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Program: “A Colorado Panorama” The Stories Behind the Faces on the Wall

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday, May 20, 2024
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Enjoy complimentary refreshments and browse our partner tables before the program.
Program  7:00-8:30 pm
Southridge Recreation Center
4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch
$5 Donation Suggested at Door for non-HRHS members

Don Morreale’s PowerPoint presentation will tell the story of this controversial 650-foot-long mosaic tile mural (one of the largest murals in the world) on the Welton St. side of the Colorado Convention Center. Don will discuss ‘the big controversy’.

The mural features 168 little-known Colorado historic figures of all genders and ethnicities, historical scenes, and events from 1850 to the late 1980s. Note: The sheets of ceramic tiles were made in N.Y. from photographs.

This presentation will include facts about its creator, artist Barbara Jo Revelle. Don will also mention other tile murals she has done.

Ms. Revelle was the first teacher of photography at CU in the 80s and is currently a Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History at the U. of FL. She lives in Massachusetts.

About the Speaker: 

Don Morreale has been a proud resident of Colorado since the age of 14.  A graduate of the University of Denver, he holds an undergraduate degree in Comparative Religions, and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing.  He is the author of twelve books on topics ranging from Buddhism in America to mini-biographies of oddball local characters.  He’s currently working on a four-part series of biographies of early Silk Road pioneers for China Intercontinental Press.

Don’s book on the Colorado Panorama Mural and its creator will be available for purchase and signing. Cash or Check.

Be sure to visit with our Partner Tables before and after the program.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for refreshments and visiting.


May 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Southridge Recreation Center, Upstairs Auditorium
4800 McArthur Ranch Road
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 United States
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