The Downtown Studio Art Gallery
The Art Gallery brings in critically acclaimed regional and national guest artist exhibits in addition to PPCC Art Student and Art Faculty exhibits and a variety of special events. All exhibits and events are free and open to the public.
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. 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 will continue to grow as part of the thriving downtown arts scene. The new Studio West building, due to open fall 2019, will house an expanded art gallery as well as a black box theatre, dance rehearsal and performance space.
"ESPÍRITOS DA SOLIDÃO"
Portugese for "spirits of solitude" this companion show features the work of two local artists---Sparky LeBold, the founder of the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, accompanied by ceramic sculptor, Maggie Quinn, the original founder of the "We-Us-Our" Gallery.
LeBold captures the secluded and undisturbed cliffsides and beaches on the Portuguese ocean, as well as the endless skies and hillsides of the Southern Colorado landscapes. Evoking a spirit of solitude, he gives the viewer the impression that we are being given a secret glance at places untouched, unmarred and in many ways, uncomplicated by the world beyond.
Maggie Quinn’s hauntingly beautiful ceramic sculptures and vessels gives form to the spirits, ghosts and memories that might inhabit those landscapes of solitude yet keeps them just out of our grasp.
These two spectacular artists come together in this powerful exhibit --- the manifestation of the spirit, in ceramic form and the landscapes by which they might inhabit, painted in oil on canvas.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 22, 5 - 8 p.m., live music and refreshments
Exhibit Dates: March 22 - April 19
All Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed
Free and open to the public
PPCC Downtown Studio Campus
100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903