Sunday, Valentine’s Day, I documented Ski Loveland’s 19th Annual Mountaintop Matrimony Mass Wedding. The ceremony was held at Ptarmagin Roost Cabin at 12,050 feet in elevation. The day started cold and snowing but before the noon ceremony the skies began to clear and the winds relaxed. Still getting married near the top of the continental divide in the middle of February isn’t for the faint hearted.
Saturday I photographed a dance performance created by Lauren Simpson, one of our neighbors daughter. Also, Lauren’s younger sister Ellie, 9, was in one of the ten pieces. The program was designed and planned to be performed around Valentine’s Day with love at the common thread.
The program began by asking the audience to go outside The Packing House Center for the Arts in north Denver. Then the dancers came out dressed as brides and grooms piles into a car and drove down the street and danced their way back.
The building is a former meat packing plant near the stockyards and it’s still in an industrial neighborhood. Lauren used the neighborhood as the back drop pushing both the dancers and the audience to connect with the location such as biker’s private club below the art center.
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Last Saturday I photographed the Grand Opening of Anythink Huron Street Library in Thornton, Colorado. Rangeview Library district in Adams County (north Denver) are a new style of library. The Anythink model was designed to help libraries remain relevant by offering more than just books. The brand celebrates imagination, play and interactivity and witched from the Dewey Decimal classification to a word base system.
The theme to the Anythink Huron Street Library opening was “A Celebration of Light.” From the light in the kids eyes who cut the grand opening ribbon to the light that flows into the brand new building. The opening event included a laser light show, fire dancing and graffiti light painting.