Pikes Peak Community College Art Gallery at Studio West
Studio West Art Gallery brings in a wide range of diverse, unique and critically acclaimed regional and national guest artists. These exhibits in addition to PPCC Art Student, Art Faculty and Photography and Multimedia Graphic Design Student shows are generally scheduled throughout the calender year. All exhibits and events are free and will be made available virtually as we navigate current COVID restrictions.
The Gallery is dedicated to preparing students for their careers as working artists while exposing them to the outstanding work of accomplished professionals in the field. We focus on bringing in artists and events that explore social issues, both within our community and around the globe, and plan these exhibits to coincide with the themes of college events and curriculum.
Among the many events hosted by the Gallery in addition to the exhibits are: artist talks, salon discussions, interdisciplinary performances, visiting writer workshops, slam poetry and open mic nights and more. Community partnerships help connect our students to productive and relevant opportunities that form mentoring relationships with professional artists within the region. The Gallery has been nominated for and the recipient of several awards through the Pikes Peak Arts Council.
With PPCC's acquisition of a 10,000 square foot building located at 22 N. Sierra Madre St., PPCC has continued to grow as part of the thriving downtown arts scene with the new Studio West building, which houses a modernized Art Gallery as well as a black box theatre, dance rehearsal and performance space. Covid restrictions are in place for all campus buildings, including the Art Gallery. Check back regularly for updates and events.
If you are interested in exhibiting in the Gallery or a Workstudy position, contact Gallery Director Rowena Sabetta at Rowena.email@example.com
Fall 2020 Art Student Exhibit-Still/Moving
Join us virtually, for our annual Fall Art Student Exhibit in collaboration with the Still/Moving Project. Featuring ceramics, painting, watercolor, jewelry/silversmithing, sculpture/assemblages and more, this show is full of unique experiences and artwork.
The Art Student Exhibit is a part of the Still/Moving collaborative Project that has been being developed and created over the Fall semester. Students have incorporated their own interpretations of Still/Moving into their artwork where possible.
Still/Moving is a collaborative multi discipline project, incorporating Dance, Visual Arts, Music and Theatre. The overarching concept is that we are all having to be still in this moment, while also finding new ways to move forward. This is applicable in almost every aspect of the human experience right now and what better way to express this moment than in visual and performing arts.
Each discipline has, in one way or another, based their performances and art on what Still/Moving means to them. You will see this manifested in very different ways. It can be a Dance Department performance based on social justice issues or a Studio Arts student’s painting on having to go into quarantine and what that isolation meant for their mental health. All of this is connected, just like we are all connected with one shared experience or another.
Exhibit Dates: 12.04.2020 - 01.22.2021
Exhibit dates are subject to change and will be updated on this page.
Gallery Hours and Contact Information:
By Appointment Until Further Notice
Virtual tours will be added as available
Studio West at the Downtown Studio Campus
22 N. Sierra Madre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Gallery Office: (719) 502-4040