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Bursts of Brilliance® Art Salons

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 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.

This event is by invitation only and intended for an audience of professional artists; arts organizers and advocates; arts educators and service providers; and arts-based business owners.

Sponsored by Dr. Peter Springberg

First Salon: Tuesday June 13, 2023
Host: Teresa R. Funke

June Discussion Participants:
Louise Cutler: Visual Arts
Franklin Taggart: Music
Caryn Sanchez: Performing Arts
Nick Armstrong: Writing

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Cost: $35 museum members; $45 non-members

Light appetizers and one drink ticket included in ticket cost

Seats are limited

Giveaways: To be entered in a drawing to win prizes from our artist participants, please wear or bring your best-loved local art (a band t-shirt, earrings made by a local artist, your favorite book by a local author, etc.) to show at the door.




Jun 13 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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


Teresa Funke
Teresa Funke