LeRoy Neiman Art Studio at Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

LeRoy Neiman Art Studio at Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

Projects | August 27, 2020

We are pleased to announce the opening of the LeRoy Neiman Art Studio at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, which will include an educational partnership with the newly opened United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum located just minutes from the school’s campus.

The new studio opened on August 24 and was specifically designed with the school’s unique population in mind.

It features a “Pottery Corner” for wedging, glazing, and the creation of dimensional artwork that students can explore physically. The studio is outfitted with circular nesting tables to accommodate various communication needs, and there’s even a stage for students to display their pieces while using American Sign Language to convey their artistic intent—all of it geared toward nurturing Neiman’s passion for the creation of art in young Coloradans of different abilities.

Good Tidings’ Founding Partner, LeRoy Neiman was the official artist of five Olympic Games from 1972 to 2010, and his work is featured in an expansive survey currently on view at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. The museum will work with the new art studio to facilitate a series of vibrant educational programs that pull inspiration from the Games.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind provides comprehensive, specialized educational services for children, birth to age 21, who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind. The school is committed to offering their students a full spectrum of learning opportunities, including athletics and the arts.

The new studio is Good Tidings’ 15th LeRoy Neiman Art Studio with the LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation.

Thank you to our partners at MBH Architects for their great work.

Images by Zack Harper