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Nestled high within the freshly designed Red Butte Recreational Area, the James Turrell Green Mountain Falls Skyspace was the crown jewel of this year’s Green Box Arts Festival, an annual celebration of international arts that concluded its 14th season in July.
Green Mountain Falls Skyspace, an experiential work by iconic light and space artist James Turrell (born 1943), officially opened on June 18 to kick off the 2022 Green Box Arts Festival. Newly named upon completion by the artist, the installation is the first Skyspace in the state of Colorado and the first in the world to be nestled into the side of a mountain.
How we perceive colors and light and interact with nature, have been the leading tropes of James Turrell’s work. With a background in the Light and Space movement, Turrell is among the most successful contemporary artists who managed to bring his vision to a large number of people, with works installed in public spaces worldwide.
Children twisting like human pretzels, adults testing their gymnastic skills and art lovers enjoying colorful figures painted in aerial gyrations, it’s all part the Keith Haring Fitness Court.
After three years of anticipation, the Green Mountain Falls Skyspace officially opened June 18, the first day of the 2022 Green Box Arts Festival. The Skyspace is one of more than 80 in the world created by James Turrell.
It’s finally here. The long-awaited Green Mountain Falls Skyspace attraction, featuring showcase work by internationally-acclaimed light and space artist James Turrell, has been officially unveiled.
Imagine going on a mile-long hike in the middle of nature, on a mountain among the vast expanse of pine trees near Pikes Peak, Colorado. Suddenly, arriving at a chamber more than five meters high, with a retractable roof, in a structure created with natural elements, such as pine wood and stones, and enjoying a spectacle of colors in the sky from sunrise to sunset.
Thought-provoking and initially jarring “Meltwater” inspires contemplation about the drama of nature, its serenity and its turbulence.
Artist James Turrell’s Green Mountain Falls Skyspace, a monolithic concrete installation described as a “one-of-a-kind kinetic light and color encounter” has been built into a Colorado mountainside overlooking Gazebo Lake at the new Red Butte Recreation Area in the town of Green Mountain Falls.
Nestled between Manitou Springs and Woodland Park is the small town of Green Mountain Falls, CO. Over the years, this town has made a name for itself through art, offering an annual Arts Festival.