|33 IDEAS! PARTICIPANTS
Mary Ellen Campbell
Mary Ellen Long
Lauri Lynxxe Murphy
Alex Van Ark
In 1964, Willem de Kooning was my art hero and I thought that I was going to be an artist too. I became an engineer instead. Forty-five years later, several jobs and cities later, I am where I belong - in front of a canvas with a brush in my hand. In 2004 at 55, I quit the best job I ever had so that I could paint.
Back then I was president of the National Geographic Society's worldwide mapping operations and a few years before, president of the International Map Trade Association, representing the map industry in more than 55 countries.
I have and am currently serving on the board of directors of national and international non-profit organizations focusing on inner-city, at-risk teens and children in war-torn countries.
My wife Mary Kay and I live in Boulder, Colorado. A featured speaker at workshops and conferences around the world, I have also appeared on radio and television on behalf of National Geographic.
About the DIA Project
This exhibit explores identity (specifically culture, gender and race) and how we respond to the visual cues of our increasingly blended society. It further encourages investigation into how technologies help us to explore a diverse cultural landscape and potentially augment our capacity to be inclusive, celebrate differences and accept “others” as “we”.
The fluid nature of our identities (and relationships) is greatly affected by global access to points of contact through the relative ease of travel, social networks, transnational communication and media alternatives. Today we can easily migrate to new groups, make connections and establish relationships all independent of our culture, race, social-economic status, geo-political boundaries and physical location.
33 IDEAS!, an exhibit of art, writing and ideas
March 15-June 15,
Denver International Airport
This exhibit showcases visual and literary artists associated with Colorado Art Ranch as presenters, artists in residence, or Nomads at one or more Artposia. The artists were selected because they use their passion, skills, knowledge, and talent to ask questions and react to the world around them. The work, in turn, inspires us to ask questions and view the world from different perspectives.
33 IDEAS! is on display at the Ansbacher Hall: The Art of Colorado, on the walkway between the terminal and A Gates before the security screening. The hall is accessible for everyone’s enjoyment.
For more information contact DIA Art Program at
(303) 342-2521 or visit www.flydenver.com/art
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