October at the Fine Arts Center

Visual Art, Theater, and Classes

For over 100 years, the Fine Arts Center has been a top cultural attraction of the Pikes Peak region offering world-class art, Broadway-worthy theatre and arts education for all ages and abilities. Established in 1919 as the Broadmoor Art Academy, the FAC provides innovative, educational, and multidisciplinary arts experiences that elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality. For more information about any of the programming below, please email fac@coloradocollege.edu.

First Friday/Arts Month Kickoff

October 1

Join us for October First Friday at the FAC! We’re celebrating the kickoff to #ArtsOctober with a new exhibition and theater production. Enjoy a cocktail in the courtyard from 5-7:30PM.

Ronny Quevedo: “at the line” exhibition opening at 5PM

Named a must-see show by the Denver Post, don’t miss our opening celebration and meet the artist with brief remarks in the exhibition at 6PM.

Guadalupe in the Guest Room, on stage at 7:30PM

Guadalupe in the Guest Room is a funny and heartfelt celebration of new beginnings, breaking barriers, and a realization that understanding doesn’t always require speaking the same language.

Ladyfingers at the FAC

Morgan Calderini and Arley Torsone of Ladyfingers Letterpress are bringing a new retail experience to the FAC! Ladyfingers Letterpress is known and loved for the hand-made, locally-sourced, and inclusive goods at their downtown flagship location (which isn’t going away). Get ready for a beautiful mashup of this ethos paired with a selection of items designed to expand and enrich your FAC experience. The new shop opens October 1, and will share the same operating hours as the FAC Museum. Kickoff your #ArtsOctober with a First Friday visit!

Guadalupe in the Guest Room

September 30–October 24

Guadalupe is living in her son-in-law Steve’s guest room while she works to translate the children’s books her deceased daughter has written. Overcome with grief and separated by a language barrier, the unlikely housemates struggle to communicate until brought together by the power of telenovelas. Guadalupe in the Guest Room is a funny and heartfelt celebration of new beginnings, breaking barriers, and a realization that understanding doesn’t always require speaking the same language.

“In Guadalupe in the Guest Room, communication about loss and renewal goes beyond mere words … Meneses conveys emotional truths that are difficult to articulate, whether through Claudia’s quirky, fantastical stories or through wordless exchanges that range from violent to compassionate … Guadalupe makes it clear that his is a distinctive voice worthy of attention.” — NJ Star-Ledger

Ronny Quevedo: "at the line"

October 1–December 5

Ronny Quevedo’s first solo exhibition in Colorado presents a selection of recent work that explores the formation of individual identity shaped by a fractured past. The works on view make use of diverse schematics—including dressmakers’ pattern sheets, geographical maps, playing field diagrams, and architectural plans and employ materials such as gold leaf, wax, muslin, plastic crates, carbon and pattern paper. Quevedo incorporates these forms and materials to make associations with events and histories from across the Americas to create a constellation of imagery that explores movement, transnational connections, and the formation of diasporic identities.

Named a “must-see” show by the Denver Post

“For this show, titled ‘At the Line,’ Quevedo will unveil a site-specific piece made from wood that is reclaimed from a professional basketball court and which he breaks apart and reconfigures, overlaying with new markings. The aim is to connect the dots between organized sports, from ancient times to the present, and better understand how these group activities contribute to individual identities over the centuries” — Ray Rinaldi, Denver Post

Exhibition Opening

Public opening October 1 at 5PM, with artist remarks in the gallery at 6PM.

Bemis School of Art Classes

Ongoing

Bemis School of Art offers classes for all ages, skill levels, and interests. Find enrichment with classes on photography, drawing, collage, art activism, and more! Here’s what students from the past year had to say about the impact of their arts experiences:

“…an amazing experience for my daughter. She was hesitant to try an online art class, but she connected with her peers and instructor, even in the virtual classroom. I hope they offer this class again … Kudos to this instructor for changing my daughter’s life.”
 
“My daughter loves art and we have always wanted to take a course through Bemis. With the option to take this course online, it made it more accessible for us, and we were finally able to sign her up!”
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