Broken Glass Photography
MACnificent 2018, Oct. 13, 6-10 p.m., Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs,
It’s impossible to imagine Manitou Springs without the Manitou Art Center
, as this artistic hub has been a fixture in the little mountain town for 30 years now, displaying unique and powerful art exhibits, offering makerspaces and studio space, and providing a venue for countless cultural experiences. While the MAC’s annual fundraising gala, MACnificent, is always a spectacular celebration of the organization’s hard work, they’re going all out for their milestone anniversary this year. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres presented by Adam’s Mountain Café (another Manitou staple), live music by the Charlie Milo Trio, signature drinks, and fast-paced, creative presentations by area artists like mosaic-maker Juanita Canzoneri and photographer Mike Pach. The presentation format is called PechaKucha, which restricts presentations to 20 photos, each displayed for only 20 seconds as the artists speak. It should be a fun way to learn about what community creators are up to, while celebrating the MAC’s enduring relevance.