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Letter from the Executive Director …Andy

Hi, my name is Andy Vick, and I’m excited to introduce myself as the new Executive Director here at COPPeR! My wife, Beth Piver, and I just moved to Colorado Springs from western Maryland, where I spent the last 10+ years working as the Executive Director of the Allegany Arts Council. Although we’re new to the area, Beth actually lived here in the Springs for about four years when she was younger while her father was with the Air Force working at NORAD. In the short time that we’ve been here, I can already tell that we’re going to love living in the Pikes Peak region- the mountain views are magnificent, the arts community is rich and vibrant, and the people we’ve met have all been friendly and welcoming. In the coming weeks and months, I plan to visit as many local art venues and attractions as possible so that I can learn more about our cultural resources, meet the area’s many artists and art lovers, and find out how COPPeR can help to grow our creative community. If I don’t get a chance to meet you personally, please feel free to stop by our office in downtown Colorado Springs or email me directly at andy at coppercolo.org.

Weavers Guild
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild Exhibition
February 7, 5:00-8:00pm, COPPeR’s Office and Arts Information Space, 121 S. Tejon Street, Suite 111
Join us during this month’s First Friday Artwalk for the opening reception of the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild Exhibition. The show, which will be on display through March, features bold fiber art by thirteen unique artists. Meet the creators, enjoy the refreshments, and check out GOCA 121’s opening right next door! Read more about the artists here.One

 

David Martha Andrea
Welcome New COPPeR Board Members!
COPPeR warmly welcomes three new members to our Board of Directors: David Siegel, Executive Director of the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, Martha Marzolf, Realtor with ERA Shields, and Andrea Barker, Partner at HB&A Architecture and Planning. We are thrilled about the perspective, experience and passion these new members will bring to COPPeR during this time of incredible growth. Two

 

Don Jenkins

Surprise Tribute Concert for Don Jenkins
On Jan, 26, the community surprised Don Jenkins, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Colorado Springs Chorale, with a concert to honor his outstanding career. The event featured performances by Soli Deo Gloria, Abendmusik, the Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Chorale, the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, and the Summit Ensemble and Pikes Peak Singers of the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale. This is Jenkins’ 47th and last season with the Choral Society. Three

 

Woodland Park

Woodland Park
Builds Momentum for Creative District
On Jan, 15, Woodland Park Arts Alliance hosted a town hall meeting at City Council Chambers to present their community with the idea of applying for Creative District designation through Colorado Creative Industries. The Hall was packed with over 80 people in attendance and stirring presentations about what the state-wide Creative District program could mean for Woodland Park’s community development, tourism and vibrancy. Read more here. If you’d like to get involved, contact Ralph at the Woodland Park Arts Alliance at (719) 761-1671. Four

 

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