2020/21 Art on Parade
The Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation is pleased to present the 2020/2021 Northglenn Art on Parade program. We thank the committed volunteers from the Adams County Cultural Council who distribute Scientific and Cultural Facilities District funds and the Northglenn City Council for their support of public art through the continued funding of this program. Thank you to city staff and local citizens who help plan, select, photograph, and care for the sculptures each year, including those who vote for the “People’s Choice” each fall. Northglenn’s Art on Parade program is the result of your dedication, vision, and hard work.
Sculptures are on display at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park (11800 Community Center Drive) located across the street from the Northglenn Recreation Center and DL Parsons Theatre. They will be on view at the park until May 2021.
Vote for your favorite sculpture until December 1, 2020. The sculpture with the most votes will be permanently installed in Northglenn. All of the sculptures are available for sale by the artists – contact Michael Stricker at 303.450.8727 for more information.
Artist: Harold Linke, Oregon
Medium: Powder Coated Bronze
Spiral Dance invites you to joy and excitement. She represents an opening fanfare, the most exciting and inviting moment of any performance.
Her white color shows bright highlights plus all of the shades and shadows revealing her sculpted form. Hidden in the white are tiny particles reflecting blue light to give the sculpture a blue-sky feeling even when the sky itself is not blue.
Harold Linke’s work embodies joyful, iconic figures for our time. White represents light, goodness, innocence, safety and purity, inclusive of all colors. He states that “my white sculpture draws your attention immediately, a gift of energy and connection that can truly change our world”.
Raising Old Glory
Artist: Bill Bunting, Colorado
My inspiration for Raising Old Glory comes from those who have fought and many who have given their lives defending our nation and the freedoms we enjoy and the necessity of passing it down to the next generation. This sculpture is a tribute to all who have served and sacrificed that I might live in freedom.
Bill Bunting was born and raised on the ranch his grandfather homesteaded in the canyon lands of Southeast Colorado. Born on the prairie he has always had a love for the wide-open spaces. Bill has always had a strong interest in the history of Native Americans and the West. A self-taught artist, poet and knife-maker, much of Bill’s work portrays his own interpretation of the past.
Artist: Kirk Seese, Maryland
Medium: Steel, MDO Board, UV Inks, Epoxy Resin
The Feather is created by programming a CNC machine to cut the panels to shape out of MDO plywood. They are then sanded, routed and primed, and using a large format, flatbed printer, the swirling, stained glass looking designs are directly printed on top. A final coating of hard, self-leveling, epoxy resin is applied to both sides to withstand the elements.
The Feather is the debut, signature sculpture from Kirk Seese, who has spent the last two decades painting murals under his LLC named BB Murals. Four years ago, Kirk accepted a full-time position at ClimbZone, a New Zealand based company specializing in themed climbing walls. This experience has led him to explore other possibilities in public sculpture.
Site 4 Site is open
Dancing Moon Velocity
Artist: Reven Marie Swanson, Colorado
Dancing Moon Velocity creates energy and visual motion. It delights, entertains and plays with color and form. Its color is a double-helix pattern, applying the theory of the color wheel. Children are expected to climb it, experiencing art. In this millennium, daily lives are complicated. The chance to visit museums and galleries is limited. By placing sculpture venues to be enjoyed, it’s like leaving pieces of sunshine.
Reven Marie Swanson is a native Coloradan and Park Hill resident since 1995. She pursued a career as a professional artist in 1989. Her artwork is about change, movement, balance and growth. She seeks to identify her past and add the influences of the present. The works are often suspended or mounted above ground to imply flight, movement and transitional experiences of growth.