Dorothy Tanner, recipient of the 2018 Arts & Culture Award for Innovation in the Arts

November 15, 2019

One year ago today:

Mayor Hancock and the City and County of Denver presented Dorothy Tanner the 2018 Arts & Culture Award for Innovation in the Arts.

Other award winners are Art from Ashes (Arts & Culture Youth Award), El Teatro volARTE – Youth Theatre (Arts & Culture Global Award), Colorado Ballet & Keya Claimont (IMAGINE 2020 Award) and Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre (Arts & Culture Impact Award), and Robin Kniech, 2020 District Challenge.

A special note of appreciation to Tariana Navas-Nieves, the Cultural Affairs Director at Denver Arts & Venues, Shanna Shelby, Program Administrator at the McNichols Civic Center Building and their support team for their help in making Dorothy’s Lumonics Mind Spa installation such a success.

Outstanding MCs: Suzi Q. Smith and Rachel Basye
Thank you to Brooke F Dilling and Becky Grupe

* award created by Access Gallery (click to enlarge)



The Temple Grandin School

On Nov. 14, 2019,  I had a wonderful morning addressing the students and faculty at the Temple Grandin School in Boulder. I spoke about the history of Lumonics and the Lumonics School of Light Art, and presented some slides of our current exhibit at The Storeroom and a video about the School.