EARTH DAY 2022 A Sculpture Dedication for the Community of Boulder, Colorado
Boulder Rotary Club and The Museum of Boulder at Tebo Center present:
April 22, 2022, 2:30 pm
Boulder Rotary Club and The Museum of Boulder at Tebo Center present: Beginning at the CANYON THEATER, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302 followed by a presentation at 3:30 on the corner of Canyon and Broadway, Boulder, Colorado – near the Municipal Building.
JERILYN DECOTEAU, Attorney, Tribal Court Judge· Tribal Law DAVID SKAGGS, Former Congressman
NURIA RIVERA – VANDERMYDE, Boulder City Manager
AARON BOCKETT, Mayor of Boulder
PRACTITIONERS OF EN VELOPE-PUSHING -Patty Limerick, Center of the American West, University of Colorado
Musicians – provided by Sara Parkinson, Executive Director/Boulder Philharmonic
LOCATION(S): 2:15 – 3:30 Canyon Theater Auditorium, Boulder Public Library, and 3:30 – 3:45 Corner of Broadway and Canyon -on the Infinite Walk of Peace in front of the Municipal Building/Boulder
The Boulder Rotary Club and the Museum of Boulder are pleased to announce the Earth Day 2022 Sculpture Dedication to the City of Boulder. Through the generosity of Grace and Gordon Gamm, our community has been provided with a permanent special kinetic sculpture created and designed by Charles Sturrock as a part of the Boulder Rotary’s Centennial Project’s Infinite Walk of Peace. Come celebrate Earth Day, conversations about peace and environmental sustainability with the Boulder Rotary Club and Museum of Boulder on April 22nd at 2:30 P.M.
The event will be held beginning in the Auditorium of the Boulder Public Library, to be followed, (weather permitting) outside the Boulder Municipal Building at the corner of Broadway and Canyon. The program will feature presentations by Boulder Mayor Aaron Brockett, City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde, and former Congressman David Skaggs along with special musical performances.
INFINITE WALK OF PEACE
Steps away from the Boulder Municipal Building, the Boulder Public Library and the new sculpture is the Infinite Walk of Peace – a special path that intersects with both sides of Boulder Creek, highlighting an area of mindfulness in the community – a space to generate thoughts about peace in our everyday lives and peace in the world.
The Infinite Walk of Peace is a space that reaches the senses from the sound of the rushing Boulder Creek, to the smell of nature, to the touch of words and textures, and it takes those on the walk around through Boulder’s Sister Cities Plaza. This project is in partnership with the City of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department.
In the planning, Boulder Rotary sought thoughts about peace from great minds throughout history. Their words are inscribed on benches that border the creek.
Five peace poles placed throughout provide the names of Boulder’s ten sister cities, and more will be added for any additional sister cities relationships. Plaques noting that this Walk of Peace is a Boulder Rotary project will appear on at least one of the poles and also on the maps to be installed at each end of the Walk that will guide those taking the walk. QR Codes will be on the lamp posts along the Walk that will take visitors to the Walk to a website where they can read
“What Peace Is” and how to be part of building it. Also a part of this centennial project, Montmorency cherry trees were planted throughout the Sister Cities Plaza. These cherry trees symbolize good fortune, new beginnings, and revival, as well as the concept of environmental sustainability.
This is a walk in nature that will bring peace to those experiencing the surrounding elements – the symbols, the peace messages, and nature and raise consciousness about the need for peace building. A map is available.
COMMUNITY NAMING CONTEST
A special announcement will be made to engage the community in a call to name the sculpture. This contest will be offered from April 2022 through August 2022, culminating in a selected name and special International Day of Peace presentation at the same site on Wednesday, September 21, 2022