Although it's not exactly revolutionary to hold a major environmental event in a town already known for its eco-friendly vibe, Boulder's Eco Arts '07 is impressive for its length and scope. It brings together artists, scientists and scientific organizations to cover a range of global-warming issues and examine how the earth's physical changes would affect the human population in terms of physical and biological transformations, food production and economics.
The series stretches into December and features performances, tours, fairs and films. Tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m., it kicks off with Weather Report: Art and Climate Change, an exhibit curated by art critic, historian and writer Lucy R. Lippard at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street. Featuring 51 international artists many of whom collaborated with scientists on their works, which date from the '60s and the dawn of the environmental movement to more contemporary times the show also includes a catalogue with writing by Lippard and others on climate change and environmental art. BMoCA will display pieces by 34 of the artists, while the other seventeen are creating site-specific works at several locations in the area, including the Norlin Library galleries, the ATLAS Center at the University of Colorado, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.