An exhibit of photographs of the Waldo Canyon Fire and its aftermath. Professional and community artists were invited to enter their work. The opening reception will be 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 and the show runs through Oct. 13.
The BAC will present seminars designed to help artists improve their business and creative skills. Some of the region’s best artists, teachers and other professionals will talk about portfolio preparation, social media, grants, basic business finance, copyrights and marketing. The series concludes with a panel discussion featuring gallery owners and curators.
We’ll also host classes and workshops in pottery, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, illumination, papermaking/poetry, welding, solar etching and printmaking, all taught by knowledgeable and talented working artists.
And we’ll have open studios in papermaking and printmaking, with a pro available for support.
Stop by for a brochure/registration form; we’ll have a downloadable version on the website ASAP.
If you would like to receive a printable brochure via email, please email email@example.com with “education brochure” in the subject line.
THE BEST PART: BAC members receive a 10 percent discount on all class fees (does not apply to shop and supply fees).
CALL FOR ENTRIES
“Art for a New Start”: The BAC believes that art can be a powerful part of the healing process, so we are already 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 on Nov. 30 to meet the donor artists and select a piece for their new home. They also may choose art 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 1 or Dec. 2 on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please contact Liz at 659-8439 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jana at 685-1862 or email@example.com, as soon as possible to get your name on the list of donors. Please also include a biography and, if you wish, a personal note with your art.
NEW ONGOING ACTIVITIES
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 to our community, 3:20-4:30 p.m. Fridays starting Sept. 7. Open to all ages and skill levels, but kids younger than 13 need an adult musical sidekick.
Currently we have a couple of trumpets, some drummers, and a few guitars. We need donations of musical instruments. Donations are tax-deductible and keep the music rolling! More info: the bac.org, concretecouch.org or call Everardo at 344-9288.
Starting Sept. 9, Black Cat Books’ Knitting Group will meet at the BAC 4-6 p.m. Sundays. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by emailing Natalie@BlackCatBooks.com so that we are ready for you!
FAB LAB and RECYCLING CENTER
Concrete Couch and the BAC are teaming up to bring the community a weekly chance to fix old things or to design and fabricate new ones, while concurrently the new BAC Recycling center will be open for business. Joint sessions will be 3:30-5:30 p.m. every Wednesday, starting Sept. 12, in the back of the 513 building. It will be co-hosted by Craig Cantrell and Steve Wood.
Activities will be free to all, but kids younger than 13 must have an adult helper.
The RECYCLING CENTER currently has water- and oil-based paints and stains, some dimensional lumber and plywood, and an assortment of hardware (nails, screws, etc). Interested parties can swing by and pick up some recycled materials or drop off material donations.
The RECYCLING CENTER is run in a very small space, so they cannot accept all materials. Call CC director Steve Wood, 685-4422, about what they have or can accept. More information at thebac.org or concretecouch.org.
Colorado Springs Writers Reading Series, donation-based events hosted by Mandy Solomon. Open mic first hour, intermission, then featured reader. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 features Price Strobridge, poet laureate of the Pikes Peak region. The series continues at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2.
Improv Colorado presents family-friendly improv. Café seating and cash bar. Tickets at the door: adults $10, kids $8. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Venue 515. Information: 685-1862.
ZUMBATHON® charity event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Venue 515. Come join the fitness party that blends red-hot international music with contagious steps. All levels of ability are welcome, including newbies. We’ll have vendors and door prizes, too. If you’re interested in being a vendor, call 200-9171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance tickets: $5; at the door: $7. And 75 percent of the proceeds go to the BAC.
Author Fest of the Rockies, featuring Stephen Coonts, R.A. Nelson, Barbara Wright and Stephen Graham Jones. Sept. 28-29. For more information: authorfestoftherockies.org.
The Springs Acting Studio has announced its fall class schedule in Venue 515. It includes C.A.S.T. (Creative Arts for Small Thespians) for ages 4 to 5 and a half; Creative Dramatics for ages 5 and a half to 7; Character Scene Study for ages 8 to 11; and Music Theatre Skills for ages 11 to 14.
Also, SAS will perform “The Shape of Things” by Neil LaBute Nov. 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17.
For more information, contact Rachel Gressler, SAS executive director and teaching artist, at 303-588-2218 or email@example.com