Location: At the commuter rail loading platform at Westminster Station, located south of Westminster Station Drive (approximately 69th Avenue) and west of Grove Street
Artist: Dan Gottsegen, Hartland, Vermont (artist website)
Year Installed: 2016
How Acquired: Funded by the Regional Transportation District (RTD)
Comments: This art piece consists of 12 custom glass panels which are incorporated into two windscreens at the Westminster Station boarding platform area. The images on the glass panels are from paintings by artist Dan Gottsegen, who was inspired by Westminster open space areas, unique history, and local flora and fauna. The artist was selected to design and fabricate these panels from over 150 submittals by artists made to an RTD art selection committee.
Dan Gottsegen spent several days touring all of Westminster taking hundreds of photos and gaining inspiration for his unique paintings, which will adorn the Westminster Station as two sets of six panels (61 inches tall x 46 inches wide) at each end of the station platform. Additionally, the city will own Dan’s six original paintings ranging in size (31 inches x 46 inches and 27 inches x 43 inches) from which the glass windscreens are made. Each painting makes a set of two windscreen panels.
When the sun shines on the translucent glass the vibrant colors are expected to reflect beautifully on the station platform, making these one-of-a-kind glass panels unique from those found at any other RTD station. The panels also will provide a scavenger hunt of sorts for passengers as they wait for the train, as they can search for and try to identify the open space areas, historical landmarks and many animals and birds found in Westminster.