Colorado’s mining industry and the breathtaking jewelry and sculptural works of statewide metalsmiths are now on display inside Denver International Airport (DEN).
“Beyond the Mines” highlights artwork by members of the Colorado Metalsmithing Association (CoMA) and Colorado’s mining museums – the National Mining Museum and Hall of Fame and the Western Museum of Mining and Industry – which collectively help visualize what is mined and what is made from mining.
The exhibit is located within the airport’s Ansbacher Hall in the Jeppesen Terminal, located on Level 6 just before the bridge security screening area. The exhibit will be on display through September. Display cases contain wearable jewelry, sculptural forms, rock and mineral specimens, gold and silver ore, raw copper, gems, and both historic and contemporary Colorado mining maps.
About the Artist
Participating artists include: Helene Arendt, Haley Bates, Nan Blair, Susan Bucknam, Lori Colina-Lee, Christine Marie Davis, Kirsten Denbow, Karen Edgerly, Emily Her, Kim Harrell, Crystal Hartman, Erick Johnson, Mary Lackner, Casey E McGovern, J.C. Milner Metalworks, Nikki Nation, Charlotte Nichols, Pattie Parkhurst, Reece Salinas, Sharon Schaffner, Ira Sherman, Toni Tischer, Katherine Ware-Wolniewicz, and Brendan White.
More information about the museums and CoMA exhibit participants can be found at:
Colorado Association of Metalsmiths http://www.coloradometalsmiths.org/
Western Museum of Mining and Industry http://www.wmmi.org/
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum http://www.mininghalloffame.org/