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.

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