Launch Pad 002: LAND

Saturday June 22nd, 2013

Art Expedition: 2-7pm; Bonfire: 7pm

  • Projects by: A7, Sabin Aell and Norman Broomhall, Jared D. P. Anderson, bARTer Collective, Justin Beard, Amber Britton Beerman, Abby Bennett, Michael Bernhardt, Amelia Carley, Diane Cionni, Adan De La Garza, Erica Dixon, Ryan Everson, Amber Farnell, Jason Garcia, Christie Ginnani Stepan, Koko B. Gregorio, Tobias Fike, Donald Fodness, Matthew Harris, Clay Hawkley, Deborah Haynes, Sarah Lucille Johansen, Viviane Le Courtois, Taylor Lawrence, Megan McGrain, Adam Milner, Christopher R. Perez, George Peters, Richard Peterson, Nikki Pike, Andrew S. Rising, Yumi Janairo Roth, Ryan Wade Ruehlen, Tara Rynders, Kari Treadwell, Melanie Walker, Barry Whittaker, Andrew Williams, Ashley Eliza Williams, and more
  • Hosted by: The Wittemyer Family; Support from: Randee Toler and Matt Scobey; Organized by: Alvin P. Gregorio and Petra Sertic

(from the even announcement)

Over 40 participating artists developed works of art/projects in response to a particular aspect or area of the land. The works will be situated in the picturesque setting of the Colorado landscape. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic and spend the afternoon exploring this one-day exhibition via an enjoyable hike through the Wittemyer Ranch in the foothills west of Boulder. A hand drawn walking map by artist Erica Dixon, as well as guided tours, will lead visitors from site to site as they experience art in a natural environment. The event will culminate in an evening bonfire celebration of creativity, land, and people.

Launch Pad 2: L A N D invites artists to engage a particular region of Colorado in its historical and/or current context through works of art in a variety of mediums, including large- scale site-specific installations, time-based art, and experimen- tal projects. Through these works of art, attendants will have the opportunity to explore the land historically, geographically, and culturally.

LP2 will take you on a two-hour expedition of moderate hiking without stops. To fully enjoy the more than 40 art projects situated around the land, we recommend allowing at least three to four hours. Or enjoy the entire time from 2 to 7pm, leisurely interact- ing with land, art, and artists. There are many inviting locations to pause and enjoy conversation and picnic.

Save some energy and time for the Bonfire Celebration that begins just after 7pm. It will include performance art by Launch Pad artists, as well as video projections and live music. BYOB and celebrate summer with old and new friends.

Launch Pad is a flexible forum for the introduction of art, artists, and art enthusiasts. Focusing on universal, personal, or societal topics, each Mission presents artists and their recent work in the welcoming atmosphere of a private residence or public space. 

Be sure to bring:
  • hiking shoes to protect your feet from spiky cacti that would love to interact with you
  • sun protection
  • layers of clothing, including a rain jacket
  • water and trail snacks
  • picnic and blanket*
  • camera
*We will have a basket/cooler drop off near the visitor's center and take your cooler to the meadow for mid- expedition refreshments. Please clearly label your cooler.



The Wittemyer Ranch is located at 635 Eagles Drive in Boulder, CO.

From downtown Boulder:
  • turn West from Broadway onto Mapleton Avenue.
  • Mapleton turns into Sunshine Canyon Drive.
  • Eagles Drive is on the left after about 3 miles