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Art Curation by NINE dot ARTS at Theatre District - Convention Center Station, Denver - The Blue Trees

The Blue Trees - Art Curation

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The Denver Theatre District approached NINE dot ARTS to curate a series of arts installations, collectively called Terra Firma, to activate the District, a 16-block area of downtown Denver and private nonprofit funded through a revenue share collected from advertising on static and LED screens throughout the District. NINE dot ARTS selected The Blue Trees by internationally renowned artist Konstantin Dimopolous as the first installation for Terra Firma. The project brings awareness of global deforestation and the importance of trees to people and their environment. Working closely with Denver’s Public Works, Forestry, and The Park People to identify healthy trees to color, Dimopolous and a team of volunteers over a 6-week period colored 150 trees blue with a biologically-safe, water-based, non-permanent colorant that will naturally degrade over 12 months. In addition to the art installation, The Blue Trees encompassed dozens of family-friendly and free events including musical performances, wellness events, and educational lectures. Family Fun Day gave families the opportunity to color 200 saplings that were then planted at Castro Elementary School and throughout the city by the Forestry Service. This large-scale art installation positions the Theatre District as a forward-thinking arts institution dedicated to civic engagement and environmental responsibility.

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