What we do…
The Firehouse Art Center inspires cultural awareness and human connection by providing
life enhancing experiences through art exhibitions, art education and cultural events.
The Firehouse is a non-profit art center committed to exhibiting thought provoking art created by local, regional and national artists. Through our no fee admission gallery and our outreach art classes taught at no cost to under resourced areas of the community, we strive to bring the healing nature of art to all.
The Firehouse Art Center is Longmont’s leading contemporary art center featuring national and local artists with over a dozen exhibitions a year. A cornerstone of the Longmont Creative District, we offer educational programs, events and membership programs to support creativity for all. Our goal is to raise cultural awareness and understanding of the arts in the regional community.
Tony Umile: A Retrospective
MARCH 10- APRIL 9
OPENING RECEPTION: MARCH 10 [6PM-9PM]
CURATOR AND COMMUNITY TALK: ANGELA BELOIAN, JOANNE KIRVES, JULIE CARDINAL AND MAUREEN
MARCH 19, 3PM-4PM WITH AN CURATOR TOUR FROM 4PM-5PM
Tony Umile was a Brooklyn-born photographer who experimented with pinhole and in-camera double exposure techniques. His self portraits, images of Italy, San Francisco and New York reveal the layers and complexities of being human, across culture, and across time. He was a founding member of the Muse Gallery and the Longmont Studio Tour. Umile was struck by an automobile in Longmont last August, and passed away from injuries sustained. He was 84.
Umile was a beloved community member and a “regular” at the Java Stop cafe where he conversed with friends over the New York Times, created art and also exhibited his photographs. Our community deeply benefited from his adventurous spirit, loving heart and gregarious personality.
The Firehouse Art Center is open to walk ins
12pm-5pm on Wednesday through Sunday. We encourage mask wearing in the gallery to protect our guests, but it is not mandated.
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Click to learn more about member artists and their work. Visit our Artist’s Online Portfolio Pages here…