National Arts Month
ENT CENTER FOR THE ARTS CELEBRATES ARTS MONTH!
This October, arts & culture take center stage throughout Colorado Springs and across the Pikes Peak region, as our creative community celebrates Arts Month 2021! Orchestrated annually by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, Arts Month elevates the visibility of arts & culture across El Paso and Teller Counties by showcasing local talent, providing opportunities for arts advocacy, supporting innovative cross-sector community collaborations, and creating new avenues for arts engagement and cultural enrichment.
We encourage you to get plugged into one of the below artistic events with Ent Center for the Arts and our partners!
Theatre Events with Theatreworks
Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater
September 16, 2021 - October 10, 2021
Thursday-Sunday, 2pm, 4pm, 7:30pm
What would it take for you to sell your soul?
In this fiendishly funny dark comedy, Elizabeth Sawyer meets the devil. Scratch has come to haggle over souls with the residents of the tiny village of Edmonton. Elizabeth should be the easiest to convince — she’s an outcast, branded as a witch for years. So why is she the only one to resist Scratch’s deal? This subversive, inventive play adapts a Jacobean comedy with modern sensibilities and is “devilishly clever and deliciously laugh-packed” (StageSceneLA).
Artistic Events with Galleries of Contemporary Art
Undesirable Plants Declare: A Participatory Public Review
On view in the Downtown Gallery | October 1-29, 2021
Thursday- Sunday 12pm-6pm
EPA, the collective’s primary goal is to shift thinking around the terms environment, performance, and agency – using artistic, social, and embodied / kinesthetic practices to advocate for the agency of all living performers co-creating our environment, specifically through the lens of spontaneous urban plants, native or migrant.
Ent Center for the Arts lower lawn
October 7th with Nina Elder | 6:15pm
October, 21st with Erika Osborne | 6pm
October 27th with Dylan Harris | 5:45pm
M12 Black Forest Institute and Artists will share knowledge, stories, and wisdom about our regional forests. The Black Forest Institute provides space for constructively addressing the complexities of forest fire and related subjects such as fire impact, rural futures, and global climate awareness.
On view in the Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery
August -December 12, 2021
Thursday- Sunday 1pm-7:30pm
This exhibition showcases the creativity and innovation of blending qualities of highbrow and lowbrow art, and experimentation with various media including forays into sculpture and kinetic art.
Ent Center for the Arts upper lawn
October 11th, 18th, 25th
Join us for 1-hour yoga sessions led by Dr. Debby Patz, once again at the Ent Center for the Arts. This ongoing and free event is part of Mindful Movement Mondays, a nearly decade long partnership between the Wellness Center and Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) at UCCS. The program will take place outdoors in fall, 2021, on the upper lawn of the Ent Center for the Arts.
GOCA Art Sale featuring artwork by Betty Ross
Sheppard Art Studio in Ent Center for the Arts
Pop-Up Exhibition featuring the artist, Betty Ross
Proceeds benefit UCCS GOCA's Active Artists & Exhibition Fund
Limited Space preview catalog of art here
Ent Center for the Arts upper lawn
As a Certified Deep Listening© Certificate facilitator, Jane Rigler, flautist and VAPA Associate Professor will gently engage participants to explore various multi-sensorial practices through the simple act of walking-while-listening. The free event is part of Walktober at UCCS, Arts Month October, and the Mindful Movement Mondays series at GOCA.
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
Dr. P. Carl is a scholar, theatre historian, dramaturg and author of the critically acclaimed book Becoming a Man, about his own journey through gender transition. Carl is the former head of the theatre forum Howl Round and is a professor of theatre at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He will join us for a discussion about the book and his development of the text into a stage play. Dr. Carl will sign books in the lobby after the event.
Music and More...
Heller Center of Arts and Humanities
October 1st-3rd, October 8th-10th
Bring family and friends to join us around our campfire. Share an evening outdoors, under the stars, among community with stories, songs, and fun! Students get free admission.
Sending, Receiving, Becoming: a blending of relational graphic, video and other visual scores and sonic blueprints, each player sends sound signals to the players who then respond with regenerated sonic transformations, creating a hybridized culture of living sonic expression. With this interactive concept, the essence of the quartet is retained while collaboratively sound-designing a musical eco-system that lives within a flux of sending, receiving and becoming.
The UCCS Music Program welcomes Visiting Composers-in-Residence Lukas Schulze and Derek Keller for masterclasses with students, composition presentations, and a concluding concert. Brobston featuring UCCS Music Faculty guitarist Colin McAllister, trumpeter Glen Whitehead, percussionist Randy Bowen and guest guitarist Russ Callison. World premieres include Schulze’s WorRacines for two guitarists and tenor voice  and Brobston’s - Bardo  for solo guitar performed by Callison
IT’S EASY TO GET INVOLVED WITH ARTS MONTH
Come celebrate the entire Art Month with Ent Center for the Arts or various locations across the Pikes Peak region. Show your support by attending many free or ticketed events and help recharge innovative artists and our community with cultural enrichment.