Speaking to Water
An Installation by Sharon Carlisle

January 21 – August 28, 2021


FREE Admission

The exhibit explores the past, present and on-going development of Sharon Carlisle’s work to connect Loveland with the larger world community through flowing water. Visitors will have the opportunity to do their own paper soakings. Community soakings will be included in a revised display and will be included in future hand-bound books.

Pick up your paper and instruction during the following Night on the Town dates:

March 12th

April 9th

July 9th


Use your own paper: Tear any uncoated brown paper into a 12” x 12” sheet.

• Fold paper in half for a finished sheet measuring 6” x 12”.
• Soak the paper in any water source, from bathtub, kitchen sink, to ocean, river, rain
puddle, snowbank…you choose!
• Bless, give thanks, or express gratitude to the water as you soak the paper.
• Take a photo of the soaking if you can. Email photo to: Jennifer.Cousino@cityofloveland.org
• Once the paper is dry, document the name of the water source, where it is located, and the date you soaked the paper on the upper right corner of the right inside sheet.

Example: Lake Erie, Ashtabula, Ohio, Oct. 10, 2019. Tell a story, draw, write a poem, or make a statement on the inside of the pages of the paper if you would like.

• Return by JULY 26, 2021 to Loveland Museum, 503 North Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537.


Advance tickets can be reserved online here:

Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to 6 per order. Guests will only be allowed entry during their assigned slot. Every Wednesday and Friday from 10 am – 11 am, tickets are available for visitors in vulnerable populations. There is no limit on the length of your stay, however, we ask that visitors be mindful of other guests and our building capacity while spending time with us. The Museum is currently able to accommodate up to 50 visitors at a time. If you miss your time slot or need to change it, please call the front desk at 970-962-2410 as soon as possible to transfer to another date or time. Dates and times are subject to availability.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we adjust. We are excited to be open and welcoming visitors again!