CLOSING RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 5 - 7 PM
GOCA is hosting a closing reception and sale of approximately 20 works from the collection of Millie Yawn. The list of works will be released the night of the event--works will stay on sale through the close of the exhibit on TUESDAY, MARCH 27TH.
GOCA's sales percentage will be donated to the Louis M. Cicotello Award in the Visual Arts Fund.
This retrospective exhibition features artworks from 1971 - 2008, highlighting the significant periods in Louis Cicotello's prolific and fascinating art career. A 72-page, full color catalog publication will accompany the exhibition. Cicotello was well-known and beloved regionally, having moved to Colorado Springs from Kansas City, MO. in 1984 to serve as Chair of the Visual Arts Department at UCCS. Cicotello was Professor of Fine Arts through 2007 at UCCS and inspired countless students in their own careers. As an artist, Cicotello pushed the boundaries of the media he worked with--from human-scale plexiglass towers of his early years to mixed-media assemblage, collage, and free-standing sculpture.
This survey features work that has rarely been seen in regional exhibitions, with multiple collectors loaning their work from across the country for the exhibition. Three lectures will accompany the exhibit, featuring former students speaking about Cicotello's impact on their art careers and lives.
CICOTELLO as MENTOR: Artist Talks
In tandem with the exhibit, GOCA will highlight six artists on whose own career Cicotello had strong influence and impact. While not all artists speaking were officially students under Cicotello, all were inspired and learned from him. Each speaker will share their art, career path and knowledge with current UCCS students and the community.
Holly Parker & Kevin Thayer | Monday, February 13 | 7 pm | GOCA1420
Sean O'Meallie & Andrew Tirado | Thursday, February 23 | 7 pm | GOCA1420
Jason Chase & Chris Weed | Thursday, March 8 | 7 pm | GOCA1420
All lectures are free and open to the public with a pre-reception in the gallery lobby starting at 6:30 pm.
Image: Mountain, 1990, 13 x 11.5", mixed-media collage. Collection of Millie Yawn.