Arts council recognizes UCCS people, programs

Murray Ross with a Shakespeare bust.
Murray Ross
Colin McAllister
Colin McAllister
Daisy McGowan

Four UCCS artists or programs were honored Oct. 4 during the 2016 Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards Gala at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Those honored were:

  • Murray Ross, artistic director, Theatreworks. Ross received the Eve Tilley Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his more than 30 years of contributions to the arts.
  • UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art. GOCA was nominated for an award in the Engaging Community Event Showcasing Music category for  Brilliant, its annual fundraising event.
  • Colin McAlister, music program director, Department of Visual and Performing Arts. McAlister was nominated for an award in the the Extraordinary Solo Musician category.
  • UCCS FREEX. The Free Expression Poetry Club was nominated for an award in the Excellent Poetry Program category.

To see a complete list of winners, visit

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