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New exhibit by Colorado artist Terry Maker at the Longmont Museum

Exhibition includes large-scale sculpture and wall reliefs of repurposed materials

Post Date:01/24/2020 3:02 PM

Terry Maker exhibit

LONGMONT, Colo. – The Longmont Museum has opened its newest exhibit featuring work by Colorado contemporary artist Terry Maker. “Terry Maker: Because the World is Round” is custom designed and built by the artist for the Museum’s gallery. Maker mines commonplace materials, cutting and re-combining them into dense and tactile wall reliefs and large-scale freestanding sculptures.

For this show, she is focusing on a recurring theme in her work—the circle.

“Circles have a host of symbolic meanings, and Terry wants to invoke them all—cosmic, cyclical, universal, sacred…,” said Museum Director Kim Manajek. “Her transformation of our gallery is awe-inspiring.”

Maker comes to the Longmont Museum from a recent comprehensive retrospective at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Museum, featured solo shows at the Fulginiti Gallery in Aurora and the Littleton Museum, and frequent rotation at the Robischon Gallery in Denver.

“The beauty, wit, and message of her work seem to be hitting a chord,” said Manajek.

The exhibition opens the evening of Friday, January 24 and runs through May 17, 2020. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students, seniors, and veterans. Longmont Museum members and children age 3 and under are free.

Interviews with the artist and curators are available by contacting or 303-774-4715.


Terry Maker's work sets the stage for the Longmont Museum’s programming this season. Her featured exhibition provides a rich context for exploring outer space, symbolism, spirituality and the environment. Using the exhibit as an inspiration, our team has assembled a selection of films, talks, classes and concerts that weave in and out of the themes in Maker's show.

These programs are all held Thursday evenings as part of the Longmont Museum’s Thursday Nights @ the Museum:


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Thursday, February 20, 7:15 pm, G; $8/$5
Nearly half a century after its release, Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece continues to inspire viewers to ask questions about the nature of advanced civilizations and of human consciousness.

Contact (1997)
Thursday, March 19, 7:15 pm, PG; $8/$5
wo-time Oscar-winner Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey star in this gripping story of a radio astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial signal ever picked up on Earth.

Solaris (1972)
Thursday, April 2, 7:15 pm, PG; $8/$5
In legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s brilliantly original sci-fi epic, the crew of the Solaris space station experience a strange phenomenon, sending them on a voyage into the darkest recesses of their minds.

Avatar (2009)
Thursday, April 23, 7:15 pm, PG-13; $8/$5
From Academy Award-winning director James Cameron comes this story of a paraplegic Marine dispatched to an alien planet who becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels has become his home.


Music of the Spheres: A Conversation on the Intersection of Art, Science, & Faith
With artist Terry Maker, composer Chris Pilsner, and CU professor & astrodynamicist Daniel Scheeres, PhD
Moderated by Michelle Gemma Cuthbertson, psychotherapist & spiritual director
Thursday, February 27, 7:15 pm; free
Join us for a conversation about the sense of mystery and wonder that accompanies scientific research and artistic practice—the miraculous feeling of the sublime in art, science, and nature.

Because the World is Round: Terry Maker
In conversation with Kim Manajek, Museum Director
Thursday, March 26, 7:15 pm; free
Join us for a conversation with celebrated Colorado artist Terry Maker as she discusses her exhibition on view at Longmont Museum. Terry will provide an inside look at how she composes and assembles, cuts, drills, and scrapes commonplace materials to reveal the “guts” of the matter.

The Air we Breath: Front Range Air Quality
A conversation with NCAR scientists Frank Flocke and Gabi Pfister
Thursday, April 16, 7:15 pm; free
Find out what’s in the air we breathe, how far it travels, and what we know and don’t know about the origin of Front Range pollution. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) used aircraft, mobile radars, balloon-mounted sensors, and complex computer simulations to measure local air pollution. Presented in collaboration with NCAR’s Explorer Series and the City of Longmont’s Sustainablity Program.


River Voices: The Confluence of Art & Science
Hosted by KUNC Colorado River Basin Reporter Luke Runyon and Forest Service Ecologist Dave Merritt
$12 general, $10 students/seniors, $8 members
Thursday, March 12
A multi-media celebration of the dynamic, rhythmic force of rivers, highlighting their importance and fragility and featuring music created using hydrographs of the Green, North Fork, Poudre, Platte, and Yampa Rivers. This is music not inspired by rivers, but determined by the actual flow of the rivers themselves. To be followed by a panel discussion featuring local water leaders and scientists.


Resin Jewelry
Thursday, March 12, 6:30 pm; $35
Create a resin pendant and earring set using open bezels, your artwork, collaged images, alcohol ink, and resin. Bring small locket-sized photo images to add more personal meaning.

Abstract Circle Painting
Thursday, March 19, 6:30 pm; $35
Circles: they convey a host of meaning from the mathematical to the celestial. Paint an abstract artwork in acrylic on canvas centered on the visual theme of circles.

Painting Mandala Stones
Thursday, April 2, 6:30 pm; $35
The meditative art of mandala has been around for centuries and many people believe it to increase inner peace and focus. Join us on this artful journey to create your own mandala stones.

Upcycled Earth Day Jewelry
Thursday, April 23, 6:30 pm; $35
Plastics are forever, so come create jewelry with reclaimed and recycled materials in observance of Earth Day.

Learn more and get tickets for these events by visiting by calling 303-651-8374.


The Longmont Museum is a center for culture in Northern Colorado where people of all ages explore history, experience art, and discover new ideas through dynamic programs, exhibitions, and events. Regional history, internationally-known artists, and hands-on learning are all part of the mix of exhibitions at the Longmont Museum. Permanent exhibits document the 14,000 years of human history in Longmont and the people who helped to create this community. Special exhibits in the Museum’s main gallery, Portal Gallery, and Swan Atrium change several times a year. Learn more at or visit us at 400 Quail Road, Longmont CO 80501.


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