Gilman photo exhibit comes to Minturn
MINTURN A photo exhibit chronicling the abandoned mining town at Gilman opens today at Harrys Bump & Grind Coffee House and Art Gallery in Minturn. Gilman and the Eagle Mine between Minturn and Red Cliff have been closed since 1985. But photographers Scot Gerdes and Greg Dahlgren have been documenting the sites since 2003 for their exhibition, The Gilman Project: Lost Town, Lost DreamsTheir collections present four seasons of scenery, buildings, homes, parts of the mining operations ravaged by weather and vandals.The Gilman Project opened at Colorado Mountain Colleges gallery in Glenwood Springs in February.People have grown up there, in this beautiful little city built in a really crazy spot, gallery director Alice Beauchamp said of Gilman and its former residents. Theyre a really close knit group, and with this exhibit, theyre reconnecting with their past. Photographers Gerdes and Dahlgren plan to return to Gilman to take more photographs. The will be an opening ceremony at Harrys Bump & Grind from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., today.Harrys Bump & Grind Coffee House and Art Gallery, 827-5231, is open every day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Gilman Project: Lost Town, Lost Dreams, will be on display until April 22. Vail, Colorado
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