UCCS has been at the head of the wave of recent changes in the arts community. First, it unveiled the experimental and avant-garde program schedule AWOL: Art Without Limits, an entirely off-site endeavor that included poems on buses, interactive performance works in cafés, and rooftop film screenings. Now the college can boast two gallery spaces, one downtown (the former FAC Modern space) and the original college location (reopened after a year of renovations in the greater building). Look for more edgy, interdisciplinary exhibits in both GOCA 1420 and GOCA 121.
Best Alternative Art Show/Event, Flaunt: Evolution
Readers named Flaunt: Evolution the Best Alternative Art Show or Event before it even happened in September. But it wasn't purely speculation — it was also memory, carried all the way from the last Flaunt, in 2007. "I think it was a great history that made it really appealing to people," says Caitlin Green, curator of the Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, which worked with TheatreWorks and FutureSelf to organize the event. All those warm feelings may have been helpful, since cold wind and wetness crashed the Sept. 12 party. "Everybody looked fabulous," Green says, "and they were more than happy to walk through the water to stay there." — Edie Adelstein