Each year at this time, we like to fast-forward a few months and highlight some of what's ahead on our local artscape. We do this primarily to frustrate artists who aren't yet ready to bequeath titles to their works or shows, and secondarily as a service to readers who own artsy wall calendars, on which they're only too happy to pencil reminders of any sort so as to appear busy.
After scanning said horizon of canvases, bindings, pirouettes and more, we, the editors, love to sit back in our memory-foam-cushioned seats and search for deep symbolism and unifying themes to exploit when creating a coherent package. This year, after tossing out "innocence," "rebirth," "robots' rights" and "futility," we settled on "accessibility."
OK, we weren't that heavy-handed this year — we actually let the scene dictate our coverage. But when looking at a humble couple who amassed a stunning art collection (a piece of which has been given to Colorado Springs); a blue-collar collective aiming to pimp its city's underappreciated artistic progress; often-free, open-to-all dance nights; and upcoming wide-release films, local books and touring bands, accessibility was the only damned theme that made any sense.
We hope you enjoy accessing our preview, which we'd argue proves that art is for everyone. (Except robots.)Click here for the complete Fall Arts Preview 2009 table of contents!