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Citizen Art Gallery Opens at City Hall

City Council has dedicated two areas within historic City Hall to exhibit and celebrate citizen artwork. The first, located on the second floor of City Hall, is a newly designed gallery. The second, located on the third floor in Council Chambers, is a gallery dedicated for K-12 artwork.

“City Hall belongs to the people of Colorado Springs. It’s only appropriate that we kick-off City Hall’s 110th anniversary year by celebrating our citizens,” stated Councilwoman Jan Martin.

The first shows in City Hall through the month of January are: “Two Years in Seville” and Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art by Coronado High School.

“Two Years in Seville” is a student-curated show by Colorado College studio art majors Kylie Anderson and Michael Franceschi which highlights their work as well as other students’ artwork from the past two years of the Block 8 Advanced Drawing classes held in Seville, Spain.

Additional artists:

  • Caitlin Armington, senior, Art Studio and Environmental Integrated major 
  • Adrian Baker, senior, Art Studio major
  • Garrett Benisch, senior, Art Studio major
  • Chris Edmonds, senior, Political Science major and Art Studio minor
  • Heidi Flores, sophomore, Art Studio and Psychology major
  • Anna Forster-Smith, senior, Art Studio major
  • Arianna Gentile Polese, senior, Neuroscience major
  • Hunter Joerger, senior, Neuroscience major
  • Sonora Miller, senior, Art Studio major and English minor
  • Erin O’Neill, senior, Art Studio major
  • Dominique Saks, senior, Art Studio major
  • Hailey Walsh, senior, Art Studio major

“Advanced Drawing in Spain was one of my favorite classes at Colorado College, and curating this show with Mike was an exciting way to bring everyone’s work together so we could share it with the community,” stated Anderson.

Advanced Placement Studio Art by Coronado High School art students and curated by Sue March, chair of the art department, features work that will be included in the students’ portfolios for review by the College Board for college credits.

“We are very proud to be able to offer as many AP courses at Coronado High School that we do, and to be able to share the students’ work with the community and City Council,” stated March.

An art reception, open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 5:30-7 p.m.

The citizen galleries are located at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.