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Pandemic struggles inspire new art exhibit in Downtown Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A new exhibit in downtown Colorado Springs is showcasing the ups and downs many of us have gone through during the pandemic.

The exhibit is called "u ok?" and was created by the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art in partnership with the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. The project features a wide range of mediums from artists across the front range.

"[It's] about checking in, it’s about empathy," said Daisy McGowan, Director of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art. "It's about the stress, and the emotional toll we all went through."

After three months of work, the exhibit opened downtown on June 4th, and will run until August 6th.

You can see the exhibit at 121 S. Tejon Street. It's open from 12-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome.

More information on the exhibit and the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art here.

The "Hope" mural created by Koko Bayer is featured outside of the "u ok?" exhibit. There are around 300 of this mural in the Denver area, with more popping up nationwide. The murals were created as a part of a larger movement called "Project Spread Hope."
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Mia Villanueva

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