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Maddy Erskine and Maxwell Hendrickson pose with all six editions of Scrapped Magazine Aug. 3 at City Park in Fort Collins. Erskine and Hendrickson are editors of the local music zine alongside Max Hogan.

Scrapped brings zines, subculture documentation back to NoCo

Serena Bettis, Editor in Chief August 18, 2022

Just like fashion trends and reruns of “Friends,” elements of life from the 1990s are making a comeback in Fort Collins’ local music scene. For the last six months, fans of Fort Collins artists,...

A sculpture sits in Old Town Square.

Sculpture in the Square highlights local artists

Ivy Secrest, Arts and Culture Reporter April 26, 2022

Fort Collins is home to a strong community of artists and creatives who have beautified the city in a unique and enduring fashion. Fort Collins Art Week strives to give these artists a collaborative, public...

A model smiles as she walks the runway.

UWC Hair Show elevates Black culture, brings hair to life

Kota Babcock, Arts and Culture Director February 24, 2022

After last year’s fully virtual show, Colorado State University United Women of Color and the Colorado State University Black/African American Cultural Center partnered to bring the Hair Show back to...

A gray wall features the text Affective Tone by Adán De La Garza, January 24 - February 25, 2022. This gray wall is on the left of a black wall and a counter with various pamphlets.

Clara Hatton Gallery’s new exhibition explores the art of sound

Kadyn Thorpe, Arts and Culture Reporter February 17, 2022

Art is in the eye of the beholder — or rather, in this case, the ear. Creating art through noise is what "Affective Tone" is all about. Denver-based artist Adán De La Garza, who is "an anonymous...

Blacksmith Raven Hammer bends a twisted rod to create the Norse world snake Feb.8

Local blacksmith Raven Hammer keeps ancient art alive

Max Hogan, Arts & Culture Reporter February 16, 2022

In the forested hills of Bellvue, Colorado, one local artisan twists, bends and hammers red-hot metal in a weathered wooden workshop, informed by the ancient legacy of metalwork.  Aptly named, Raven...

Creators from across the world contributed work to honor graphic designer Milton Glaser in the Designers for Glaser exhibit hosted by Colorado State University in the Hatton Gallery. The exhibit will be open to the public from Sept. 16 to Oct. 15. (Anna Tomka | The Collegian).

‘Designers for Glaser’ honors artist’s life and worldwide impact

Kota Babcock September 15, 2021

Colorado State University's Clara Hatton Gallery presents "Designers for Glaser," a homage to the designer responsible for some of the more prevalent images in pop culture.  Milton Glaser died in...

Art work sits on display inside the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art inside the University Center for the Arts Aug. 25. (Luke Bourland | The Collegian)

Community art museums allow for creative introspection

Hailee Stegall August 26, 2021

Fort Collins possesses a wealth of finely curated art museums within reach of students and community members. Regardless of your age, major or career, art museums tend to be capsules in space and time...

The University Center for the Arts under snow in September, 2020. (Ben Leonard | The Collegian)

As students return, the UCA remains crucial for art access

Kota Babcock August 18, 2021

As classes come back in person, the University Center for the Arts continues to provide opportunities for anyone, on campus or off, to enjoy a variety of artworks. The UCA, located just across College...

Pottery at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art in the Shattering Perspectives exhibit. (Max Hogan | Collegian)

‘Shattering Perspectives’ about African culture through ceramics

Max Hogan February 25, 2021

The history of art is complex, one that reflects the interactions between cultures and the way societies change over time. A dark history of racism and colonization looms over galleries featuring objects...

Collegian Reviews (Illustration by Caleb Carpenter | Collegian)

Local exhibit ‘About Face’ explores ambiguity of portraiture

Ivy Secrest February 17, 2021

We are obsessed with our own image. Today, this means selfies and social media, but the interest in our own likeness is far from new. We have had an obsession with the human body since the beginning,...

A piece by Victoria Kempf. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Kempf)

Meet Victoria Kempf: Abstract art for an abstract world

Greta Nelson-Bechtold September 23, 2020

With an abstract mind to reflect her art, Victoria Kempf sheds light on her dynamic paintings’ inner workings.  Kempf, originally from Pittsburgh, came to Colorado for her job, an Episcopal priest,...

Parker looking on at her work space. (Reed Slater | Collegian)

Persistence and practice: The art of FoCo’s own Teddi Parker

Ty Davis September 23, 2020

Practice makes perfect — even in art — and local painter Teddi Parker demonstrates the value of trading the grandeur of large projects for incremental improvement. Parker grew up in an artistic household...

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