Hydro-Logic Exhibition Opening Reception and IDEA Cabaret

 © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles

© Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles

Hydro-Logic Exhibition Opening Reception and IDEA Cabaret

Thursday, January 21, 4:30 – 6pm
IDEA Space

Water is our most precious resource, and decisions we make now about water conservation affect the ways in which we live (and thrive) in the future. While the challenges are undeniable, artists and designers have joined the conversation to propose new avenues of thought and action.  At this IDEA Cabaret, featured artist Arturo Vittori, of the firm Architecture and Vision, will discuss his prototype water collection vessel, WarkaWater, artists Judith Selby and Richard Lang will speak (via Skype) about the connection between their artistic practices and their environmental activism, and IDEA will unveil a sculpture project created by the CC campus and Colorado Springs community

Sponsored by: the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, the Art Department Stillman Fund for Exhibitions, The Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, State of the Rockies, and, The Innovation Institutem and The Environmental Program

Hydro-Logic

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Glacial Runoff © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles

HYDRO- LOGIC
Artists and Designers as Change Agents for Water
JANUARY 18 – MARCH 5, 2016

IDEA Space

Hydro-Logic is an art exhibition and series of events geared to inspire students and community to participate as change makers for the sake of water=humanity through art and design. Featuring artists and designers who collaborate with scientists and innovative technologies to reveal inspiring approaches to the most critical resource known to humanity.

 The captivating, large-scale photographs of world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky reveal the enormity of Holocene issues, while artists such as power duo Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang demonstrate the ways that small, consistent efforts as an artistic practice can result in measurable reclamation results and compelling images created from beach plastic. Ohio artist and professor John Sabraw broadens the reclamation-as-art process by collaborating with scientists to extract toxic mining minerals from rivers to produce paint pigments and water-inspired paintings. And, architect Arturo Vittori applies form and function to create water collection vessels that save lives and enhance community gathering places.

 Unlike other environmentally themed exhibitions, “Hydro-Logic” will introduce visitors to a world of feasible solutions brought about through innovative creativity.

 The project also includes a series of lectures, talks, and films that consider various aspects of the current local and global water crisis.

Featuring: Edward Burtynsky, Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang of One Beach Plastic, John Sabraw, Arturo Vittori of Architecture and Vision, a community built plastic rubbish sculpture, and a series of inspiring talks and film screenings.

Sponsored by: the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, the Art Department Stillman Fund for Exhibitions, The Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, State of the Rockies, and, The Innovation Institute and The Environmental Program.

Guest Curator | Holly Parker

Lunch and Lecture with Phil Solomon

Phil Solomon, video still from "American Falls", 2010, 3-screen video projection

Phil Solomon, video still from “American Falls”, 2010, 3-screen video projection

Lunch and Lecture with Phil Solomon
Wednesday, December 2, 12:00 – 1:30pm

Bemis Great Hall in Bemis Hall
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RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY!
$17/person, reservations required, email:
jhunterlarsen@coloradocollege.edu or call 719-227-8263

Filmmaker Phil Solomon will discuss his career in experimental film and examine his three-channel video installation, American Falls in the context of his previous work. Solomon will explore ideas of history, Hollywood, found footage, experimental processes, and non-linear storytelling.

 Sponsored by the Mellon Foundation: Arts in the Liberal Arts: Artist-in-Residence grant

American Falls Opening Reception and Artist Talk by Phil Solomon

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Phil Solomon, video still from “American Falls”, 2010, 3-screen video projection

Opening Reception and Artist Talk by Phil Solomon
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 4:30pm

IDEA Space

A professor of film history and production at the University of Colorado-Boulder since 1991, Phil Solomon is an internationally recognized filmmaker and scholar.  His work has been screened in every major venue for experimental film throughout the United States and Europe, including three one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art and inclusion in two Whitney Biennials. His films have won 10 first-prize awards at major international film festivals for experimental film, and his work is held in the permanent collections of several major museums.

Sponsored by the Mellon Foundation: Arts in the Liberal Arts: Artist-in-Residence grant.

American Falls by Phil Solomon

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American Falls by Phil Solomon
October 30 – December 15, 2015

Closed:  November 11 – 15 & November 25- 29

IDEA Space

American Falls is an immersive, large-scale film triptych that presents an impressionistic journey through American history, using Niagara Falls as both a metaphoric and visual backdrop. Combining chemically degraded film images with computer graphics, filmmaker Phil Solomon traces the nation’s history, combining archival footage of historical benchmarks, such as the fall of presidents, the Great Depression, Amelia Earhart’s flight, the civil rights struggle, with clips from American cinema. Cinematic references include scenes from films featuring Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Busby Berkeley dance numbers, and Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will be Blood.

Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund

Rediscovering the Prairie

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Rediscovering the Prairie
September 25 – October 27

Hours: 1 – 6 Monday – Friday, 1-5 Saturday
902 North Cascade Ave.
Free and open to all. 

Traversing the Great Plains of North America by horseback, CC alumnae Robin Walter ’12 and Sebastian Tsocanos ’12 became intimately acquainted with the places, people, and ecosystems of the American West. Their multimedia exhibition celebrates the beauty of of the North American grasslands, while exploring the region’s rich historical past and its present condition. Merging science, art, education, and outreach, the project aims to excite a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world and our place within it, and inspire creative possibilities for the prairie’s future.

The exhibition features photographs, handwritten poems, and documentary film.

Rediscovering the Prairie: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk

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Rediscovering the Prairie: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
October 1, 4:30pm @ Coburn Gallery
902 North Cascade Ave.
Free and open to all.

Traversing the Great Plains of North America by horseback, CC alumnae Robin Walter ’12 and Sebastian Tsocanos ’12 became intimately acquainted with the places, people, and ecosystems of the American West. Their multimedia exhibition celebrates the beauty of of the North American grasslands, while exploring the region’s rich historical past and its present condition. Merging science, art, education, and outreach, the project aims to excite a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world and our place within it, and inspire creative possibilities for the prairie’s future.

The exhibition features photographs, handwritten poems, and documentary film.

The Golden Touch: Gilding Workshops with Patrizio Travagli

 The Golden Touch: Gilding Workshops
with
Patrizio Travagli

Daily sessions: September 28 – October 1, from 3 – 6pm
 802 N. Nevada Street, Colorado Springs, CO

Free and open to the public

Pre-registration required for each session
For more information and to register, contact Blair E. Huff:  blair.e.huff@ColoradoCollege.edu
Downloadable enrollment form, when completed e-mail to Ms. Huff: The Golden Touch Workshop Enrollment Form

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The Golden Touch Exhibition and Reception:
a one night showcase of workshop objects

Friday, October 2, 4-7pm

The Golden Touch

Acclaimed Florentine artist Patrizio Travagli uses the ancient technique of gilding to transform the value and appeal of personal objects. Fascinated by the interaction of light and metallic leaf, Travagli draws upon the act of memorializing inherent in the gilding process and its finished product. In this workshop, participants will gild an everyday object  stripping it of its utility and investing it with meaning, memory, and aesthetic value.

The act of gilding is an act of memory. Covering the surface of an object with the noble metal exalts it. What is light and shadow becomes part of the environment through an anamorphic distortion. In the act of covering the object, you are also revealing it. Like a mirror it becomes a reflection, your own personal reflection.The aim of the project is to see and feel how people respond to a shift in their perspective through the use of gold in gild.ing. During the workshop, participants will be asked to select and transform an object that means something to them. Something they love and it is part of their life.  

The gilding will be made, for reasons of cost of material and processing difficulties, with leaves of brass.   The object’s status will be elevated by the metallic layer, but at the same time it will become useless. Once gilded, the objects will be exhibited together as if they were in a warehouse (a place full of memories), to establish a dialogue with each other and with the visitors of the exhibition. At the end of the show, each workshop participant recovers possession of the object, so it can go back to its own dimension of everyday life – with the added value of gold.” — Patrizio Travagli

Presented by the Colorado College Art Department and sponsored by the Mellon Foundation Arts in the Liberal Arts: Artist-in-Residence Grant

Lunch and Lecture: Designing a Cure: Tuberculosis Treatment in the Pikes Peak Region by Matt Mayberry

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Lunch and Lecture: Designing a Cure: Tuberculosis Treatment in the Pikes Peak Region by Matt Mayberry

Tuesday, October 6, 11:45am – 1:30pm
Slocum Commons

Cost: $15, reservations required. 

RESERVE A SPACE!
Call 227-8263 or email
jhunterlarsen@coloradocollege.edu 

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Colorado Springs served as a destination for patients suffering from tuberculosis. This presentation will examine how health care became Colorado Springs’ first major industry, the social history of the disease, and its impact on our community’s built environment.

Presenter Matt Mayberry has served as the director of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum since 2002. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history. He has published scholarly and popular articles on a variety of topics, ranging from tuberculosis treatment in the Pikes Peak region to how museums can effectively use eBay to further their missions. In addition to his duties at the CSPM, Matt is involved with numerous boards and commissions and volunteers for the American Alliance of Museums to help similar institutions around the country to evaluate their performance relative to established standards of excellence.

Lecture: Lo-Fab by Alan Ricks

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Lecture: Lo-Fab by Alan Ricks

Wednesday, September 30, 7pm
Cornerstone Arts Center

Presented by The Colorado College Art Department Design Research Fund

Alan Ricks is the chief operating officer and co-founder of MASS Design Group. Alan’s work with MASS spans design, research, and policy. Ricks was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum for the 2014-2019 term, which ‘recognizes extraordinary leaders of the world under the age of 40’. He also has an appointment as an ‘Expert In Residence’ at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Chief TED curator Chris Anderson described the TED talk Alan gave in September 2013 as “a different language about what architecture can aspire to be.” Since designing and building the Butaro District Hospital for Partners In Health, MASS has expanded to twelve countries, focusing on design innovation and health, housing, and education infrastructure development. Alan is a graduate of Colorado College and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

“Lo-Fab (Locally Fabricated) speaks to MASS’s approach to the design and building process. On every project, we highlight and scale local innovation and ideas, hire local labor, and use local materials. In Haiti, MASS designed and built Port au Prince’s the first permanent cholera center with the Haitian healthcare organization GHESKIO. Cholera and similar diseases are leading causes of sickness and death globally. By building off of the methods of this project to implementing locally borne, systemic approaches to infrastructure development we can confront this global crisis. This kind of architecture is making human lives better, and this is how we evaluate design integrity and the success of our projects. From this ethos, we draw a core set of principles:

1.   Architecture can improve lives.

2.   Architecture must have a transcendent idea to effect systemic change.

3. The building process must be curated to produce dignity.

IDEA Cabaret: Dignifying Design with John Cary and Heather Fleming

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IDEA Cabaret: Dignifying Design

Monday, September 21, 4:30 – 6pm
IDEA Space

Inspired by MASS Design’s statement that “Good design choices in the built environment promote equity and dignity, and help people live healthier, more prosperous lives,” this IDEA Cabaret examines the ways in which design supports social justice and health care initiatives. Featured participants include John Cary and Heather Fleming.

John Cary is work a writer, speaker, and curator who engages with areas of public health, reproductive rights, philanthropy, and social justice. Trained as an architect, Cary earned a BA from the University of Minnesota, and his Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley. He is a strategist for TED Prize and co-leader of TEDCity2.0, a project focused on the future of cities. Cary serves as an advisor to Aspen Global Health & Development, is a global advisory board member of Possible Health in rural Nepal, and is a member of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB)‘s Design Council. His first book, The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories about Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients (2010) represents the culmination of his nearly seven-year tenure as Executive Director of San Francisco nonprofit Public Architecture. His writing has appeared in an array of publications as diverse as The New York Times, CNN.com, The Christian Science Monitor, and Fast Company.

As the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Catapult Design in Denver, Heather Fleming works to combine design with humanitarian initiatives all over the world. Previous to this position, Fleming worked as a product design consultant for D2M Inc., and from there went on to form a volunteer group partnered with Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Formerly an Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University, Fleming is currently a Senior Lecturer at California College of the Arts. She holds a B.S. in Product Design from Stanford University. She has been named a Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader as a result of her developmental initiatives all over the world. Fleming also serves on the ASME’s Engineering for Global Development committee and sits as a member on the Board of Directors for the Navajo Chamber of Commerce. Her writing has been featured in various publications including PRI’s The World, ABC News, WIRED.com and Newsweek.  She is also a contributing writer for NextBillion.net.

Designing CC: Cossitt Rotunda Restoration with Dan Crossey

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 Designing CC: Cossitt Rotunda Restoration with Dan Crossey

September 30, 12:15 — 1pm
Meet at Cossitt Hall

Master carpenter Dan Crossey will discuss the process for restoring a signature element of one of CC’s most elegant historic buildings.

Designing CC: A series of free, public discussions that highlight aspects of design on the Colorado College campus.

Led by CC faculty, students, and staff, Designing CC talks share information and invite conversation about benchmark landscape and architectural design projects on campus. Bring your lunch, your questions, and your ideas! Open to the public.

 
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