(Note: Murray Ross’ voice is the first you’ll hear, followed by Sean O’Meallie’s.)

In this audio slide show, artist Sean O’Meallie and THEATREWORKS Artistic Director Murray Ross remember their friend Louis Cicotello who died Sunday March 6th, 2011 in a rappelling accident in No Man’s Canyon, Utah.

A public memorial service will be held Saturday, March 19 at 3pm at The Lodge on the UCCS Campus.

Rex Welshon, Associate Dean, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at UCCS has posted an account of the accident that claimed Cicotello’s life HERE.

Murray Ross posted a remembrance of Cicotello HERE.

Music in the slide show is “The End” by Sybille Baier.

 

12 Responses to Artist Louis Cicotello Remembered

  1. Diane says:

    Thank you for this. Loved every class Louis taught. I was an “older” returning student and somehow felt like I was on the same page as Professor Cicotello! Good, creative times.

  2. Kari Martin says:

    A fitting tribute for an amazing person. We will miss you Louis.

  3. Amy Sue says:

    My heart goes out to his family. Louis will be missed.

  4. kay johnson says:

    A nice tribute for Louis. A brilliant guy, really. This community was lucky to have him as a force. He wasn’t much of a self-promoter, but he had the goods in a big way. A great cook, and a big laugher. I love the shots of those costumes- fantastic!

  5. kathryn says:

    A lovely and loving remembrance of Louis. My remembrance: his beautiful voice that sounded very much like the actor/voiceover narrator Peter Coyote’s. I’m grateful to have a bright, funny, ironic collage of his hanging in my house. Blessings, Millie.

  6. Keith Valentine (Facilities) says:

    Nice tribute for a nice guy.
    Always said hi when i saw him.

  7. Senga Nengudi Fittz says:

    Sean,Thank you for this loving presentation of Louis the MAN and the ARTIST. It makes my heart ache all the more to know that I won’t be seeing him in familiar and favorite places around the city. Louis was so full of life, joy and humor, with his creative juices constantly flowing. All of that clearly is seen in his work.
    A warm welcoming, giggly smile and greeting hug from Louis would chase all blues away.
    Louis and Lin Fife invited me into the VAPA dept. at UCCS some ten years ago +. Louis’ support never waned. He was a person that you could count on through thick and thin. The void he leaves can not be filled, except in some way by the memories this visual tribute supplies.
    My condolences to Millie. Their love for each other was exemplary. Like the song says “What a Man, What a Man, What a mighty Good Man!”

  8. Andy Tirado says:

    Thanks, Noel and KRCC.

  9. Jenny M says:

    I have many fond memories from taking Louise’s classes and the artwork I still have from them now means so much more.
    My condolences to his family and friends.

  10. Cathy says:

    What a lovely tribute to Louis. When I think of him I just have to smile, even though there might be a catch in my heart knowing that he’s gone. His laugh was distinctive and you’d just know that was Louis. He was a truly marvelous teacher, with such enthusiasm for the subject. His 20th Century art class was superb. I feel lucky to have known him.
    My heart goes out to Millie, Sarah and the rest of his family.

  11. Nancy says:

    A fine tribute to someone I wish I had known.

  12. Julia Ellis Tomiyama says:

    Louis Cicotello and Julia Hoerner are the key inspirations that encouraged me to develop myself as an artist, rather than continue with law studies. Louis was an endearing mentor and I’m sorry for the loss, but know that he will be happy where ever his soul takes him. Today I am a artist doing many things.

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