Arts and Culture

Twelve Denver Arts Flashbacks From 2014

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Unbound: Sculpture in the Field, June 26-October 5

Outdoor sculpture also took the spotlight this summer at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, where curator Collin Parson, the son of Colorado sculptor Charles Parson and a sculptor in his own right, took a first step toward what he'd like to see become a permanent sculpture garden at the center. In collaboration with the Museum of Outdoor Arts, Parson put up strollable show of Front Range sculpture showcasing the region's best-known names. Here's hoping the fields around the Arvada Center continue to reap such fruit.

The Temple Revitalizes a Boarded Up Building in Curtis Park

Designed by Frank Edbrooke in 1882, the old Temple Emanuel building at 24th and Curtis streets in Curtis Park has seen many incarnations over the decades, but more recently, it's spent several seasons boarded up and in disrepair. But quietly over the last year or so, the building was purchased by the team of Adam Gordon, Rob Dick and Kathy Crawford and turned, floor by floor, into a thriving community of artist studios and even the Denver Zine Library. More recently, the artist/mentor youth program PlatteForum officially took over part of the space as its new home in the heart of the city, and Processus, a member-driven workshop with community equipment and workspaces, is set to officially open in January after months of fundraising.

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