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Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery

800 E.73rd Ave., Unit 11
Denver , CO , 80229
Phone: 303.568.9406
39° 49' 43.3164" N, 104° 58' 37.0056" W
Contact name: 
Barry Raphael
Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
The field trip we present provides the setting to enable students and campers to exercise their imaginative powers and as it fosters a sense of wonder. It consists of a tour of the gallery, art studio, and the Lumonics School of Light Art; light and sound immersion; and q&a session, tailored to the age group.

For Students of All Ages

up to 40 students per field trip is recommended
$250 for 90 Minutes

What is a Field Trip to the  Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery Like?

Lumonics is a multi-sensory environment of light sculptures, video art projection, and  music. Your body is relaxed, and the right side of your brain (the creative, emotional side) is at full stimulation.  It is intended to bring you into a state of comfort and expanded awareness.


The Field Trip

 Tour of the gallery, art studio and the Lumonics School of Light Art

  brief history of Lumonics, among the first and
longest-running light art projects in the United States

  light and sound immersion

 question and answer session, tailored to the type of class attending


Excerpts from  Papers  Written by High School Students Attending
Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning

“Stepping into the Lumonics gallery was an expression that was extremely profound. It has  inspired me, as sculpture that is beautiful does not need to be made from the typical materials. It can be made out of modern materials and techniques.   Lumonics had made me think about what the true purpose of art is, and the different forms it can take. I am very grateful to have discovered this little oasis of sanity in  Denver. I appreciate all the effort and attention to detail in a world that wants to move so fast.”
Eric N. Dingel,  Physics Teacher, Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning

“Art, for the most part, is really hard for me to comprehend and understand.  There is so much art in the world that I look and go ‘why is that being bought for $20,000?’ But there is also so much art that I see and it can make me feel emotions  just by looking  at it. This was the case at  Lumonics . When I was able to hear the story of the artists and then  see their art, I was able to comprehend the art on another level.”
D.S., 11th grade

“The experiences that you create at your gallery are some of which I will never forget. The environment is breathtaking and hypnotizing.  Unlike many galleries you have made the perfect atmosphere. I think this is the most amazing aspect of your gallery because although the art alone is wonderful, the music, videos, and the space really brings it all together to make something out of this world. I really enjoyed my experience at Lumonics and I feel inspired by what I saw.”
G. M., 10th  grade


The Light and Sound Immersion

Lumonics Immersed is an innovative approach to art and creativity, and can be a memorable and transformative experience.

We provide the setting so the students can exercise their imaginative powers.

The Elements:
 Mel and Dorothy Tanner’s Light Sculptures
 Original Special Effects, Music, and Projection
 Lighting and the Effects Orchestrated Live by Lumonics’ Marc Billard


While the field trip can benefit every curriculum, it has specific application to:

Art – the introduction of an art form involving several disciplines
Science  – an art form that utilizes technology including lasers, electronics, and LEDs
Language Arts – a universal language of light and sound.

It is an opportunity  for the students to describe what they experience, both orally and in writing.  They are welcome to bring sketch books and journals, and take photos.

Lumonics is the creation of  artists Dorothy Tanner (1923-2020)  and Mel Tanner (1925-1993).   Mrs. Tanner was the recipient of the 2018 Denver Mayor’s Award for Innovation in the Arts.

The field trip can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the students.

Contact Info:
Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery
800 E. 73 Ave., Unit 11
Denver, CO 80229


* For Denver Public School Teachers:
we will provide you with our Vendor Number

Classes take place at the Lumonics School of Light Art, and can be taken with an adult in your lighted cube construction.