Bituminous Exhibit

BITUMINOUS explores the history and issues related to coal consumption and production in the western United States through the work of four contemporary artists: Michael BernhardtAmelia Carley , William Carson, and Carlan Tapp. Coal mining's history in the United States has intertwined with political, social justice, and environmental issues since the late 1800's. The Industrial Revolution drove the rise of coal consumption, and it continues today to play a critical role as countries such as China industrialize. Coal figures heavily in our modern past, present and future. The artists in this exhibition address a range of concepts through a variety of media, from the exploration of mining history, to documentation of coal trains across the western United States trucking coal towards China, to the impact on residents in mining areas and our own Drake power plant and the promise of "clean coal". 

About Pollinate 2016 | Pollinate is a biennial arts festival that convenes arts organizations in Southern Colorado to explore one compelling topic through exhibitions, events, and experiences. The 2016 topic is energy. Pollinate features a one-week festival of events, April 1 - 9, 2016.  www.PollinateCOS.com