For 15 years, Gerry Riggs brought contemporary art to Colorado Springs. As director of the Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS and a champion of the local arts community, he was a lynchpin of the community.
In 2006 Gerry moved to Pagosa Springs to ski and play music. In 2009, he took his own life.
COPPeR sends out sincere condolences to all of his friends, family and colleagues. We are all extremely grateful for his passion and devotion to art and artists.
Please visit A Tribute to Gerry Riggs, where you can learn more about his legacy and share your own thoughts. A memorial service is planned for a week from today.