Artist Mike Pach’s presentation: 5:00 PM
Art opening: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Seating for Jazz Nite: 6:30 PM
Concert Start time: 7:00 PM
Jazz Nite will feature the CSC student jazz combo and CSC Mentor Artists Wayne Wilkinson (guitar), Todd Williams (drums), Tom Fowler (saxophone), Ian Ferguson (piano), Andy Burtschi (bass), Lewis Keller (percussion) and guests.
As part of the Downtown Partnership’s First Friday Series we will be debuting TWO art shows for the month of October featuring art by Mike Pach and Robin Schneider from 5:00 – 6:30PM with light refreshments (no wine and no admission charge). At 6:30 PM the audience will be seated for Jazz Nite. Tickets must be purchased for Jazz Nite at $15 and includes wine and small bites.
About the art:
Mike Pach, owner of 3 Peaks Photography & Design, is an award-winning photographer with more than 30 years of experience in photography. He is the founder of the Colorado Photography Learning Group and has been teaching photography and Photoshop classes since 2007. Mike is the host of The Photo Show and 3rd Groove on KCMJ 93.9 FM.
On January 12th 2015, Mike decided to photograph a hackberry tree in a park behind his home. Later that day, he decided to photograph the tree every day for a year and create a project called “Same Tree, Different Day.” The original goal was to make a unique photo of the same subject every day, but what started out as an exercise in creativity turned into a metaphor for life and a powerful lesson in mindfulness. Through this project, Mike learned how to reach any goal he set for himself and how having something to look forward to every day helped him manage his depression. “I had such a strong connection with my surroundings that I realized I was provided everything I needed to make a great photograph each day – all I had to do was simply show up and be patient,” says Mike.
Mike is sharing the messages and lessons he learned with anyone who needs some inspiration in taking on a project like this, in reaching their goals or in managing their depression. Join him for his presentation at the Colorado Springs Conservatory on October 6th at 5 pm. His photos will also be on display throughout the month of October.
Colorado born and raised, Robin Schneider has always had a love for nature and the outdoors. “The weather is always changing and makes for the best one-of-a-kind moments, as though it was only for you. I simply try to capture that moment.” Schneider says when talking about his photography.
His work in the community is continually recognized because of his volunteering with non-profit organizations like the Haunted Mines and Just Be Colorado, and always asking “How can we…?”
Robin’s passion in his work can be seen in almost every aspect of what he does. There is an energy that is transferred from Robin when you see his smile and he gives you that amazing big bear hug! Talk with him for more than just “hello” and you will soon realize that Robin’s drive for life is genuine, and truly a gift he wants to share with you.
Although Schneider went through a life changing bout of cancer treatment, it will not define him. His legacy will be what he has done with life since then and how he documents it with his art. “I see the world differently now and I want to show it to you!”
Questions? Please call the Colorado Springs Conservatory
(719) 577-4556 or contact us here