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SPACES Monster Drawing Rally images   04.16.15

Sat 4/11 - Cool Cleveland

SPACES' fifth annual Monster Drawing Rally fundraiser featured 100 area artists creating pieces in hour-long shifts, while visitors watched them create and honed in on their favorite pieces to try to be the first to claim them when they went up on the wall, selling for $75 a piece.Some of the biggest names in the local art scene participated, along with up-and-comers. And there was a designated kids area for younger artists who might be up-and-comers a couple of decades from now.

View the images from coolcleveland PHOTOSTREAM here.

-Anastasia Pantsios

by Catherine Butler - for Monstrer Drawing Rally 2015, ink , paper
by Catherine Butler - for Monstrer Drawing Rally 2015, ink , paper

Keywords: anastasia pantsios, artists, cool cleveland, event images, monster drawing rally
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

eFELT subscription 07 | Jessica Langley   03.24.15

FELT BOOK - eFelt newsletter #7
This week features Jessica Langley.

Sunset Meditation
listen to the sound of the sunset
be silent for one hour before the sun goes down
record the silence to assure yourself that you will not make noise

listen to the sounds around you
there is a lot that will make noise
try getting into a tin canoe without making a peep

you will make sound
others will forget that you are being silent and ask you things
try to do your best to ignore them

you will notice that the sky is beautiful
then you will wonder why no one else is paying attention
you will feel good about yourself for having made a conscious effort to enjoy this moment

you will think about how everyone else lets beauty pass them by
you will feel so blessed to see this phenomenon
and you hope that feeling will stay

but this is a meditation
you shouldn't be worrying about other people right now
try to just enjoy the moment

Jessica Langley



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The FELT BOOK is a new collaborative publication by the Institute for New Feeling (IfNf) . A selection of artists contributions from the full publication are on view at SPACES , January 30-March 27, 2015.

The book is a collection of home remedies created by 40+ invited artists. The works submitted are as simple as a single sentence, while others include images, video, and web-based interactions. Each invited artist was asked to take on the IfNf mission statement: to explore "new ways of feeling, and ways of feeling new."

Visitors are invited to sign up for the free eFELT subscription service to receive a weekly remedy by email.

Sign up for eFELT .


For a current full list of FELT BOOK artists click here

The Institute for New Feeling, is
Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt & Nina Sarnelle

Author: Vitus Pelsey, volunteer
Category: Exhibitions

Kid Art Review #4   03.13.15

For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewer is Ethan. At 11 years old Ethan is already a veteran of attending art shows. He visited us before Valentine's Day this year and this is what he had to say about our spring projects here at SPACES.

Questions about a Specific Piece in the Exhibition
(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?

(ET) What if the City was a Mountain? because it reminded me of what my mom does and it's really detailed. It looked pretty cool and a lot of hard work was put into it.

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

(ET) I think it would be kind of salty but have a texture like laughy taffy. I don't know why I thought it would be salty, but I thought it would have a texture like laughy taffy because of how the plastic-y part looked. It sort of looked shiny like laughy taffy (laughing)... I don't know.

(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?

(ET) I think they would be shy. I would want to know them but I might be a little nervous myself. I'm pretty shy. I wouldn't just go up to some random person and say, "hey I want to know you," except I would want to know them.

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

(ET) The mountains and the shape molds remind me of my mom's artwork. It reminded me of it because it was the same plastic and mold that my mom makes with paper. Same kind of shapes and folds to make the mountain.

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

(ET) Detailed. The mountain piece was very detailed. The rest of the show was about feelings and stuff. There was a lot of work that went into it.

(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.

(ET) I want to study what Cleveland looks like and see how it is similar to the exhibit. Because they spent a bunch of time making Cleveland look like a mountain and I barely know anything about where anything is in the City and I live here. I kind of want to figure out more about that. Maybe build a tiny map of the city out of Legos.

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

(ET) This is really cool and you should do more stuff like this.

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

(ET) What gave you the idea to do this? I wouldn't just look at a map of Cleveland and ask what if this was a mountain.

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

(ET) Five, it was a pretty cool show. It made me want to learn more about art and all that stuff because usually I just sit around and play on my ipad at art shows. After looking around and studying it a lot more it actually seems pretty awesome.

Keywords: andy curlowe, art, institute for new feeling, kid review, review art
Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

eFELT subscription 05 | Lenka Clayton   03.10.15

FELT BOOK - eFelt newsletter #5
This week features Lenka Clayton.

Cure for Loneliness

Here, on one handy page (please print out) are the names of most of the people that you will come across in the next while. If you already know some of them then cut their names from the printed page, fold the little paper pieces up small and carry them around in your pocket. As you go about your days, think of them in there.

When you meet the other named people (at the bank, buying yogurt) tear them out too, fold them up and add them to your pocket. Be careful to remove all names from all pockets before washing clothes.

equipment required: printer, paper, sharp knife, pocket

Lenka Clayton


The FELT BOOK is a new collaborative publication by the Institute for New Feeling (IfNf) . A selection of artists contributions from the full publication are on view at SPACES , January 30-March 27, 2015.

The book is a collection of home remedies created by 40+ invited artists. The works submitted are as simple as a single sentence, while others include images, video, and web-based interactions. Each invited artist was asked to take on the IfNf mission statement: to explore "new ways of feeling, and ways of feeling new."

Visitors are invited to sign up for the free eFELT subscription service to receive a weekly remedy by email.

Sign up for eFELT .


For a current full list of FELT BOOK artists click here

The Institute for New Feeling, is
Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt & Nina Sarnelle

Cure for Loneliness, by Lenka Clayton
Cure for Loneliness, by Lenka Clayton

Keywords: collaborations, efelt subscription , felt book, medical remedies, r&d
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Exhibitions

Open Call! Monster Drawing Rally 2015   03.04.15

Monster Drawing Rally, is a live drawing event and fundraiser.

Yes, once again MDR is back! For 5 years, this family fun event has been a hit with artists and the general public.

What you have never been to MDR?!?!?
Well, image 100 artists in three shifts creating new works right in front of your eyes.

Once the work is completed it is hung on the wall and sells for $75 (including tax).

For the little ones, we have an Lil' Monster Drawing area for little ones to create works and hang in the front gallery.

$5 ticket includes admission to the Monster Drawing Rally, participation in the Li'l Monster Drawing Rally for kids, non-stop tunes by Mr. Suit aka DJ TotalBusiness, cash bar, yummy food provided by the TOUCH Supper Truck, and a spin on the Blick Art Materials Prize Wheel. and many more. Check the MDR page on SPACES website for a complete list of sponsors.
SPACES members and children receive free admission.

Want to participate?:
Artists can sign up here OPEN CALL.
or
Join the Monster Squad and volunteer.

Keywords: , blick, blick art materials, daves, live drawing event, mdr, monster drawing rally, vedda
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

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