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Serving as a respected and recognized leader in advocacy for our creative sector.
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Presenting our region as a vibrant cultural destination, and a hub for artists and creatives to live, work, and thrive.
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Bringing together the arts, cultural, and creative community to foster collaboration, networking, and innovation.
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Growing our capacity as the local arts agency for the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.
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The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) is the local arts agency for the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region (El Paso and Teller Counties) in Colorado. The mission of our nonprofit organization is to champion our diverse creative community as a vital part of the region’s identity and economy through service, connection, and advocacy.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS


CANCELED: Contemporary Dream Catchers Class

09-19-2022 - 09-27-2022

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Yoga Night

09-06-2022 - 09-27-2022

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Grass It Up & Odell Brewing Oktoberfest Party

09-28-2022 - 09-28-2022

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Filmmaker Live: The Janes

09-28-2022 - 09-28-2022

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No Good Deed: A Diabolically Charitable Comedy Show

09-28-2022 - 09-28-2022

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French Cassettes

09-28-2022 - 09-28-2022

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'The Packy the Packrat Puppet Show'

09-07-2022 - 09-28-2022

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Heller Salon Series: Dr. Kristen Galvin

09-29-2022 - 09-29-2022

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CALL FOR AUDITIONS: Colorado Springs Children's Chorale

08-22-2022 - 09-29-2022

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Deep Dive Series: Surface Design 1 with Fiber Reactive Dyes

08-23-2022 - 09-29-2022

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Oil Painting Made Easy

09-08-2022 - 09-29-2022

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'The Healing Equation'

09-02-2022 - 09-30-2022

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Healing Through Art

Presented by Academy Art & Frame Company at Academy Art & Frame Company, Colorado Springs

September 01 - September 30

The most gut-wrenching, taboo-provoking, expressive art show you’ll see this season. In this exhibit, Joyce Aubrey, founder of Finding Our Voices an organization working with individuals of sexual trauma, shares her personal process paintings created during her journey of healing. Healing Through Art is a collection of works displayed not for their value as fine art but as an invitation to discuss the healing attributes of art and how it can be used to work through trauma in...

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The most gut-wrenching, taboo-provoking, expressive art show you’ll see this season. In this exhibit, Joyce Aubrey, founder of Finding Our Voices an organization working with individuals of sexual trauma, shares her personal process paintings created during her journey of healing. Healing Through Art is a collection of works displayed not for their value as fine art but as an invitation to discuss the healing attributes of art and how it can be used to work through trauma in therapy.

Artist's Statement:

Joyce Aubrey spent most of her life approaching art as an admirer. She entered
the expressive arts through the doorway of crisis. In the midst of flashbacks to
childhood sexual abuse, her therapist recommended process painting classes. For
more than a decade, these paintings that chronicle her healing journey were
hidden in a closet.

Once Joyce shared her process paintings, she learned that they served as a
catalyst for other survivors to use art to move feelings out of their body and to
express their emotions. Joyce has facilitated process painting classes for survivors
and others.

In 2009 she founded the non-profit: Finding Our Voices, with the purpose of
empowering survivors of sexual abuse by engaging in the expressive arts. For
more than fifteen years, Joyce has advocated for survivors by speaking, painting,
and writing. She presented multiple webinars online during the pandemic
lockdown.

Her award- winning memoir: Beyond Aftershocks: Reclaiming Self after Sexual
Trauma is about a five-year slice of her life when she experiences flashbacks and
is faced with the decision whether to believe them or bury them. By choosing to
heal rather than deny her abuse, Joyce experienced a return to vibrant physical
and emotional health. In addition to her memoir, she wrote the companion book,
Little Girls are Like Kittens, in the voice of a toddler who experiences sexual abuse.
Joyce’s books are available at Academy Art and Frame, online, or on the non-
profit website: findingourvoicesCS.org. Proceeds from memoir sales benefit
Finding Our Voices.

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Dates & times

Mon, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am - Less dates

Admission

Free

(719) 265-6694

academyframe@gmail.com

Location

Academy Art & Frame Company Arrow icon

7560 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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