Faces of the Campaign

The Artists Behind the Visuals

Each year, the Arts Month campaign features artists and arts organizations from across Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, splashed across banners, posters, print ads, and digital platforms. In this way, we visually celebrate the diversity of local creatives, and the real people who make the arts happen all year long. Local agency Neon Pig Creative is the graphic designer for Arts Month, and new imagery is added every year. The gorgeous styling of the imagery below is the work of Colin Christie and Michael O’Cana.

MEET THE ARTISTS

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Multimedia artist Diego Arnedo, AKA Jaguart Deco, paints live at UV: QUEEN at C.O.A.T.I. in May 2021.

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2021

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Pull Quote Creative

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Young musician Juniper West-Lund and mother Jennifer West explore the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs’ Instrument Petting Zoo at Pikes Peak Library.

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2021

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Tom Kimmel

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Violinists Jacob Klock and Erika Devins perform together for the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2021

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Tom Kimmel

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Dancers Tiffany Tinsley Weeks and David Foster dance for Ormao Dance Company’s “Out of the Crowd” outdoor performance.

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2021

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Melanie & Tyler Photography

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Sanza Fittz, AKA DJ Sanza, performs on the turntables.

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2021

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Nathan Toner

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Jaryion Surney of High Altitude Dance Ensemble dances for Pikes Peak Community Foundation’s original performance of “Still/Moving: From Borders to Ballots and the Footprints We Leave” in April 2021.

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2021

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Melanie & Tyler Photography

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Dancer Kaelyn Munro kicks the sky for Ormao Dance Company & School’s Student Repertory program.

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2021

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Melanie & Tyler Photography

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Poet Rayn Fox performs for the “Take It Outside, People!” event of the Peak Frequency concert series at UCCS in Sept. 2020.

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2021

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Melanie & Tyler Photography

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James Wallace performs for the crowd at Moonlight Market at the Manitou Arts Center.

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2021

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Mark Lee

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Dancers Becca Loevy and Jordan McHenry perform for Ormao Dance Company’s “Out of the Crowd” outdoor performance.

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2021

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Melanie & Tyler Photography

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Pikes Peak Community College Theatre students Emily Newton and Ilana Sherwood perform in collaboration with the PPCC Dance Dept. and Art Gallery for “Still/Moving: From Borders to Ballots and the Footprints We Leave” in April 2021.

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2021

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Melanie & Tyler Photography

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Local musicians and students of UCCS Visual & Performing Arts program improvise together in fall 2020 for “Take It Outside, People!” event of the Peak Frequency concert series.

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2021

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Melanie & Tyler Photography

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Writer, spoken word artist, and mentor Philip J. Curtis, AKA “Midnight,” captivates at the mic for Poetry719.

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2021

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Nathan Toner

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Ormao Student Repertory dancers perform in their spring 2021 recital at Ormao Dance Company & School.

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2021

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Melanie & Tyler Photography

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James Wallace and Company perform on a beautiful night at Moonlight Market at Manitou Arts Center.

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2021

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Mark Lee

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Trinity Isidore dancing with joy for the Colorado Ballet Society

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2020

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Ted Mehl, A Better Image Photography

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Jennifer DeDominici and Dieter Bierbrauer in Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre’s award-winning production of “Bridges of Madison County”

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2020

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Jeff Kearney, TDC Photography

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A dancer with Ballet Folklorico de la Raza performs for Dia de los Muertos at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

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2020

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Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

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Krithika Prashant and daughter Shreya perform classical Indian dance together

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2020

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Mike Pach, 3 Peaks Photography & Design

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Nathan Halvorson & Birgitta Depree earning laughs in “Shear Madness” for Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2020

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Jeff Kearney, TDC Photography

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Singers of the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale entertain the audience together

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2020

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Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale

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Chef Ian Dedrickson plates a culinary creation for Ephemera

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2020

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Courtesy of Ephemera

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A local child delights in the “Instrument Petting Zoo” hosted by Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2020

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Tom Kimmel, use courtesy of Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

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Mezzo soprano Valerie Nicolosi Niemerg singing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2020

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Tom Kimmel

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Harriett Landrum passionately performs on violin as “My Name is Harriett”

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2020

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Mike Pach, 3 Peaks Photography & Design

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An artist demonstrates at Squash Blossom Gallery in Old Colorado City

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2020

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Courtesy of Squash Blossom Gallery

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Tre’Vonne Bell in “American Prom” by Theatreworks

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2019

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Isaiah Downing, used with permission by UCCS Presents

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Josep Caballe-Domenech conducts the Colorado Springs Philharmonic

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2019

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Sean Cayton

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Artist Keith Johnson in a “Creativity Lab” hosted by The Unsteady Hand

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2019

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The Unsteady Hand

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The cast of “Peer Gynt” by Theatreworks

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2019

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Isaiah Downing, used with permission by UCCS Presents

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Sumi Yu and Zach Guzman in “Oklahoma” by Theatreworks

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2019

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Isaiah Downing, used with permission by UCCS Presents

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Emily and Chris Wegert of Aerial Aura on the silks at “Cirque du Monument”

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2019

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A performance by the Colorado Springs Chorale

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2019

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Colorado Springs Chorale

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AMBY at the mic for Poetry719

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2019

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Nathan Toner

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Dana Omar in “Amadeus” by Theatreworks

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2019

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Isaiah Downing, used with permission by UCCS Presents

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Mark Wong at the pottery wheel in his studio

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2019

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Adam Williams, for Humanitou

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Aerialist Jessica Weil at Millibo Art Theatre

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2018

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Broken Glass Photography

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Audrey Bussanich at the keyboard

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2018

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Mike Pach, 3 Peaks Photography & Design

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Tony Exum Jr. plays the saxophone

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2018

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Mike Pach, 3 Peaks Photography & Design

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Colorado Ballet Society dancers

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2018

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Kayla Coburn

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Amalia Martin Dobbins performing for Opera Theatre of the Rockies

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2018

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Tom Kimmell

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A potter at the wheel at the Manitou Art Center

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2018

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Manitou Art Center

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Benjamin Pratt strums his guitar

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2018

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Tom Kimmell

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A filmmaker from the Youth Documentary Academy

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2018

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Youth Documentary Academy

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Dancers from Pacific Pride & Island Hearts

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2018

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Mike Pach, 3 Peaks Photography & Design

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Miguel Dakota sings and plays guitar

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2017

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Mike Pach, 3 Peaks Photography & Design

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Dancers from the Broadmoor Waltz Club

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2017

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Mike Pach, 3 Peaks Photography & Design

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Soul Rhythm African Drumming‘s lead musician, Emmanuel Nii Bortey Annang

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2017

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Kate Creative

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Liping Woods performs on the erhu for Colorado Springs Chinese Institute

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2017

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Colorado Springs Chinese Institute

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Painter Nard Claar

INTRODUCED INTO CAMPAIGN

2017

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Mike Pach, 3 Peaks Photography & Design
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