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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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Experience “A Light Journey” at Denver International Airport


DENVER – Feb. 7, 2014 – 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, pedestal and wallmounted 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.

“It is our hope that passengers will take a moment and immerse themselves in the relaxing and intimate light environment of this exhibit,” said DIA’s Manager of Aviation, Kim Day. “We also encourage our visitors to take a moment and experience another entertaining aspect of the airport, DIA’s Art Gallery.”

About the Artists

Dorothy and Mel Tanner began their luminal art in the 1960s, adding the elements of live projection, electronics and music to create a multi-sensory experience they call “Lumonics.” The intention is to deeply affect people on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels and foster a sense of relaxation and well-being. Since the passing of Mel Tanner in 1993, Dorothy collaborates with long-time associate, Marc Billard, creating electronic music and video, continuing to build the Lumonics experience.

While experimenting with a vast array of media in Dorothy’s career, she has found Plexiglas to be the most rewarding. It is a material that she sculpts, paints, sandblasts, bakes and shapes. Some are wall sculptures, some free-standing or mobiles, while others are water sculptures. Light is an intrinsic element of the art form. LEDs have been the primary source of lighting the works in recent years.

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

DIA was 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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