Contemporary ArtistsDealing with Conflict
May 15-July 24
In response to the Talking It Out: Getting to Agreement Photo Panel Exhibit on view - 14 contemporary artists selected art works to amplify how conflict fuels their creativity. The group exhibit includes: Jennifer Davis Carey, Ezra Li Eismont, Guillermo Pulido, Jan Wurm, Connie Hwang, P.D. Garrett, Gerald Jackson, Jason Montano, Eudora Welty, Dimitri Yordanov, Ray Wisnefski, James Boehmer, Maria Cocchiarelli and Brendt Berger.
Jennifer Davis Carey, Title: The Warmth of Other Suns, Vitreous Enamel on Copper, Mixed Media Collage, 1997
Ezra Li Eismont, Title: Centers’ Collapse, Acrylic and Mixed Media on Wood, 2001
Talking It Out: Getting to Agreement
May 15-July 24
Talking It Out: Getting to Agreement is a unique photo and story exhibit that features Coloradans working together to solve problems. The exhibit illustrates seven stories of people and communities that have made a choice to solve their problems constructively. It gives evidence of the changes that can be made when we deliberately choose collaborative conflict resolution methods.
The exhibit was first displayed at the Colorado State Capitol in October of 2012. Since then it has been displayed at various municipal and county buildings, libraries, university campuses and other sites across the state. Through activities and programs related to the exhibit, hosts have increased public awareness about constructive conflict management and its many benefits.
The exhibit is owned by The Conflict Center in Denver with specific intent to be used by Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado. It was created by Zinn Mediation Associates and was designed by Richard and Michele Steckel of The Milestones Project.
“Picturing Women Inventors” showcases the breakthroughs, motivations, and challenges women encountered while pursuing their goals as inventors. The poster exhibition highlights stories of inventors like Marilyn Hamilton, who after a hang-gliding accident in 1978 left her paralyzed, invented a lightweight wheelchair that was easy to maneuver. Diversity of background and age are showcased including inventor Alexis Lewis, who at 12-years-old in 2011 was inspired to adapt a traditional Native American sled, called a travois, by adding wheels to create a simpler way to transport families and their belongings in Somalia.