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October 2017

October’s First Friday: Improvisation by Carol Dickerson

October 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Improvisation The Machine Shop is proud to present the opening of Improvisation, featuring new paintings in a Jazz Groove by Carol Dickerson and music by the FluteDaddy jazz trio led by flutist Joseph Liberti with guitarist Alan Joseph and bassist Pat Abbot.   Jazz musicians improvise on a theme within the constraints of key, tempo, and form to create new music. Carol begins each painting with a few constraints, such as color palette and the size and texture of the surface, and…

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June 2018

FUSE | PERILOUS

June 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Machine Shop, 4 S Wahsatch Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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The Machine Shop is proud to present FUSE | PERILOUS, an exhibition featuring a collection of new and old works by veteran Graffiti Artist FuseOne AWR originally from Los Angeles. The show will feature Fuse's Graffiti Glass along with several custom Graffiti Furniture pieces. Nicknamed The Living Room Vandal, Fuse has combined intriguing, rugged, street art with everyday functional furnishings as a unique way to introduce vibrant, original art into your home or work space.  Fuse’s Graffiti Glass has become a…

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August 2018

First Friday, August 3 // Ways Up the Mountain by Megan Larmie

August 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Machine Shop, 4 S Wahsatch Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Megan Larmie concludes her time as The Machine Shop Artist in Resident with a one person exhibition of new work entitled "Way's Up the Mountain" with an opening event and reception on
Friday August 3, 2018, 6 - 9 pm, at The Machine Shop.

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October 2018

NEON NATURAL: new work by John Mark Lohner

October 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Machine Shop, 4 S Wahsatch Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Please join us for the opening of Neon Natural, which features new work by John Mark Lohner, and live music by Josh Skaggs. Neon Natural is a multimedia exploration of the intersection of the artificial with the natural, featuring new work from John Mark Lohner. John Mark Lohner is an artist based in Colorado Springs. Influenced by his childhood in Mexico and travels through several continents, John Mark explores the beauty to be found in nature and in form. Through…

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November 2018

Directions From Here: new work by Tara Kelley-Cruz

November 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Machine Shop, 4 S Wahsatch Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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DIRECTIONS FROM HERE: new work by Tara Kelley-Cruz on Friday, November 2nd, 6-9pm.   The Machine Shop is pleased to present Directions From Here, featuring new work from our recent studio resident, Tara Kelley-Cruz. About the Show: Directions from Ancient seafarers used the stars to chart their course, but we have our own sources in our day for finding direction in life. Of course there is GPS, but In today’s culture, we receive messages daily from the media and social…

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February 2019

RECALL: an art installation by Su Cho

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Machine Shop, 4 S Wahsatch Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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The Machine Shop is excited to present RECALL: an art installation by Su Kaiden Cho.  Join us for a First Friday opening on February 1st, 2019 at 6-9pm. Food Truck, Potato Potato will be parked outside. Artist Statement: The work I produce delves into issues of ethnic liminality by means of quality of ambiguity or disorientation of identity. There are different interpretations of the self with social and cultural clashes between what is internally embraced and externally imposed, as it pertains to race…

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June 2019

Prêt-à-Porter | Collection: Color-blocking, the After Show

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Machine Shop, 4 S Wahsatch Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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The Machine Shop is proud to present Prêt-à-Porter | Collection: Color-blocking the After Show.  Please join us June 7th, from 6-9 pm for a one night opening. “Prêt-à-Porter | Collection: Color-blocking the After-Show" is an exhibition of a selection of garments made for the IIDA RMC Prêt-à-Porter Where Finish Meets Fashion Show 2019 and worn on the runway during the event on May 17th.  Colorado based design teams, paired with an industry manufacturer, have created handmade garments utilizing the sponsor…

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October 2019

RETROSPECTIVE: 5 Years of Studio Residencies at the Machine Shop

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Machine Shop, 4 S Wahsatch Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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The Machine Shop is celebrating 5 years of studio residencies.  Past residents include Chris Alvarez, Morgan Bak, Laura BenAmots, Courtney Caldwell, Hunter Chambers, Su Cho, Troy DeRose, Briget Heidmous, Tara Kelley-Cruz, Meg Larmie, Valerie Lloyd, John Mark Lohner, Cathleen Meadows, Elizabeth Selby, JD Sell, Claire Swinford, Trevor Thomas, and Tim Thornton.  Current work will on be display. Each artist has a unique voice in which only visual art can speak; this exhibit will showcase the diverse styles of artists from our community. The goal of the Machine Shop’s residency is to support artists in their process…

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