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Title banner for Linda Beach and Ed Freeman exhibits, Aug 4 - Sept 23

Opening Reception and Beer Garden

Friday, August 3, 7-9 pm

$5, free for members of the Museum

Sample beers from the finest northern Colorado microbreweries, featuring Lefthand, Oskar Blues, Funkwerks, Pumphouse, and Bootstrap breweries. 


Bending Not Breaking, quilt by Linda Beach

Arboreal Musings: Art Quilts by Linda Beach August 4 - September 23, 2012, features contemporary art quilts depicting trees and forests. A topic like this may seem limiting, but in Beach’s hands it produces quilts that evoke sun-dappled forests, trees withstanding winter’s onslaught, and new growth from fallen tree trunks.

Linda Beach is a relative newcomer to the Colorado art quilt scene, moving here in 2011 from Chugiak, Alaska. The connection between her work and nature is evident in her selection as artist-in-residence at four national parks in the last eight years – Denali National Park in Alaska, Arcadia National Park in Maine, Rocky Mountain National Park, and most recently Mesa Verde. She is an active member in the national art quilting community, and is currently a board member of the Studio Art Quilting Association (SAQA). 

Wearing the Scars, art quilt by Linda Beach


Public Programs

Opening Reception and Beer Garden

Friday, August 3, 7-9 pm

$5, free for members of the Museum

Sample beers from the finest northern Colorado microbreweries. 

Gallery Walkthrough

Tuesdays at noon

Included with exhibition admission. Casual tours of our special exhibit gallery with Curator of Exhibitions Jared Thompson. 

Linda BeachPiecing It Together

Thursday, August 16, 7-8:30 pm

$5, free for members of the Museum

Engage in a lively presentation, gallery walkthrough and discussion with exhibiting artist Linda Beach. Linda will take you on a journey through her creative process in designing intricate pieced art quilts and share inspirations of her individual works on display.



Admission to both exhibitions is $5 adults, $3 students/seniors.

Desert Realty

In the exhibit Ed Freeman: Desert Realty, photographer Ed Freeman uses digital technology to strip away all extraneous detail from his photography of weathered gas stations, abandoned motels, and tumbledown shacks.

Niland, California, by Ed Freeman

The resulting prints have a surreal quality – a brightly colored bougainvillea bush overtaking an abandoned house becomes somehow ominous when stripped of all its surroundings and set under an unnatural olive-brown sky. His work erases the line between photography and painting – the final result provides no hint what came through the camera’s lens, and what was created by the artist in a digital darkroom.

Niland Bouganvilla by Ed Freeman