(Colorado Springs, CO) At the beginning of September, a colorful swarm of thirty butterflies and dragonflies landed on the northwest lawn of the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum (215 S. Tejon Street), transforming it into an outdoor art gallery.
The garden-sized sculptures, crafted by local artists, will be auctioned off at a fundraising gala later this month.
"Vincent," a stunning Van Gogh-themed butterfly by the talented Hope Aubuchon, is a winged masterpiece. It is covered in sunflowers, almond blossoms, and a star-filled night, paying homage to Van Gogh's legendary paintings.
"My Generation" by Joan Dacus features pastel hues, celestial forms, and iconic Beatles lyrics - a groovy butterfly that will appeal to all generations.
The creative butterflies are joined by several equally impressive dragonfly sculptures, including "Dragon Flower" by Sally Ann Wilson, a botanical beauty perfect for any garden.
The temporary art display will soon take flight for the "Season of Wings" gala on September 23rd.
In years past, the auction has raised over $100,000 for the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs "Community Service Fund," a fund supporting local service projects, school grants, underserved community members, and international projects.
For those interested in bidding on one of these extraordinary pieces, go here for details. The starting bid is $2000.
Until the gala, the sculptures are downtown to be enjoyed by all.