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Rivers Alive/2013 Colorado Floods Panel Discussion

Ralph Price Reservoir and St. Vrain River in Flood, 2013

As part of our current exhibition, Rivers Alive, the Pattern Shop Studio will host a panel discussion of the September 2013 flooding in Colorado.  The panel will be held on October 11, 2014 beginning at 1:30pm.  The panelists all have homes in the Lyons area and will be talking both about their experiences during the flood and their responses. Exhibition artist Wopo Holup will talk about the drawings she made of the St. Vrain River in flood. Artist Barbara Shark will read from her upcoming memoir “How I Learned to Cook: An Artist’s Life”.  Geologist Peter Hale Molnar will speak about his flood experiences as an expert on the Rocky Mountains. The panel will be moderated by gallery owner Rexford Brown.

Wopo Holup is a New York based artist who has completed more than two dozen public art projects across the country. Holup's bronze and iron work can be found at the Philadelphia Zoo, Historic Battery Park in Manhattan, and the Tampa International Airport, among many others. Collaborations with architects, government agencies, and inspired communities have helped Holup achieve her artistic goals.

 Barbara Shark is a Colorado artist who lives in Lyons CO with her husband, Master Printer Bud Shark.  Originally from Baltimore, MD, she received a BFA cum laude from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque where she also attended graduate studies. She was a member of the Boulder-based collective Front Range Women in the Visual Arts and has shown in many solo and group shows in galleries and museums across the country.

Peter Hale is a Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, and fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO .  He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Physics in 1965 from Oberlin College and Ph.D. in geology in 1970 from Columbia University.  He is an expert on both the formation of the Rocky Mountains and the confluence of Climate and Tectonics.

Rivers Alive will remain on display until October 31st 2014.  Additional receptions will be held on Friday, October 3rd and Friday October 31st, from 6 to 9PM.  The Pattern Shop Studio is open Thursdays and Saturdays, 1-5PM and anytime by appointment.

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