New sculpture from Mexican artist lights up Denver park

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Mexico-based artist Jorge Marín returned to Denver earlier this year to unveil a new sculpture at Riverfront Park near downtown. “Luz de Denver” will be in the park permanently, according to a news release from the Riverfront Park Community Foundation at 1610 Little Raven St.

Between 2016 and 2017, Marín had a temporary outdoor installation at Commons Park, 2101 15th St., along the South Platte River in north Denver. The exhibit featured nine sculptures. Eight of the pieces were part of Marín’s “Eight Cities, Eight Cultures” project. “Luz de Denver” is a permanent version of “Wings of Mexico,” one of the eight sculptures in the series.

“Jorge Marín’s `Wings of México’ quickly became a very popular destination in Commons Park,” said Amy Cara, board member of the Riverfront Park Community Foundation, in the release. “Because of the temporary sculpture’s unique ability to engage and enliven the community, the Foundation board decided to commission `Luz de Denver,’ a permanent celebration of the vitality of our neighborhood and our city.”

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