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“A Show of Hands” at Denver International Airport


DENVER – Mar. 10, 2014 – With the Colorado Rockies season opening day just around the corner, the Art & Culture Program at Denver International Airport (DIA) is pleased to present A Show of Hands, a cast bronze exhibition including some of baseball’s greatest players. The display is now on view in Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5 southeast, baggage claim area through mid-July. Local artist Raelee Frazier of Highland Studio has made a career casting the hands of well-known public figures, many of them baseball players.

Bronze casts of the hands of baseball’s Todd Helton, “Buck” O’Neil, Ted Radcliffe, Greg Maddux and “Goose” Gossage are on display. The hands are presented gripping a baseball bat or baseball. Also on view are the cast hands of John Elway and Boston Pops Orchestra Conductor Keith Lockhart as well as several privately commissioned pieces.

About the Artist

Raelee Frazier is no stranger to long hours of difficult and detail-oriented hard work. She has been serving the Denver area arts and museum community as an artist and mold-making specialist for more than three decades. Years of practical experience in creating life casts for exhibits in local and national museums and mold making for the bronze process preceded the conceptualization of the first prototype for casting hands in bronze.

Frazier originally gained baseball contacts through a collaborative effort with major leaguer Charlie Metro. Her partnership with Metro endured and prospered through the years until his death in 2011. Charlie provided introductions to the sports community and Raelee worked her magic in casting. The end result of this collaboration has become a significant contribution to the history of baseball and sports memorabilia. The life cast bronze sculptures capture the touch, power, and detail of the great hitters of the game standing at the plate waiting for the next pitch.

Frazier has expanded the scope of her work to include other sports and areas of interest other than baseball. She has cast the hands of baseball and football greats, golfing legends and the high priest of mountaineering Sir Edmund Hillary. Frazier also takes personal commissions.

About DIA’s Art and Culture Program

DIA’s Art and Culture Program administers the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” ordinance which enchances public places and features nearly 30 site-specific works including sculptures, murals and other installations. The pieces are displayed in outdoor landscapes, inside Jeppesen Terminal and on airport concourses, as well as in the train tunnels and on the train itself. In addition to its permanent art collection, DIA curates temporary exhibitions, collaborating with museums, cultural institutions and arts organizations to present the highest quality two- and threedimensional work. For more information, visit

DIA has been named “Best U.S. Airport for Art” in USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” travel contest in 2013. The category focuses on how airports have been transforming from utilitarian hubs of transport to spaces with beautiful works of art, great restaurants, comfy lounges and terrific shopping. DIA was selected by readers as the favorite among 20 airports nominated by the publication.

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