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Artist Rik Sargent to unveil "4Rivers", sister sculpture to "One World, One Water".
"Celebrating our Headwaters State" at Niza Knoll Gallery
June 7-July 13, 2013

Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, is proud to present the new show "4Rivers, Celebrating our Headwaters State" June 7, 2013 through July 13, 2013 at which Rik Sargent will reveal 4Rivers, the much anticipated follow up to his highly regarded One World, One Water Sculpture installed last year at Metro State University. The new sculpture illustrates the historic elements to our four major waterways, the Colorado River, the Rio Grande River, the Platte River and the Arkansas River all of which begin here in Colorado. The public is invited to view the exhibit Wednesdays-Fridays 1-5 pm, Saturdays, 1-4 and during the following special events:

Opening: First Friday June 7, 6-9 pm
Artist Reception: June 21, 2013, 5-8 pm

The new 4Rivers sculpture depicts the 4 rivers from source to sea and addresses the question, if all the world is one drop, where does it begin? Here in Colorado. The headwater state. It's sister piece, the large scale One World, One Water sculpture is shaped as a single drop of water that weaves together watersheds and eco-systems while serving to highlight the importance of Colorado as a headwaters state for several major western rivers. It stands as a testament to how art can facilitate discussion and successfully inspire educational programs as it did with the Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship now offered at Metro. The intention is to continue to inspire educational programs and discussion about the importance of preserving our waterways.

The exhibit will also feature Sargent's other new sculpture works that will move the dialogue as a natural progression from water to soil and the integrated role it plays in the eco-system. Additionally, photographs by Pete McBride's will be shown reflecting his commitment to the Colorado River and the challenge of its being designated Americas Most Endangered River.

Sargent has bridged the conversation about water to new podcast where twice a month, he hosts a discussion of water related issues with leaders in the industry. Past shows can be streamed anytime at

Gallery owner and multi-disciplinary artist Niza Knoll received her formal training in painting and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Before becoming a full-time visual artist she had two rewarding careers as a graphic designer and a teacher of painting and photography. The gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday, 1-4, First and Third Friday 4-9 pm. The Mix Co-op in the back of the gallery is also open for visitors during regular hours. For more information visit www[dot]nizaknollgallery[dot]com or contact Niza at nizak[at]

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