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 […]

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 […]

Q&A with Adrian Whipp of Lumiere: Tintype Photography & Entrepreneurship

Adrian Whipp of Lumiere Tintype based out of Austin, has journeyed through Colorado Springs twice now to capture portraits of fellow Colorado Springsians. The tintype process is a science but the outcome is worth the wait. Colorado Collective had the privilage of chatting with Adrian to learn more about tintype photography and his traveling companion. Final tintype images of COS community will be released in upcoming print issue. 

Q&A with Ragged Print Shop: Celebrating the Creative Process

As far as a vision, I have a lot of ideas. But I’m trying to take them one at a time for now. (laughs) In general though, I’d love to see it build more as a space for people to come be. And come hang. And share a love of creative processes. Even if that means hanging out, working on different projects and sipping on coffee or maté, all while being surrounded by the presence of good art and good music.

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