A tip of the hat to UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art Curator Daisy McConnell for the lovely and thought-provoking new Bright Young Things exhibition that opened this past friday at GOCA 121 downtown. It’s rare for a major arts institution in Colorado Springs to feature an exhibiton of artists with local ties under 40. It demonstrates both courage and a belief in the community to generate its own culture inspire more of the same. Here are some images from last Friday’s opening.

You can catch the show Tuesday through Friday from 12 to 7 p.m. next to Nosh in the Plaza of the Rockies through September 14.

 

6 Responses to Bright Young Things at GOCA

  1. Heather says:

    Love the pics Noel!

  2. Daisy McConnell says:

    Thanks very much Big Something for highlighting the show! The seven artists featured are all super talented – gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 12-7 pm for those who couldn’t make it last Friday.

  3. Mary Ellen Davis says:

    Thanks. I want to see this.

  4. Sean says:

    Ha! Great show, Daisy! Provocative, sexy and well done. Obviously had an effect on some of the goers!

  5. Aubrey Fennewald says:

    Thanks for sharing pics from opening reception! Looks like a great show. I will definitely come see in person! :)

  6. DIna Wood says:

    Brilliant! One of the best shows I have seen in ages in the Springs. Beautifully curated.

News

October 2, 2014 | NPR · The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rainforest. Plus, about 2,000 species are found only in the park.
 

NPR
October 2, 2014 | NPR · Lebanon’s civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone co-exists relatively peacefully — most of the time.
 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 2, 2014 | NPR · The San Francisco Giants decisively beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. The Giants will play the Washington Nationals on Friday.
 

Arts & Life

October 2, 2014 | NPR · In a new memoir, New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow opens up about abuse he has suffered, and inflicted in his life. He tells Michel Martin why he told his story in Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
 

20th Century Fox
October 2, 2014 | NPR · The director, whose previous work includes Fight Club and The Social Network, talks to NPR’s Audie Cornish about the challenges of taking Gillian Flynn’s intimate drama from the page to the screen.
 

October 1, 2014 | NPR · The author is topping her big year with The Butter, a new sister site to The Toast that she’ll helm starting in mid-October. Also: Kei Miller wins the Forward Prize, and Wolf Hall goes Broadway.
 

Music

Academy of Ancient Music
October 1, 2014 | WQXR · Stream a live Carnegie Hall concert of Bach’s four orchestral suites, played by the superb Academy of Ancient Music, led by Richard Egarr.
 

Courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
October 1, 2014 | NPR · Hear a live performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under their electrifying conductor Riccardo Muti, in a thrilling program of Debussy, Mendelssohn and Scriabin.
 

Kristine Hoebermann
October 1, 2014 | WQXR · Hear the beloved American baritone sing a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon in this recital with pianist Wolfram Rieger.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab