Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Butterfly sculptures to benefit local art programs

By Jen Mulson Published: September 23, 2013
By Jen Mulson Published: September 23, 2013

The butterfly invasion began in June as 31 metal creations, decorated by local artists, alighted at numerous downtown locations. And while the exhibit came down this month, the sculptures still can be previewed Tuesday at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. The sixth annual "Butterflies and Friends" is a...

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories for this 30 day period*

To continue reading please register for FREE below.

or
*A 30 day rolling period starts the day you first visit the site.
Are you a subscriber and having trouble viewing stories?
Advertisement

The butterfly invasion began in June as 31 metal creations, decorated by local artists, alighted at numerous downtown locations. And while the exhibit came down this month, the sculptures still can be previewed Tuesday at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

The sixth annual "Butterflies and Friends" is a service project of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs. The pieces will be auctioned (and, in one case, raffled off) at a gala next month. Half of what is raised will go to funding art programs in Colorado Springs School District 11 schools, including McAuliffe Elementary School, Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy and Mitchell High School. The other half will go to the club's other philanthropic programs.

Last year, "Butterflies and Friends" raised more than $140,000 through the live and silent auctions, a raffle and butterfly sponsorships.

"Anytime you can help kids and provide funding for young children who don't have the necessary funds for simple things like art that many of us had growing up, it's a good thing" says Tony Cerato, foundation chair for the Rotary Club.

"There's documentation on how the arts can stimulate the brain and interest kids, and very often can keep kids in school."

-

Mulson can be reached at 636-0270.

Comment Policy

If you are a subscriber or registered user we welcome your comments. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement