SummerFest 2018 includes several art exhibits inspired by the Festival’s theme of climate change and the diverse offerings of repertoire.
At the heart of the festival is a multimedia project called Ouroboros, featuring video, animation, music, and sounds from space and planet Earth, created by artist Katherine Doyle with composer Bruce Adolphe and special effects by Eric Robertson. The dynamic work premieres at the CSU Lory Student Center Curfman Gallery before touring the United States and appearing at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The grand opening will take place on June 25 and the exhibit will run through September.
Conversion, curated by Colorado artists Haley Hasler and Cyane Tornatzky, opens July 14 at the Carnegie Center for Creativity. “Humans have changed the course of rivers, plowed open meadows and sliced off mountain tops. This change, or conversion, of the wild has made living for people safer and more convenient, but at a cost. At the extremes of the Earth’s climates, we see loss of icy habitat for polar bears and the extinction of the golden toad due to drought. The work of these artists in this show contemplates the idea of ‘conversion’ or change from something wild to something domesticated.”
Artists include: Haley Hasler, Erika Osborne, photographer Arieh Shalev, (artist-in-residence and previewing the theme of SummerFest 2019, Perceptions), Cyane Tornatzky, Eleanor Sabin, Suzanne Faris, Zoey Frank, Sonja Allen, Dana Clancy.