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Aurora Metro Center - "Sunrise"

“Sunrise” 2017  

Media:   Structural Steel and Mural
Artist:  John King

LocationAurora Metro Center 14555 E Centrepoint Dr., Aurora, CO 80012                   

Sunrise is based on the literal Latin meaning of Aurora, the ancient Roman goddess of the Dawn, and signifies the rising of the Sun over the horizon. Pedestrians can spin the Sunrise, bringing their own inner light into the station. 

Artist Biography:
John King, artist and founder of John King Arts, creates large, delightfully moving outdoor sculptures. His art is featured in many public places including the Westminster Butterfly Pavilion, a 5 story installation at the Kaiser Permanente Building in Lone Tree, and recently installed lobby art and entry way art for the Denver Public Schools downtown location at 18th and Lincoln.

Ted Esselstyn’s work as an artist over the last 25 years has been built around the use of wood and paint. He is happiest when these two mediums converge. He received his undergraduate degree at Yale University in 1986 and a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1995. Most of his artwork can be seen in public spaces like children’s museums, libraries, nature centers, and schools.


Aurora R line Metro Center Station Artwork "Sunrise" by John KingJohn King

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