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The Blue Mug Coffee & Roastery - When We Played - Emily T. Nelson - Greeley Opening

“When We Played”
Emily T. Nelson

March 3 - March 31, 2017
Opening reception Saturday, March 4th, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Emily Nelson uses pinhole photography and other alternative processes to explore childhood memories and the magic of the playgrounds where we played. Nelson, a Greeley native, graduated from the School of Art and Design at the University of Northern Colorado. Her challenge was to find the locations that still had remnants from the old playgrounds. The small towns with the old slides and the tire swings are hard to find but there are a few out there. Nelson says, “For me, the images immediately bring up memories of a simpler time. Remember the days when our world was that playground down the street and so much magic that could take place in one single day? A world that was ours before social media and electronics took over. Remember that world? A world in which we were inspired to create, imagine, and solve mysteries. With everything that is happening right now in this crazy world, I want to remember the simplicity and innocence of life during those younger years.”

The Blue Mug Coffee & Roastery
2030 35th Ave. D
Greeley, CO  80634