Wendy Mike and De Lane Bredvik

Hailing from the Pikes Peak region, visual artists Wendy Mike and De Lane Bredvik prove that art is inherently powerful and transformational. This site-specific installation is inspired by Ragnarök, a series of future events in Norse mythology in which the death of major figures, various natural disasters, and the complete submersion of the world in fire and water ultimately results in a fertile rebirth, reconciliation of the gods, and re-population of the human race. Given the destructive wildfires and floods that have wreaked havoc on our region in recent years, Ragnarök serves as a cautionary tale, asking us to consider our sacred and practical responsibilities to the earth, and asks us to think of our family as something far beyond our kin and to envision a more holistic world in which our roots may literally be found in the forest.

Photographs by Mark Reis

Member-Only Performance and Gallery Talk

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join Pikes Peak regional artists De Lane Bredvik and Wendy Mike as they discuss their process and inspiration for creating the site-specific installation Ragnarök Anthropocene. This special event will also feature a performance of Ragnarök, a newly commissioned a cappella choral piece by Minnesota composer Timothy Takach. Also inspired by fire and flood, this powerful work made its world premiere at the Green Box Arts Festival this summer, and is performed by the award-winning Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble.

Event is free; however, space is limited and registration is required. Register

The Mary K. Chapman Foundation NEA