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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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June 2017

June’s First Friday: Sem·blance, by Nicole Beck

June 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Machine Shop, 4 S Wahsatch Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Sem·blance:  /ˈsembləns/ : the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different This series explores the dynamic between classical and modern art; it seeks to answer the question of what relationship, if any exists between realism and quality. Is the classical portrait the truest expression of art? Or could the abstracted figure, in fact, be a truer picture of reality? With respect to traditional masters, but a nod to contemporary impressionists, this series infuses depth and…

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August 2017

ABANDONED BRUISED FORGOTTEN

August 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Machine Shop, 4 S Wahsatch Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
Free

Join us for a First Friday art opening featuring silkscreen paintings, video collage, and a site specific installation by JD Sell and soundscape by Mobdividual on August 4th, from 6-9pm.  Food truck, Awaken will be here and parking is available. Abandoned Bruised Forgotten examines the idea of intimacies correlated to abandoned vehicles through silkscreen printed paintings, video collage and a site specific installation. In these modes, the process of movement through time and space is suggested through layering and refracting light. These two…

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November 2017

November’s First Friday: FRAY by Valerie Lloyd

November 3, 2017 @ 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 presents FRAY, an art exhibition by Valerie Lloyd. Fray will include oil and acrylic paintings as well as a sculptural installation.

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April 2018

SMALL MOMENTS: a group exhibition

April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Machine Shop, 4 S Wahsatch Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Join us for "Small Moments" a group themed exhibition which showcases new work by Jana L. Bussanich Artist, Dawn Eeh Artist, Maria Fetterhoff, Christine Flores, Meg Larmie, Allison Moix, JD Sell, Claire Swinford, and Brian W. Tryon Photography.  There will be live music by Valentina Kai of eilean, and Bison Brothers Food Truck will be on hand to serve their delicious sliders. “Small Moments” is a themed show with the goal of showcasing the mundane moments of our lives that go…

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May 2018

Ghosts of the Past, Creators of the Future: new work by Trevor Wade Thomas

May 4, 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 excited to present Ghosts of the Past, Creators of the Future: new work by Trevor Wade Thomas.  Please join us for his opening, May 4th, 6-9pm.  Over the last three months, Trevor Wade Thomas has explored the history of the Machine Shop through stories, old photographs, and an exploration of the the building we have all come to know. In an attempt to connect with the history of this space, he has created a body of work…

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March 2019

Design As Art: Celebrating the art and skill in graphic design

March 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 and AIGA Colorado Springs is proud to curate the Design As Art show, a First Friday Art Show + party celebrating the art and skill in graphic design, showcasing the talent of our local design community.  The difference between art and design is a timeless debate. Designers (and illustrators, letterers, etc.), typically design for business needs, so the artistic, creative side does not always get a spotlight. Join us in eating delicious cuban food from the Lucy,…

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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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