There was Beulah Rose Onyx, White Yule Creek Marble, and South Beaver Creek Granite. In addition there was plentiful Lyons Sandstone and five pieces of Lyons gold.
Under the golden dome of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Ed Bruder’s five gleaming photos shone brilliantly on Tuesday afternoon, September 18. The occasion was the opening reception of “Our Town Colorado,” an exhibit of over 70 photographs from 27 artists representing 11 Colorado communities, including Montrose, Carbondale, Arvada, Craig, Lyons and more.
The shot of a fledgling Lyons Outdoor Games competitor, one looking headlong into a throng of oncoming cyclists, and a scene of a beaming St. Vrain tubing enthusiast all currently serve as inspiration to those who enter Lt. Governor Joseph Garcia’s office. They also positively position Lyons at ground zero of important statewide decision-making. Garcia specifically chose these three action shots by Bruder to hang in his office. As he greeted and shook hands with Bruder,.Garcia mentioned that these photos beautifully served as personal daily workout reminders.
Bruder’s touching family scene from the annual Parade of Lights and a downtown Lyons sunset are displayed one level below the Lt. Governor’s office. All five of the perfectly framed images will permanently add their resplendence around Lyons upon returning from Denver.
The fifteenth step leading into the west entrance of Colorado’s Capitol is engraved with, “One Mile Above Sea Level.” But the contingency of nine Lyons residents possessed pride soaring far higher than that. In attendance, along with Bruder, were Anne and John O’Brien, Ellen and Marty Hine, David and Chrystal DeCoster, and Jacque and Peter Watson.
This exhibition can be viewed through December 3 in the rotunda of the Colorado State Capitol, in the Lt. Governors office (200 E. Colfax), and in the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (1625 Broadway, Suite 2700) Monday through Friday from 8 to 5.