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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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New Art Exhibit ‘Acúmulo’ Whimsically Interprets Microbiology at Denver International Airport

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DENVER – May 19, 2016 – Denver International Airport (DEN) presents the new temporary art exhibit, “Acúmulo,” an installation that depicts a loosely interpreted microbiological habitat. Acúmulo is Portuguese for “growth by continued additions.”

Artist Rosane Volchan O’Conor’s biomorphic creation, a world of paramecium, spores and neurons, is composed of materials that include neon light, ceramic, wood, metal and found objects such as: luffa sponges from her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; porcelain-dipped Spanish moss from her years in Houston; and industrial materials from Denver International Airport’s recycling collection. The exhibition, an experiential installation created specifically for the DEN Gallery, is on display now through the end of July on the west side of level 5 of the Jeppesen Terminal, near the north security screening area.

Click here for images from the exhibition. Click here for a video produced by the artist. Please credit all images to Denver International Airport.

About the artist:

Rosane Volchan O’Conor, originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was introduced to the visual arts and music early in life. Her studies of biology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and of music at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium have had a continuing influence upon her creative process. O’Conor is represented by Goodwin Fine Art in Denver.

http://www.rosanevolchanoconor.com/

http://www.goodwinfineart.com/

About DEN’s Art and Culture Program

DEN’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, DEN 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.

DEN 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. DEN was selected by readers as the favorite among 20 airports nominated by the publication.


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