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Viewpoint: If This is Culture I'd Rather be a Hick
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In an effort to become a little more cultured and expand our horizons, my wife and decided to go to the Biannual UCCS Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition at the GOCA Ent Center in Colorado Springs.

The event, entitled “Time”, runs through April 22, and is not only available at posted hours but also can be seen by appointment. There is no admission charge.

I have tried to grow culturally on several occasions. While we lived in Eugene, Oregon we went to see “The Nutcracker". For those less cultured than I, that particular production is a ballet. It is kind of like a play where everyone wears tights and tip toes around. I fell asleep.

Now, I don’t want you to think I and culture are at odds. I love plays. This year Lori and I have seen “The Sound of Music,” and “Cinderella.” In a prior community we saw “A Few Good Men”, among other productions.

We have spent a lot of time in art galleries in Santa Fe and Taos. Museums are fascinating. We like exposure to new things. It goes without saying that 70’s rock and roll concerts and sporting events of all kinds are certainly large draws.

The most disenchanted and disgusted I have ever been with any event I ever went to was the art faculty exhibition at UCCS. I consider art to be beautiful. I think of it as creating a connection with nature, or people, or a feeling that the art pulls from my inner being.

As you entered the door of the room the exhibit was in, which was empty by the way except for a student who got paid to sit there, you were greeted by a virtual image area in which you could view three different scenes. That was kind of cool. Cool, not art.

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