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Capps Capozzolo Student Art Gallery celebrates its 70th anniversary at CSU-Pueblo

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Art students have been able to display their work in the Capps Capozzolo Student Art Gallery for the past 70 years. Photo by Daniel Potter.
Art students have been able to display their work in the Capps Capozzolo Student Art Gallery for the past 70 years. Photo by Daniel Potter.

For the past 70 years, students at Colorado State University-Pueblo and the surrounding community have been able to view student artwork in the Capps Capozzolo Student Art Gallery. Within it, generations of students have displayed talent in painting, photography, ceramics, graphic design and drawing.

CSU-Pueblo has two galleries for the students to use. The CSU-Pueblo Fine Art Gallery and Capps Capozzolo Student Art Gallery are two of the most important parts of the art department, and its effort to encourage students creatively has been visible in student work.

The Fine Art Gallery is a always open to the public, featuring 6 to 8 pieces of artwork with a wide range of themes. Educational values and cultural significance play major roles in most of the art.

The gallery offers annual events where prominent people in the art world make appearances and offer insight. This includes annual panel discussions with scholars and art historians and international exhibits, among other events.

Not only is the gallery a place to see pieces of student art, but it also presents students with creative opportunities.

They have the opportunity to learn exhibition protocol and procedure. Internships with museums, galleries and art centers also become available to students.

Students also have a chance to show off their work in the annual spring art show.

Separated from The Fine Art Gallery is the Capps Capozzolo Student Art Gallery. This gallery is located in the heart of the art department, conveniently close to almost every art class. It offers rotating shows including one, two and three person shows of student work.

Mainly for art shows and presentations, students have the opportunity to see art pieces from a wide range of art students.

Art been one of the most successful programs at CSU-Pueblo throughout the years, and its galleries have thrived.

The Capps Capozzolo Academic Center for the Arts is located in the lower lobby of Hoag Hall.