Public Art Reception to Be Held at Anythink Bennett

Artist Deidre Adams to Unveil Museum-Quality Quilt Inspired by Community

On Dec. 13, Anythink Bennett will host a reception from 3:30-5 pm as mixed-media artist Deidre Adams unveils her much-anticipated textile quilt commemorating life on the Eastern Plains. Adams’ breathtaking 8-square-foot quilt celebrates the spirit of the frontier and reflects colors, impressions and contributions as experienced by community members. The mounted artwork aims to create an emotional space of meaningful expression for the Bennett community.

The reception, which coincides with the library’s Holiday Tea program, will mark the conclusion of Anythink’s first collaborative public art project, a series entitled “This Is Who We Are.” The project pairs local artists with library customers and community members to create public art that will be displayed at each of Anythink’s seven locations in Adams County. These projects provide a transformative experience that gives customers a unique opportunity to discover their own creativity.

“Collaborative art speaks to who we are at Anythink,” says Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith. “We believe that people are inherently creative. They might not think as themselves as being creative, but the library’s role is to bring out and nurture that sense of creativity.”

“This Is Who We Are” was made possible by funds raised at the Rangeview Library Friends Foundation’s 2010 fundraising event, Sparkopolis.

Deidre Adams is a Colorado mixed-media artist whose abstract style evokes the ethos of prairie living with its simplicity, textures, and moods. To see some of Adams’ work, visit

Event Details
“Life on the Eastern Plains” Public Art Reception and Holiday Tea
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:30-5 pm

Anythink Bennett
495 7th St.
Bennett, CO 80102

See Deidre Adams’ beautiful quilt that pays tribute to life on the Eastern Plains. Holiday tea and treats will also be served. All ages welcome.