VISUAL ARTS & EXHIBITIONS

Regional Contemporary Collection

The Contemporary Collection includes contemporary artwork but focuses on artists from Colorado and specifically Southern Colorado.  The bulk of this collection is comprised of the work of Orlin Helgoe.  Helgoe was a professor in the Art Department at what was then called Southern Colorado State College, later called The University of Southern Colorado, and is now Colorado State University at Pueblo. 

Helgo was mesmerized by prairie symbols and concentrated his focus on painting symbols and images of the prairie and the Colorado landscape. The Arts Center has 76 of his works in our collection.  Other artists of note include: Paul Pletka, Kim English, Fritz Scholder, Wolfgang Pogzeba, John Mendoza, Richard Hansen, Glenda Goodacre, Carolyn Hoyle and Franz von Stuck.  This collection has steadily grown over the past 10 years.

 

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Camp Fire by Frank Howell

Camp Fire by 
Frank Howell

 

Oil on Canvas
Gift of Robert H. and Pauline P. Miller

SdC-00-030

 

 

Sketch for a Ballet: La Veta by Orlin Helgoe

Sketch for a Ballet: La Veta by Orlin Helgoe

 

Sketch for a Ballet: La Veta

Oil on Canvas
SdC-01-034

 

 

The Original Pueblo Chieftain Building by John Suhay

The Original Pueblo Chieftain Building by John Suhay

 


Photography
SdC-97-006
Gift of John Suhay

 

 

Study for Large Painting by Paul Pletka

Study for Large Painting by Paul Pletka

 

 

Acrylic on Masonite
SdC-01-082

 

 

La Llorona by Daniel Luna

La Llorona by Daniel Luna

 

 

Oil on Canvas
SdC-01-123

 

 

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