Colorado Springs Art Gallery
We are a local downtown Colorado Springs art gallery
Dear Kind (and kindof) Art Supporters, First off, I promise The Modbo isn’t closing. But we are on an indefinite hiatus due to mandatory corona virus inspired closures. April and May’s First Fridays are definitely postponed. And, it’s probably obvious, we don’t have any open hours right now. As soon as I am able to legally schedule a First Friday opening, I will do so, and I’ll update that information here. In the meantime, we do not currently have an e-commerce platform, though if you are seeking a connection to any artist I’ve shown in the past, I’m happy to make it for you. If you’re itching to do some good, you could always give The Modbo a good rating on google or facebook. Then I’ll have more good ratings, and I’ll like you more. Thanks for thinking of us, if you were, and good luck to you and yours, until we meet again. You (still) Need Art. Art (still) Needs You. Lauren
The Modbo is excited to present a short and modified First Friday experience for August: Modern Storytellers by JayCee Beyale and Gregg Deal. The opening reception is from 5 pm until 8 pm on Friday, August 7th. During opening hours, guests must wear masks inside the space, and will only be allowed in a few people at a time. The show runs through Friday, August 28th. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is open by appointment or via personalized FaceTime tour. 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. JayCee Beyale grew up in the Four Corners area of New Mexico, and received his BFA in printmaking from the University of New Mexico. He currently manages a screen printing and embroidery shop in Colorado Springs and often participates in collaborative murals and other art projects with fellow organizations and artists. JayCee’s connection to his aboriginal culture is heavily influenced by his involvement in the arts; his personal identity and background have always been present in his work because he is proud of who he is and where he comes from. His career as an artist started when he discovered street art and graffiti. He is deeply influenced by music, and is certain that without music, his art would not exist. Combining traditional indigenous ideologies and his personal Buddhist practice, JayCee is always striving to emphasize the concepts and convictions in his art. Using a combination of spray paints and acrylics, he hopes to share his beliefs by celebrating the fusion of technology and Indigenous culture in his work. JayCee aspires to illustrate the Laws of Movement, Unity and Impermanence in his work. Gregg Deal...
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.