April at Cottonwood will feature a special First Friday event devoted to performance art and activism.
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.