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Western Colorado Center for the Arts

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1960s, Robert van Deusen; 1983, Edward Chamberlin. 1803 N. 7th St.

A leading Grand Junction architect redesigned this boxy 1960s concrete building to give it a more sculptural image. Rolling grass berms lap against the walls of the sculpture garden, which has a narrow slit entry. A strip of neon tube at the base of the complex is lit to signify an event in this privately constructed and maintained center that itself is modern art.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Western Colorado Center for the Arts", [Grand Junction, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 508-508.

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