COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER NEWSColorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College’s Executive Director Idris Goodwin was announced Wednesday. He is one of United States Artists’ class of Fellows for 2021. Search homes for sale Flying Horse Colorado Springs at www.rehava.com
Artists want their work to be noticed. And if that attention garners a $50,000 prize, all the better.
IDRIS GOODWIN IS PROUD OF THE PRIZE
The artists response; this is major to me. It feels really good. I’m really proud and so grateful, says Goodwin, He is also well-known as a break beat poet, theater director and arts educator. “It’s right on time in my career. I’ve taken the long way for sure. I’m entering a new chapter of being more multi-disciplinary. I’m moving more into a space of being an advocate for the arts and other artists.”
Additionally, when deciding on fellows, United States Artists panelists are impressed with the diversity of Goodwin’s professional experience and career trajectory. They noted his numerous accomplishments and the great potential for more. “Our panelists noted the strength of Idris’ writing. His nuanced approach and understanding of hip-hop,” were noticed.
Panelists also noted Goodwin’s commitment to access and community and thinking about new models and ways of working.
SEVEN AWARDEES FROM COLORADO
It’s also important to note that since its inception, United States Artists has selected seven awardees from Colorado. They include, Colorado Springs-based Senga Nengudi, a Black visual artist known for abstract sculptures that combine found objects and choreographed performance. She won in 2016. Stephen Scott, a CC professor of music and composer and founder of CC’s Bowed Piano Ensemble, won in 2008.