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.
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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