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  • Cloud City rises up in Green Mountain Falls

    Fri, June 7, 2013 by Jen Mulson with no comments

    A massive honeycomb-shaped interactive art installation is being built from the ground up 11 miles west of the Springs.

    Cloud City will be open June 23-July 13 during the Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls.

    The exhibit, by Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno, weighs 20 tons and is 36-feet high. It consists of 16 modules, built of plexiglass, fiberglass, steel, cables, giant bolts and stainless steel mirrors. Visitors can climb inside each module.

    The exhibit is built to reflect the environment in all angles.

    “It’s a building and a sculpture,” said Graham Stewart, the engineer behind the assembly.

    Cloud City

    Cloud City

    The installation was last seen on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. More than 500,000 people experienced the piece there, before it recently traveled via eight semi trucks to Colorado.

    The free exhibit will be open from 1-7 p.m. daily. Only 11 people are allowed inside at a time at 20-minute intervals. Visitors must be able to enter and walk around safely. If that’s not the case, there will be a virtual online tour available.

    Details: greenboxarts.org

     

  • Sidewalk Stage performers needed

    Thu, June 6, 2013 by Jen Mulson with no comments

    Sidewalk Stage, a new downtown performance program, seeks artists who can perform music, dance, theater, spoken word and more. Performances will be on street corners and sidewalk spaces Thursdays-Saturdays from July 11 to Aug. 17. Artists, ensembles and arts organizations in the state of Colorado are eligible. The deadline to apply is Monday. Applications and program guidelines are online: downtowncs.com.

  • Art on the Run series starts

    Wed, June 5, 2013 by Jen Mulson with no comments

    The Patty Jewett Neighborhood Association starts its annual Art on the Run series, a musical and theatrical program along Shooks Run Trail. From 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through July 17 (except July 3), live music and theater will be performed along the trail between Columbia and San Miguel streets in the Patty Jewett neighborhood, just south of Dogtooth Coffee Co., 505 E. Columbia St.; pjna.org.

    • Wednesday: Rare Ould Times (Celtic)
    • June 12: Millibo Art Theatre
    • June 19: Burn the Maps (indie-folk)
    • June 26: Colorado Springs Conservatory
    • July 10: Colorado Springs Conservatory
    • July 17: Mr. Kilroy’s Bus (Americana)

    Birgitta De Pree and Jim Jackson of the Millibo Art Theatre.

    Birgitta De Pree and Jim Jackson of the Millibo Art Theatre.

  • Showcase at Studio Bee changes name and day

    Tue, June 4, 2013 by Jen Mulson with no comments

    The Pikes Peak Center’s Showcase at Studio Bee has adopted a new name and new night. It is now called Colorado Native Live, and held the first Fridays of the month. The first show in the series is Friday with the bands Hydrogen Skyline and Get Along, 6:30 p.m., 190 S. Cascade Ave., free. Details: 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

    Hydrogen Skyline

    Hydrogen Skyline