Tointon Gallery Exhibit Presents a Visual History of Greeley’s Most Prized Resource—Water
“Confluence,” a Tointon Gallery exhibit combining historical water images with modern-day photography, opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17 at 651 10th Ave. Enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist, contemporary photographer Stephanie Burchett, while examining the visual history of Greeley’s most precious resource.
The exhibit runs June 17 - July 23 and is free and open to the public during normal Greeley Recreation Center business hours and Union Colony Civic Center performances for ticket-holding patrons.
150 Years of Water Management
“Confluence” celebrates the 150-year anniversary of the Greeley water history. This milestone event took place in 2020, with the exhibit delayed due to COVID-19. Burchett’s photography project flows through Greeley’s water history, capturing historic water sites through today’s lens. The exhibit title references a book by the same name detailing the history of water in Greeley.
An alumna of the University of Northern Colorado, Burchett’s eye for photo composition and the historical significance of the captured landscapes creates a visually dynamic exhibit, combining contemporary scenes, images from Greeley Museums’ archives, aerial drone film footage, and portraits of water board members. Together, these elements present a holistic picture of the past century and a half of water use in Weld County.
Visit the Greeley Water and Sewer Department’s webpage for more information on water history in Greeley at greeleygov.com/water.
The Tointon Gallery features up to 12 different exhibits annually. As the only city-run gallery in Greeley, the facility provides visitors with opportunities to experience the visual arts and enjoy educational and thought-provoking discussions. By contributing to the city’s thriving arts community, the Tointon Gallery enhances the community and the quality of life of its residents. To learn more about Greeley’s public gallery, visit greeleyart.com or contact Stan Scott at email@example.com.
Jun 14, 2022