It's Only Natural

These days, environmental consciousness and green thinking are where it's at — and the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 North Santa Fe Avenue in Pueblo, is at the cutting edge of culture. Six new exhibits at the venue examine art, nature and the environment, all under the banner of Nature, Human, Art, and at this evening's opening reception, attendees will have the opportunity to get face to face with the artists and hands-on with the art.

Maya Avina and Trisha Fernandez, two of the artists responsible for Shelter: Beauty, Sustainability, Function — a collaborative, interactive exhibit featuring an eco-village residential model — will be on hand to discuss their work. "SK Cothren will be there," says Dawn DiPrince, associate director at Sangre de Cristo. "She has a junk-mail block that people will be able to manipulate and interact with," notes DiPrince; that's part of Cothren's Captured Earth display. Richard Hansen, the artist behind Some Rocks, Some Water, will bring his tools with him for people to look at; artist Kate Leonard (who created Shallow Water) and S.W. Pisciotta (Nature on the Grid) will also be in attendance. An exhibit featuring signed posters from Jeanne-Claude and Christo is also on display; those artists will speak at a special event on March 6. Tonight's reception runs from 5 to 7 p.m.; admission is free. Visit www.sdc-arts.org or call 1-719-295-7200 for more information.
May 31-July 12, 2008

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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