The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is excited to present a FREE special exhibition, Utopia: A New Society for All, on view August 3 – November 3.
Born from the artist’s desire to build community, Utopia exists both as a 4-by-7-foot diorama- based installation and as a conceptual art piece, bringing virtual reality into the real world. Anyone can apply to become a citizen of Utopia. Over 80 people from all over the world already have. Upon acceptance, artist and Utopia Founder and Facilitator Becky Wareing Steele renders each applicant in 1:160 scale in a process called miniaturization. She then places them within the Southwest-inspired landscape of the diorama where they inhabit an Earthship-style dwelling.
To learn more about the project, you can attend an artist’s talk on Sept 27 at 5:30 p.m. Join artist Becky Wareing Steele for a conversation centered on community as it relates to her ongoing exploration of the concept of a Utopia. Wareing Steele will discuss what brought her into her role as Founder and Facilitator of Utopia and how she’s continued to build a sense of community with citizens around the world through this community-based project.