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09.07.07

Boulder Museum curates exhibit/events on art and climate change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2007
Contact: Kirsten Gerdes, 303.443.2122 ext. 22 or kirsten@bmoca.org
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Collaboration With EcoArts Presents
“Weather Report: Art and Climate Change” – Curated by Lucy R. Lippard

EVENTS AND LECTURES

Boulder, Colo.--From September 14 through December 21, 2007, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with EcoArts, presents “Weather Report: Art and Climate Change,” curated by internationally renowned art critic, historian, and writer Lucy R. Lippard.
In presenting climate changes through a variety of aesthetic mediums, “Weather Report” underscores art’s potential to educate and motivate audiences. Issues regarding desertification, floods, changing watersheds, global warming, renewable energy, carbon profiling, reforestation, species transformation, ozone layer, ocean acidification, and soil subsidence are presented through artists’ eyes to provoke a tangible, immediate connection with the viewer.
“Weather Report” is the largest component of this year’s EcoArts event--now in its second year--which is bringing together major science, environmental, arts, and other organizations to increase awareness about climate change and a sustainable future.
Public programs including artist lectures, and panel discussions between exhibiting artists and their collaborators are schedule in conjunction with EcoArts events. A schedule of events are now online, bmoca.org. Every public program is open and free to the public.

Friday, September 14, 2007
Exhibition Opening Reception
5:30-6:30pm members’ preview
6:30-9:00pm public opening

Saturday, September 15, 2007
10:30–11:30am
Basia Irland
“A Gathering of Waters: Boulder Creek, Continental Divide to Confluence”
Boulder Public Library Auditorium
1000 Canyon Blvd.
Free

2:30-3:30pm
Subhankar Banerjee
“Land as Home: Global Warming, Resource Wars and Struggles of the Indigenous Communities in the American Arctic”
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Mesa Lab,
1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 80305
Free

4:45–5:45pm
Art Meets Science: Mary Miss, Chrissie Orr, Sheila Murphy, Lee Rozaklis
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Mesa Lab
1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 80305
Free

Monday, September 17, 2007
4:00–5:00pm
Art Meets Science: Aviva Rahmani, Jim White and Andrea Polli
University of Colorado, Boulder campus
Wolf Law Building, Courtroom
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Free

Wednesday, September 26, 2007
7:00pm
Art Meets Science: Colorado-Based Collaborations
Melanie Walker and George Peters, Rebecca DiDomenico, and Jane McMahan
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Mesa Lab
1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 80305
Free

Tuesday, October 2 & Wednesday, October 3, 2007
7:00pm
Chris Jordan
Visiting Artist Program, University of Colorado, Boulder
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
University of Colorado at Boulder
Fleming Law Building: LAW 155
Free
http://www.colorado.edu/arts/events

6:30pm
BMoCA Gallery Talk featuring Chris Jordan
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Gallery talk
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th St.
Free

Saturday, October 6, 2007
8:30–10:00am
The Science Behind the Blue Dots
Meet at the Justice Center Parking Lot
(SE corner of 6th & Canyon)
Walking tour

Thursday, October 25, 2007
7:00pm
Lucy R. Lippard Lecture
University of Colorado, Boulder campus
Wolf Law Building, Courtroom
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Co-sponsored by The Energy and Environmental Security Initiative
Free

Saturday, October 27, 2007
5:00pm
“The Thirteenth Tipping Point” a performance/procession by Bobbe Besold
A community Day of the Dead masked and costumed candlelight procession and performance event
Meet in front of BMoCA
1750 13th Street
Procession leads to Eben G. Fine Park
Bobbe Besold has created this piece for “Weather Report: Art and Climate Change

“Weather Report” comprises various indoor and outdoor venues in Boulder. There are 51 artists slated for inclusion in the show, with 34 regional, national and international artists whose works will be exhibited at BMoCA, Norlin Library Galleries, The ATLAS Center at the University of Colorado, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The other 17 regional, national and international artists will be creating, installing and exhibiting site-specific outdoor pieces throughout the city of Boulder.

EXHIBITION SITES
PRIMARY EXHIBITION SITE:
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street, Boulder, 80302, bmoca.org
Tuesday–Friday, 11am to 5pm
Saturday during the Boulder County Farmers’ Market (through October), 9am to 4pm
Saturday (beginning November), 11am to 5pm
Sunday, 12noon to 3pm

ADDITIONAL INDOOR GALLERY SITES:
Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd.
University of Colorado, Norlin Library Galleries, 1720 Pleasant St.
University of Colorado, ATLAS (exhibit Sept. 13–Oct. 6, 10am to 2pm), 125 Regents Dr.
National Center for Atmospheric Research, (NCAR) Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Dr.

OUTDOOR SITES:
Boulder Municipal Campus (Along the Boulder Creek to Boulder Public Library)
Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd.
Central Park (park directly west from the museum)
Eben G. Fine Park, 101 Arapahoe Ave.
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Dr.
Twenty Ninth Street (Canyon St. and Broadway)
17th and the Boulder Creek Path
The exhibit’s artists include: Kim Abeles, Lillian Ball, Subhankar Banerjee, Iain Baxter&, Bobbe Besold, Cape Farewell, Mary Ellen Carroll (Precipice Alliance), CLUI (Center for Land Use Interpretation), Brian Collier, Xavier Cortada, Gayle Crites, Agnes Denes, Steven Deo, Rebecca DiDomenico, Future Farmers (Amy Franceschini and Michael Swaine), Bill Gilbert, Isabella Gonzales, Green Fabrication (via Rick Sommerfeld, University of Colorado, College of Architecture and Planning), Newton Harrison & Helen Mayer Harrison, Judit Hersko, Lynne Hull, Pierre Huyghe, Basia Irland, Patricia Johanson, Chris Jordan, Marguerite Kahrl, Janet Koenig & Greg Sholette, Eve Andrée Laramée, Learning Site (Cecilia Wendt and Rikke Luther), Ellen Levy, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Patrick Marold, Natasha Mayers, Jane McMahan, Mary Miss, Joan Myers, Beverly Naidus, Chrissie Orr, Melanie Walker & George Peters, Andrea Polli, Marjetica Potrc, Aviva Rahmani, Rapid Response, Buster Simpson, Kristine Smock, Joel Sternfeld, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Ruth Wallen, Sherry Wiggins, The Yes Men, and Shai Zakai.

CONTACT:
Kirsten Gerdes
Associate Curator
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 Thirteenth St.
Boulder, CO 80302 USA
303.443.2122, Ext. 22
kirsten@bmoca.org
www.bmoca.org

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