Studio 1515 brings an art experience to the 16th Street Mall
A behind-the-scenes look at how art is created
NINE dot ARTS and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) will convert an ordinary office lobby into a pop-up, artist-in-residence studio called Studio 1515 from Nov. 12 to Dec. 7 at 1515 Arapahoe Street, also known as Park Central. Emerging artist and graduate student at the University of Colorado at Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning Adam Buehler will work Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4 to 6 p.m. to create a site-specific painting for a plaza-level location in the building.
NINE dot ARTS worked with JLL to provide Buehler with in-kind, on-site studio space for the project. Buehler will showcase his intuitive artistic process on the building’s ground floor facing Denver’s 16th Street Mall for a behind-the-scenes view of how art is made. 1515 Arapahoe tenants as well as the general public will be invited to witness the painting’s creation, chart the painting’s progress and engage in Buehler’s artistic process with the hashtag #studio1515denver. Using his signature bold, expressive, geometric and abstract style, Buehler will transform a reclaimed, nearly seven-foot wide wooden panel into a painting.
This collaboration marks the third major work NINE dot ARTS has commissioned from Buehler and is the first of these commissions outside a hospitality or residential setting.
About NINE dot ARTS
NINE dot ARTS believes in the power of original art to transform an environment into an experience. Through innovative art programs we aim to inspire and stimulate our clients and their communities. As a national art consulting firm, Denver-based NINE dot ARTS works with corporate clients including hospitals, hotels, law firms, real estate developers and government agencies to curate permanent art collections. NINE dot ARTS’ project roster includes Colorado Convention Center, Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth, Saint Joseph Hospital, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell, SM Energy and TD Ameritrade, among others. The Huffington Post, Boston Globe, New York Post, Successful Meetings, Modern in Denver and The Denver Post have featured stories about NINE dot ARTS and its projects.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $55.3 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
About Adam Buehler
Adam Buehler is an emerging artist living and working in Denver who also currently studies architecture at CU-Denver. For Buehler, the power of abstract art lies in its ability to welcome viewers and allow space for their interpretations. Buehler’s process–the action of creating harmony on the canvas–is just as important as the finished piece. He never starts a painting with an idea in mind. Instead, it evolves as he paints. He allows the painting to guide his movement until an environment has been created where new image and pattern combinations are revealed to the viewer slowly over time.