Love Letters to the Earth: Boulder Public Library

at the Canyon Gallery 1001 Arapahoe Ave

On view
Postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will announce dates once they are confirmed with the Boulder Public Library!

Love Letters to the Earth is a multi-media installation by the Arbor Art Collective exploring the interdependency of life and our love for the planet during this time of ecological crisis.

Programs offered during the exhibition will include weekly Meditation with the Earth, film screenings, discussion panels and the creation of a living community mandala.


PROGRAMS

Opening Reception and Community Mandala Initiation Ceremony
date TBD
5:00-6:30pm Reception
6:00pm Artist Talk and Mandala Ceremony

Love Letters to the Earth opens with a reception and ceremony connecting with the Earth and all its creatures. Bring found objects from nature that are meaningful to you to contribute to a living mandala that will transform during the exhibition.


Meditation with the Earth
Fridays | dates TBD

12pm-1pm
Meetup with Arbor Artists at 12pm in the Canyon Gallery for sitting or walking meditation on the Library grounds followed by a short discussion about the experience.


Poetry for the Planet
at the Arbor Institute
date TBD
7-9pm
Join in an evening of creative performance and poetic celebration of our deep love of the Earth featuring poets and musicians from across the Front Range.


Film Screening + Discussion:
Down to Earth
Canyon Theater

date TBD
6:30-8:30pm
 (film: 1hr 30 mins + 30 min discussion afterward)

A couple and their three young children embark on a five-year journey across six continents, living with some of the oldest indigenous communities on the planet. A film to ignite change, this award-winning documentary reveals the deep wisdom of the ‘Earth Keepers’ and the responsibility we all have to leave the world a better place for generations to come.


Closing Reception and Community Mandala Celebration
followed by Interfaith/Interpath Panel Discussion

date TBD
6:00-7:00pm – Reception and Mandala Celebration in Gallery
7:00-8:30pm – Panel Discussion in Theater

View the final evolution of the living mandala created during the exhibition followed by a panel dialogue on the ecology of life and environmental justice with spiritual, secular and cultural leaders in our community.