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.