Celebrating 50 Years of Philanthropy. For half a century, the Colorado Springs Debutante Ball has been committed to the recognition of young women and their families, providing them with a year of meaningful experiences and culminating with an event befitting the grandeur of this tradition. Since the first Ball, held in December of 1967, the Debutante Ball Committee has generously contributed the annual proceeds to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s museum acquisitions fund. With cumulative donations totaling nearly $600,000 to date, it has been made possible for the Fine Arts Center to make some of its most significant purchases for the permanent collection.
This hilarious troupe returns for their fourth residency at the FAC. This newest episode is a theatrical SPOOF on the golden age of radio – a time when men were men, dames had moxie, and the sound of adventure filled the air waves! The Colorado Springs Gazette calls it a “hilarious send-up of old-time radio,” complete with twistedly nostalgic commercials, hysterical ‘off-air’ actor interaction and audience participation. This ain’t your Grandpa’s Old Time Radio Show! The WYNOT Radio Theatre Show is an evening of side splitting comedy you don’t want to miss!
Haymarket Books will release Inauguration, a free digital chapbook by Colorado Poets Idris Goodwin and Nico Wilkinson. Goodwin and Wilkinson will be joined at the book release party by local performers. Inauguration is a collection of ten poems written in reaction to the onset of a new political regime. Writing out of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Goodwin and Wilkinson trade ruminations of survival in a hostile political climate. Yet Inauguration transcends partisan rhetoric. It is a response to the noise and the silence, a rallying call to collectively find our way forward. Doors open at 6:30p.
Whatever your artistic interest and whatever your age or skill level, we have classes to drive your passions at the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art, a year-round facility. Experienced artists and art instructors, large studios and limited class size create a motivational and supportive environment to explore and develop your talents.
This final session will explore late modern trends in architecture and design. This includes examination of important late modern architects, such as Norman Foster, Santiago Calatrava, Rafael Vinoly, Tadao Ando and James Turrell. Also explore the movement’s tendency towards “Mega-Skyscrapers,” and major Art-Science Construction around the world.
Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone’s quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME! where she holds the record for game losses. “The others cheat,” Poundstone says, “you wouldn’t think NPR would put up with that.”
East meets West in this collaboration between visual artists Claudia Mastrobuono and Jodi Stevens. Their site-specific installation, Limen, will pay homage to the natural environment of the Colorado Springs area through Mastrobuono and Stevens’ mastery of common commercial materials.