Works By 92-Year-Old Sculptor Illuminate Denver Gallery Through Holidays

· Dec. 15, 2015, 2:21 pm
Photo: Dorothy Tanner, 92-year-old light and sound artist(Corey H. Jones/CPR News)
Light artist Dorothy Tanner, 92, speaks with 5-year-old Kaya Naslund about one of the "creature-like" sculptures featured in her current exhibition, "Creatures From Left Field," at the Lakewood Cultural Center on June 4, 2015.

Driving around Denver this time of year, there’s no shortage of holiday lights. At Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, the space is lit up brighter than a Christmas tree nearly all year round. The Denver studio is dedicated to the work of sculptor Dorothy Tanner. The 92-year-old artist works with light, using materials like Plexiglas to bend and blend vibrant rays of color.

A new exhibition of her work is now on display at Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery through Dec. 30.

Tanner, who lives in Westminster, has been making art for more than 60 years, and says she's never seriously considered retiring.  

"I like playing with stuff," Tanner told CPR News last June. "So why would I stop?"

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