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PAST EVENTS

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Imagination Celebration presents

CELEBRATIONS OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WILDERNESS ACT!

 

December 5 Premiere of Exhibit of Famous Wilderness Photographer, John Fielder

5:30 p.m. Meet the Artist Reception and Exhibition

7:00 p.m. John Fielder presents Slide Presentation

In 1964, the Wilderness Act revolutionized the way the United States would conserve its most pristine wild lands for future generations. Today, we continue to reap the rewards of the protection of nearly 110 million acres of wilderness areas from coast to coast, and it’s time to celebrate all that has been accomplished during the last 50 years, free to all at Imagination Celebration’s iSpace Gallery at The Citadel, on the upper level of the mall, Burlington wing.

Festivities will begin on December 3 with the Colorado Wilderness 50th Anniversary Exhibit of John Fielder’s Photos, which has traveled from the state capitol to Durango, from Craig to Gunnison, and now to Colorado Springs. This remarkable tribute to Colorado’s wild lands will be on display at the iSpace Gallery through January 13.

On December 5, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., meet wilderness photographer, John Fielder, for an opening Artist Reception. Meet Colorado’s premier photographer at a special viewing of his photos which capture one of Colorado’s greatest assets, its wilderness. At 7:00 p.m., the grand diversity of Wilderness in Colorado and beyond will be celebrated in a slideshow by John Fielder, complemented with fine music and commentary. The program, presented in collaboration with Imagination Celebration and the Sierra Club, honors the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and all the law has accomplished.

All festivities are free and open to the public, with donations gratefully accepted.

CATAPULT WORKSHOP!

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Tuesday, December 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., iSpace at The Citadel

Join us for a fun Catapult Workshop. Build your mini-catapult and compete in accuracy and distance contests! Prepare your contraption for the East Side Fruitcake Fling and Cool Science’s Mini-Catapult Fruitcake Toss, held on National Fruitcake Toss Day on January 3! For more information or to register click here!
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FIRST ANNUAL EAST SIDE FRUITCAKE FLING!

Don’t miss the East Side Fruitcake Fling at iSpace, presented in conjunction with Cool Science’s Mini-Catapult Fruitcake Toss on National Fruitcake Toss Day Saturday, January 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at iSpace! There will be catapult demonstrations, contests, and more! Fling that festive fruitcake for family fun! For more information click here.

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Santa Claus will make an early visit this year for the “Milk and Cookies with Santa” event at Imagination Space at The Citadel on Saturday, December 6.

iSpace will be transformed into a magical holiday world! Santa will meet and greet each child as he mingles with the audience from 9 to 10 a.m. Following Santa’s appearance, the festivities will continue with more crafts, children’s games, storytelling, face painting, and a photo booth through 12 p.m. The event will feature special appearances from the Fairy Godmother of the Arts, a Snow Queen, a giant penguin, fairy dancers, holiday soldiers, and community leaders. Snacks will be available with alternatives for those with allergies.

The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per family or $3 per person. All proceeds will benefit Imagination Celebration and Court Care.

Located on the upper level of the Burlington wing of The Citadel, iSpace is the free-admission Creativity Center for Imagination Celebration. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

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Nutcracker in the Park, sponsored by Imagination Celebration’s Kaleidoscope Dance Project and Catamount Institute, Sonderman Park, 740 West Caramillo Street, Colorado Springs, December 6, from 3 to 5 p.m.

See the classic Nutcracker story as viewed from the perspective of animals!

This unique performance will combine arts with parks for an active dance experience celebrating the beauty of nature. The audience will take a walk through Sonderman Park at 740 West Caramillo Street to encounter some of the park’s inhabitants performing selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, including ballet and unexpected genres. All ages will enjoy this exciting mixture of nature and dance! After the walk of waltzing wonder, the audience can enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and nature crafts with the Nutcracker characters and a holiday Fairy Godmother.

 

Illustration from Michael Hague’s Treasury of Christmas Carols

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HeART Market

Join us on Saturday, December 13th, and Sunday, December 14th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Imagination Space at the Citadel Mall for a very special “HeART Market.” You can support local artisans with a big heART who are donating a portion of their proceeds for Imagination Celebration programming through Indy Give, and get great original homemade gifts for your holiday shopping.
Some of our exciting vendors include:
Junkman Drew, Artrepreneur for TecWares.com, which is the convergence of obsolescence and beauty. He creates unique, wearable and fashionable art made from recycled circuit boards and electronic components.
Lindseymade Originals www.Lindseymadeoriginals.com is an exclusive online retailer of custom-made original jewelry designs that instantly dress up any outfit. The unique jewelry designs are created by 23 year old Lindsey Rose Roy. Lindsey is a self-advocate, jewelry design artist and possibilitarian.
K8e Orr with Jibwa Jibwa http://jibwa.blogspot.com/. K8e has a connection with an older place in time and loves to scavenge vintage items which she paints, dismantles, or uses as parts in her one of a kind jewelry pieces. She enjoys working with various supplies and focuses on using unique and recycle materials whenever possible.
Joshua Williams with Cottonwood (3D Wire Art Creations) Josh Williams’ art consists of wire sculptures sometimes using found objects in them, oil and abstract paintings. His art is dynamic, fluid, and interesting, and a must-see.
Ariel Robinson with Mer Cosmetics, a Colorado-based company focused on creating healthy, quality natural cosmetic and beauty products. www.mercosmetics.com
Dragon Theatre Productions is a community-inclusive annual theatre project of Imagination Celebration that welcomes everyone who can make the performance commitment.

 

INDY GIVE DAY Sept. 13

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wilderness. At 7:00 p.m., the grand diversity of Wilderness in Colorado and beyond will be celebrated in a slideshow by John Fielder, complemented with fine music and commentary. The program, presented in collaboration with Imagination Celebration and the Sierra Club, honors the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and all the law has accomplished.

All festivities are free and open to the public, with donations gratefully accepted.