October is Arts Month - CSPM
Screenshot of Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase from the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

October is Arts Month

by Leah Davis Witherow, CSPM Curator of History

October is Arts Month in the Pikes Peak region, and the CSPM is proud to share several arts-related stories in COS@150: Exploring Colorado Springs’ Story Through Objects exhibit. To highlight the work of the acclaimed Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, CSPM visitors can watch the 1992 Academy Award-winning Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase in our gallery. In addition to the film, our exhibit highlights the unique history of this organization.

In 1987, Jere E. Martin and Donna Guthrie had a bold idea on the long drive home. The two had attended the Telluride Film Festival and were inspired to, “expose Colorado Springs to films by women or about women.” Over three decades later, the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival “…elevates the stories of women and others who are often unheard or unseen, cultivating a more empathetic and connected community.” 

Now in its 34th year, the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival takes place November 12-14th at the Pikes Peak Center. For more information on tickets, events, and programs please visit their website:  https://rmwfilm.org/  

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival in the COS@150

Learn more about the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival in the "COS@150" Exhibit
Featured image at top of article: Screenshot from Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase, a 1992 Oscar award-winning animated short film by Joan C. Gratz

Leah Davis Witherow, Curator of History

719.385.5649 | Leah.Witherow@coloradosprings.gov