Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Inaugural Peak Arts Prize winners announced

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click to enlarge Jasmine Dillavou's 100 Potions for Puerto Rico won the Peak Arts Prize in the individual artists category. - JASMINE DILLAVOU
  • Jasmine Dillavou
  • Jasmine Dillavou's 100 Potions for Puerto Rico won the Peak Arts Prize in the individual artists category.

Wednesday, March 21, The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region announced the winners of the inaugural Peak Arts Prize, a creative new grant program for arts and culture organizations and individuals in the area, funded by Pikes Peak Community Foundation’s Fund for the Arts.
Between March 1-15, the public voted on worthy grant recipients based on the applicants’ video applications. In a press release, COPPeR’s deputy director Angela Seals said: “The community has chosen inspiring winners this year, whose projects will engage people in new ways with local art. Peak Arts Prize is all about community connection. We invite the public to watch for when the Prize winners’ projects unfold this year near you and attend, participate, and support the winners!”

See below for the winners and a little about each of their projects:

Large Arts Organizations (Prize: $7,500)
Destination Space
By Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs will produce a community event of science & art in partnership with the Space Foundation featuring original music, NASA visuals, hands-on activities, educational exhibits, instrument petting zoo & star viewing.

Small Arts Organizations (Prize: $5,000)
Springs Murals
By Colorado Street Art Company

Colorado Street Art Company will launch their Colorado Springs presence and oversee production of several street art murals in the city this summer. Local artists would paint the murals in collaboration with the community.

Individual Artists (Prize: $2,500)
100 Potions for Puerto Rico
By Jasmine Dillavou

Jasmine Dillavou will create and exhibit an installation of 100 magical potion assemblages to spread awareness about the forgotten history of Puerto Rico and the tragedy of Hurricane Maria. Ten will be created by people in Puerto Rico.

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