What's the last arts-oriented event you attended? The Thursday night art walk in Old Colorado City.
If you could bring any art exhibit, theater production, musical performance or author to town, what would it be? Dale Chihuly, the glass artist. I'd also love to see Marcel Marceau, though he's dead.
What author, musician, actor or artist would you most like to drink a few beerswith? Birgitta [De Pree] and Jim [Jackson] from the Manitou Art Theater. They're such talented, graceful and gracious people.
Rate the overall arts scene in Colorado Springs. It's gotten better. If you look around, there are a lot of neat things.
Name your last artistic endeavor. Directing an abbreviated version of Romeo and Juliet at West Middle School. The kids did a wonderful job.
What's the last arts-oriented event you attended? Some arts events in Taos last weekend, and some art events in Manitou over the summer.
Name the artist you'dbring to Colorado Springs if you could. Robert Mirabal, a native musician from Taos who does storytelling, dance theater and music.
What artist-celeb would you most like to share a pitcher of beer with? I rarely drink beer, but Shane MacGowan of The Pogues would definitely be the one to do it with. He's pretty outrageous.
Rate the Springs' arts scene. Fair, could be better. There's not as much support for the arts and diversity here as other places I've lived.
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Name a recent local arts event you attended. The Andy Warhol exhibit at the Fine Arts Center.
What artist or event would you bring to town if you could? Some sort of outdoor street circus.
What artist would you most like to drink a pitcher with? Leonard Nimoy. Besides acting, he's an OK photographer, and I liked the "In Search Of" [documentary] series he did.
Rate the local arts scene. Pretty fair, but you have to go to the west side or Manitou to see the independent, creative stuff.
What arts event did you last attend? Nocturnal something-or-other. Also, a photography showing at a gallery down off Conejos Street.
What arts event would you bring here if you could? I'd love to see some more things along the lines of the Andy Warhol exhibit.
What artist-type would you most like to drink a few beers with? William Faulkner. His views on the South are fascinating.
Rate the local arts scene. Not very eclectic or diverse, and all the downtown art is too corporate.