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About the Carnegie Center for Creativity

The Carnegie Center for Creativity (Carnegie) at the Historic Carnegie Building is owned and operated by the City of Fort Collins. The Carnegie is home to public gallery, classroom, and meeting spaces that are available to rent for exhibition, performance, teaching and event purposes. The Carnegie is intended to be used by artists from various disciplines, employing a wide range of artistic expressions. The Carnegie is also home to the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District and Fort Collins Public Media.

Larry Tucci and the Rocky Mountain Woodturners, December 4-14

Examples of oil paintings by Larry Tucci

Work by Larry Tucci


New work by Larry Tucci and the Rocky Mountain Woodturners.

Larry's show features Elemental Oil, an exploration in oil paint, his first exhibition exclusively in oil (see image). This new collection represents a personal challenge, and commitment to artistic growth, pushing his oil painting skills to new levels. Thirty-six new paintings will be on display, all in the dazzling brilliance of rich, oil color. Also on display will be Sylvan Dale Ranch Heart Project, a joint mural project Larry has undertaken with Sylvan Dale Ranch. See this fascinating work in progress, featuring the history and legacy of the famed Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado.

The Rocky Mountain Woodturners will be showing their latest and best work as well. All just in time for the holidays.

First Friday Art Walk and Opening Reception, Friday, December 6, 6-9 p.m.

Queen Midas and Repertoire, December 15, 4:30 PM

Queen Midas and Repertoire, December 15, 4:30 PM

Front Range Classical Ballet Academy presents Queen Midas and Repertoire on Dec. 15 @ 4:30 pm at the Carnegie Creative Center. Youth and adult students at the Academy will perform several well-loved classical variations, as well as an original work Pie Jesu, accompanied by a cello ensemble, and an original rendering of the Greek myth about King Midas and the Golden Touch. The performance is about 45 minutes long. Public is welcome. Tickets $5 at the door.


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Practice What You Teach Art Exhibit, January 2-11

Practice What You Teach Art Exhibit, January 2-11

The Practice What You Teach Art Exhibit is back for its second year in a row!  Twenty-seven Artist/Teachers from northern Colorado will have original artwork on display at the Carnegie Center for Creativity in Fort Collins from Thursday, Jan. 2nd through Saturday Jan. 11th.  This extraordinary show demonstrates that these educators are not only successful at opening the eyes of area students to the meaning and importance of visual art, they are also competent artists themselves.

The genesis of the show was a conversation at an Art Education conference.  Six art teachers from the Loveland/Fort Collins area were exchanging images of their own creations and were so inspired by the caliber of the work that a group show seemed inevitable.  Six grew to 17 participants for last January’s inaugural show and the 2020 display will include photography, drawing and painting, mixed media, graphic design, jewelry, sculpture, fiber art, and ceramics from 27 artists.  The Center is free to the public and is located at 200 Matthews Street in Fort Collins.  Gallery hours are noon until 6:PM, Wednesdays through Saturdays.  There will be an opening reception from 6:PM – 9:PM on Fri. Jan. 3rd.


Artists featured are: Alison Blake, Major Chisholm, Matthew Crawford, Kendra Fleischman, Tamra Fris, Jennifer Hall, Heather Hanks, Susan Hunt, Nicole Keener, Kim Knowles, William LaGory, Denise Magley, Anne Mcmanus, Audrie Mergelman, Maggie Murphy, Kyla Novak, Lora Patrick, Melissa Robinson, Vicky Russell, Jessye Strey-Kieser, Jonathan Talan, Dave Theissen, Denise Theissen, Alicia Thompson, Michael Willy, Rachel Woods, and Ian Yurk.