VERTIGO Art Space

Dorothy Tanner at
VERTIGO Art Space
960 Santa Fe Drive, Denver CO 80204

22 Sept — 13 Nov 2010

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Dorothy Tanner’s light sculpture, Floating, recently shown at VERTIGO Art Space, was selected by Michael Paglia, art critic,Westword and Art Ltd. Magazine, to be included in theArt District Best of 2010 Exhibit.

Art District Best of 2010
Nov. 19 – Jan. 16
Nov. 19 (Third Friday) – Opening Gala and Awards Ceremony
910 Santa Fe Drive, Denver CO

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42. Arts Week

42 by Dorothy Tanner

Denver Arts Week serves up a smorgasbord of culture
By Kyle MacMillan,
Denver Post Fine Arts Critic

Dorothy Tanner’s light creations can be seen through Sunday at Vertigo Art Space.

“The Light Fantastic.” An eye-popping, enveloping light installation by 87-year-old artist Dorothy Tanner continues through Nov. 13 at Vertigo Art Space, 960 Santa Fe Drive, with special extended hours from 6 to 10 p.m. today. Free. 303-573-8378 or vertigoartspace.com. 

 

 

Dorothy Tanner’s luminous sculptures light up the night at Vertigo
by Ben Dayton, Denver Westword Blogs
Sat., Oct. 16 2010

It was third Friday-time again last night, and at Vertigo Art Space, that means artist reception time. Though not as crazy as the first Friday gallery openings on Sante Fe, third Friday receptions often provide a more intimate and focused evening for art fans. Last night, Dorothy Tanner hosted her solo show, The Light Fantastic from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 960 Santa Fe Drive.

Tanner’s free-standing sculptures and wall hangings use acrylic and LED lights as main ingredients to create luminous experiences for the viewer. Of her work she says, “I create environments that make people high, which I like since getting high has been one of my principle occupations in life.”

Of course, she’s right at home here in the Mile High City. Tanner recommends viewing the artworks in the evening so as to “experience the effect of light on the walls, people and the total space.”

The show will be on view through November 13th, and if you didn’t get a chance to make it out last night to say hi, make sure you at least cruise down Sante Fe drive, between 9th and 10th avenues one of these evening soon to catch a glimpse of the glowing sculptures through Vertigo’s large front windows. It will be a sight to see.

For more information visit www.vertigoartspace.com

 

 

 Exhibit Photos by Marc Billard

 

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Ariel (foreground)
Eye of the Storm (wall sculpture)
Blue Man
Stratosphere (fountain)
Collage (wall sculpture)
Floating (center)

 

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Floating (foreground)
Fire Dance (right wall)
Sandcastle
Space Condo
Chakra (wall sculpture)
Merlin’s Wand
Logo 

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Ariel (foreground)
Eye of the Storm (wall sculpture)
Blue Man
Stratosphere (fountain)
Collage (wall sculpture)
Floating (center)

 

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Floating (foreground)
Sandcastle
Space Condo

 

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 Floating (foreground)
Ariel
(right wall)

Shazam! (wall sculpture) (rear)
Blue Man (
left)

 

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Space Condo (top left)
Sandcastle
Fire Dance

 

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Space Condo (bottom)
Chakra (wall sculpture)
Merlin’s Wand

 

 

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Rondo (left)

Interplay (wall sculpture)

 

 

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Logo (left)
Merlin’s Wand

I Have A Dream Foundation at VERTIGO
Wed., Nov. 10, 2010

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On Wednesday, Nov. 10, The I Have A Dream Foundation After School Program brought a group of students from the ages of 8 to 13 to VERTIGO Art Space to see Dorothy Tanner’s “The Light Fantastic” Exhibit as part of Denver Arts Week. They will have a chance to meet the artist and ask questions. Travis McNamara of the Foundation and his associate, Jennifer, escorted the students.


Here is some info about the organization:
www.ihaveadreamfoundation.org

OUR VISION
Our vision is that one day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to pursue higher education and to fully capitalize on their talents, aspirations, and leadership to have fulfilling careers and create a better world.
OUR MISSION
The I Have A Dream Foundation empowers children in low-income communities to achieve higher education and fulfill their leadership potential by providing them with guaranteed tuition support and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond.

 

Email from Travis McNamara on Nov. 15:
I can’t thank you enough for opening your space to the Dreamers — I think it was a very eye-opening experience for them. It is a rare occasion that they are all that quiet and interested! Please pass our thanks also to Ms. Tanner and her openness about her art and process — she may have created some budding artists in the group. Thanks again and stay well!

 Best, Travis McNamara
Americorps Service Fellow
Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation