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Arts / Entertainment

Live art -- works in progress

February 9, 2011

The Telegraph Art Collective will "enthusiastically descend" upon Colorado State University on February 16 and spend approximately one week creating site-specific work that responds to CSU's built and open spaces as well as its people, history, and resources.

The Telegraph Art Collective artwork for the announcement of the Colorado State exhibition.Opening Thursday, February 16
Clara Hatton Gallery
6-8 p.m.

A reception for the exhibition, "Telegraph Art Collective: Conversations and  Collaborations, will be held Thursday, February 16 in the Clara Hatton Gallery.  

  • Artist talk - 5 p.m
  • Reception - 6-8 p.m.

The exhibition will be open February 16 - March 23. The gallery's hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Artists among us

For the exhibition "Conversations and Collaborations," Telegraph Art Collective will enthusiastically descend upon Colorado State University, where they will spend approximately one week creating site-specific work that responds to built and open spaces, as well as the people, the history, the resources, and even the detritus of CSU and its vicinity.

The artists will not bring finished works to Fort Collins; instead, they will arrive with notes, sketches, pieces, parts, and their curiosity.

Named after Detroit thoroughfare

Comprised of seven members with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, Telegraph is an artist collective that originated in Detroit, Michigan. The name Telegraph describes both the group’s long-distance method of collaboration (the members are now scattered across the country), and pays homage to Telegraph Road, the ubiquitous Detroit thoroughfare.

Exhibitions nationally and abroad

The collective functions as a running conversation. Occasionally the group gathers in one location to collaborate on projects and exhibitions. Telegraph has exhibited in Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, Toronto, Dallas, Berlin, and Esslingen, Germany.

The artists of Telegraph continue to exhibit individually at numerous galleries and museums both nationally and abroad.

Telegraph is:

  • Hartmut Austen
  • Haley Renee Bates
  • Fabio J. Fernandez
  • Shannon Goff
  • Tom Lauerman
  • Brent Sommerhauser

Read bios on each artist.  Colorado State University Associate Professor of Art Haley Bates (Metalsmithing) is a member of the Telegraph Art Collective. 


Contact: Haley Bates
E-mail: haley.bates@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5993