Beginning Thursday, February 2, the Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) presents the much-anticipated UCCS Visual Arts Faculty Triennial Exhibition. Distinguished faculty will present their newest works through March 18.
For the first time since the pandemic, world-class works from distinguished faculty will be on view in the Marie Sharpe Walsh Gallery at the Ent Center for the Arts. The artists, whose works have been recognized in galleries and museums across the globe, are also guiding the next generation of creatives as they work to perfect their craft. Come check out the artistic practices informing the future of art.
The free exhibition kicks off on Wednesday, February 1 at 6 p.m. with a Visiting Artist and Critics Series lecture by José Antonio Arellano, Assistant Professor of English at the United States Air Force Academy.
On Thursday, February 2, the artists and Lynné Cravens, Exhibitions & Events Manager, invite the community to join them from 6 – 7 p.m. for an opening reception.
The exhibition was collaboratively curated by Daisy McGowan, former GOCA Director; Lynné Cravens, GOCA Exhibitions & Events Manager; and the artists.
Corey Drieth, Professor, Painting/Drawing
Matt Barton, Professor, Sculpture/New Media
Ben Kinsley, Assistant Professor, Sculpture/New Media
Claire Rau, Senior Instructor, Sculpture
Nikki Pike, Senior Instructor, Social Practice
Marina Eckler, Senior Instructor, Painting/Printmaking
Stacy Platt, Senior Instructor, Photography
Rachel Guardiola, Instructor, Photography
Clark Valentine, Visiting Instructor, Painting
Nick Henning, Visual Art Technician
About the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA)
GOCA is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. Independently producing exhibitions and programs through a collaborative approach with artists of national, international and regional significance, GOCA engages UCCS and the greater community in dialogue around contemporary culture. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries – the flagship Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery at the Ent Center for the Arts, a satellite location opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, and the Art WithOut Limits Public Sculpture Program on the grounds of the Ent Center and adjacent Pulpit Rock Open Space. For more information, visit entcenterforthearts.org/goca and gocadigital.org.
About the Ent Center for the Arts
This first-class arts facility, located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus serves the community as a hub for the arts and an inspiration in academics. The vision for the facility was and is to foster a creative environment to house arts that will serve the Pikes Peak region, allowing artists to inspire and amplify one another rather than compete against one another. Art brings together diverse peoples and ideas in ways no other discipline can, and the Ent Center will be a pillar of the arts community within Colorado Springs. Learn more at entcenterforthearts.org.