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Exceptional Ski Season Inspires the “Art of Winter” at Denver International Airport

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DENVER – April 1, 2014 – The ski season in Colorado has been exceptional, inspiring a new temporary art exhibit, Art of Winter, which will be on display atop baggage claim carousels in Jeppesen Terminal through the remainder of the ski and snowboard season. The exhibition includes various upcycled skis and snowboards that are used as a canvas by local artists.

The display is located atop the east and west baggage claim carousels on Level 5 in Jeppesen Terminal. The exhibition is for snow sport and art lovers alike and gives airport travelers a visual treat while waiting for luggage to arrive. DIA’s Art & Culture Program teamed up with Art of Winter, Larimer Arts Association, Larimer Square, Something Independent and Snow Sports Recycling Program to bring the exhibition to the airport.

About Art of Winter

The pieces featured in the Art of Winter Upcycled Ski and Snowboard exhibit were created by Colorado artists on non-traditional canvasses of recycled skis and snowboards. Originally showcased in winter-themed galleries on Larimer Square in January 2014, these pieces were part of the annual Art of Winter event, a two- week festival of snow-inspired exhibits, events and panel discussions. Art of Winter celebrates the culture of winter in Colorado. For more information, visit www.artofwinter.co.

Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. The discarded ski and snowboard canvasses were donated by the SIA SnowShow SnowSport Recyling Program.

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 enhances 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 three-dimensional work. For more information, visit www.flydenver.com/art.

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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