I've said it before and I'll say it again. The FAC rivals any museum I've seen in my native L.A., San Francisco, Long Beach, Denver, you name it. We have such an amazing cultural treasure here, and i hope the art community truly recognizes and appreciates that. With exhibits like Floyd Tunson's, the Sideshow of the Absurd, and their exquisite permanent collection, they've set themselves up as a world class art institution- not to mention the work Bemis does in the community, with students and with at-risk youth. I have no doubt the FAC will continue to thrive and be a beacon here in COS. I love the little art community we have here- there's some fun art/artists and i usually attend first fridays, take a piece home here and there- but when i want to be Nourished, I go to the Fine Art Center.
thanks for the write up! we're honored to be part of the "seeds" project and appreciate the recognition. the mural project is a two person microcosm of community that combines talents and efforts to produce results that otherwise couldn't be achieved separately or individually. jennifer ryan's seeing and being inspired by work we've done with at risk kids, putting her own unique spin on it and forming the non-profit "mural project of colorado springs" makes this all possible, as she is the idea person and the one that does all the legwork- doing marketing, contacts, coordination, and about a hundred other things- all things that an artist just doesn't have time or the inclination to do that open the doors for this work to be done. we hope we are an example of what can happen when the business community and the art community come together in one mind...
you didn't mention isaac green's name in 5564 to toronto? what a crappy thing to do to a kid that played his heart out.
...Reading this Toilet Paper article in it's entirety again today I can't help but wonder if the pastor's statements weren't made tongue in cheek. I like to give the benefit of the doubt that pastors, and the one in this particular Toilet Paper article especially, are good men with integrity and good intentions. It does seem beyond belief that anyone would knowingly make such horrible and outrageous statements and be serious. But, nonetheless, there it is in black and white, and whether made in a flip manner or not, in context of the treatment that this woman has allegedly received, I can't help but wonder what in the world would possess someone to speak such atrocities at all, especially in the climate of the persecution that gays suffer at the hands of churches and right-wing politicians and their undiscerning followers, and especially in this town. I do know that behind closed doors a disturbing number of evangelicals actually do believe the sentiments that the statements in the column either jokingly or earnestly convey.
Funny- i still have an old issue of "the Toilet Paper" where an associate pastor said in an interview something to the effect that in a perfect world all gays would be "institutionalized and reeducated, evangelized, and kept from harming themselves and others." Hmmmmmm. I've heard that before. Scary.
Anyway- kicking her to the curb is a wonderfully gracious way to thank her for her heroism, by the way... WWJD?
not sure how being in a helicopter flying over town works better than on your knees, but in this town nothing surprises me when it comes to nutty church stuff. i still have the issue of "the toilet papaer" where a very prominent pastor in one of the biggest evangelical churches here said in an interview that in a perfect world "all homosexuals would be rounded up and thrown in prison." who wants people of that ilk to pray for them? seems more of a curse than a blessing...
funny how everyone disregards the native americans protests in favor of their own better judgement- i guess they need the "master race" to tell them what's good for them from their place of supreme aryan superiority.
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