Open House (N Moline St and Martin Luther King Blvd)
Artist – Ty Gillespie (Paonia, CO)
This public art project commissioned by Park Creek Metropolitan District with funding from the Denver Urban Renewal Authority is situated in the Prickly Plume Park in Central Park’s Bluff Lake neighborhood. Entitled “Open House” the sculpture features the framework of two houses and is fabricated Cor-Ten® steel that complements the coloring of the buildings around the park. . Each house has a front porch and has seating inside. One house is quiet; it incorporates a bench from the park design. The other house has a game table and seats; a more active space. The artist, Ty Gillespie, says, “Families, children and housing are the essence of Central Park and my sculpture is about housing and for families.” It’s meant to be enjoyed by neighbors of all ages.