You are invited to meet and hear the seven artists and seven scientists speak about their work, areas of expertise, and experiences as they relate the the Hardrock Revision Project!July 17, 7:30pm Meet The Artists (First Four)
Hannah Fries, Massachusetts poet and associate editor of Orion Magazine
Bland Hoke, Wyoming transdisciplinary artist and sculptor
Julia Lewandoski, Public historian, writer, and musician
Anna Macleod, Irish sculptor, curator, and environmental artist
July 19, 7:30pm, The the San Juan Mountains: a Dance of Rocks, Energy and Time. Come learn how geology, water, climate, life interact to create this mountain system
Rob Blair, Ph.D. has a degree in geology from the Colorado School of Mines, and is Professor emeritus of Fort Lewis College. He is the editor of Western San Juan Mountains: their geology, ecology and human history, and is the co-founder and president of the Mountain Studies Institute in Silverton, Colorado.
July 19, 8:30pm, Meet The Artists (Remaining 3 Team Artists)
Lydia Moyer, Videographer, Documentarian, And Educator
Becky , Landscape Architect From Manchester, England
Linda Wysong, Oregon Public Artist And Community Collaborator
July 20, 2:00pm, AMD&Art: How Art was used in a Coal Mine Reclamation
T. Allan Comp, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in history and leads the OSM/VISTA Team and Brownfields Initiatives at the Office of Surface Mining in the U.S. Department of the Interior. He founded AMD&ART, a non-profit that integrates the Arts and the Sciences in environmental remediation.
July 22, 7:30pm, Can - And Will - Western Communities Clean up Abandoned Mines? The experience of the people of Jamestown, CO, who resisted EPA intervention and found it to be difficult to do a stakeholder-initiated cleanup.
Joseph Ryan, Ph.D. is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado and co-author of the Center for the American West’s Cleaning Up Abandoned Hardrock Mines in the West
July 22, 8:30pm, How’d We Get Here: A Story of Hardrock Mining and Its Aftermath in the American West
David Stiller, Ph.D., author of Wounding the West: Montana, Mining, and the Environment, is a hydrologist, geologist, water resources consultant, educator, nurseryman, and former executive director of the North Fork River Improvement District. He splits his time between Hotchkiss and Denver.
July 26, 8:30 pm, Hardrock Revision: Using Art, Science and Community to Envision Uses for the Ute
Ulay Mine Site
Grant Pound and Hardrock Revision Team. Grant is the co-founder and exectutive director of Colorado Art Ranch. He has a background in biology and art.
July 27, 3:00pm, The Latest Poop On Mine Reclamation: Reducing Acid Mine Drainage
Ronald Cohen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, is an expert in the development and optimization of micro-biological treatment systems for mine drainage.
July 29, 7:30pm, Rock Rabbits: The Life Of The Pika
Chris Ray, Ph.D., is a researcher at the University of Colorado, studying threatened plants and animals. The author of many scientific papers, her role in most research collaborations is primarily analytical, focused on modeling other people’s data. However, she has conducted her own long-term research on the American pika, a “rock rabbit” that inhabits natural rock-piles and often colonizes the tailings of hard-rock mining operations. Her analyses have demonstrated that the pika’s recent decline in some locations can be explained by climate, and her models suggest that climate change will soon affect pikas everywhere, unless…the microclimate within a rock-pile can shelter pikas from changing atmospheric conditions.