UNITED IN DANCE!
September 22, 2018
Wasson Theatre Complex | Colorado Springs
UNITED IN DANCE! assembles works by some of the most active and accomplished choreographers of this generation in a program that highlights METdance’s signature effervescent energy and passion for diversity. From the high energy and spirit of New Orleans, to the meditative and mesmerizing winter snowcaps of Poland, UNITED IN DANCE! takes audiences on a thrilling journey filled with passionate emotion and fierce athleticism. Attendees of the 2017 Green Box Arts festival will remember this energetic performance by the acclaimed METdance, a Green Box Arts Festival alum.
Visit Colorado Springs Dance Theatre for more details.
Pictured: METdance Performers
An Exhibition Featuring Eight Female Artists from the Kirkpatrick Bank Collection
Beginning June 29, 2018
Kirkpatrick Bank | Colorado Springs, CO
Please join us for an exhibition featuring a selection of artwork created by eight women in varying stages of their careers. The artwork consists of painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper. From the American west to dance to minimalism, the themes and influences in their work are just as diverse as their mediums.
The exhibition will be open through the summer, and provides the community with the opportunity to appreciate internationally and nationally known contemporary artists in this downtown location.
Featured artists include:
Rima Canaan Lee
Nancy Stage Robinson
This exhibition is available for public visitors Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pictured: Two Riders, 2014 by Rima Canaan Lee; Eve's Apple White, 2005 by Edwina Sandys and Salome (Dance of the Seven Veils), 2017 by Nancy Stage Robinson
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers' Neighboorhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life's weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn't been anything like Mr. Rogers on the television before and there hasn't been anything since.
Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children's television host, in reality Fred Roger's career represents a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view about how we should best speak to children about important matters and how television could be used as a positive force in our society.
In Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Neville pays tribute to this legacy with the latest in his series of highly engaging, moving documentary portraits of essential American artists.
Visit Won't You Be My Neighbor? for more information.
PRAIRIE SCHOONERS by Patrick Dougherty
Patrick Dougherty has completed his newest work, Prairie Schooners, at the H.A. Chapman Centennial Green in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is the third project of Urban Core Art Project, an arts organization with a mission to develop site-inspired public art while activating pedestrian spaces and fostering economic development. We encourage our Oklahoma friends to visit Tulsa now through March 2019 - and those further west can still view Footprint in Green from #GBAF2016 in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado!
Visit Stickwork.net for more information.
Pictured: Prairie Schooners, 2018. UCAP Urban Core Art Project.
Photo Credit: Geoffrey Hicks
YEAR OF THE DOG
Year of the Dog deeply examines the profound human-animal bond, from a cultural obsession with our canine companions, as well as the opposing attitudes of disposability and disregard for the very same creatures. Featuring six highly renowned American artists working across media and each addressing a different facet of the theme, Year of the Dog asks us to examine the psychology of our sometimes contradictory relationships with animals. Through the power of visual art, it opens an opportunity for dialogue surrounding the ways in which we can all strive to live more compassionately for the benefit of all sentient beings and the world in which they inhabit.
Exhibition includes works by:
Nick Cave (Chicago, IL) mixed media scupture
Monique Crine (Denver, CO) oil painting
Shannon Johnstone (Raliegh, NC) photography
Frank and Sharon Romero (Los Angeles, CA) painting and mixed media
Ralph Scala (Santa Fe, NM) ceramics
Visit Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College for more information.
Pictured: Landfill Dogs, Karsten, Impoundment #87239 (detail) by Shannon Johnstone. Archival Inkjet Printer, 2013. Karsten was adopted in August 2013 after spending four months in the shelter.
PUBLIC ART WALK
Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
FOOTPRINT IN GREEN by Patrick Dougherty
On view through September 24
Dorothy Conn Park | 10740 Ute Pass Avenue
Born in Oklahoma, and raised in North Carolina, Patrick Dougherty has gained international acclaim over the past 30 years for his twisting, curling branch sculpture work. Inspired by primitive building techniques, his work calls to our basic need for shelter, while capturing our imagination with the simple stick. Dougherty has constructed more than 250 environmental creations of monumental scale, which require saplings by the truckloads. His sculptures have been seen worldwide - from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States. Footprint in Green has its inspiration in petroglyphs, rock engravings, and paintings associated with prehistoric peoples. We hope Footprint in Green inspires you to take a moment, use your imagination, and enjoy the outdoors.
Photo credit: David Lauer
226.5' Arc X 4 by Bernar Venet
Green Box Arts Workshop | 6990 Lake Street
For more than five decades, improvisation has helped shape Bernar Venet's art forms. Beginning with photography and mediums such as coal and tar, Venet began using steel after becoming interested in logic and mathematics. When creating his monumental steel sculptures, Venet didn't use preparatory drawings, he used intuition to shape each curve of steel to create visually captivating forms. Venet's sculptures have been shown all over the world and are included in many of the most prestigious public and private collections in Europe, America and Asia. The steel sculptures of Venet grace public plazas and beautiful gardens around the world.
Photo credit: Tom Kimmell
RUBBISH by Paul Solberg
Lake Street Billboard | 7010 Lake Street
RUBBISH is a flower installation made by artist, Paul Solberg, exclusively for the town of Green Mountain Falls. The flowers he photographs are usually discarded from flower shops. He hopes the flowers remind people to be creative, and to re-use what is around them. Solberg lives in New York City.
Paul Solberg is our featured artist at Green Box Arts Festival this summer, 2018. Since 2004, Solberg's seminal work has been captured in what he calls Flower Portraits. Th same depth is seen in his human subjects, such as the portrait of Ai Weiweid (2008), and his haunting portraits of the Armed Forces in Service, which resides in such collections as the Elton John Photography Collection, and most recently shown at the America House in Kiev, 2017. Solberg studied Anthropology in South Africa and moved to New York City in 1996, with his photographic career launched by his first published book, Bloom (2005). What followed were several publications including his acclaimed monograph, Ten Years in Pictures (2014), and Tyrants Lederhosen (2011), a catalogue of his collaboration with acclaimed photographer, Christopher Makos.
THE MUSICAL SWINGS by Daily tous les jours
On view through September 24 and available to swing daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Gazebo Lake Park | 7010 Lake Street
The Musical Swings by Canadian artist collaborative, Daily tous les jours, returns to Green Mountain Falls this year in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Green Box Arts Festival.
In 2014, Green Box Arts Festival commissioned the first United States-based swings exhibition, which consisted of 10 musical swings. Set amidst the mountains, the swings not only brought participants together but also brought them closer to the astonishing surroundings.
The Musical Swings consists of a series of musical swings. When used all together, the swings activate different notes, composing musical pieces in which certain melodies emerge only through cooperation. It's an interactive experience where visitors adjust to the actions of others to make music with their entire bodies, connect with one another, and have a sense of ownership of the installation through the music they create. The result is a giant collective instrument that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds.
Since 2011, the original swings installation, 21 Swings, has attracted millions of fans to the Quartier des spectacles area in Montreal, where every day each swing has swung and average of 8,500 times.
Photo credit: Daily tous les jours
FOUR ORBITS by Charles O. Perry
Mountain Road Corner | 10195 Ute Road
Four Orbits in an incredible 21' tall bronze sculpture by Charles O. Perry (1929-2011). Perry was a creator, an artist of many dimensions, who pondered the wonderful mysteries of the universe. His large scale and monumental sculptures celebrate and question the laws of nature. His intuitive investigation of nature's variables provides the springboard for many of Perry's concepts. Believing that sculpture must stand on its own merit without need of explanation, Perry's work has an elegance of form that masks the mathematical complexity of its genesis. Perry's Four Orbits sculpture is dark bronze, eleven feet tall, and weighs roughly 5,000 pounds. It is mounted on a ten-foot stainless steel pole.
Photo credit: Tom Kimmell