June 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue River Bikeway & Dredge Pond
150 W Adams Ave
Breckenridge, CO 80424

My Your Our Water is a multi-platform social engagement project and installation that explores perceptions of water in the community. There are four components to the project: a tricked-out-tricycle, a blog, a community Facebook page and a floating illuminated sign. The project is designed to initiate conversation, direct you to resources and guide you to simple solutions no matter your location.

Individuals are invited to engage in conversations with Sotak about water issues while the artist rides her tricycle along the Blue River Bikeway, with the encounters shared on the daily blog. Participation in the project is encouraged through the submission of personal water stories or imagery, which are also shared on the blog. The Facebook page is an outlet to connect interested individuals with timely articles about current and news breaking water issues, petitions and calls to action. The illuminated sign, which will be installed in the Dredge Pond to bring attention to the project, is a 45-foot LED aluminum sign that reads MY YOUR OUR. Each channel letter is 5 feet tall, blue aluminum with an acrylic face.

My Your Our Water is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from June 2–5, 2016. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts, in partnership with the Breckenridge Tourism Office.
Photo courtesy of Erin V. Sotak

Erin V. Sotak received her BFA from The University of Arizona and her MFA in photography from San Jose State University. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally at such institutions as the Phoenix Art Museum, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ASU Herberger Museum of Fine Art, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, UCSC Sesnon Gallery, Women and Their Work, and Centro de Artes a La Universidad Eafit. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Project Grant, the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum Materials Grant and the Texas National, and is the recipient of several public art commissions from the Scottsdale Public Art and Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. 

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