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Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

I shall always remember him as a loving man, who loved Van Gogh and gave us his unique quality of the Middle Earth drawings and his landscapes. I had the opportunity, on one occasion to visit his paintings upstairs with my sister. His work was so prolific and touched my heart, just as he did to so many of us who followed his artistic work. RIP, dear man. Sharon Stephens 6 22 19.

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Posted by Sharon Stephens on 06/22/2019 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

I was fortunate enough to be taught by him at North Jr High school. He made a huge impact on my love of art. Thank you, dear Mr. Rocky!

Posted by RachelH on 06/21/2019 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

If there are any of you out there who Rockey lent his art to over the years , will you kindly return it? He lent it out for years as in his generous mind, he thought he was loaning it out for 6 months or a year and that it would be returned.

The family is deserving of his art, not the persons who borrowed it and have kept it. I only hope that some of you will help locate these pieces!! The family will pay for shipping but hopefully, after you enjoyed those pieces for free, you will gladly return them. Please mail USPS to Hannah Rockey Ten Canon Ave. Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Again, Rockey did not do his work to sell, he created from his heart!! Rockey's spirit and hiw family will be most appreciative. Thank you!!!

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Posted by Camille Lipinski on 06/19/2019 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

so few these days have the love and heart that Rocky had. Manitou always loved him and there should be something put in place to memorialize him. Manitou needs to keep him close in our minds forever as the world keeps becoming more materialistic.

He was so in tune with the Manitou spirit... lets keep that spirit alive! RIP Rocky!

Posted by happyfew on 06/19/2019 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

I recall when Mr. Rockey was my art teacher at North Jr. High. He would drive to work in his pickup truck with the little house on the back. He was an amazing teacher and a kind soul. I later ran into him at his studio in Manitou with my grown daughter. He gave us a little postcard print he did that I still keep. He is missed. Rest In Peace Mr. Rockey. My sympathys to his family.

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Posted by Dreamooer on 06/18/2019 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

I remember stumbling across Rockey's studio years ago on Canon. It was apparent that Rockey was a unique and special individual from fairy tale work he had in his studio. He was a very kind man and generous with advice about the artist's life. I loved going to Adam's Cafe for the atmosphere and to see Rockey's wonderful, wonderful paintings. It was like going to a Van Gogh exhibit, only it was Rockey's work. The food at Adam's has always been special, too. It all fit together so well. It was apparent that Rockey lived on his own terms and was a true artist in every sense of the word. He beautified Manitou Springs and captured its beauty on canvas for decades. Rest in peace, Rockey. You were a magnificent example of how to live. I hope Manitou Springs does something grand to commemorate his jubilant spirit.

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Posted by Tina Huston on 06/18/2019 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

I remember the older gentleman who walked down the street with his dog. The dog walked sideways because he was blind, and didnt like running into everything. My daughter was 17 at the time, shes 38 now. My daughter said this man wants to paint a portrait of me. Well I thought it was quite strange that this old man wanted to paint my beautiful daughter, until i met him. He was so kind, a bit different, but very genuine. I agreed to let her sit for him, and unfortunly he never finished because of an illness. we never got to see the portrait he started, wish there was a way to find out if he ever finished it.

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Posted by Bonnie Krueger on 06/18/2019 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

My husband and I called him Gandalf... the WISE ONE.
I had the pleasure of talking with him one time.
A precious moment from the angels.

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Posted by CeaCea Golem on 06/18/2019 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

Reston peace sir you were a fabulous art teacher we all love you we respected you and you will go on forever we love you and God bless Rosemarie Lopez Emerson high school

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Posted by Rosemarie Borrego Lopez on 06/18/2019 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

R HUFFORD you clearly dont have an appreciation for art and dont understand that this mans craft was also his livelyhood. I had the pleasure of knowing him and he was one of the kindest, most gentile and humble human beings in existence. He didnt die sitting on a huge fortune of money but instead created a world of beauty, culture and wonder for his community. $385 was a steal and your comment is in poor taste and shows a major lack of class and compassion.

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Posted by Katie Lockley on 06/18/2019 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

I would be perfectly fine with Canon being renamed in his honor. His studio has anchored that corner of Manitou for the better part of forty-plus years and, in a town of artists, none has had a greater of more welcome presence.

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Posted by Don Seeley on 06/18/2019 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

Can you buy a print of any of his art work that might be more affordable or is it all contained in his book or original paintings. I live in the springs and I'm an artist. I would love to have a print of some of his work.

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Posted by Jeanne Uelk Champion on 06/18/2019 at 5:26 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

Bless his huge heart. He made it through Father's Day! Rockey, you have showed extreme love to so many of us! Thank you for all the love, the book, and your beautiful artworks that you leave behind for us to remember you by!!!
My heart goes out to your family but especially to Hannah, of whom you two were so close...

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Posted by Camille Lipinski on 06/17/2019 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

You have to see the book and then youll understand the printing cost. Its amazing and beyond anything else in print in quality.

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Posted by Silouan Alberts on 06/17/2019 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

I own a copy of the book.
Its large format, intricately designed, gilded and bound.
Considering the small number printed there was a lot of expense it the production of them.
Its one of my favorite art book, and one will read to my son as he grows up.

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Posted by Gabriel Salazar on 06/17/2019 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Ent Center for the Arts presents diverse lineup for 2019-2020 Artist Series

I went to tour ENT center - it is amazing, but I cant afford tickets. It has a visual, stimulating, dynamic atmosphere.

Posted by apathetic on 06/03/2019 at 2:39 AM

Re: “Artie Romero sticks to passion with ARG! Cartoon Animation studio

Update: Romero and the ARG! studio relocated to Stilwell, Oklahoma after this article was published in 2017. The Artie.com domain name was sold in 2018, and the studio's new home page is https://www.artiestick.com

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Posted by Artie Romero on 05/05/2019 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Art on the Streets sculpture vandalized, Downtown Ventures searching for missing piece

I'm not surprised, with all of the homeless junkies and tweakers wandering around in that area. Crime is off the charts and yet we can't roust up the homeless because it violates their "rights". Meanwhile they continue to steal and trash our once beautiful city.

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Posted by James McNulty on 02/15/2019 at 10:46 AM

Re: “The Ruth Holley Library Rededication and Open Mic has us remembering a real community hero

It honestly would have been nice to know the date of this event. I wasn't able to find any info on this event anywhere. You posted the time (it might have been inadvertent b/c it listed under a picture) but now way to know when this event took place. Would have been nice to attend. Would have been nice to donate and see what books were avail for sale. I guess the article would have been nice if it was finished.

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Posted by R Hall on 02/11/2019 at 6:01 AM

Re: “Art on the Streets installs a giant, scrap-metal mermaid right off the Colorado Avenue bridge

Hideous. Why not make something pretty.

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Posted by andrew333 on 02/09/2019 at 9:34 PM

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