Of all the hidden treasures we try to bring you on The Big Something, few rate as highly as the reclusive local artist Floyd Tunson. A long-time art teacher at Palmer High School, Tunson has been “retired” for over a decade during which time he has devoted himself full-time to his first love. Now the subject of a 40-year career retrospective set to open at The Fine Arts Center on October 27, 2012, we stopped by Tunson’s studio recently to bring you this profile and peek inside his spectacular studio.

Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Members Only Preview – October 26th, 2012
Public Opening – October 27th, 2012
More information at csfineartscenter.org


6 Responses to Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop

  1. mina says:

    Craig did a wonderful job showing us Floyd’s space (an art show in itself) with background information and comments. Can hardly wait for his show to open!

  2. Melissa Walker says:

    When working at Palmer High School in 1973-74, I remember seeing Floyd Tunson’s art classroom. I had never seen anything like it–bursting with creativity. Eager to see his retrospective.

  3. Archop Eddy says:

    Excellent, excellent!! About time for a Floyd Tunson show at FAC!

  4. Jeff Brown says:

    Floyd will be a lasting figure in the pantheon of Colorado Springs’ art history. His FAC exhibit should be catalogued for future generations to appreciate.

  5. Clara Broker says:

    There was something so…HOT…like a BED (of nothingness) about this show (…!). It was OK ‘n all but…for MY money…I prefer reasonably-priced paintings of weird girls in spooky landscapes. AND, and…these paintings should be rushed to completion by moderately skilled hobbyists that affect the manner of Disneyfied bohemians. And these paintings should fit comfortably in the backseat of a sedan.

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