DENVER – March 18 – Dragons, unicorns, and mermaids have descended upon Larimer Square in anticipation of the exhibition Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids, opening Friday, March 20, at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The mythic creatures will be on display on Larimer Square through Thursday, April 30.
"We're adding a touch of the mythical to the real-world experience of Larimer Square," said Larimer Associates CEO, Jeff Hermanson. "Visitors looking up at Larimer Square's iconic lamp posts will also see dragons, unicorns, and mermaids – all the fantastical beasts featured in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's Mythic Creatures exhibit."
Sixteen local artists painted the mythic creatures to celebrate Colorado’s vibrant arts and culture economy and showcase Larimer Square as a destination for visitors and residents alike. The featured artists are Kyle Banister, Jessie Yancey, Naomi Haverland, Mark Hollenbeck, Micah Hollenbeck, Stephen DeOrio, Rhonda Mullins, Nathan Reker, Connie Mobley, Tadd Moskal, Katie O’Rourke, Daniel Sorensen, Randy Segura, Kym Bloom, Russ Wright, and Matt Graff.
“Mythic creatures have captured imaginations for thousands of years, which is why we are excited about collaborating on this installation,” said Amanda Bennett, Marketing and Communications Director of the Museum. “We’re having a lot of fun discovering ways to share stories about how nature and science have played a role in solving the mysteries surrounding these legendary creatures.”
About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be a catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. As such, a variety of engaging exhibits, discussions, and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, visit dmns.org or call 303-370-6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Connect with the Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Larimer Square
Larimer Square, a single historic block located between 14th and 15th on Larimer Street in downtown Denver, is home to more than 20 independently owned and unique boutiques and has one of the region's most significant collections of exclusive, chef-owned restaurants. For information on Larimer Square's 50th anniversary happenings, contests, special offers and other events, visit LarimerSquare.com or follow the Square on Facebook at facebook.com/larimersquare and on Instagram at Larimer_Square.
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