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Artists of the Broadmoor Academy ZOOM with Karen Lindsay
April 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - May 18, 2021 @ 8:30 pm
ZOOM CLASS! Enjoy this class from the comfort of your own home.
April 13 – May 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm (6 Tuesdays)
$50 for CAE members/$55 for non-members
The Broadmoor Art Academy, one of Colorado’s best-kept cultural secrets, flourished in Colorado Springs from 1919 through the late 1930s. Although it appeared toward the end of the heyday of American art colonies, the Academy was an important cultural center in the Rocky Mountain West. Colorado Springs scenic surroundings and resort facilities, strategically placed in the exact center of American’s railroad lines, attracted some of the Academy’s finest instructors: John F Carlson, Robert Reid, Birger Sandzen, Ernest Lawson, Boardman Robinson, Lawrence Barrett, Willard Nash, Ward Lockwood, Kenneth Adams, Laura Gilpin, Tabor Utley, George Biddle, Henry Varnum Poor, Adlof Dehn and Frank Mechau. We will study the lives and work of these artists as well as a few of their students: Charles Bunnell, Jeanne and Ethel Magafan and Eduardo Chavez. To view original works of these artists, visitations to the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, David Cook Fine Art Gallery, The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, The Denver Art Museum and/or The Denver Public Library are encouraged. Depending on Covid restrictions, we might be able to schedule a couple of group tours to these venues. Karen will advise during the first week of class.
Taught by: Karen Lindsay
Karen Lindsay graduated with a degree in education from the University of Denver. Although she has no artistic talent, she is an art enthusiast and has taught many art history courses at the University of Denver’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Center for the Arts Evergreen in conjunction with exhibits at the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center and local galleries. Course subjects have included “The Impressionists”, “Friday Kahlo and Diego Rivera”, “Colorado Women Artists”, “The Group of Seven”, “The Beaver Hall Women of Montreal”, “Clyfford Still”, and “The Taos Six.” She is the co-chair of the OLLI West Membership Relations Committee and has served as a board member and president of a public art program in Evergreen. She is very active in the local art scene in Evergreen and Denver.