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Viviane Le Courtois helps Boulder flood victims pick up the pieces through Rescued Memories

Viviane Le Courtois crossing the river in Lyons.
Viviane Le Courtois crossing the river in Lyons.

In the wake of the September floods that devastated many Boulder County towns, the City of Boulder and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art worked quickly to create the Flood Project: Rising Above & Rebuilding Boulder Through Art, a community-building public art project that would both commemorate the floods and promote the healing process. Viviane Le Courtois was one of the artists selected to participate; for her piece of the project, Rescued Memories, Le Courtois gathered small artifacts, drawings and firsthand stories to incorporate into a sculpture that will be displayed in Boulder Central Park, as well as a book of recollections and pictures.

On Tuesday, December 10, BMoCA will host a reception for Le Courtois and other Flood Project groups and artists; following is a pictorial preview of objects, people and places Le Courtois encountered in Boulder, Lyons, Jamestown and other affected Boulder County communities.

All photos by Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher Perez.

See also: Artist Viviane Le Courtois seeks Boulder flood relics for a new sculpture

Viviane Le Courtois helps Boulder flood victims pick up the pieces through Rescued Memories
Viviane Le Courtois helps Boulder flood victims pick up the pieces through Rescued Memories
Recording stories and collecting artifacts  at the Boulder Public Library.
Recording stories and collecting artifacts at the Boulder Public Library.
Drawings by Gretchen King.
Drawings by Gretchen King.
Viviane Le Courtois helps Boulder flood victims pick up the pieces through Rescued Memories
Sally King with a work of art in Lyons.
Sally King with a work of art in Lyons.

Continue reading for more Rescued Memories photos.

Viviane Le Courtois helps Boulder flood victims pick up the pieces through Rescued Memories
Viviane Le Courtois with potter Priscilla Cohan in Lyons.
Viviane Le Courtois with potter Priscilla Cohan in Lyons.
Viviane Le Courtois helps Boulder flood victims pick up the pieces through Rescued Memories
Chatting in Four MIle Canyon.
Chatting in Four MIle Canyon.
Meeting with artist Martha Russo in Jamestown.
Meeting with artist Martha Russo in Jamestown.
Viviane Le Courtois, preliminary drawing for Rescued Memories.
Viviane Le Courtois, preliminary drawing for Rescued Memories.

Hear more, directly from the artist, at the Flood Project reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. December 10 at BMoCA. For more about the Flood Project and the other participants visit BMoCA online.

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