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  • Writer's pictureAmy Felder

"Paradise Lost" Artist Reception Tonight!

Paradise Lost is currently on view at Art Lab Fort Collins! Please join us tonight at 6 pm for the artist reception!

Paradise Lost explores the nexus of recreation and stewardship. Featuring a breadth of mediums including paintings, wall hangings, installation, and embroidery, the exhibition invites viewers to analyze their relationships with nature. Paintings span from untouched landscapes to those seen through screens and windshields. Merit and demerit badges reframe and modernize the traditional “Leave No Trace” ideals. Wall hangings with topographical imagery map the human impact on the natural world. Installation work creates a space for viewers to examine the dichotomies between the human desire to preserve the wilderness and to enjoy it.

Exhibition dates - July 14-August 1, 2021

Hours - 1-5pm, Wednesdays – Sundays

Location - Art Lab Fort Collins, 239 Linden St., Fort Collins, CO 80524

Artist reception - Friday, July 16 at 6pm Enjoy snacks while viewing the art! I will be available for questions.

Scouts’ Leave No Trace presentation - Saturday, July 17 at 2pm

Listen to local Scouts share their knowledge of the Leave No Trace principles. Immediately following I will lead an art making activity. Make stickers that will count toward requirements for an Art Scout badge! Please bring your own markers.

Artist talk - Friday, July 23 at 7-8pm

Come learn about my artmaking process and engage in extensive dialogue about human encroachment of public lands. I will be giving away individually handmade stickers!

Stay tuned for information about a special visit from a Rocky Mountain National Park ranger next week!

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