Passing Berthoud – film

October 26, 2017 – February 25, 2018
FOOTE GALLERY

In this film by Caryn Sanchez, Eva Diaz contemplates a future far away from the comfort of her close-knit Latino family, and the security of the small town where she lives.

This film will run on a loop every 13 minutes.

***The Foote Gallery/Auditorium is a reservable space and the gallery may be closed for private events from time to time. Please call the Museum front desk (970) 962-2410 to verify exhibit availability prior to arrival.

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Valentine Exhibit Grand Re-Opening!

And Creation Stations
Friday, February 9, 6 – 8 pm

Since 1947, people from all over the world have been sending Valentine cards to Loveland to be cancelled with a stamp that sends greetings from the Sweetheart City. Learn about the program’s history in our evolving Sweetheart City exhibit. We will also have Creation Stations, where you can create Valentines, make gifts and paper flowers, hear stories, take photos, and more! Join us for this family-friendly Night on the Town activity!

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From the Past to Present – A Look at Mosaic Art

Saturday, February 10, 1 pm
FREE
Lectures by Marlea Taylor and Kathy Thaden

Enjoy a look at the history of mosaic around the Western World and see this ancient art form’s new, contemporary interpretations. In addition to the presentation, attendees will receive a glossary and descriptions of a variety of mosaic materials and methods. The lecture is open to artists of various levels and mediums. The presentation consists of a video on the history of mosaic and a PowerPoint of modern mosaics. Demonstrations of the various tools used and the mosaic process will follow the presentation. Various mosaic artists will participate in these demonstrations.

Lecture Presenters:
Marlea Taylor – B.A., Art/History, Ohio University, M.F.A., Printmaking, Michigan State University, 7 pieces in the State of Colorado collection, 31 years in Art Education, former Vice President of Colorado Mosaic Artists.

Kathy Thaden – a professional member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and founding member and past President of the Colorado Mosaic Artists.

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Hands-on Workshop: Drop-In “Make and Take” Mosaic

Saturday, February 24, 1 – 3 pm
FREE

In this drop-in workshop, all ages are welcome to come and create their own button, tin, magnet, or necklace with found objects in mosaic fashion. Perhaps create a landscape, pattern, or an abstract – it’s your choice. When finished, take your piece home and a few hours later it should be dry enough to show off!

Workshop Facilitator:
Pam Farris – BA, MA. Art teacher for 24 year

s from ages K-12. 3D artist, member of NEXT gallery, medieval re-creationist and Public Relations Chair of Colorado Mosaic Artists (CMA).

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Artist-Led Gallery Tours with Brandon S. Gellis

Saturday, March 3, 1 and 2:30 pm
Included with $5 Main Gallery admission
(Members and 12 and under free)

Two tours, 45 minutes each.

As a digital artist working at the intersection of art, science, and technology, Brandon Gellis explores issues of human and biological relationships throughout his work. Essential to this discussion are two-primary questions: 1 – How can emerging and digital artists respond to growing human impacts in order to promote cohabitation across varying ecosystems? 2 – How can we be stewards of dialogue and change, considering our increasing technophile sensibilities?

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Tunneling In

Sunday, March 4, 1 – 3 pm
Free Event

Join local poets and storytellers as they share their literary works, inspired by the historic Bureau of Reclamation photographs on display in the TunnelVision: Colorado Big Thompson Water Project exhibit. After the reading, enjoy further conversation among the images in the Mezzanine Gallery.

 

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Geology Ties in Gellis’ Art

Thursday, March 8, 5:30 – 7 pm
Included with $5 Main Gallery admission
(Members and 12 and under free)

Presented by Mark Clementz, Professor of Paleobiology at the University of Wyoming

Dr. Clementz’s research interests lie within paleoecology and involve reconstruction of ancient environments and the ecological interactions of extinct organisms within them. In relation to the exhibit by Brandon Gellis, Dr. Clementz will provide information on climatic and biotic change over the past 100,000 years and highlight the events that distinguish the Pleistocene, Holocene, and Anthropocene Epochs.

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Gallery Talk with Nancy Macko

Thursday, March 15, 5 – 6 pm
Free Event

The plight of the bees is a call to social and political action with its roots in feminism. It requires a mindfulness about our place in the universe and purpose in our lives. The bees are a symptom and a sign of much deeper and broader problems in our environment. How we treat the bees is symptomatic of how many women and children are treated around the globe. There is a parallel connection here…if we don’t create a safer world in which women and children can truly thrive, we will sacrifice a collective balance that can only have catastrophic consequences.
~ Nancy Macko

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Gallery Talk and Artist Reception with Exhibiting Artist, Hailey Myrick

Artist Gallery Talk: Friday, April 13, 5 – 6 pm
Artist Reception: Friday, April 13, 6 – 8 pm

“This cloud hangs heavily, like the floating islands of plastic waste that loom over the animals living beneath them. Viewed from below the surface, the weight of our responsibility toward our environment becomes a heavy burden, an anxiety that becomes as inescapable as the microscopic particles that are beginning to saturate the water they contaminate.”
~ Hailey Myrick