From a disagreement over who's cooking dinner to a war over oil or land or religion, conflict is as universal as death. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's expansive Conflict|Resolution project examines the subject from a multitude of disciplines. The goal is to build a program around a theme that resonated in the community, explains Charlie Snyder, the centers director of communications. "Colorado Springs is home to a lot of military bases, but we didn't want to have a basic war theme. We wanted something more far-reaching."
Conflict|Resolution opens today with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m., followed by a presentation of Arthur Miller's post-WWII drama All My Sons (which runs through April 4 at the FAC). Upcoming installments include such art exhibits as Chris Weed's Spores, Sean O'Meallie's Danger Toy Love Gun and W Dictionary: Works by Carlos Aguirre; showings of the1948 Italian film The Bicycle Thief and recent Academy Award winner The Hurt Locker; educational programs with titles such as Mandala: Expressions of Peace and Unity, Beyond Conflict: The Art of Being at Peace; and an exhibition from the Wounded Warriors program of the Pikes Peak Behavorial Health Group.
Admission to the events, all at the FAC at 30 West Dale Street in Colorado Springs, are free for members, $10 for adults and $8.50 for seniors. For a complete schedule, call 719-634-5583 or go to www.csfineartscenter.org.
March 26-June 20, 2010