Date: September 25, 2021 to September 25, 2021
Where: Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 East 73rd Avenue,,, Adams County, Colorado, United States, 80229
Event Type: Other
Ticket Price: N/A
"Learn the true meaning of Lumonics when the temple of light art by the late Dorothy and Mel Tanner throws a special immersive evening combining art with special effects, original music and video by Dorothy Tanner and longtime collaborator Mark Billard. An audiovisual mantra meant to soothe the mind and expand awareness, this drug-free trip through Lumonics is unforgettable." Westword Great artists aren't exactly well known for staying in the same place for long. That certainly was the case for Dorothy and Mel Tanner, the former of whom had a background in sculpture and the latter was an abstract painter. But they were introduced to acrylic glass (Plexiglas) and began building geometric shapes, which lead to creating lighted water fountains and more elaborate abstract sculptures in 1966. And so Lumonics, one of the longest-running light art projects in the country, was born. Since their first light and sound experience in Miami in 1969 combined light sculptures, lasers, special effects and original music and video elements, the Tanners and their gallery have continued to experiment and grow. "Mel had a mystical experience in the summer of 1969, right around the first landing on the moon, and he wanted the artwork to be more experiential," said Barry Raphael, Lumonics co-archivist and team member. "The Tanners converted their warehouse art studio into a light and sound theater and created site-specific art for it." Clarke Reader, Colorado Community Media Dorothy Tanner (1923-2020) received the 2018 Denver Mayor's Award for Innovation in the Arts at the age of 95. Special performances can be arranged for private groups. Depending on conditions with Covid by Sept. 25, we may ask everyone attending to be fully vaccinated, and masks are optional.