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Larimer County Natural Resources Artist of the Year Reception

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Feb 10, 2014

Contact Information:

Meegan Flenniken, 970-619-4562, mflenniken@larimer.org

Please join us in celebrating the work of Larimer County Natural Resources Visual Artist for 2013, Fiber Artist, Linda Beach.  

February 14, 2014, 3 p.m.
Larimer County Courthouse Offices
2nd Floor Lobby
200 W. Oak St Fort Collins
 
At the reception, there will be an unveiling of Linda’s piece, “Endless,” inspired by Eagle’s Nest Open Space. Linda will donate the piece to the County for public display.  The goal of the Larimer County Visual Artist Program is to showcase protected parks and open spaces within the County thru artistic expression from professional artists. 
 
In Linda’s words, “I was inspired by the open vistas of Eagle’s Nest Open Space where the scents and sounds leave one feeling a sense of renewed purpose and energy. I am extremely excited to have been chosen for this honor. Interpreting and expressing the beauty found in nature is what drives my art and I enjoyed the process of creating a piece that represents a unique location in Larimer County and sharing that artwork with the public.” 
 
Linda has been creating art quilts since 2001, serving as artist in residence at several national parks and exhibiting in numerous locations throughout Colorado and the U.S. You can learn more about Linda and her art by visiting her website at: http://www.lindabeachartquilts.com
 
Linda is the Larimer County Natural Resources Department’s seventh visual artist. Previous years’ artists and the pieces they created can be viewed at http://larimer.org/openlands/artist.htm    In addition, the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is now seeking professional visual artist applicants for 2014 – visit the website to learn more and apply.
 
Larimer County Natural Resources and the Open Lands Program receive support from the ¼ cent Help Preserve Open Spaces Sales tax which provides for the conservation of natural and cultural values and recreational opportunities throughout Larimer County and its municipalities. 
 
To learn more about Larimer County’s parks and open spaces,
visit our website at www.larimer.org/naturalresources
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