The Seedlings Arts Festival Gives Artistic Expression a New Home

By Vivien Jerez and Devon Martinez Canvases face out to the world, and so we usually focus on how art affects the viewer. The recent Expressive Arts Project’s Seedlings Arts Festival at Centennial turned that around. The event focused on art therapy and how it can put you on path toward a career in which …
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All-Pikes Peak Reads Winners Riff on the American Dream

  By Sarah McMahon, Faculty Contributor In coordination with the Pikes Peak Library District and Colorado College, PPCC participates in an annual community-wide reading program, known as All Pikes Peak Reads. This year’s book was Helen Thorpe’s The Newcomers: Finding Hope and Refuge in an American Classroom. A Colorado journalist, Thorpe spent one school year …
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Refic’s Emotional Art Casts Light on Mental Health

By Israel Larson, Staff Writer Local artist Matte Refic brings to light issues surrounding mental health through raw and emotional pieces of artwork displayed in his art show, The Shadows, currently at the PPCC Downtown Studio Campus Art Gallery until Dec. 2. Through his art, Refic aims to break free from mental health stigmas, while also …
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Fall Contests Seek Student Talent

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer Fall is not complete without a writing and visual arts contests to showcase student talent at PPCC. This year the contests are sponsored by our student-run Literary and Arts Journal Parley, and the city-wide reading initiative headed by the Pikes Peak Library District, All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR).Both contests have …
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Faculty Art Show Highlight Reel: One Week Left to Catch the Show

By Ryan Haller and Israel Larson, Staff Photographers If you happened to miss out on the faculty art show, here is a highlight reel of the many thought-provoking pieces displayed. The gallery is open at the Downtown Campus till the end of the week, October 7th.

Trash Art Competition Fuels Creativity

By Camille Liptak Congrats go out to the winners and participants of Tuesday’s Trash Art Competition and exhibition, which featured the works of 24 PPCC artists and students. Sponsored by The Office of Sustainability, the Trash Art Competition aimed at promoting sustainability and increasing awareness about repurposing trash by giving students the opportunity to look …
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Student Spotlight: Bradley Firebird, Writing for Tolerance and Inclusion

By Ciara Pack Student Bradley Firebird, is highly visible around PPCC. Anyone who knows Bradley knows he is a man of many talents. Not only is he an intern at Pikes Peak’s radio station KEPC-89.7 FM, but he is also the founder of a Black History webpage (PART). He’s known for his playwright genius, and …
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