Celebrating COCO Crafted

Cultivating Makers & Creators: Celebrating the Grand Opening of COCO Crafted Colorado Collective has walked a fascinating journey since it first began as a dream just a little over three years ago. Since our launch, we have been an online magazine and a print publication, and in 2017 we will be redoubling our efforts in […]

Hobo Nickel Art

Q&A with Adam Leech: Hobo Nickel History & Artform Clad in a tie-dye Misfits T-shirt bearing the legend “Punks Not Dead,” Adam Leech doesn’t exactly fit the type for a historian or a practitioner of a centuries-old art form. He shows up to talk with COCO on a vintage scooter speckled with spray paint logos […]

Welcome Fellow

Good conversation isn’t hard to come by—it’s people that can be tricky. When you are fortunate enough to find someone of like mind, regardless of the situation, words will come with ease and abundance. We must be intentional about finding these relationships, as they don’t come by often, yet are essential to our growth. As […]

Life-Skills Training & Art Therapy: Q&A with Goodwill Possibilities Staff Members

While most of the world may have preconceived notions about who can claim the word “artist,” there are those who can see the endless possibilities art creates for anyone—including those society might easily overlook. Case in point: Discover Goodwill’s revolutionary program called Possibilities. It’s an experiential life-skills program that serves a wide array of participants […]

The Benevolence of Camino Massage

Five years ago, Erin Poovey was faced with a choice: to continue working as a sought-after massage therapist in her cousin’s successful Texan massage business, or to attempt something a little radical that would challenge and grow her. She chose the latter and ran the idea of leaving Austin, Texas—along with everything she knew—past her […]

GOCA: Cultivating Colorado Springs’ Diverse Arts & Culture Legacy

Nudging its audience to lead more imaginative lives through sensory experiences, sparking dialogue and affecting positive change in communities through art – here lies the trifecta of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs’ Galleries of Contemporary Art. Commonly referred to as GOCA, the name populates two fully-realized, multi-media gallery spaces within the city: One on […]

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