Here’s a release about an art show at Sargent Studio titled “The value of our water,” from The Cherry Creek News. From the article:
Sargent Studio presents “The Value of Our Water”, an art show that shares visions and creative descriptions of water and its value as a natural resource. The show is currently running and will continue through August 15th at 910Arts, 910 Santa Fe Drive in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. The public is invited to share this unique celebration of water during First Friday August 7th, 2009 and during regular gallery hours Tuesday-Friday 11-6 and Saturday 12-4.
The show was curated by environmental artist Rik Sargent who has moved into a studio in the 910Arts community to create and share the sculpting of a large monumental bronze sculpture commissioned for the City of Denver. A scale model of the sculpture entitled “One World, One Waters” is on display along with the creations fourteen invited artists of various disciplines. “Together, these artists’ experiences create a single event which celebrates water education.” says Rik, “Value comes from the use of water in the creation of artwork or from water as the inspiration. Either way, it lends to the discussion of our use and respect for the natural resource of water.” The large version of Rik’s sculpture-in-progress can also be viewed by the public in his adjacent studio.
Other highlights of the show include fun installations and found object scuptures by Tim Flynn and rich impressionist oil paintings by Lyudmila Agrich. The additional talented participants include Don Burge, Shane Duerksen, Michael Keen, Gayla Lemke, Andrea Li, Nick Baldridge, Brianna Martray, Dennis Pendleton, Jan Steinhauser and Joshua Wiener.
This show also honors the good works of Denver Water, The Nature conservancy, Project WET, Project Learning Tree, and the Colorado Association Of Environmental Education.