January Arts News from COPPeR

January Arts News from COPPeR

AIR:Shift™ Workshop

January 22-24, 2016
PPCC Studio Art Gallery in Downtown Colorado Springs
More Info and Registration

Three DaysCOPPeR will host its next AIR:Shift™ Workshop over the weekend of January 22-24 at the Pikes Peak Community College Campus in Downtown Colorado Springs. A program of the Arts Incubator of the Rockies (AIR), the Shift™ Workshop is an entry point into a community of exchange, support and development fueled by a powerful curriculum. Skilled facilitators lead small groups through hands-on exercises, bringing together emerging and established creatives with business professionals for a sustained, collaborative learning experience. Additional information and registration can be found at www.culturaloffice.org/programs/airshift-workshop. For questions, please email info@CulturalOffice.org, or call 719-634-2204.


Coffee w/COPPeR: Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

Thursday, January 28, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Gill Center for Public Media, Downtown Colorado Springs

In 2016, COPPeR will once again lead the local effort of a national research study, Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 5 (AEP5), in partnership with Americans for the Arts. This study, conducted every 5 years, measures the economic impact and vitality of our nonprofit arts & cultural sector in the Pikes Peak region. Full participation from the arts community is critical to the study’s success. Join us for this important community meeting to learn more about the process and what role you can play to help with the study.  Please RSVP your attendance to info@CulturalOffice.org.


Changes to the
Cultural Office’s Board of Directors

At the end of 2015, COPPeR Board members Gary Bain, Lara Garritano, and Deb Muehleisen all completed their terms of service. Please join us in thanking them for their “time, talent and treasure” over the years in support of COPPeR’s important mission in our community!

COPPeR is also very excited to announce our two newly-elected Board members, whose 3-year terms will begin on January 1, 2016. Please join us in welcoming Drew Martorella and Jill Robinson!

Drew Martorella, Executive Director, UCCS Presents
Jill Robinson, President & CEO, TRG Arts










The COPPeR Guild

Become a member today

In celebration of our 10-year anniversary in 2016, The COPPeR Guild was established as a new giving circle for arts patrons and community advocates from across the Pikes Peak region. Guild members all share the belief that a vibrant and dynamic creative sector requires the strong, effective and trusted leadership of a local arts agency like COPPeR.

Our sincere appreciation to these generous and inspiring individuals who are, as of 12/31/15, The COPPeR Guild’s founding members:

Gary and Kelly Bain
Brian Blankenship and Victoria Selfridge
Al and Leigh Buettner
Susie Burghart and Rich Tosches
Judy Casey
Ben and Kate Faricy
Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli
Kyle and Sally Hybl
Phil and Meg Kendall
Kevin and Jamie Kratt
Phil and Anita Lane
Kathy Loo and Jim Raughton
Christine Lowenberg
Mike and Robin McGrath
Edward and Mary Osborne
Brenda Speer and Greg Ward
Herman and Tang-Lin Tiemens
Jean Tiemens and Herb Comet
Lois Vick
Josh and Melissa Waymire
Welkin Sciences, LLC


Applause, please …

COPPeR shares exciting stories of success and impact from across the arts community on www.facebook.com/artsculturefun. Let us know about YOUR success stories and we’ll share them – e-mail us at info@CulturalOffice.org.

  • Congratulations to Ent Federal Credit Union, a finalist for the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Philanthropy Award in 2016! Each year, COPPeR nominates a winner from our local Business & Arts Lunch to be recognized at the state level – and we are thrilled that this year, our own Philanthropy Award winner is a finalist for state recognition of their generous support for the UCCS Ent Center for the Arts!
  • The 18th Annual Art on the Streets public art exhibition announced its newest Call for Artists.
  • Latino Life” is a new live radio program in Colorado Springs hosted by Joe Barrera. Tune in online at www.kcmj.org from 5-6 PM each Monday.
  • Plectraphone Records, of Western Jubilee Recording Company, announced that one of its albums has been nominated for a Grammy for Folk Album of the Year by the National Academy of Arts & Sciences! Congrats to all involved with the album, Norman Blake’s Wood, Wire & Words.



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