marks the 150th birthday for our founder, Spencer Penrose. To honor his special day, we have a message for Mr. Penrose from those who continue to carry out his legacy today.

Portrait of an Artist
Springs Magazine, Fall Issue
El Mac Exhibition feature

Clothes Call
Denver Life Magazine, 11/1/2015
Featuring Love, Loss & What I Wore

KRDO: Military Artistic Healing Reception Feature
KRDO 13 News, 10/31/2015
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is celebrating military personnel in November by putting their art work on display. The FAC has Military Art Healing Programs that they say help soldiers to manage stress.

Anderson & Low Photo Exhibition Continues at FAC
The Gazette, 10/27/2015
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is showing a photographic exhibition, “Anderson & Low: City of Mines.” Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low describe the sense of wonder that the Colorado town of Victor – the City of Mines – has instilled in them over many years.

Wait Until Dark Review
Theater Colorado, 10/27/2015
That’s what makes Wait Until Dark the perfect October show for me.  It doesn’t require a vivid imagination; the horror is all too real.  With no special effects and no monsters, Wait Until Dark is scary because it could happen to any of us.

WAIT UNTIL DARK, THEN GET YOURSELF TO THE FAC
Kelly McAllister Review, 10/26/2015
The words that come to mind when I think of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s current production of Wait Until Dark: exciting, breath-taking, scary, macabre. Also insightful, dramatic, and smart. And funny. Creepy. Fast paced. Unrelenting. Cool.

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE to Return to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Broadway World, 10/21/2015
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) brings the sold-out and twice extended production from 2014, LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE back to the stage November 12-22.

CS Indy Best of: Cultural Attraction/Museum
Colorado Springs Independent, 10/21/2015
#1 Cultural Attraction/Museum: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

CS Indy Best of: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center/Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe
Colorado Springs Independent, 10/21/2015
The selection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Eloquent Objects as “best” in these respective categories makes perfect sense in 2015 (The Year of O’Keeffe, according to the FAC).

Fine Arts Center to hold auditions for ‘Peter & The Starcatcher’
The Gazette, 10/18/2015
Seeking a spot in the limelight? The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company will be holding auditions for various roles in its upcoming production of “Peter & The Starcatcher.”

BWW Review: FAC’s WAIT UNTIL DARK an Engrossing Thriller
Broadway World Review, 10/18/2015
Wait Until Dark is, for me, the ideal Halloween experience: a tense, unsettling thriller rooted in relatable fears and all-too-human monsters.

Wait Until Dark/Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (October 15 – November 1)
Colorado Theater Guild, 10/15/2015
Cast a ballot for Wait Until Dark…

Mallrats invade the FAC
Colorado Springs Independent, 10/14/2015
Kevin Smith’s 7:30 p.m. show on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has already sold out… following the recent opening of an ambitious graffiti exhibit inside the fine art setting, the arrival of two celebs best known for smut humor confirms that edgier new programming for the venue thankfully isn’t an isolated incident.

Announcement of Kevin Smith
The Gazette, 10/13/2015
Kevin Smith, the famed filmmaker responsible for “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” “Chasing Amy” and other cult classics, will be in town for a Q&A at the Fine Arts Center.

10 Unique Colorado Springsian Autumn Date Night Ideas
Colorado Springs Moms Blog, 10/12/2015
Dark Matter Bash at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

45 must-visit attractions in and around Colorado Springs
The Gazette, 10/10/2015
The Colorado Springs area is far from boring. We have the Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Manitou Incline and other must-visit attractions…

Urban arts promise to ‘shake it up’ at Fine Arts Center
The Gazette, 10/1/2015
What started with a push to spotlight fringe artforms will bring an urban edge to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center… rap duels, break-dancing contests, DJ performances and live graffiti art are on the bill at JAM FAC, a one-day, hip-hop-infused urban art bonanza being held to build excitement for the Fine Art Center’s latest exhibition, “Aerosol Exalted.”

Ripple effect – El Mac’s ripple style started as an accident, but became a legacy
Colorado Springs Independent, 9/30/2015
To kick off graffiti art exhibition El Mac: Aerosol Exalted, the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center is throwing JAM FAC, a street arts festival celebrating urban art culture. Scheduled events include live music, breakdancing and graffiti demos.

Wall flowers no more: Graffiti emerges from under bridges, even making its way into the Fine Arts Center
Colorado Springs Independent, 9/30/2015
Wall Flowers No More: Graffiti emerges from under bridges, even making its way into the Fine Arts Center.

AROUND TOWN: FAC ends ‘Year of Georgia O’Keeffe’ with Black Iris Ball
The Gazette, 9/27/2015
The list 300 guests had become 320 and by the night of the annual Fine Arts Center Gala on Aug. 29 hit an all-time high RSVP list of 400, along with a waiting list…

13 Art trips you need to take – Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel, 9/17/2015
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is an undiscovered arts-and-culture treasure. The center comprises a museum with more than 20,000 works, a theater and an art school. It has unexpected offerings, like yoga classes in a light-filled hall as well as an innovative Tactile Gallery where you’re encouraged to touch the art.

Review of Putting it Together in the Indy – by Bill Wheeler
Colorado Springs Independent, 9/16/2015
Classy Bits: The FAC innovates upon a musical master with Putting it Together

Review of Putting it Together
Kelly McAllister Review, 9/14/2015
Well, they’ve done it again. The Theatre at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, under the exceptional leadership of Artistic Director Scott RC Levy and t he fantastic direction and choreography of FAC Associate Director of Performing Arts Nathan Halvorson, has mounted yet another outstanding show. This time, it’s Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together. My short review: It’s freaking brilliant, and you need to see it. Get online and buy your tickets right now. Go ahead. I’ll wait.

Fall art: The top 10 trips to museums and galleries in Colorado
Denver Post, 9/11/2015
Hard to know what to expect from this show of work by international graffiti artist Miles MacGregor, who goes by El Mac. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is a cultural leader in the region, though not exactly a hotbed of urban art. A totally enticing departure.

Colorado Springs Festival Highlights Van Briggle Pottery
The Gazette, 9/11/2015
…the day has evolved from inside and outside tours of the building to include speakers and booths staffed by the Fine Arts Center, Horticultural Art Society, Pioneers Museum and Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs.

Salvaging our Artistic Roots
Colorado Springs Independent, 9/9/2015
A couple of years ago, I became interested in the murals. Mechau, who painted the mural of running horses in the courtyard of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, is now considered to have been the finest Colorado artist of the 20th century.

KOAA 5: FAC Makes National List Feature
KOAA 5 News 5, 9/3/2015
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has been added to an elite list: 13 Art Trips You Need to Take

CS Indy Fall Theatre Preview
Colorado Springs Independent, 9/2/2015
With lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim, this Colorado premiere showcases the songs of America’s most-awarded living musical theater composer. It’s a one-of-a-kind compilation with nearly 30 tunes from shows such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Company and Follies.

CS Indy Fall Arts Preview
Colorado Springs Independent, 9/2/2015
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will unveil El Mac: Aerosol Exalted on Oct. 3 with a day-long street-art festival complete with food trucks, performances by Stoney Bertz and The ReMINDers (among others), and a b-boy battle.

Springs Surreal Featured in Montage Magazine
Montage Magazine, September Edition
Surreal in Colorado: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center showcases local artists by juxtaposing their work with a 20th century master’s.

O’Keeffe exhibit extended at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
The Gazette, 8/29/2015
You have an extra week to visit the Fine Arts Center’s current exhibit, “Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico.” The show now runs through Sept. 20.

Pikes Peak region’s tourism industry having best run in several years
The Gazette, 8/24/2015
The planets have nearly aligned to produce what may end up as a record-setting tourism season this year in the Colorado Springs area…

Paula Poundstone talks politics, headlines and family at Fine Arts Center
The Gazette, 8/21/2015
Comedian Paula Poundstone doesn’t overthink her stand-up routine when she’s out on tour. “I talk about raising a houseful of kids and animals,” she says, “and paying attention to the news well enough to cast a halfway decent vote.”

Pounds of Laughter
Colorado Springs Independent, 8/19/2015
With the impressive media resumé — and 103,000 Twitter followers — it’s no surprise that Poundstone draws a crowd when she shows up at performing arts centers and theaters across the country. Her 2013 one-night-only performance at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center sold completely out, and she’s done it again for Friday’s show.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s O’Keeffe show extended
The Gazette, 8/18/2015
The traveling exhibit includes a dozen O’Keeffe paintings and about three dozen works by 26 of her contemporaries, including Emil Bisttram, Andrew Dasburg, Raymond Jonson and Gustave Baumann. The FAC’s own O’Keeffe piece, “Dark Iris No. 1,” is also on display.

Forbes calls Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center worth a trip
The Gazette, 8/13/2015
Forbes has a crush on us. The American business magazine’s travel guide editors recently published a list of 13 art trips we all need to take. And right near the top, after the museums of Florence and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, is the Fine Arts Center.

Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and still-life art in New Mexico
Pueblo Pulp, 6/30/2015
the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is hosting “Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico.” The FAC is one of only four museums in the country to host the exhibit, which contains some of O’Keeffe’s best work from the height of her career, including examples of her flower paintings, bone still-lifes and paintings of the Ghost Ranch.