Apr 07 2017
April First Friday: A Night with John B. Smith presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs CO

April First Friday: A Night with John B. Smith

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

April at Cottonwood will feature the next juried exhibition, as well as a special First Friday event devoted to performance art and activism.

The show, “Divine Living,” is an all-media exhibit devoted to the questions we ask ourselves about how to live more meaningful lives and our search for connection with something greater than ourselves

In addition, through a partnership with Together for Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Council for Justice, the Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission and SURJ Colorado Springs, the evening will include a special program of performance art, film and activism centered on John B. Smith, a founding member of the civil rights group the Invaders, who organized the seminal Memphis sanitation workers strike.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., there will be a talk by Smith, followed by live music by a local band, and an interpretive dance performance by Tre Newman of Colorado College. Throughout the night there will be an ambient screening of the feature-length documentary film, “The Invaders,” which tells the story of the strike.

Admission Info

Free.

Phone: (719) 520-1899

Email: info@cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com

Dates & Times

2017/04/07 - 2017/04/07

Location Info

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

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