The Power of Water

Firehouse Art Center

February 5 - March 2, 2014

  • Reception: Friday February 14 from 6-9pm
  • Co-curated by artist Angela Beloian
Kate Petley, Chris Brown, Nikki Pike

The Power of Water, an exhibit of contemporary art at the Firehouse Art Center takes its cue from recent flooding along the Front Range. While the art center is planning an exhibit in 2015 focusing on personal flood stories, this current exhibit explores a broader interpretation of water as a powerful force for change. Co-curated by artist Angela Beloian, the exhibit features work by both emerging, recent graduates from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design as well as mid-career, nation-ally recognized artists. Exploring aspects of water through science, metaphor, politics and play, this exhibit brings together diverse interpretations on the theme.

Featuring Nikki Pike, Justin Beard, Jill Powers, Chris Brown, Paul Hildebrandt, Kate Petley, Sara Swaboda, Bonny Lhotka, Dawn Witter, Dmitri Obergfell, Travis Ramos of 2nd Mile Water & the BARTER Collective

Celebrating the Power of Water, we have invited the BARTER Collective to join our opening reception on February 14th in the Art Department. The BARTER Collective will collect flood related stories to dis-play in the Art Department during the Power of Water exhibition and as a prelude to the 2015 Flood exhibition.

The BARTER Collective is a part of The Flood Project: Rising Above & Restoring Boulder Through Art, commissioned by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the City of Boulder, with the support of Colorado Creative Industries. Stories will be collected during the entirety of the exhibition.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501