The Bristlecone Project

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The Bristlecone Project

A collaborative arts event featuring dance, photography, music, and poetry. Suggested Donation: $35

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Wolverine Farm Publick House 316 Willow Street Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Doors at 5:30

Performance at 6:00

The Bristlecone Project was started in June of 2020, in the early early days of the Coronavirus Pandemic. We wanted to explore how humans and bristlecones, two of nature's most adaptable species, found resilience in times of catastrophe. Especially considering that our greatest crisis, climate change, has starting to bear its teeth. As artists, who were greatly impacted by the pandemic, The Bristlecone Project helped us find a way to move forward, without hiding the scars, losses, and mutations we've acquired in the process.

Come celebrate these wonderous trees with us over food, drinks, and good company. Featuring performances by the dancers of Claire Kendall Creative Projects, photography by Lexi Evans, poetry by members of the Front Range community, and live music by Kingdom Jasmine.

Suggested Donation: $35

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Bristlecone Pines are some of the longest living trees in North America, living up to 1,000 years old. Colorado is home to several groves, thriving in harsh high altitude environments. They are living examples of resilience, displaying their abrasions proudly as they twist and contort into an unstoppable force. Well, nearly unstoppable.

Sadly, these seemingly unwavering trees are edging closer to their threshold for adaptation in a changing climate. Earlier this summer, scientists discovered 60-70% of the bristlecones on Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park had perished due to unprecedented drought conditions and bark beetle infestations.

"If nature’s consummate survivors could not cope with catastrophic warming, what [does] that mean for the rest of life on this planet?" - Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post

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