Join us for the Opening Reception of 'A Collection: The Poster Art of Mathias Valdez' on First Friday, September 7, 2018 from 6-9pm. 'Mo' from Last Leaf on Union Avenue will share many of his celebrated posters from his collection during the month of September. Mo will be showcasing some creative new works which will be available for purchase at Blo Back Gallery.
Join us on First Friday, August 3, 2018 for the Opening Reception of artist Matte Refic's new exhibition titled "Surrendering Shadows: Paintings Out of Darkness." Festivities commence at 5:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm.
If you are familiar with Lucky the Horse, the Bear at Central Plaza on the ARTery, and the mural on the facade of the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center you have seen the large scale work of artist Matte Refic. Now experience firsthand new works by one of Pueblo's most prolific artists at the Blo Back Gallery in the heart of the Art Grove.
Join us for the opening of the Freedom Series featuring paintings by Bud Madeen from 1967 to 1990. The opening reception is on Friday, July 6, 2018 with festivities starting at 5:30 pm at the Blo Back Gallery located in the Art Grove at 131 Spring Street, Pueblo, CO 81003 USA.
Join us for the Shoe Factory Group Show opening on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Blo Back Gallery. Festivities start at 5 pm at the Blo Back Gallery located in the Art Grove at 131 Spring Street, Pueblo, CO 81003 USA.
Anne Scott • Barrett Skul • Bonnie Waugh • Mathew Taylor • Sally Lincoln
Mike Strescino • Jeffry Moore • Kellie Cason O'Connor • Danielle Harwell • Kim Furrh
Ryan Seward • Ina Bernard • Rebecca Vigil
Artists' Programs at the Shoe Factory are designed to support artists, the creative process, and the development of new ideas and new work. These programs provide opportunities for research, experimentation, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange and ultimately aim to foster creative breakthroughs and new modes of working and thinking. After one to three years of residency at the Shoe Factory artists are encouraged to establish their own independent creative enterprise in the heart of Downtown Pueblo and continue to connect with the community.
The Shoe Factory is a member-supported art atelier where arts, education and community converge. The founders of The Shoe Factory are artists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. They have first-hand experience of the challenges that emerging and mid-career artists face as they develop their portfolios and build their careers. Their goal is to assist emerging artists as they take their professions to the next level and export the creative process to a broader community.
Artist in Residency • K-12 Arts Education • Urban Laboratory • DBA: Doing Business as an Artist