Friday, October 28, 2011

Piñon Canyon art comes to town

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Peace activist Bill Sulzman is putting out the word about the Piñon Canyon Preservation Exhibition in Colorado Springs next week. He forwards the following from one of the organizers, Doug Holdread of Trinidad:

On Nov. 3rd we’ll have a press conference at 3:00 in front of the exhibit which will be set up on Cascade Avenue in front of the Worner Center. This will be a photo op, and an opportunity for any of the artists who are present to make a brief statement if they want to do that.

Then at 4:30 in WES room (downstairs Worner Center) we’ll have a public information program with a short slide show about the Artists Against Expansion efforts, explaining the purpose of the "Piñon Canyon Preservation Exhibition."

At 5:00 we’ll be doing a general update on the current status of the Piñon Canyon issue with Lon Robertson, President of the Piñon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition, PCEOC, followed by a question and answer session.

On Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th, the exhibition will be open to the public from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. We are looking for volunteers to staff this.

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Here's some information about Holdread from his website:

Doug Holdread has been exploring and depicting the landscapes of Southeastern Colorado for forty years. And he has explored his own inner landscape in the process. Doug's work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions, including one at the National Palace of Fine Art in San Miguel, Mexico.

His career began as an artist for the Coast Guard. He has been an educator, a television art director and a historical illustrator. His paintings are on display at the National Santa Fe Trail Center and the National Park Service has used a number of his paintings for exhibits along the Trail, from Missouri to New Mexico.

Doug coordinates the art program at Trinidad State Junior College and he is working on several murals there, including one depicting the history of the Purgatory River Valley.

If you want to volunteer to help, contact Sulzman at 389-0644.

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