No Exit's, Seventh Season of Music   10.30.15

No Exit will be at SPACES on Saturday, November 21, 8:00pm (free)

With Erik Satie's 150 birthday on the horizon, we thought it a keen idea to pay tribute to the original musical dadaist. We will be celebrating the legacy of Satie, throughout our 2015-2016 concert season. An extraordinary season of performances it will be!
For this series of concerts, in addition to Satie, No Exit will be giving voice to music by Krzysztof Penderecki and Kaija Saariaho as well as works from Cleveland area composers Ryan Gallagher and Nicholas Underhill (a world premiere) and, last but not least, a world premiere by Minnesotan composer Justin Henry Rubin. Quite the show folks!
-text by No Exit

Attached is a preview of the concert by's Mike Telin.

No Exit 2015 - 2016  season
No Exit 2015 - 2016 season

Keywords: music, experimental music, no exit, concert, eric satie, justin henry rubin, nick underhill, ryan gallegher, timothy beyer, zeitgeist
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

12x12 Galactic Art Donation   10.08.15

Guide to the Galaxy 12x12 sale
SPACES' annual benefit + art auction + costume party
November 07, 2015

Donate your 12x12 piece of artwork to the benefit and receive a general admission ticket for 8:00pm.

Click HERE, if want to donate a 12x12 piece of artwork.

The 12x12 sale will take place during our annual benefit party, Saturday, November 07, 2015, 6:30PM - 1:00AM.

  • Donated art is 12x12 inches or smaller.

  • Each work is valued $75.00 at and will sell for $75.00.

  • Artwork does not need to fit within the theme of the party. But your pants do.

NOW...get your costumes ready…

For more details or if you have questions on anything contact Marilyn at

Keywords: , 12x12, benefit, spaces guide to the galaxy
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

Kid Art Review # 6   09.30.15

For this edition of "Kid Art Review" our guest reviewers are siblings Isabella (7), Christina (6), and Amir (4). Not only did they check out our current artist projects, they met Truman and gave him plenty of belly rubs.

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

(Together) The smoky room.

(Christina) And running through it!

(Isabella) And petting Truman!

(Christina) Oh yeah, AND, and petting Truman!

(Amir) And petting Truman!

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

(Am) It would taste yucky.

(Ch) The library would taste like paint. This one time I tasted paint and it tasted just like water. My baby sister set a cup of paint down too fast and it flew in my mouth, that's how I tasted it. I was looking up to catch it to try to see where it would land but it landed in my mouth.

(SP) Sounds like a million to one shot.

(Am) Was it on your tongue?

(Ch) mmm hmmm, and it tasted weird.

(Is)I think the library would taste like paper and tape. This one time I tasted tape and it tasted sticky.

(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?

(Am) Friendly!

(Ch) The fog would be friendly because it went in my mouth.

(Am) It went into my mouth too and it tasted like coffee

(Is) And burnt sausage

(SP) That's a lot of flavors going on there. How about "The Last Library?" Would they be friendly or shy?

(Is) The library would be shy.

(Am) Shy

(Ch) Yeah, shy, because I remember someone from Mario and he was called "Shy Guy."

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

(Is) A ghost

(Am) Pumpkins

(Ch) It reminds me of crayons and a toilet (all laugh hysterically)

(SP) Now you're just being silly. What does The Last Library remind you of?

(Am) Books (all laugh)

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

(Is) Fun

(Ch) Hey Stinky! (all laugh)

(Am) Mario 3D World

(Ch) Mario actually says it like this, "Hey Stinky" (imitates Italian accent)

(SP) Okay, moving on. 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.

(Am) Watch videos.

(Is) Play video games.

(Ch) Yeah, video games.

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

(Is) Hey Stinky!

(Ch) {something non-sensical}

(Am) I would like to say to them, a computer.

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

(Ch) What's your favorite color?

(Is) What do you like to do?

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

(Ch) Five

(Is) Five

(Am) Five

(Ch) Truman's cute.

Christina, Isabella, and Amir
Christina, Isabella, and Amir

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

Exhaust - Risa Puno talks energy politics   09.12.15

Exhaust - Risa Puno talks energy politics
August 21 - October 16, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, August 21, 6-9 pm
On view at SPACES: August 21 - October 16

I am excited to share some photos from the opening my solo show, Exhaust, at SPACES in Cleveland, OH. Exhaust is a sensory installation about the uncertainty surrounding current energy politics and will remain on view until October 16.

I forced myself way outside my comfort zone for this project, in order to create something intentionally ambiguous, ephemeral yet interactive, and overtly political. But I am really proud of how Exhaust turned out and how it was received.
(I even got interviewed on NPR!)
It was wonderful working with the SPACES family and getting to know their charming city.

Photos by Talisman Brolin

- See more at:

Exhaust, Risa Puno, 2015, SPACES -  photo by Talisman Brolin
Exhaust, Risa Puno, 2015, SPACES - photo by Talisman Brolin

Keywords: energy politics, exhaust, r&d, sensory installation
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Exhibitions

Pedestrian Poetry: poetry by the people   09.12.15

Pedestrian Poetry: poetry by the people at the Westside Market Park.

The poets, were invited by SPACES will be stationed at Cleveland Bazaar in Market Square Park to write brief poems for those who request one. The poets moved everyone with their words just for them.

Poets Steven & Lady (Kathy) Smith team created a blog about their experience.

ra washington
ra washington

Keywords: library, pedestrian poetry, poets
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

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