Thursday, August 15, 2013

News from the arts inbox

Posted By on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM

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• Manitou Springs has taken a beating, and then some, but that's not stopping life as usual, for some, at least. For one, the Third Friday Artwalk is still on for tomorrow night starting at 5. Many galleries escaped the flooding unharmed, including Mountain Living Studio, Green Horse Gallery and the Business of Art Center, which has rescheduled it's ROLL Bike Art: Nine Million Bicycles opening reception for Friday night. The Story Project will also happen that night.

• Further down the road, the Commonwheel Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival will be located at the Fields Park, 101 El Paso Blvd., instead of Memorial Park this year. The hope is that it will be a safer location. Shuttle and parking information to follow.

• Organizers of Victor Celebrates the Arts, also scheduled for Labor Day weekend, are urging visitors to come to the festival, should conditions be safe for travel. Victor had its share of natural disasters, but has been cleaned up, they say.

• South of here, the Pueblo Performing Arts Guild announced a new partnership with 80/Twenty Wines, a Pueblo wine shop with a benefit vino called the Creative Corridor Cabernet. Somewhat similar to Bristol Brewing Company's Smokebrush Porter, a portion of the wine sales will go to the Corridor. The cabernet itself is from California, and while affordable (the bottle goes for $12.80), it will only be available for a limited time.

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• Lastly, the Phamaly Theatre Company will make its Colorado Springs debut Aug. 31 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The Denver troupe is unique, in that all its performers have some form of physical, cognitive or emotional disability. The names comes from its former title: Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League, when it was launched out of the Boettcher School in 1989.  "This theatre company is not some amateur group of 'thwarted Thespians' — but a very special group of actors who have surmounted incredible difficulties," writes Jeanna Wearing of KCME, which is working to bring Phamaly to the FAC.

The group will stage The Velveteen Rabbit, Sat., Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $13 and available through the Phamaly website.

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