“A Light Journey”
Denver International Airport
Feb. 3, 2014 – May 3, 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 and wall-mounted 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.

Artist Dorothy Tanner from Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery was interviewed by 9NEWS (KUSA) Kirk Montgomery on Friday, March 14


photo of  Dreamzone (detail) by Mel Tanner
Denver International Airport
courtesy of 9News


(Photo of Logo by Dorothy Tanner: KUSA)

KUSA – You might not think of art when you think of Denver International Airport, but level 5 of Jeppesen Terminal is home to a temporary art gallery. The exhibition titled A Light Journey features works from local artist Dorothy Tanner and her late husband Mel of the Denver-based Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery. The exhibit includes free standing, pedestal and wall mounted light sculptures. Most of them are powered with LED lighting elements. Dorothy, who is 91, is thrilled people can stop in and chill out before taking a flight. “Particularly in this type of environment to have a sanctuary is a good thing, and is gratifying when I see it happening,” she said. The gallery opened in February and runs through May. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information about her work, click www.lumonics.net




Written by Justin Burns, Aviation World



Enigma by Dorothy Tanner

Seeing the Light

Enter a dark space and be mesmerized by light and color. A Light Journey, a new exhibition at DIA’s art gallery on Level 5 of Terminal West, is expression in light. The exhibition’s light sculptures, which are freestanding and wall-mounted, have bright colors (mostly powered with LED lighting elements) and are set off by a totally black room, and they are dazzling. The journey in the exhibition title perhaps refers more to the artists’ sojourn through the creative process than to an excursion of light itself. After all, light travels at a speed of 186,282 miles per second, so light from these sculptures reaches viewers’ eyes in less than a nanosecond. Or maybe the title comments on the journey that viewers take as they move from one light sculpture to another and experience the pieces visually and perhaps viscerally and intellectually.