“If you’ve been by Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, then you already know it’s unlike any other gallery in the city. Artist Dorothy Tanner sculpts amazing, impossible-to-describe works featuring light as a main component; the gallery also plays host to events that include music, meditation, Chinese Qigong, and workshops on expanding your consciousness.”
Amber Taufen, Westword
Awarded Best Art Gallery/Party Space – Westword


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“Light has the power to create, define, and solidify; or leave in shadow that which we believe to be real.”
Dorothy Tanner



Save Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 for the opening of a Lumonics light and sound installation at the Museum of Outdoor Arts. It will take place in the Sound Gallery at MOA, and will feature the light sculptures of Dorothy Tanner and the late Mel Tanner, music and video. The exhibit is called “Reinventing the Image.” The group show runs through February 25, 2017, and we are truly excited to be part of it.



Shatter the Status Quo by Candace A. Hill
Dorothy Tanner gazing at Logo

I first met Dorothy Tanner about ten years ago, dancing among a crowd of sweaty bodies. I didn’t know I was looking for a petite elderly woman, I just knew I wanted to meet the extraordinary artist I’d heard so much about. Dorothy Tanner is the founder of Lumonics; an unusual gallery in Denver, Colorado, featuring the LED lit Plexiglas sculptures she creates. Lumonics hosts workshops, school field trips, yoga classes, meditations, and music events of all kinds. So, when a DJ friend of mine landed a gig there, I went with great anticipation.

As I wandered into the darkened gallery dream space filled with the soft glow of whimsical sculptures that looked like abstract life forms and alien space ships, I knew I’d found something special. The outside world seemed to disappear, and I suddenly realized that I had just entered a gateway into a new dimension where…read more

Arts District, Rocky Mountain PBS 

The “Arts District” (Rocky Mountain PBS) episode about Dorothy Tanner has been selected for airing on national PBS stations. It most recently aired on Milwaukee Public TV’s “The Arts Page. ”

“Light and sound artist Dorothy Tanner creates breathtaking sculptures using light, and she also uses sound to create a mesmerizing, multi-sensory experience. Dorothy takes us into her Denver studio and gallery — Lumonics.”
Here is the YouTube clip of the segment.



The Lumonics Light Brigade
Confluence Denver

Nonagenarian Denver artist Dorothy Tanner marches to the beat of her own drummer. The sculptures at her Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery defy convention, fusing light and sound.
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Colorado Public Radio
Staying Vital As Time Marches On:
Art Can Hold The Key
Ryan Warner’s Interview with Dorothy Tanner
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.
(photo by Corey H. Jones/CPR News)
“Sculptor Dorothy Tanner’s work is best seen in the dark. That’s because the 92-year-old works with light, using materials like plexiglass to bend and blend vibrant rays of color. She’s been making art for more than 60 years.”

Creatures From Left Field by Dorothy Tanner
Lakewood Cultural Center, 2015

A Light Journey at Denver International Airport,
Feb. 2014, May, 2014 DIA Exhibit

  Light Supply Exhibit at the Museum of Outdoor Arts
more info and articles

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 The Light Fantastic by Dorothy Tanner
VERTIGO Art Space Exhibit

Dorothy Tanner collaborated with David Taylor, artistic director
and founder of the Zikr Dance Ensemble, to create light sculptures for the
world premiere of The Lady of the Lake, performed in the summer of 2015.

Denver Arts Week:
Dorothy Tanner’s light sculptures make Lumonics glow

This is one in a series of posts in honor of Denver Arts Week
that salute some of our favorite people and places on the arts scene.”

Amber Taufen, Denver Westword

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