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.

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Ectoplasmas de los Fantasmas, presented by Los Fantasmas Artist Collective

March 8th-May 3rd, 2024

EXHIBIT RECEPTION: MARCH 8, 2024 [6-8 PM]
ARTIST REMARKS: 6:30PM

ARTIST TALK: Artist Talk: March 24, 3:00 PM

Ectoplasmas de los Fantasmas open March 8, 2024 at the Firehouse Art Center for the Month of Printmaking. The exhibit showcases the work of 6 artists, all members of Los Fantasmas Artist Collective.

“Los Fantasmas Artist Collective was formed in the late 1990’s as a response to the local art scene that, in our view, treated BIPoc artists as “fantasmas” or “ghosts”. We observed the contributions of BIPoc folks in society as unseen. From the creatives working for our communities, to the people who work in kitchens and grow our food, to those who arrive at night, cleaning and providing services to make the lives of the privileged easier.” states Grace Gutierrez, guest curator for Ectoplasmas de los Fantasmas.

“Contrary to the lack of evidence these workers leave, Los Fantasmas celebrates the cultural contribution of these ghosts with Ectoplasmas de los Fantasmas. Ectoplasm, a supposed substance that ghosts or spirits expel, a gooey, spiritual energy, is our imagined trace that BIPoc individuals’ contributions leave behind. For this exhibition these 6 artists work in the form of printmaking and inking techniques, the ink representing the ectoplasm of our cultural experiences, allowing those unseen to take up space and make a mark.”

SOUTH GALLERY: PARALLEL PLAY: AN EXPHRASTIC COLLABORATIVE EXHIBIT BETWEEN FIREHOUSE ARTISTS AND MEMBERS

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STUDIO 64- ELIZA SWAIN, KIM KELLEY AND LINDA CRANSTON

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