Colorado Springs Art Gallery
We are a local downtown Colorado Springs art gallery known for its art showcases, events, large offerings of Colorado artwork for sale and many others from outside of it. Our gallery is a warm, intimate, showroom perfect for purchasing or viewing some of the best art in Colorado. Currently we list and display a diverse range of mediums including paintings, sculpture, sketches, mixed media, and more. So select a few pieces for your home or enjoy our fresh and contemporary selection of art exhibits, all hand selected by our curator, because no matter what you enjoy we have it. Modern, western, impressionist, pop, rustic, or local Colorado Springs art, you’ll always find something truly wonderful at the Modbo.
The Modbo presents September’s First Friday: “Tooth & Nail,” new work by Ashley Urban. An L.A.-based artist, Urban’s show will feature a panoply of media, from drawings and paintings to wearable art, replete with an element of installation. The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, September 7th. The show runs through Friday, September 28th. The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, themodbo.com, or 633-4240. ‘Tooth & Nail’: This body of work is an homage to the ways in which the artist has learned to cope with, heal from, and grow gracefully from the traumatic events of her life and the human experience of misery which she used to believe defined her. Learning to transform out of an existence that felt hopeless, victimized, pessimistic, self loathing, and damaged beyond repair, she has fought tooth and nail to develop a deeply intentional moral philosophy; that pain and creativity can be used as a fuel to feed the flames of healing and higher being. The philosophy of ‘Tooth & Nail’ also concludes that we must acknowledge and accept the beasts that are our inner sufferings. However, it is necessary to diligently tame them with ravenous creative expression, appreciation for nature, the pursuit of knowledge, forgiveness, gratitude, integrity, respect and empathy, the endeavor to inspire others, fierce exploration of the unknown outside of and within our own psyches, the release of ego, and sharp focus on the discipline of continually growing rather than living in fear. Ultimately, this starts with finding and holding onto love and tenderness for one’s self. Mother nature and the natural order of the world is vicious. And even more...
The Modbo presents October’s First Friday: The Mussorgsky Project: Pictures at an Exhibition Reimagined, with art by Phil Lear and musical collaborations throughout the month. The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, October 5th. The show runs through Friday, October 26th. There will be live musical collaborations on First Friday, Friday the 19th, and Friday the 26th. The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at email@example.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240. Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky wrote his famous piece, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” in 1874. An artist friend named Viktor Hartmann had just died suddenly, and plunged into despair, Mussorgsky and other friends of Hartmann staged a memorial exhibition of hundreds of Hartmann’s works. This became the inspiration for Mussorgky’s composition. The much beloved classical piece was originally written for solo piano, but quickly after its premiere was orchestrated by Maurice Ravel, and then rearranged for other instruments in countless versions over the years. For such a well known piece, gallerist and classical pianist Lauren Ciborowski has always found it to be a bit odd that the works by Hartmann which inspired it are… not terribly interesting. In her opinion. Says Ciborowski, “They aren’t bad, per se, but nothing about them seems awe-inspiring enough to have sparked such creative genius in Mussorgsky.” It is out of that musing that Ciborowski decided to embark on a pet project that she’s always wanted to do– showing an exhibit of art more worthy of Pictures at an Exhibition. She sought out acclaimed local painter Phil Lear, and he agreed to take on this unusual project. Says Lear, “It’s...
NOW that’s what I call art
This art is a wonderful example of art from this period of art production. Some say its the best of those arts while others reserve judgement. First painted by world renowned art guy “Arty” it has since been aged like fine wine and had a fancy frame put around it to enhance its aesthetic assault on your taste.
Birds of a Feather
Put together as a tribute for the great “hair de jur” of 1890 this piece features exquisite use of water color, crayon color, and sun color, truly displaying the mastery of the artist and his wide range of talents. The authors identity remains a mystery to this day but some say it was the work of a poor farm boy in the Mississippi Delta who learned to read by way of twig bundling.