Beyond The Mines

Submitted by toni.griffin on Sep 9 2016


Denver International Airport Unearths ‘Beyond the Mines’ Art Exhibit 

“Beyond the Mines” highlights artwork by members of the Colorado Metalsmithing Association (CoMA) and Colorado’s mining museums – the National Mining Museum and Hall of Fame and the Western Museum of Mining and Industry – which collectively help visualize what is mined and what is made from mining. 

The exhibit is located within the airport’s Ansbacher Hall in the Jeppesen Terminal, located on Level 6 just before the bridge security screening area. The exhibit will be on display through September. Display cases contain wearable jewelry, sculptural forms, rock and mineral specimens, gold and silver ore, raw copper, gems, and both historic and contemporary Colorado mining maps. 

Participating artists include: Helene Arendt, Haley Bates, Nan Blair, Susan Bucknam, Lori Colina-Lee, Christine Marie Davis, Kirsten Denbow, Karen Edgerly, Emily Her, Kim Harrell, Crystal Hartman, Erick Johnson, Mary Lackner, Casey E McGovern, J.C. Milner Metalworks, Nikki Nation, Charlotte Nichols, Pattie Parkhurst, Reece Salinas, Sharon Schaffner, Ira Sherman, Toni Tischer, Katherine Ware-Wolniewicz, and Brendan White. 

More information about the museums and CoMA exhibit participants can be found at: 

Colorado Association of Metalsmiths

Western Museum of Mining and Industry 

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum 

See photos of the Beyond the Mines exhibition at DEN here. Please credit all images to Denver International Airport. 

About DEN’s Art and Culture Program 

DEN’s Art and Culture Program administers the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” ordinance which enhances public places and features nearly 30 site-specific works including sculptures, murals and other installations. The pieces are displayed in outdoor landscapes, inside Jeppesen Terminal and on airport concourses, as well as in the train tunnels and on the train itself. In addition to its permanent art collection, DEN curates temporary exhibitions, collaborating with museums, cultural institutions and arts organizations to present the highest quality two- and three-dimensional work. For more information, visit

DEN has been named “Best U.S. Airport for Art” in USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” travel contest in 2013. The category focuses on how airports have been transforming from utilitarian hubs of transport to spaces with beautiful works of art, great restaurants, comfy lounges and terrific shopping. DEN was selected by readers as the favorite among 20 airports nominated by the publication.