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OSMP and the Arts

OSMP and the Arts

The Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) and the Arts Program fosters and nurtures the public’s artistic exploration and appreciation of OSMP lands, and creates a deeper connection between the public and the land through the artist’s inspiration, work, and educational programs and exhibits.

Upcoming Events

Nature in Music

When:

Join composer Stephen Lias and naturalist Dave Sutherland for a music-themed hike, and hear samples from nature-inspired works.

See more upcoming events in the Calendar of Events


“I liked the size of the group…large enough to be varied, but small enough for the group to be cohesive….good mix of ages.”

What did you like about the program?  “Being outside, sitting, being present with surroundings…”

“It was wonderful to take in the beauty of OSMP with the specific intent of expressing through art a couple hours later!  I liked that the art form was brand new to me and required no special skill, and the process was short enough that we were able to leave with several finished pieces.”

“This idea of blending art with learning and appreciating OSMP lands is a marvelous idea!  It seems to be getting new people out appreciating the lands-there was one woman in the class who had never hiked before…and I think now she might be a little hooked.”

“The pace was very comfortable and pleasant.  Lots of time for contemplation and reflection.”

“The artist en couraged us to see ourselves in nature and stimulated us to take time to see the beauty around us and feel the emotion.”

“(This program) helped me see with new eyes…”

“OSMP provides many artistic opportunities.  Even a brief hike reveals a variety of natural colors, textures, scenes and juxtapositions that can be translated into art forms.”

“(I gained) new appreciation for the many colors and textures in nature as I began to see rocks, grass, cones, etc from the perspective of the artistic techniques one could use to represent them.”

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