In a Dream features site-specific temporary sculptures adapted for Republic Plaza that were originally installations created by emerging artists selected through MOA’s 2015 Design & Build public art program. The original exhibit, titled “Altered Reality,” was presented in full at the Museum of Outdoor Arts, located in Englewood, Colorado.
Optical illusions are transfixed and the mind is played upon In a Dream. This exhibition twists everyday perceptions, disrupts expectation and slants idealism. After all, what really is reality?
Thursday, January 28, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Luke C.F. Lemon
Master Artist, Cory Gilstrap
Original Curator: Cynthia Madden Leitner
Curated by Andra Archer for Republic Plaza
Since 1991, MOA’s Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative art projects. Assisted by professional artists in residence, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original site-specific art works for public spaces in the Denver metro area and MOA’s indoor gallery. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces.
The program generates temporary public art and exhibitions while offering lessons in collaborative teamwork, problem-solving and aesthetic and technical considerations. From concept to installation, students must consider a variety of elements including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette making, construction and installation. Summer session Design and Build interns receive a paid stipend and college credit is also available.