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In a Dream


January 21, 2016 - March 11, 2016

Monday - Friday, 9AM - 6PM, Saturday, 9AM - 2PM

Republic Plaza
Lobby Gallery, Northeast Corner
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

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?

Opening Reception:

Thursday, January 28, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 PM

Participating Artists:

Aziza Ahmadi
Kelsey Dickinson
Bailey Dunning
Rebecca Graham
Austin Howlett
Maggie Johnson
Luke C.F. Lemon
Georges Loewenguth
Lyndie Mae
Daniela Marin
Karel Moyer
Jesse Nickell

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.