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.



The Foote Gallery can be reserved and may be closed for private events or meetings from time to time. Please call the Museum front desk at 970-962-2410 to verify exhibit availability prior to arrival.

Advance Tickets

The Loveland Museum is currently open to the general public.

Masks are not required. Individuals over age 11 that are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue wearing masks in all public indoor spaces where members of different households are present. Physical distancing is still encouraged indoors whenever possible.

Visitors can make a reservation for their visit to the Museum by securing tickets online or calling the front desk at 970-962-2410. Walk-ins are welcome.

Advance tickets can be reserved online here