October is Arts Month in Colorado Springs and this year Jaguart Art Experience, comprised of Diego Arnedo and Adhya Spence, a husband and wife artistic team who have traveled throughout Central and South American producing art shows and backlight performances, will launch UV: UltraVision Art Experience: a gallery night gala held on October 4 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Marmalade at the Trestle Building.
Sponsored by Manitou Springs-based Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts and KRCC, this gallery night gala will present imaginative, aesthetic and intellectual exhibits to bring to you out of bounds art, through installations, fashion, video, sculpture, glass work, photography, theater, music, sound, dance, paint and with visual performances by local artists from Colorado Springs.
The main attraction will be a special ultraviolet 3D exhibit and an ART LIVE painting, dance and piano performance called “Ultra Tango.” UV: UltraVision Art Experience is a collaboration to bring an immersive art experience to Colorado Springs and will encompass the five senses. It’s objective is to create a non-permanent mini “Meow Wolf” similar to the interactive art experiences found in Denver and Santa Fe. Diego’s performance, ART LIVE, incorporates conceptual lighting, visuals and illusion into his shows and is an ultraviolet rendezvous where different techniques and elements are used to impact and captivate audiences.
During the last 15 years Diego and Adhya have lived in Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil and now the United States and are creating international cutting-edge cultural experiences. “Jaguart Deco began in Costa Rica in 2002, when Diego, a professional artist, started traveling throughout Central and South America curating and producing events, while exhibiting his art and mural work,” says Spence.
“Diego’s travel experience has had an immeasurable influence on how he portrays the natural world in his work. He specializes in captivating the eye, and changes your perspective on how you view art. His artwork is color changing which allows you to experience two realities with the same piece. The viewer can experience his art in normal white light, then see its reflection in UV light. The use of ultraviolet light elevates fantastic and unused colors into our realm of vision,” she adds.
IF YOU GO
Friday, October 4; 8 p.m. to midnight (after the First Friday Art Walk). Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Light bites and beverages are available for purchase.
This event is presented by the Smokebrush Foundation and will be held at their venue under the bridge at Marmalade located in The Trestle Building (219 W. Colorado Ave, Suite 210, Colorado Springs, CO 80903).
Jaguart Art Experience: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets can be purchased directly through UV: UltraVision Facebook event.
Since 1992, the Smokebrush Foundation For The Arts has produced and presented innovative arts experiences that foster creativity and collaboration.
Photo by Jaguart Art Experience.