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Kid Art Review #8   03.22.16

For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewer is 10 year old Lila, who loves snorkeling and science. Lila reviewed our current artist projects after school one day.



(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?



(Lila) Underneath Is Before because I thought it was really interesting and it made me learn new things. It was really cool with all the big blocks of salt, the "salt vault" (because you can feel the walls), and the triangle with the shale in it; really made you think of things. And my favorite part was the salt infuser.



(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?



(Li) Salty, kind of like sea food because it's salt! And, it smells salty.



(SP) If you had to describe to an alien how salt tastes, how would you describe it?



(Li) At first it's like really strong and makes you go whoa (throws head back) and it like melts kind of, and then you start to go okay, it tastes good.

(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?

(Li) I would probably want to get to know him or her and he/she would be shy. Because the salt mines were underground, under the lake, and when you're shy you're kind of under things always looking around and thinking about things. I thought there was kind of a connection. I think you have to try to get to know shy people, and when you get to know them they're really nice. I'm shy sometimes, but I'm not like really shy.



(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?

(Li) This piece reminds of going snorkeling. Because, when you go snorkeling and you see new things you go "ooooooh" (mimics snorkeling), and you really look at it. And I kind of felt that way with the salt, like I was looking into a different place where you can see different things.



Questions about the Exhibition in General

(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(Li) Learning. Because, when I was in the show, I was really thinking about it a lot and learning new things about things I didn't know before.



(SP) Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.

(Li) Go swimming in the ocean and cuddle up with a good book and drink hot chocolate. It makes me want to go swimming in the ocean because it reminded me of snorkeling. Theo's piece made me want to read and drink cocoa because all the colors in it made me sleepy, all the dark brown and black just makes me sleepy. I don't know why. The blue lights were pretty cool, like I could just stare at them for a long time.



(SP) If there was one thing you would say to the artist what would that be?

(Li) This was really interesting and your work made me use my imagination and think a lot.



(SP) What did it make you think about?

(Li) I was thinking about the pieces and what they reminded me about. I asked my mom and sister what they thought about it and comparing it to what I thought, which I thought was really interesting. It made me think about how people have different ideas about it.



(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(Li) Why did you choose to do a show about salt mines?



(SP) Why do you think they chose to do a show about salt mines?

(Li) I think they chose that because actually most people don't know much about that kind of stuff and so it's doing something unique about things that people don't really think about.



(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?

(Li) Four. I gave four Trumans, I thought the show was really good but I thought it would have been better if there were drawings and sketches of how they started the piece, where they got their ideas not just the finished product.



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Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

Heartthrob   02.11.16

Did you know that the SPACES Season Pass annual membership comes with some pretty awesome perks? Watch this new video we made for the 2016 Season Pass membership drive. It's got a bunch of our friends getting gooey over SPACES, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Sign up for Season Pass online!



Author: Christina Vassallo, Executive Director
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Kid Art Review #7   01.12.16

For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewer is 11 year old Graham, a Star Wars aficionado and a self-described comedian. Graham reviewed our current projects during his winter break from school.

(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?



(Graham) My favorite is the selections from The Museum of Canine Eugenics , I liked the dogs. I've always really loved dogs and am a dog person, but when I saw this exhibit I was like "is that real dog fur?" and when they said it was I thought it was just a really cool idea. Mind blowing! (gestures mind exploding)



(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?



(Gr) It would taste like dog and I would cough up a hairball. Because I would be eating fur and cat's eat fur and cough up hairballs, which is kind of their purpose in life.



(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?

(Gr) I think they would be outgoing because it was kind of an interesting and comical exhibit, and I think of myself as a comical guy, so I think that's how I would think of it.



(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?

(Gr) Not at all.



Questions about the Exhibition in General

(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(Gr) Creative, it's because it had a bunch of interesting ideas that I would have never had thought of. That's all I can say...in a good way!



(SP)Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.

(Gr) It makes me want to do "Me" things; watch tv, play with my ipod, reading, the things I usually do, like sleeping. The diamond exhibit with the mac 'n cheese piece made me want to eat mac 'n cheese though.



(SP) If there was one thing you would say to the artist what would that be?

(Gr) You have a great imagination. They all had really good ideas for each exhibit.



(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(Gr) "Where did you get all the ideas?" Especially the exhibit with the guy wanting to travel to the other side of the world (The Great Antipode Expedition of 2014-15) and then all the emails saying "that would cost one billion dollars, or, my favorite one, the guy just responded "no."




(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?

(Gr) Five. I would actually give it six. I was going to try to draw a sixth Truman, but I didn't. I would recommend this to my friends if they even knew what this place was. But I would tell them it's really funny art ideas and creative. And if they have a sense of humor they would enjoy it.



(SP) Do you have anything else you'd like to add?

(Gr) No, but "hello internet fame!" (chuckles)



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Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

Bird Cookies by Charmaine Spencer   01.11.16

In Helen Macdonald's recent article, Why Do We Feed Wild Animals?, she writes, "The practice grew out of the humanitarian movement in the 19th century, which saw compassion toward those in need as a mark of the enlightened individual."

Get some enlightenment by stopping by SPACES to view The People's Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory before it closes this Friday, and consider taking home Charmaine Spencer's bird seed cookies, available in the PMRNI gift shop. Keep the wild birds in your backyard happy with large ($12) and small ($7) cookies.

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Author: Christina Vassallo, Executive Director
Category: Exhibitions

Pet Portraits by Kristen Cliffel   01.09.16

Need another incentive to sign up for Season Pass or renew your membership? Purchase a Season Pass, at the $50 level or above before January 31st, and receive a free commemorative plate adorned with a portrait of you and your pet, fired by Cleveland-based artist Kirsten Cliffel.

Those who adopt a pet from Second Hand Mutts through the Dog Days event and sign up for a $25-level Season Pass receive a plate with a portrait of them and their new best friend.

Here's how it works: sign up for Season Pass, send us a photo of you and your pet (mepps@SPACESgallery.org), and we'll let you know when your plate is ready for pick up.

Woof!


Author: Christina Vassallo, Executive Director
Category: Season Pass

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