The old Temple Emanuel building at 24th and Curtis streets stood vacant for many years until new owners recently took a chance on it, with the idea of turning it into a beehive of artist studios and community projects. And one of the new tenants, Processus, is another work-in-progress: Conceived by artist couple Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher Perez, the space promises to blossom into a “social club” of sorts, where artists can work, use equipment, collaborate and just hang out for the price of a monthly membership fee.
While the pair is still recruiting members (and the space is still under construction, with an estimated completion date of September 1), they’ll host a gallery show curated by Le Courtois, Day to Day, and a hard-hat tour of the renovated Temple. Day to Day — which deals with the daily processes and routines involved in making art and features a hand-picked group of resident artists chosen through studio visits and discussions — echoes and introduces the Processus model.
“We’re trying to mix more traditional mediums together and to inspire other people to do that, too,” Le Courtois explains. “We’d like to have a place where people do more of their own work instead of going somewhere and having it made by someone else.”
The Temple is at 2400 Curtis Street in Curtis Park. See Day to Day at tonight’s reception from 6 to 9 p.m. or by appointment; the tour begins at 7 p.m. For more information about Processus, call 303-526-8064; to learn more about the Temple, go to templeartsdenver.org.
Thu., July 17, 6-9 p.m., 2014