On Friday, September 5th, the [CAPTURE] Project held its first exhibition at Boulder’s Impact Hub, on the corner of Walnut and Broadway. The [CAPTURE] Project’s mission is to raise awareness about climate change through the collaboration of six local photographers. Ted Wood, John Dale, Aly Nicklas, Beth Wald, Nate Birnbam, and Robert Castellino joined forces to create this first installation of the project.
The group’s first exhibition, [CAPTURE]:The Boulder Flood, tried to portray the recovery efforts of the Boulder County community after last years flood. The event garnered incredible support from both local and larger companies including Cured, 3 Chicks Bartending, Patagonia, Zeal Optics, Prana, Boxcar Coffee, and Cloud 9 Salon and Day Spa. With tons of support, live music, food, and a great location the crowd slowly ramped up to a comfortable lobby by raffle time. Nate Birnbaum, one of the photographers and developer of the project, let me know that the money raised from this first event will go back into [CAPTURE] and also towards funding of the documentary Knee Deep, a film about the recovery efforts after the Boulder Flood. Bob Catellino of Climate Colorado Switch 2020 and Mario Molina, director of the Climate Reality Project’s Leadership Training Corps, both well-known leaders in the climate crisis scene spoke at the event. Birnbaum was very pleased that both men were in attendance and feels that [CAPTURE] may one day become an organization that helps bring people in the environmental movement together to really see how climate change can effect our communities in disastrous ways.
The event also got me interested in the event’s location and what the Impact Hub had to offer. Impact Hub is a think tank, coworking space, and education center for people and buisnesses who want to make a positive change in the world. They hold classes and events, help businesses find solutions, investors, knowledge, and networks, and seem to be the perfect place for community members to come together and make change. Their dedication to creating strong communities who can band together to make liberating changes in the world has lead to their being 40 Impact Hubs on five continents, with 7,000 members. What a beautiful movement to watch grow and be a part of. This community of leaders is what really helps exhibitions and projects like [CAPTURE] get off the ground.
Altogether the event was a success for the creators of [CAPTURE] and they are excited for what comes next. In the meantime look out for the documentary Knee Deep and step into Impact Hub to take a tour and find out how you might get involved.