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Comment Archives: stories: Culture

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Not surprising in this city of 1830s sensibility.

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Donna Drialo on 05/06/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Did the Visitors Convention Bureau, City Economic Development Office, Regional Business Alliance or whatever their name of the week is try to work with you to keep your event in Colorado Springs?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Gentry on 05/06/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Darin here from the Jamboree. The event was international. 10 countries that we know of represented. 50% from out of state. Hotels were booked solid, restaurants, businesses swamped north, and we were warned if we backed up traffic in I 25 like the first year, we would be shut down. :)

Unfortunately the event was and is getting too big for our small band of grassroots staff and volunteers. I applaud them and appreciate the staff at the Air Force Academy for the great relationship last year. It was a good venue for where it was at, but has evolved quickly into needing much bigger facilities with indoor space as well.

I hate to see it leave my town, but like last year...it got too big and we needed to make some very fast decisions and changes. We hope to be back!

More announcements to come.

16 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Darin Joseph Zaruba on 05/05/2017 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Food truck cook-off starts Small Business Week off on a tasty note

The venders need to be better prepared. With like 300 servings ready to go as opposed to starting to cook when everyone gets there. The lines were horrendous last year.

Each one of them that used mustard needs to leave it to taster to add. (most of you were heavy handed with it).

Posted by TruB on 04/28/2017 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Megan Larmie explores John Steinbeck's The Pearl at TwentyOne8

Thanks for your feedback and your readership! Her work's really eye-catching I can't wait to see it in person for the first time.

Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 04/05/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Megan Larmie explores John Steinbeck's The Pearl at TwentyOne8

Great article - I've seen some of her other work at galleries across town. I really appreciate her technique. The pieces she produces are rich in texture and depth. The stark contrast between colors and designs is eye catching and creates a sense of abrupt change.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by pschwalb on 04/05/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Fine Arts Center brings in all-ages talent for a classic Bye Bye Birdie

Very much looking forward to going to the show!!!!

Posted by Floyd Fernandez on 04/01/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “How My Cat Is My Hat and My Sleeping Cap came to be

So proud of you Catherine!!! I knew you could do it!!!

Posted by Jennifer Boissineau on 02/19/2017 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Jon Orr draws on occult and scientific archetypes to explore his ideas

I read an early draft of Ghostland in 2014 that was written by Jon Orr and Brandon Laney, and I really enjoyed it. Hopefully Brandon gets some credit for his work if this book takes off!

Good luck with it, Jon!

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Posted by Colin Higgins on 02/10/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Springs Ensemble Theatre's costume design process

The costumes were amazing and added to the brilliant production.

Posted by Debbie Meldrum on 01/18/2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Artist Audrey Gray seeks a true blue hue in found pigments

The striking colors and textures are reminiscent of Southern Colorado and New Mexico. Lovely work.

Posted by Anton Delgado on 12/30/2016 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Artist Audrey Gray seeks a true blue hue in found pigments

Beautiful!!!!

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Posted by battysuesue on 12/30/2016 at 7:51 PM

Re: “After teen suicides, local school uses art to heal

Thank you Indy and Griffin for this well written and relevant article. Discovery Canyon Campus Community of students ,teachers,staff and parents make up a unique school. Like so many other schools, people come and go without interacting very much each day due to the many activities, academic demands, and personal focus. The continual stream of fish swimming together is a wonderfullly quiet, non-demanding reminder that we are truly not alone, even if we look different, see life or politics differently. I saw one of the fish on the floor the other day. It had fallen of the current and as I put "him" back up into the current I thought to myself that not one should be "lost" . Simple and very Real

Posted by mars on 11/20/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Falling Starrs

There is so much that is heart breaking about this saga. Starr Kempf was so gifted and making routine pilgrimages to his sculptures is one of the highlights of my life (and pretty much what kept me going the few years I was stranded in that town). I have never seen anything like his work. His vision was unique, oddly functional, and just incredible to see in person. I sadly read years later that he had killed himself, which was a tragedy for the area, his fans, and of course his poor family. But the deterioration of his daughter's mental health combined with her methods of increasing the publicity of his pieces by bringing public bus tours to a private community and provoking fights with neighbors absolutely ruined everything. I don't know what's worse---that they could be removed and shuffled around, exposing them to potential damage; OR to be purchased by a private owner and given a permanent home where the general public would be unable to see them at all. There is just no ending to this situation that isn't crushing. What an incredible loss, and not at all the eulogy his talent deserves.

Posted by Jezebel Proudfoot on 10/29/2016 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Who Gives a Scrap diverts nearly 22 tons of arts & crafts supplies from the landfill

This is an outstanding business idea! These ladies deserve this positive recognition! Thank you, Independent, for making our city aware of another way to recycle!

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Posted by Nancy Masterson Reinking on 08/20/2016 at 4:08 PM

Re: “The Downtown Partnership's INTERSECTION program puts local 2D artists on public display

Thanks for featuring my art on the street and in print!

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Posted by Jana Bussanich on 08/11/2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Women of SET serve up large portion

Somehow the online version of this review showed up with some paragraphing issues. The print version shows the correct paragraphing. Sorry about the additional breaks above making the review a choppy ready. Thanks...Bill Wheeler

Posted by Bill W. on 07/29/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Jantzen Peake brings cartoons, skulls and more into the gallery

Jantzen, did Griffen know that You were commisioned to design the blues under the bridge cover last year? That example would of visually rounded out your skill set with a graphic, commercial type piece. Either way, congrats, keep it up!

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Posted by tanyashaw737 on 07/07/2016 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Jantzen Peake brings cartoons, skulls and more into the gallery

Yo.. Braddah JP..
Great job and your article.. I still have your make shift fly squatter... !!
Anyways.. Keep it going!! When you visit make sure you give me at 1 week notice!! I'm always working!!!
Take Care..
Braddah Rich!!!

Posted by Braddah Rich on 07/06/2016 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Jantzen Peake brings cartoons, skulls and more into the gallery

Your art absolutely ROCKS Jantzen! I am so proud of you. I am thankful you are here, that we are friends and that we will be working together soon!

Posted by Chris Burch on 07/06/2016 at 12:06 AM

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