Color Fields Denver At The Lily Ponds

A man standing in front of some water features.

City Park Friends and Neighbors has received a PS You Are Here grant from Denver Arts and Venues to sponsor an art installation in City Park at the Lily Ponds located SW of the Museum of Nature and Science. The project, Color Field at the Lily Ponds, was conceived of by Denver artists, Sarah and Josh Palmeri to draw attention to the historic Lily Pond space through a colorful, site-specific installation of roughly 6,000 painted gardening stakes in the seedbeds of the drained pond. The six uniquely shaped seedbeds will transform into abstract forms of bright colors, recalling the history and beauty of the pond area while building momentum for its restoration. Renowned Denver landscape architect Saco DeBoer was inspired by the paintings of Monet when he designed the Lily Ponds in 1925, and the artists will link the Color Field installation to the Denver Art Museum’s 2019-20 Monet exhibit. The installation will run from June through Fall, 2020. Generous supporters of the project are the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Zoo, Denver Parks and Recreation, City Park Alliance, Denver District 9 and Denver Botanic Gardens. Donations accepted HERE