GOCA Late Nights @Nosh! returns

Daisy McConnell, GOCA, (719) 255-3504, dmcconne@uccs.edu Phil Denman, UCCS, (719) 255-3732, pdenman@uccs.edu

noshparty2013webslideColorado Springs, CO. — The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art and Nosh Restaurant will present GOCA Late Nights! from 9 p.m. to midnight on June 29 at GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon.

The event will feature live music, a DJ, visual art, artful food and drink and patio games.

Denver musician Laura Goldhamer will perform a live multi-media set, DJ Wesley Wayne follows suit spinning everything from old school funk to glam punk, and visual art is on display in the adjoining GOCA121 gallery with the closing night of the “DOCUMENTATION” photography exhibit. 50% of patio sales benefit future exhibits at GOCA121, with a delicious selection of drink and food specials just for this night. This event is free and no tickets are required.

About the musician: Laura Goldhamer draws from a variety of purely American traditions, merging traditional Americana with the avant-garde. During performances, she projects her intricately composed stop-animation films created to illustrate her song lyrics and synced with live music delivery. This performance will feature her self-constructed speaker/drum/doorbell machine, affectionately named “The Roboctopus”, which is an eight-channel robotic percussive ensemble using speakers in drums, doorbells on music stands, and solenoids rigged up to hit cymbals. Goldhamer is featured in the photographs of Bill Starr, on display in the current exhibit.

About the exhibit: DOCUMENTATION features the work of three Colorado-based photographers – Matt Chmielarczyk, Bill Starr and Andrea Wallace – and their compelling personal narratives.

GOCA is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, the gallery engages UCCS students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life.

For more information, high resolution images or interview requests, please contact Daisy McConnell, director, Galleries of Contemporary Art,dmcconne@uccs.edu or (719) 255-3504.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The University offers 36 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 9,800 students on campus annually and another 2,000 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.