Linda Fleming is an artist whose work makes physical such impermanent elements as wind, air, light and shadow. This major solo exhibition will feature works in steel, wood, rubber, felt, and paper, and includes two monumental scale public works at the Ent Center for the Arts. Fleming is best known for her large-scale outdoor sculptures that draw from the desert and mountain environments surrounding her three studios in the Bay Area, Nevada's desert and Southern Colorado's Huerfano Valley. She is a founding member of the artists' community Libre in Gardner, Colorado, where she maintains a studio that she single-handedly built.
PIE is a layman’s exploration of what happens when you don’t know what to do next, inspired by the Carl Sagan quote, “If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Santa Fe-based Theater Grottesco’s take on this is a deeply relevant and moving journey across the universe, down the Grand Canyon, and into a world of questions about societal pressures, identity, hopelessness, greed, and the toxic muddy trickle at the end of a once raging river. Grottesco uses its broad stylistic palette to create surprise and wonder as it holds up a mirror to the current state of the planet and its people, while sneaking up on life’s great questions.
The third Thursday of each month, May through September, the galleries, restaurants and boutiques of historic downtown Monument stay open until 8:00pm for a celebration featuring art openings and other special events. Visit www.monumentarthop.org for more information including monthly shows and events.
Free and open to the public, First Friday Downtown features new art, live music, and special events on the first Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m. at dozens of galleries, retailers and nonprofits throughout Downtown Colorado Springs.