Jul 30 2016
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Aug 20 2016
The Floral Show and War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs CO

The Floral Show and War is Not Healthy for Childre...

Presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Cottonwood Center for the Arts is proud to announce two new exhibits, The Floral Show and War Is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things.

With the widespread importance of flowers throughout the history of human cultures, it is understandable that all forms of art have involved flowers on some level. Floral works generally symbolize the romantic notion that the delights of this world are transitory and perishable. This topic encourages artists to explore the beauty, peace, transition, and impermanence associated with floral works.

The other exhibit, War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things, asked artists to delve into issues and themes of armed conflict, as well as the viewpoints of those who protest it. The title hails from a 1967 Mother’s Day peace card put out by Another Mother for Peace.

Upon jurying, we found that more than complimenting one another, the exhibits dovetail neatly, and will thus be displayed together. They were juried by local artist and curator Briget Heidmous. Over the last four years, Heidmous, 27, has worked at both IDEA Space at Colorado College and the Galleries of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is currently Assistant Curator at the IDEA Space. She has worked with such artists and performers as: Senga Nengudi, Maz Jobrani and Basim Magdy.

War and The Floral Show will open with An Artist’s Story Found.

Admission Info

Phone: 719-520-1899

Email: info@cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com

Dates & Times

2016/07/30 - 2016/08/20

Additional time info:

Last Saturday opening reception, Sat., July 30, 6-9 p.m.

Location Info

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

427 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903