Wednesday, September 18, 2019

DR.BOP, Lyons, Colorado, Stepping Stone River Crossings at The Labyrinth

Artist Trading Card Swap
Third Saturday of the Month
12:30 - 2 p.m.
September 21, 2019
Lyons Community Library
Title: "Beware of Dragons"
Artist: Damaris O'Trand
Medium: Crayons, Markers, Oil Pastels
Edition of #18 ATC's
With front and back cover and text adapted from "Land Use and Management Plan for Deed Restricted Buy-Out Properties (DRBOP)" and maps of Labyrinth Location and Proposed Trail and Stepping Stone River Crossings.

The title of this ATC comes from the tradition of early map makers who often noted uncharted territories by marking them with fantastic beasts and the words, "Beyond this point, there be dragons."

Stepping Stone River Crossing at the Labyrinth (DR.BOP)

"One remarkable undertaking that has emerged since the flood is an impromptu artistic expression node, called 'The Labyrinth.' The organic, local effort showcases found items that have been re-imagined and displayed in a winding network of small pathways. The Labyrinth has become a minor attraction, with visitors from around the state and elsewhere. Future land use and development concepts should build on the Labyrinth's existing use. The Town should seek to preserve the grassroots artistic expression on site and evolve the aesthetic in the future. The Town should pursue development of a multi-modal trail along Highway 7 to replace the trail destroyed during the flood and discourage use of the Martin Parcel and CR-69 to access near-by regional trails. Additional access from the Labyrinth to the Martin Property via the stepping stone river crossing is expected to be limited."

According to the DR.BOP Plan, Stepping stone river crossings "will connect the Labyrinth to the Martin Property. These spots will also serve as an inner tube take-out and put-in during high season. The thrill of hopping stones along with added convenience will make this a well-used and well-appreciated site element."

Dragon in Progress, Photo by Cathy Rivers

"Beware of Dragons" (ATC front)

Signature (ATC back)

Cover (inside)

Cover (outside)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A Day of Silence, Lyons Memorial Labyrinth

On Friday, September 13, 2019, from Dusk to Dawn, we are dedicating and consecrating the 5th Anniversary of the construction of the Lyons Memorial Labyrinth with a day of silence. For the daring, there will be a full-moon walk at Dusk (moon rise: 7:26 p.m.; full moon: 10:35 p.m.).

Saturday, August 24, 2019

6th Anniversary of Lyons Flood

The Art-4-Art Group is meeting for the first time at the new Lyons Community Library on Saturday, August 24, 2019. This month's cards, "A Day of Silence" by Damaris O'Trand, are water colors based on walking the labyrinth almost daily, with inspiration from the artist, Carolyn Rondthaler. Next month will be the commemoration, dedication, and consecration of Colorado's Great Front Range Flood at the Lyons Memorial Labyrinth on September 13th.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July is International Zine Month, Art-4-Art, Lyons Community Library, "Stewardship"

July Is Zine Month
Title: "Stewardship"
Artist: Damaris O'Trand
Medium: Origami Paper Cover with interior 28-page mini zine; An edition of 22 mini-zines with origami paper covers.

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DYI Resource for Zines and Zine Culture by Alex Wrekk

Make A Zine: Start Your Own Underground Revolution by Joe Biel with Bill Brent

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?: The Art of Making Zines and Mini-Comicsby Mark Todd & Esther Pearl Watson

On Line:
The Center for Cartoon Studies: One-Week Cartooning Workout, Day 1 - Day 8.

Exterior of Card

6 of the 22 cards

Taking It Apart: Exterior and Interior Envelope and Slider with a Mini-Zine

Front and Back of Mini-Zine

Inside Cover of Mini-Zine