We are happy to announce that Dorothy Tanner’s installation, “A Light Journey,” at the Denver International Airport Art Gallery is now open to the public. The exhibit also includes luminal wall sculptures by Dorothy’s late husband, Mel (1925-1993). Dorothy T. and Marc Billard created the music for the exhibition. You can visit the Northwest section of The West Terminal (Level 5) without going through security and it will be open 24/7. Big thank you to Tim Vacca, the Exhibitions Coordinator of the Art and Culture Program, for all of his assistance and for the fantastic graphics he created to accompany the artworks.
LIGHT ART EXHIBITION BEING SHOWCASED AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
Written by Justin Burns, Aviation World
Dorothy Tanner’s “A Light Journey” was just featured in the Feb. 2014 newsletter of the Denver International Airport.
The journey in the exhibition title perhaps refers more to the artists’ sojourn through the creative process than to an excursion of light itself. After all, light travels at a speed of 186,282 miles per second, so light from these sculptures reaches viewers’ eyes in less than a nanosecond.
Or maybe the title comments on the journey that viewers take as they move from one light sculpture to another and experience the pieces visually and perhaps viscerally and intellectually.
“A LIGHT JOURNEY” OPENS AT DIA
The Art & Culture Program at Denver International Airport (DIA) is pleased to present a light art exhibition for passengers and airport visitors to experience at the Art Gallery on level 5 of Jeppesen Terminal beginning in February and concluding in early May. The exhibition titled, A Light Journey, features works by local artists Dorothy Tanner and the late Mel Tanner of Denver-based Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery.
The exhibition is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes free- standing and wall-mounted light sculptures. Most of the work is powered with LED lighting elements. While each sculpture stands alone as an artistic expression, Dorothy’s interest is to integrate the works into a total environment – installations that express a powerful visual and emotional sensibility.
“The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question.”
photo by Man Ray
I think that people don’t know how to do anything anymore. My father was a janitor. He could take a car apart and put it back together. He could build a house in the back yard. Today, if you ask people what they know, they say, ‘I know how to hire someone.’
Jerry Wexler and Aretha Franklin
Led Zeppelin with Jerry Wexler, Exec VP of Atlantic Records
(Led Zep 1)
“Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who came up with the phrase, Rhythm and Blues for Billboard charts, kick-started the careers of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and helped bring Stax-Volt to international success while a partner at Atlantic Records, has died at the age of 91 at his home in Siesta Key, Fla.”
“As a writer for Billboard in 1948, Wexler helped destroy the prevailing American musical apartheid by eschewing the term “race records” in favour of his own-minted rhythm’n'blues.
“This band played the fastest, most violent rock ‘n’ roll that I’ve ever heard. It was very exciting and very explosive. I loved the dynamics, the style. Anyway, it was just the way they looked. How young they were. They weren’t as young as me but they were pretty young so I could relate to that. And Ronnie was like this animal, lunging around with one arm hanging down, being very neanderthal about it, very primitive about it. I liked it a lot.”
on seeing The Hawks perform for the first time, before joining.
When I was traveling in Canada with a friend who shared a great love for music back in the 20th Century,we went to the club Ronnie Hawkins owned in Toronto, and had a great time chatting with him. When we asked him to play one of his songs, “Mary Lou,” he said even the guys in his band don’t know that one.
Who could have dreamed in 1965 that the alternative society would eventually multiply to such extraordinary proportions that it becomes our mainstream.
excerpted from http://www.billgrahamfoundation.org
For thirty years, Graham never stopped raising money for dozens of causes, ranging from AIDS research to the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, Amnesty International to the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Graham never seemed happier than when he was harnessing the tremendous power of rock & roll for the good of a cause. He truly seemed to delight in bringing together the biggest names in pop music to help make the world a better place, while at the same time making himself just a little bit more legendary.”
— Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, December,1991
Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.”
Grateful Dead and Bill Graham
Carlos Santana and Bill Graham
Bill Graham was an American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. He fled from Germany and, in 1941, from France to escape the Holocaust. At age ten he settled in a foster home in the Bronx, New York.
- One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.
Judith Jamison, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Alvin Ailey
- We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work.
- There was still no likelihood that we could make a living from dance. We were doing it because we loved it… We realized how full we felt; we were surrounded by music and dancing and joy.
- To be who you are and become what you are capable of is the only goal worth living.
- Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.