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Bursts of Brilliance® Art Salon

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Bursts of Brilliance® Art Salons, founded and hosted by author and arts advocate Teresa R. Funke, pay homage to the famous Saturday night salons hosted by Gertrude Stein in 1920s Paris, which regularly drew artists, writers, and composers such as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Matisse, and Picasso. Salons are a centuries-old tradition of conversational gatherings centered around lively discussion and critical discourse. 

Come be a fly on the wall at this limited series of candid conversations as a rotating group of our brightest local stars—one each representing writing, visual arts, performing arts, and music—dig deep to uncover what is working for all types of artists today, what could be working better, and what has never worked at all in Fort Collins and beyond.  

Second Salon: September 19, 2023
Museum of Art Fort Collins
201 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Host: Teresa R. Funke 
Sponsored by Carol Ann & Gary Hixon

September 2023 Discussion Participants

Visual Arts: Bethany Economos

Writing: Amy Rivers

Music: Liz Barnez

Performing Arts: Steve Keim

This evening includes bar snacks, one free drink ticket, and artist giveaways.
Event photography by Perry Ralph Photography

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Sep 19 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Museum of Art Fort Collins
Museum of Art Fort Collins
Museum of Art Fort Collins, Fort Collins, Colorado


Teresa Funke
Teresa Funke