Lobby Sculpture Project
The design for the suspended atrium sculpture “Illumination” has been revealed. This one-of-a-kind public art piece will highlight the lobby of the Parsons Theatre, part of the new Northglenn Recreation Center, Senior Center and Theatre. Intricate pieces of colored and frosted steel and acrylics will make up the 600-pound piece. “I want to create a sense of celebration in the Parsons Theatre lobby. A celebration of life and of creativity. A blossoming of ideas,” said commissioned artist Mark Aeling of MGA Sculpture Studio. “Illumination” honors the Columbine, Colorado’s state flower, and achieves the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation’s (NAHF) goal of adding a powerful and memorable public art installation to the new facility. Patrons will be able to see it from outside the lobby’s glass entrance. The sculpture is currently being designed and will be installed once the new facility is completed in the fall of 2021.
Contribute SCFD, NAHF, the city and Colorado Creative Industries have provided most of the funds for this project. However, you can still contribute! Patrons who give $250 or more will be honored on a plaque in the lobby. Click for more info.
RTD Light Rail Station
Interview with artists Jeff Best and Jerry Jaramillo
N-Line Horse Sculptures
Northglenn Thornton Sentinel
Northglenn turns to wired horses to decorate N-Line station – Murals, sculptures to go up in September before train’s debut
New artwork designed to decorate one of Metro Denver’s newest train stations will harken back to the early days of transportation.
“Horses have always been one of the original forms of transportation,” said Michael Stricker, cultural programs supervisor for the City of Northglenn and director for the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation. “We are celebrating all of these forms of transportation throughout the ages, all of it anchored with the horse.”
Photo: Jeff Best, Artist
Electrical Box Wraps
JUNE 2020 – The long-awaited transit station at 112th and York has a personalized touch. Through an agreement between the City of Northglenn, the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation and RTD, Northglenn muralist Jerry Jaramillo’s work was installed on two large cabinets on the site. Mr. Jaramillo created a series of painted murals that were digitized, printed and installed. In addition to the murals, sculptor Jeff Best’s work will also be installed on the site. Salvere, a scale creation of a draft horse from barbed wire, was the 2020 People’s Choice Art on Parade winner. That piece, along with a new, commissioned sculpture depicting transportation throughout history, will also be installed at the RTD stop. We are proud to showcase art at this station, helping create a unique identity that is illustrative of Northglenn.
Photo: Jerry Jaramillo, Artist