Anderson Ranch Arts Center Partners with Love Notes Project
March 6, 2022
Love is Love! What began as a single woman’s desire to show support for LGBTQ+ youth in our Roaring Fork Valley community is now a full-fledged community project. Brijetta Waller, a former Anderson Ranch workshop student who was inspired by her time at the Ranch, approached us a few months ago to help her bring an idea to life: boxes around the community for people to leave supportive notes for LGBTQ+ youth. She worked with Studio Coordinators Leah (@leahaegerter), Esther (@esthermacynooner), and Zak (@flow_zak) along with a host of other Ranch staff to fabricate and install the Love Notes (@lovenotesrfv) boxes, designed by students, throughout the Valley at supporting organizations. Come March 14, the submissions will be turned into a digital mosaic to be displayed at local schools and public libraries, with the timing linked to LGBTQIA+ Health Awareness Week in mid-March. ⠀
The public kickoff for the project took place in Carbondale in conjunction with a “Light the Night With Love” event co-produced by Carbondale Arts and KDNK Community Radio. A large-scale Love Notes art installation by Esther Macy Nooner and Zakriya Rabani which debuted at the event is now at the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen. Check out the installation, snap a picture (and tag us in it), and make sure to leave a Love Note at the Red Brick’s box while you’re there.⠀
Want to read more about the project? Check out the Aspen Times article.