We’re honored to share that Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has proclaimed January 29 as NINE dot ARTS Ninth Anniversary Day in recognition of our art curatorial firm’s contribution to establishing Denver as a thriving destination for arts, culture and business. The honor also recognizes our commitment to empowering Denver’s artist community, as well as the organization’s national expansion that brings Denver-based curatorial expertise to cities across the country.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of our work is connecting our clients with talented artists, curating art to create a unique experience that aligns with our clients’ goals. As we continue to blog about our favorite sets of nine to commemorate our NINTH anniversary, we invite you to keep an eye on these nine talented artists who are making an impact through their art in Colorado and beyond.
The curatorial possibilities are endless! Our team at NINE dot ARTS is excited to announce our new internship program, designed to engage the next generation of art professionals in using the power of art to transform the average business environment. The program, which will launch in January 2019 with five intern positions supporting all facets of the organization, is designed to provide comprehensive insight and hands-on experience in the art advisory business, while encouraging students across disciplines to explore a career in the arts. Resumes will be accepted on an ongoing basis, with a December 10 deadline to submit resumes to join the inaugural class of Intern Dots.
At NINE dot ARTS, we see art as a tool for making connections and uniting communities far and wide. The businesses we work with, in particular, find that art can connect their locations that might see geography as a cultural barrier. For example, a company’s culture in a Miami office might be very different from one in Seattle – but luckily for many companies, art can function as a unifier.
No matter the size or scope of a project, NINE dot ARTS holds in-depth consultations with each new client to understand the company’s personality and desired creative space. Our goal at the end of a session is to create a “mission statement” and template for the company’s art and the criteria we can use to emulate this. This effort is more than just repeating the same pieces in different locations, however, typically beginning with a base template with flexibility to make slight variations depending on the office location.
On Monday, September 24, the founder of Meow Wolf, Vince Kadlubek, spoke to Denver Startup Week about his vision for Meow Wolf – now and for the future – as it establishes a second location in the Sun Valley neighborhood in Denver. Meow Wolf originated with a vision to create inspiring collaborative spaces for artists, brought to life by an arts and entertainment group in Santa Fe. As Meow Wolf grew, Kadlubek embraced his responsibility as a leader for the artistic community. At #DENStartupWeek, he shared the Meow Wolf story, details about the new location coming to Denver in 2020, and how artists and entrepreneurs can plug in to the new location.
Here are three takeaways from the panel:
The Cherry Creek neighborhood in Denver is one of the city’s most in demand neighborhoods – booming with residential, hospitality and retail development. New to the neighborhood is the St. Paul Collection, one-of-a-kind luxury rentals that emphasize design and lifestyle. The NINE dot ARTS team recently put the finishing touches on the art collection for the common spaces. Inspired by the distinctive energy of the neighborhood and the St. Paul Collection’s luxury interior design elements – think marble, gold and gorgeous wall coverings – the result is one of the most significant contemporary art collections you’ll find in a residential building anywhere in the world.
Earlier this summer one of our very own dots had the opportunity to attend Otis College of Art and Design’s first Emerging Curators Retreat. NINE dot ARTS Associate Curator Arielle Myers joined professional curators, artists and thinkers alike on the retreat in Los Angeles to listen in on talks, conversations and presentations from some of the most established curators and artists in the country. The program, which focuses specifically on Los Angeles’ local art scene, aims to attract emerging, talented and diverse individuals looking to advance their artistic and curatorial skills, while allowing them the opportunity to engage with the local art community and advance their careers as curators.
Have you had the chance to experience the Alley at Dairy Block, downtown Denver’s most activated and art-filled alley? Spanning the center of Dairy Block between Blake and Wazee Streets and 18th and 19th Street, the Alley serves as a unifying, pedestrian- and art-centric epicenter for the downtown community. The art program, curated by NINE dot ARTS, was specifically selected to create a visible and engaging focal point for the block, with 10 pieces from 10 different artists – all of whom have a local connection to Denver.
We’d like to introduce you to Adelaide Harcourt, a seventh generation Savannian. She comes from a long line of financiers with a penchant for collecting, and as the sole living member of her family, she’s determined to gift the arts legacy of her family to the city of Savannah through sharing her collection of family heirlooms, travel mementos, and contemporary artwork with the recently-opened Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah.