Lobby Sculpture Project
Time lapse video of “Illumination” installation
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 metal 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 was installed September of 2021 in time for our Grand Opening Celebration on October 9, 2021.
New Theatre Dedication
Colorado’s Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre gave a live reading of his poem “An Exercise in Ritual” on October 6 during the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Parsons Theatre. The poem was written and dedicated to the Theatre. LeFebre declares “what a gem this space is, not only for the North Metro Area, but for the larger arts and culture ecosystem. Northglenn is seemingly a small community. A small community with an enormous heart. A small community with immense foresight. A small community with a huge love for its people. As Northglenn grows, so too will its connection to its people. That’s what culture does. It makes us feel a part of something. It creates bridges where otherwise maybe walls would be.”
“Congratulations and thank you for your commitment to your story, to our collective story, for creating something truly special that has the potential to advance equity, give voice to the purposely silenced, be intentionally reflective of the diverse communities that wish to see themselves on stages and in programming”, states LeFebre.
View his recital in the video below and read its transcript.
To read more about Bobby LeFebre, visit his website bobbylefebre.com
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.”
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.