Best Homage to 2013 Flood Survivors Denver 2014 - Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art's Flood Project
1750 13th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
If art truly heals, the proof is in programs like the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art's Flood Project. Activated quickly in the wake of last fall's devastating floods in Boulder County and beyond, the project went straight to the people affected in a variety of ways. Denver artist Viviane Le Courtois visited towns turned upside down by floodwaters to gather stories and artifacts salvaged from the mud for a book and public sculpture. Members of the bARTer Collective gathered treasured recipes from flood victims, and Preston Poe of YouTunes wrote songs inspired by their testimonies. The design team of Berger & Föhr created a limited-edition poster with Lyons print studio Shark's Ink. These small but powerful ways to commemorate the floods made a difference in the lives of the people who lived through them.