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Springing into Action!

Andy with Paula Miller, E.D. of of Pikes Peak Library District, touring the final stages of the 21c Library on March 10. (Special thanks to Mary Mashburn!)

April is here, and COPPeR is “springing into action!” This week, the gallery space in our office will open a new show by printmaker Eleanor Anderson – I hope you can join us! We’ve also begun production of the 2014/2015 Peak Radar Pages, announced this year’s Arts Advocates training and launched the Guest Curator program in the Peak Radar Picks. I invite you to get engaged in our work through any of these programs this month!

Lastly, please help us celebrate all the great things happening in our creative community by emailing us exciting local accomplishments, liking us on Facebook and sharing the good news we post there. Good things are certainly sprouting up all over the Pikes Peak region!

– Andy Vick, Executive Director

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Welcome Reception for Andy Vick + First Fridays Art Opening

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Join us Friday, April 4 from 5-8 pm at COPPeR’s Office and Arts Info Space for a party that has it all! Welcome our new Executive Director, Andy Vick, experience two new art exhibition openings at both COPPeR and GOCA121, and enjoy live music by the Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble. Click for complete details.

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Pages Cover2014-2015 Peak Radar Pages in Production Now!

COPPeR produces the Pikes Peak region’s only comprehensive directory to arts and culture, Peak Radar Pages, as the in-print “cousin” of the organizational directory always available at PeakRadar.com. We’re hard at work now on the newest edition for 2014-2015. Organizations on PeakRadar.com will be contacted directly to update their listings – watch for that e-mail!

New this year: Advertise! New ad opportunities are available until April 15.

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Arts Advocates 2014 Kicks Off in April

c. Stellar Propeller Photography

c. Stellar Propeller Photography

Arts Advocates are specially-trained to speak knowledgeably about our local arts scene as volunteers at COPPeR’s festival booths, as committee members across the region, and as active citizens. Want in?

Our 2014 Arts Advocates training will be held Wed., April 30 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Manitou Arts Center. Lunch will be provided and space is limited.

Reserve your spot today!

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Applause, please …

COPPeR celebrates accomplishments in our creative community regularly on our Facebook page – and there is much to celebrate! Here is a sampling of good news from March:

  • El Paso County Commissioners recognized the contributions of area artists with an official proclamation. (3/20)
  • Manitou artist and gallery owner Tracy Miller was selected from over 1,000 artists to be featured in the new book, “Acrylic Works; The Best of Acrylic Painting” by Nancy Reyner (North Light Publishers). (3/18)
  • Local children’s author Libby Martinez celebrated the publication of two new books. (3/13)
  • Bemis School of Art and AspenPointe received the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts’ “Impact Award” for their Military Artistic Healing program. (3/7)
  • Linda Weise was interviewed in The Gazette about the work of The Colorado Springs Conservatory. (3/5)

Stay up on inspiring stories like these by liking us on Facebook today. And email us when you hear good news worth sharing!

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Share YOUR Peak Radar Picks!

We’ve started featuring “guest curators” to recommend their top 3 event picks in each week’s popular PeakRadar Picks eblasts. Over 11,000 readers follow the weekly e-blast to find arts, culture and fun in the Pikes Peak region. Share your expertise! Sign up today.

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Help Us Spread the Word about PeakRadar.com

PR.com 3.5x4.5 Print Ad 2014The more people who know about PeakRadar.com, our region’s #1 source for arts culture and fun, the better for everyone! We’re pleased to announce new advertising partnerships with Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, Colorado Journeys, Colorado Springs CVB and Rocky Mountain PBS’ ArtsDistrict.

Please do your part to support this community resource by using any of these new ads designed to plug easily into websites, e-blasts, programs and more: available here.

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Support Far-Reaching Work in the Arts

Every day, COPPeR connects residents and visitors to arts and culture to enrich the Pikes Peak region. We take a strategic view to ensure that cultural services reach all people and that the arts are used to positively address issues of economic development, education, tourism, regional branding and civic life. In these ways, we achieve more than any one gallery, artist or performance group can do alone.

Please support this far-reaching, exciting work with your generous donation.  Give today!