2015 Festival to Plead for Skills in Colorado Springs


The Colorado Springs ILSSA members Aaron Cohick (Local 719 Shop NLP), Marina Eckler (Local 719 Shop MFB), and Han Sayles hosted a public Festival event at Mountain Fold Books, a non-profit bookstore/gallery in downtown Colorado Springs. It was held on the eve of the festival, on Monday, July 6, in conjunction with a regularly occurring event on Monday nights that is pretty much the same thing as the festival: Art Night!

The official description of the MFB Art Night is: "Art Night is a mixed-media gathering, establishing an active, vibrant & collaborative community of artists, philosophers, filmmakers, doers and makers in COS. Bring a little something to work on, a practice to practice; a drawing, painting, poem, zine, a piece of jewelry or your knitting project. Bring an idea that you'd like to bounce around. Work solo or talk collaboration. Be together in the act of pulling something from the void, to tangible fruition."

We brought in the ILSSA Quarterlies and other ephemera for folks to look at. The images show some of the activity from the night. The dog's name is Fergi, and she is the official Art Night mascot.