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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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Xólotl Lands at Denver International Airport Breathing Color in Jeppesen Terminal

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DENVER – Feb. 12, 2014 – The Art & Culture Program at Denver International Airport (DIA) is proud to present Traditional Cartoneria – Monumental Alebrije Xolotl, a sculpture made of vibrantly-painted papiermâché, incorporating modeled cardboard by Artist Óscar Becerra Mora. Passengers and visitors may view the vibrant 14-foot-tall sculpture in the center of Jeppesen Terminal from February through the Spring.

The alebrije, Mexico’s version of a fantastical figure, is on display 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Xólotl: Dios Perro showcases Artist Óscar Becerra Mora mastery of the traditional Mexican art process of Cartoneria, cardboard-making. The Dog God Xólotl (pronounced Sho-lotel) pays homage to the Aztec culture and was charged with guarding the sun as it passed through the underworld. It is said that he helped his brother, Quetzalcóatl, in the creation of humankind. One of Xólotl’s defining qualities is his ability to transform into other figures such as objects, plants and animals. Xólotl: Dios Perro is the artist’s expression of the Aztec myth, which stimulates the imagination.

“This sculpture depicts one of the fantastic characters born of myths from cultures around the world,” said DIA’s Manager of Aviation, Kim Day. “This creative and vibrant sculpture was created by our neighbors in Mexico and it’s going to be a stunning and intriguing conversation piece in the center of the terminal.”

Xólotl: Dios Perro is the first monumental alebrije, that has even been on display in the United States. This sculpture was also a part of the 2013 Biennial of the Americas celebration in Denver and was originally installed at the new History Colorado building prior to moving to DIA. The sculpture was brought to Denver with the help of the Mexican Consulate of Denver, Mexican Cultural Center of Denver, Museo de Arte Popular, History Colorado, Biennial of the Americas, Visit Denver and Denver International Airport.

Picture of Traditional Cartoneria – Monumental Alebrije Xolotl, a sculpture made of vibrantly-painted papier-mâché, incorporating modeled cardboard by Artist Óscar Becerra Mora is now on display in the center of Jeppesen Terminal from February through the Spring.
Traditional Cartoneria – Monumental Alebrije Xolotl, a sculpture made of vibrantly-painted papier-mâché, incorporating modeled cardboard by Artist Óscar Becerra Mora is now on display in the center of Jeppesen Terminal from February through the Spring.

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