What we do…
The Firehouse Art Center inspires cultural engagement and human connection by providing
life enhancing experiences through exhibitions, education and community 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.
SPIT AND SPLINTERS
A L LUMMUS: WINTER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
FEBRUARY 9- MARCH 3, 2023
EXHIBIT RECEPTION: FEB 9, 2023 [6-8 PM]
ARTIST REMARKS: 6:30PM
ARTIST TALK: FEB 25, 3PM-5PM
KINETIC SCULPTURES 101- MAR 3, 3PM-5PM
Spit and Splinters, showcasing the work Lummus created during her residency, features large scale interactive and kinetic sculptures inspired by the stories of trauma shared by Lummus’s female models. Through hammering, screwing, soldering, and fusing wood and raw canvas, Amy creates interactive works that explore how material can function as a mode of storytelling. The kinetic sculptures, along with Lummus’s two-dimensional works, imply the fractured rawness that trauma leaves, while also expressing a tenderness that only a fellow survivor can express.
““In my current artistic practice, I meld the tactile warmth of pine wood with the emotive depth of painting to bring forth kinetic portraits that transcend traditional boundaries.”