Experience life through the eyes of artist Bernard Arnest at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College presents the special exhibition Scenes from Life: Drawings by Bernard Arnest, on view Jan. 19-June 2, 2019. The most ambitious project of his career, Scenes from Life, is a series of 51 large drawings that encapsulated his reactions to a world that he has decided was essentially tragic. The subject matter can be challenging, depicting human strife and conflict, but the images are beautifully rendered. Scenes from Life is Bernard Arnest’s “Goldberg Variations,” distilling a lifetime of experience into a few harrowing images that are regrettably as relevant today as they were in 1975. This series, presented in its entirety, is a 2017 gift from the widow and children of the artist. Bernard Arnest studied under Boardman Robinson and Henry Varnum Poor at the Fine

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