The main branch of the Pueblo City-County Library District is an impressive example of modern architecture made possible in large part by donations from Robert Hoag Rawlings, a significant newspaper man in the area. To honor Rawlings’ contribution I helped create an exhibit highlighting his political involvement, activism for water rights, and philanthropy.

Rawlings connected with many influential politicians and noteworthy figures, making a point to get a photo with each. An interactive screen allows viewers to browse the album and watch videos of Rawlings.

A virtual model helped visualize and create plans to accurately build the exhibit.

A large engraved metal portrait of Rawlings is the centerpiece of the exhibit and features a halftone pattern, a nod to how newspapers reproduce images.

Black enamel in the engraving brings out the halftone pattern
Making of the engraved halftone portrait