News from EcoArts


Artists, Scientists, Wind Farms, and More All Part of EcoArts 08 — September 12-October 9 in Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins, Colorado

EcoArts presents its third season of serious, unusual, and wild events September 12 – October 9 in Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins, Colorado. Science, environmental, arts, indigenous, and other organizations join forces to offer performances, exhibits, talks, tours, and other activities designed to inspire us all.

EcoArts offerings explore experiences of climate change and the delights of a sustainable future – in conversations sparked by the arts. Highlights include:

September 12-14
Performances: “Balancing Acts - Visions for a Sustainable Future,” a series of 10-minute pieces “co-created” by internationally recognized scientists and award-winning artists including dancer/performance artist Michelle Ellsworth, Curious Theatre New Voices, and poet Jack Collom among others.

September 13
“NCAR Focus on the Arts” performances at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Center Green Lab, along with the Italian Reggio Emilio multi-media exhibit “The Wonder of Learning”

September 17
Denver Museum of Nature & Science “Get to Know Your Energy Sources” Tour to Cherokee Coal-Fired Plant, Ponnequin Wind Farm, the Vestas Wind Turbine Blade Factory, and New Belgium (sustainable) Brewery

September 17
Talk: “Silavut - Inuit Voices in a Changing World” by Dr. Shari Gearheard and Inuit elder Ilkoo Angutikjuak along with the exhibit of the same name at the CU Museum of Natural History.

September 20-24
Art-Science-Connect-Sustain: A talk on “How Artists Can Play a Role in Sustainability,” plus wind farm tours, performances, and the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Fair September 20-21

September 21-27
A 3-city tour of the San Francisco-based Robert Moses Kin Dance Company, premiering a new piece on sustainability, with a variety of activities including performances September 24 and 27 at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins and Newman Center for the Arts in Denver, respectively, plus an informal Dance/Talk Event September 25 at the Dairy Center in Boulder.

September 23
Film Screening: “Paatuwaqatsi—Water, Land, Life” the newest film by award-winning Hopi artist Victor Masayesva

September 30
Talk: Artist Tim Weaver presents biological and environmental imagery integrated into electronic and digital media as part of the CU Visiting Artist Lecture Series

October 5
Center for ReSource Conservation Expo and Tour of Solar & Greenbuilt Homes

October 6
Colorado Renewable Energy Society Solar Home Tour

October 7-9
Center for ReSource Conservation Workshops on renewable energy, conservation, and other topics

PLUS exhibits, workshops, panels, and tours presented by the Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, NCAR (the National Center for Atmospheric Research), NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Stepwise Coaching and more.

EcoArts 2008 collaborators include: Beet Street, Boulder County Arts Alliance, CIRES, Center for ReSource Conservation, Curious Theatre, Dairy Center for the Arts, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, ITA, Lincoln Center, NCAR, NOAA, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Fair, University of Colorado: Museum of Natural History, Visiting Artist Lecture Series, and others TBA.

While each organization is primarily responsible for funding its own activities, EcoArts collaborative efforts have been made possible in part by funding and support from the Compton Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and our Anonymous Angel, along with Xcel Energy, the Boulder Arts Commission, Schramm Foundation, Carson-Pfafflin Family Foundation, Boulder Outlook Hotel, Dairy Center for the Arts, and Boulder Arts Alliance. Media sponsors include KGNU FM Radio and the Boulder Daily Camera.