Public Art

New Artwork in Westlands Park


If you have taken the trail around Westlands Park lately you may have noticed some new, artistic additions. Eight, new works of public art were recently installed throughout the park, two works by Collin Parson and six works by Charles Parson. This is the first time the father/son team have shown their outdoor works together. 

The Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council partnered with the Museum of Outdoor Arts to create this outdoor gallery at Westlands Park.  In addition to the outdoor gallery, these works correspond to an indoor exhibit featuring additional works by the two artists at MOA in Englewood. Charles and Collin Parson respond and react to each other's work, both in concept and format. Each artist creates objects that remind viewers of the extraordinary possibilities intrinsic in common, often industrial, materials, building on the structures of geometric forms underlying our world. This exhibit is an artistic bridge of the two generations, presenting an opportunity to harmonize and at times, contrast today's definitions of artistic expression. 

 The indoor exhibit runs through December 15th at MOA. The outdoor sculptures will continue to be on display in Westlands Park through August 2018.

About the Artists


While Charles and Collin Parson have shown their work extensively in Colorado and across the US, this is the first time the father/ son team have shown their outdoor sculptural work together. 

Charles Parson’s multi-faceted work includes drawings, prints, wall constructions, sculptures, installations, stage designs and performance art. His work has been viewed in galleries, art centers and museums throughout the United States. He has 65 one-person exhibitions to his credit, as well as numerous regional and national showings in group shows. Additionally, he has produced many alternative public art events and large-scale temporary installations. Charles has taught art throughout the region including Denver University and the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. He is currently a Professor of Art at the Community College of Denver.

Collin Parson recently completed his artist residency at RedLine Denver. An arts administrator, artist, curator and designer he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology with emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Master in Arts in Visual Culture and Arts Administration from Regis University in Denver. His creative work involves the control of light and color to create vivid geometric light and space works. Collin currently serves as Director of Galleries and Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.