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Yadira Solis performs traditional Hispanic dance while mariachi band plays for Armando Silva’s mural reveal on Friday, Sep 15. Mural was commissioned by Mujeres de Colores to honor hispanic families and field workers in northern colorado. traditional Hispanic dance while mariachi band plays for Armando Silva’s mural reveal on Friday, Sep 15. Mural was commissioned by Mujeres de Colores to honor hispanic families and field workers in northern colorado.

Mural reveal amplifies Hispanic voices

Ruby Secrest, Staff Reporter September 21, 2023

Family, friends and fans of local Colorado artist Armando Silva gathered Sept. 15 as Silva officially revealed to the public his newest mural, "Para Mi Familia," on the side of Los Tarascos, a Fort Collins...

Artist Tyler Boeyinks mural Winnies Paradise colors a wall near Downtown Ace Hardware in Old Town Fort Collins Sept. 11. Boeyink completed another
mural in fall 2022 for the annual Fort Collins Mural project.

What’s public art like in Fort Collins vs. Boulder?

Jack Fillweber, Staff Reporter September 14, 2023

When visiting a town, there are many factors that contribute to how enjoyable the experience will be. Oftentimes, the focus is on the restaurants, bars or shops. Public art can be an overlooked factor...

Artists Chris Kannen and Lauren Lipinski Eisen’s art on display at the Curfman Gallery in the Lory Student Center Aug. 22. Both artists create work highlighting organic objects observed in their natural environments as a response to their own memories.

‘The Object of Memory’ art exhibit opens at Curfman Gallery

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter August 30, 2023

Until Sept. 15, "The Object of Memory" art exhibit by Lauren Lipinski Eisen and Chris Kannen will be shown in the Lory Student Center’s Curfman Gallery at Colorado State University. "The Object of...

Josh Hart performs at The Atrium in Fort Collins with his band Ash Redhorse & The Midnight Suns on the first night of Endless fest

Psychedelic wonderland: Endless Fest returns

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter August 23, 2023

In just a few days, music enthusiasts and artists alike will gather for a highly anticipated psychedelic art and music festival. This is the third year Endless Fest returns to Fort Collins with both new...

A guide to the artsy side of CSU clubs

A guide to the artsy side of CSU clubs

Alex Hasenkamp, Arts and Entertainment Editor July 28, 2023

Fitting in with a new crowd can be an intimidating task, which is why many seek comfort in joining clubs, where they have the freedom to find their own groove with a like-minded group of students.  If...

The Nancy Richardson Design center, completed and opened in only January of 2019, is a space to enhance design programs at Colorado State University.

CSU Fashion Show brings city style to the runway

Hania Nini, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

The Department of Design and Merchandising Fashion Show at Colorado State University is just around the corner, and attendees are eagerly awaiting the showcase of student designers' collections. Elise...

Wesley Kenney, professor and conductor at the Colorado State School of Music, Theatre, and Dance prepares his students for an upcoming concert to be held in the Edna Rizley Griffin Concert Hall September 23 at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Kenney spoke to the upcoming concert stating that It has been almost twenty months since we have performed in front of a live audience. We are so excited. ... It is who we are.

‘Music chooses us’: Director Wes Kenney to retire this semester

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter May 2, 2023

After over 20 years as a resident instructor at Colorado State University, Wes Kenney, the director of orchestras at the University Center for the Arts, looks to retire from his role as a full-time professor...

Holly Wong speaks about her art installation, Guardian of the Spirits, at the Curfman Gallery at Colorado State University April 4. “Some people ask me how I pick colors,” Wong said. “These are complementary colors. They are inspired from Chinese lion dance. You personify the animal. These are a personified, larger-than-life, female force. The colors are energizing and boundless. I’m interested in getting beyond gender.”

‘Guardian of the Spirits’ gallery embraces femininity

Christian Arndt, Staff Reporter April 12, 2023

At 2 a.m., most people are fast asleep — but not Holly Wong. In fact, she just woke up. She is ready to start her day creating art while it is quiet and then, after a few hours, head out to her day...

Colorado State University Drag Show co-host Krisa Gonna performs her routine Krisa Goes to Therapy April 9.

‘Drag Through the Decades’ raises money for queer resources

Katherine Borsting, Staff Reporter April 12, 2023

Drag is a form of self-expression, and it gives those within the queer community a space to explore sexual identity and defy gender norms. The art of drag has been a huge topic of conversation in the news...

“Sustainable Gardens” by Lisa Cameron Russell in Old Town Fort Collins March 1. “Sustainable Gardens was a gift from the Downtown Development Authority through the Art in Action project.

Art in Public Places program enriches FoCo community

Christian Arndt, Staff Reporter April 6, 2023

Stunning painted murals and electrical boxes adorn the streets of Fort Collins, but where do they come from? The Art in Public Places program has been operating since 1995 with the sole intent of providing...

The Lincoln Centers newest art installation, A Place Remembered and Imagined is displayed in the art gallery

The Lincoln Center presents: ‘A Place Remembered and Imagined’

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter February 9, 2023

The Lincoln Center recently announced the debut of “A Place Remembered and Imagined,” an exhibit of works inspired by “the most Instagram-able destinations” without the presence of a phone. The...

Artist Nicholas Galanin speaks about his mural in the Lory Student Center

Indigenous artist brings his artistic philosophy to campus

Katherine Borsting, Staff Reporter January 26, 2023

Art is a form of storytelling, and it is able to convey information the spoken word often cannot. It is commonly left to the viewer to decide what emotions to feel or what questions to ask. Many use...

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