A one-day Ditch Symposium about the irrigation ditches of Boulder on Saturday May 16 th, from 10AM to 5PM will be in the Boulder Public Library Auditorium, free and open to all attendees. Speakers and topics include:
Michael Holleran: "Ditches & the Town"
Justice Greg Hobbs, "The Water Ditch, Basis of Civilization"
Bob Crifasi: "Boulder, A Constructed Oasis"
Ed and Betsy Marston: "And He saw that they were good."
Stanley Crawford: "Flood, Drought and Difficult People"
Patricia Limerick: "A Soft Spot for 'Small'"
John Wiener: "What We'll Wish We'd Done with Ditches"
Lee Rozaklis: “Change: Spring Crops-Yes, Sweet Corm-Maybe not”
Two Panel discussions include:
"The view from the pitchfork", a panel of ditch riders, and
"Free-flowing & Mud-clear, Ditches as Inspiration", a panel of artists.
The Ditch Symposium is part of the Ditch Project, a multifacetted exhibition at the Boulder Public Library and The Dairy Center for the Arts from May 9th to July 8th. More information: www.DitchProject.org
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