Art-n-Transit

Southeast Corridor

Louisiana • Pearl Light Rail Station

Stange Machine

Stange Machine

Artist : Ira Sherman
Dedication Date: 2006

An overhead, kinetic sculpture can be turned by an orb on the station platform. It is a tubular metal with blue neon highlights and resembles a train wheel in motion. The artwork is on the platform down by the train. This sculpture is one of the first ever public outdoor monumental kinetic sculptures in Colorado that the viewer can set into motion.

University of Denver Light Rail Station

Reflective Discourse

Reflective Discourse

Artist : John Goe
Dedication Date: 2006

A series of blue steel panels with cut-out words. The words in the tunnel reflect community and motion, and the words on the outside wall reflect learning and education. The color blue of the artwork conveys confidence and importance and has a logical connection to nature—the sky. The steel panels are in the pedestrian tunnel inside the parking structure and on the wall on the University of Denver side of the parking structure.

Colorado Light Rail Station

Big Boots

Big Boots

Artist : Ries Niemi
Dedication Date: 2006

A pair of 7' cowboy boots are made from stainless steel containing intricate detailing. They sit side by side between the light rail station and the Park-n-Ride on the east end. The "Big Boots" draw their inspiration from Native American rug designers, Mexican Pitiado patterns, Pueblo Deco architecture of the 1930's and Gene Autry's stage wear.

Yale Light Rail Station

Connected

Connected

Artist : Gregory Gove
Dedication Date: 2007

A series of compositions are scattered across the wall between the Park-n-Ride and the light rail platform, which relate to one another. "My idea for the Yale Station wall came out of my thinking about the constant shifting and changing of communities as various people travel to and from them via the light rail system." – G. Gove

Southmoor Light Rail Station

Harmonic Pass: Denver

Harmonic Pass: Denver

Artist : Christopher Janney
Dedication Date: 2006

A multi-dimensional interactive piece includes splashes of colored lights along the pedestrian tunnel walls under I-25 on the way to the station. Each of the lights has emanating sounds that are started when someone walks by them. A riddle in the tunnel, that when solved by stepping in front of the lights in the correct order, will congratulate the winner by playing a light and sound melody.

Dayton Light Rail Station

Windswept

Windswept

Artist : Christopher Weed
Dedication Date: 2006

These stainless steel poles with large bright red spheres travel on the edge of the pedestrian bridge that crosses the wetlands area between the Park-n-Ride and the elevator to the light rail station. "Windswept" transforms the viewers as they walk through a field of brightly colored steel that seems to be in perpetual motion.

Nine Mile Light Rail Station

Yet Another Way To Know That Nature Will Eventually Win

Yet Another Way To Know That Nature Will Eventually Win

Artist : Atkinson Iconography Studio Limited
Dedication Date: 2006

A glowing textured metal chandelier depicts the perceived conflict between humanity and technology. Overlapping aluminum panels form a turbine symbolically collide with the ceiling. Nature's nymph emerges, while metallic vines grasp the suspending structure. The chandelier is overhead as you enter the pedestrian tunnel between the stairs to the platform and the Park-n-Ride.

Belleview Light Rail Station

Thunder over the Rockies

Thunder over the Rockies

Artist : Richard Elliott
Dedication Date: 2006

A geometric pattern of roadway reflectors illuminate as people walk through the pedestrian tunnel, just north of the light rail station. It is the first reflectorized art tunnel in the world. The unique convergence of the high plains meeting the Rockies, western culture intertwined with native influences and the ghost of herds of wild buffalo running along the freeway is what inspired "Thunder over the Rockies."

Orchard Light Rail Station

Orchard Memory

Orchard Memory

Artist : Wopo Holup
Dedication Date: 2006

A combination of two distinctive items—stamped concrete portraying apple leaves magnified 400 times in the area between the Park-n-Ride and the light rail station platforms—are in remembrance of the apple orchards that were grown on this site. In addition, stainless steel birds are sitting on the fence posts just above the stamped concrete. This work is about memory and simple observation in nature.

Arapahoe at Village Center Light Rail Station

Nucleus

Nucleus

Artist : Michael Clapper
Dedication Date: 2010

Three sculptures made from sandstone and marble will be placed in the plaza area just west of the light rail station. The three interlocking forms will each be 6' x 10' and when placed together, will convey a sense of interdependence. Set in an open, reverse curved pattern, this installation of timeless forms will serve as an interactive focal point for the new town center of Greenwood Village.

Dry Creek Light Rail Station

Fools Gold

Fools Gold

Artist : John McEnroe
Dedication Date: 2006

This series of colorful stainless steel tubes holding hourglasses contain pyrite. These tubes vary in size and are placed on the wall heading to the light rail station from the parking structure. They can be turned and people can watch the pyrite flow through the hourglass. This piece suggests the idea that over-development is our modern fools gold. "Fools Gold" highlights the precious nature of our water resources while at the same time pays homage to the historical significance of this site. One of the earliest gold strikes documented in Colorado was here in Dry Creek and fueled the Colorado Gold Rush.

County Line Light Rail Station

Plow

Plow

Artist : Emmett Culligan
Dedication Date: 2006

A free-standing sculpture of an old fashioned plow was designed in recognition of the use of this land in the near past and far past. The plow sits in a landscaped area that is half prairie grasses and half rows of crops near the bottom of the stairs leading to the pedestrian bridge on the east side of I-25.

Lincoln Light Rail Station

Sun Stream

Sun Stream

Artist : Ray King
Dedication Date: 2006

A series of iridescent, dichotic glass panels were placed on the south side of the five-level parking structure. The glass panels change color depending on time of year and time of day.