Christine Nguyen: Mountain Totem and Moons
October 17 – December 31, 2022
Mountain Totem and Moons is a project led by artist Christine Nguyen at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, a branch of the Aurora Public Libraries. The community-created cyanotype mural, and photo-based flags are inspired by the flora and fauna of Colorado and Nguyen’s personal connection to the ocean, the cosmos and phases of the moon. Throughout the library, hidden objects are waiting to be discovered as part of a scavenger hunt. Explore, interact and find the objects represented in Nguyen’s flags!
About the artist
Christine Nguyen was born and raised in California and currently resides in Aurora, Colorado.Nguyen received her BFA from California State University, Long Beach and MFA from University of California, Irvine. Exhibitions of her work have been shown nationally and internationally. A lover of animals and plants, Nguyen incorporates elements of nature into her practice as a method of bringing her own passions to the audience and creates harmonious environments that promote a sense of calm.
About the project
The Mountain Totem and Moons exhibition and associated workshops are part of a partnership between BMoCA and Aurora Public Libraries. Through this initiative, BMoCA presents free, museum-quality exhibitions by regional artists at Aurora Public Library branches, and complementary programs at the libraries and neighboring schools. BMoCA’s programming at Aurora Public Libraries seeks to expand accessible educational and cultural opportunities for Aurora residents of all ages and backgrounds.
The BMoCA and Aurora Public Libraries collaboration is funded in part by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District and Kemper Family Foundations, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee.