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Ricardo Villa - Art Opening in the City Administration Building
Thursday, December 06, 2012

            The City of Colorado Springs will host an Art Opening in the lobby of the City Administration Building (30 S. Nevada Avenue) on Friday, December 7 from 4 - 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

            Local photographer Ricardo Villa exhibits his finest photographs, representing the natural splendor of his beautiful home, Colorado Springs. The downtown City Administration Building provides a great space to showcase these photographs of beautiful local scenery.

            “We are continuing to find new ways to partner with the Arts Community,” says Nick Kittle, Administrative Services and Innovation Manager.  “We’re looking forward to showcasing some of the area’s finest local talent and creating a more vibrant entry to the City Administration Building.”

            With the help of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) and the Public Art Commission, the City of Colorado Springs welcomes local artists to exhibit in the City Administration Building throughout the rest of 2012 and into 2013.

About the artist:

Ricardo Villa is a multiple award winning nature photographer and a Colorado semi-native. He was born next door, in New Mexico, over 57 years ago, and has lived in Colorado Springs for about 50 years. He's grateful his parents had the good sense to move to the Springs, but since he grew up living within 15 minutes of some of the best scenery in the entire nation, he mostly took the beauty for granted.

That all changed when Ricardo took some of the best pictures ever of the Garden of the Gods soon after he retired from King Soopers. Now, he's in the quiet beauty of the mountains many more days. When not taking pictures, Ricardo wants to remind the rest of us that live in the shadow of Pikes Peak of what a beautiful place this is, and encourage people to get outdoors more often and reconnect with nature.