Marty Tharp’s life has been marked by changes. The retired Colorado State University assistant professor of journalism has had various careers in the press as a reporter, reporter and editor. She also served on the staff of a US Senator and Governor of Colorado, before landing at Colorado State University. However, she is perhaps best known locally as a former member of Fort Collins City Council from 2001 to 2005, where she worked diligently to create the local library district.
Throughout these incarnations, Marty’s camera was always by her side, and now she’s created a photography exhibit for the Fort Collins Senior Center, showcasing a fascinating pair of photos and running through November 17. .
Marty titled his show “Artificial Beauty and Natural Beauty”, illustrating how human creations often mimic natural creations.
“As with all art, you might not see the same parallels as I do,” Marty said, “but wouldn’t it be fun to have a discussion about how we see the art around us? “
Marty said the idea for the show came when she looked through her six decades of photography and saw that there were perfect matches between nature and man-made works throughout the collection.
“Sometimes I saw the parallels in the shapes and other times in the colors or themes. I thought to myself, “What a wonderful way to get people thinking. “
The Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr., is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Currently, the Center is closed on weekends.
For more information visit FCGov.com/recreation/senior-center or call 970.221.6644.