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Polkapocalypse: Silent Auction Items   10.29.12

Below you can find samples of work appearing in Polkapocalypse: SPACES' Annual Benefit and Art Auction on November 23, 2012. Save your money and measure the blank spots on your walls.



Keywords: art, benefit, polkapocalypse, silent auction
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Events

Silk Screening with Shirley T and Rose Louise at Arts Collinwood   10.25.12

Join the fun and make your own silkscreened t-shirt!

When: Saturday, October 27th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Arts Collinwood, 15605 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110
Cost: FREE


SPACES former artist-in-residence, Jef Scharf, has devised a process that can take a drawing to film, then to a screen and finally to print, on paper, a shirt, a table—whatever. The process depends on a silk-screen box named Shirley T and an exposure box for screens named Rose Louise (no, I don't know why. If you take the class, you can ask). In the class he will teach at Arts Collinwood, students begin by making drawings which are collected, scanned and cobbled into a single film for screen burning, which takes about two hours for exposing and washing out the screen (probably tedious for children, says Jef, but "adults and scientists" would enjoy it." Then the image is printed, on whatever the chosen medium is, and hung to dry until... everyone goes home.

A bundle of t-shirts have been generously donated by Gallery Wolfy Part II for the workshop. A limited number of shirts will be available for class participants to keep. Shirley T and Rose Louise will take up permanent residence at Arts Collinwood, to be used whenever someone is inspired to do another workshop. This one is funded by an Artists in Residence grant, thanks to the Kresge and Ford foundations, and supported by Arts Collinwood, CPAC, NSDC, LINC, Zygote Press, Bruce Edwards, Pat Deering and J.C. Shirley T in action (http://wolfypartii.blogspot.com/2012/07/shirley-t-print-press-at-shore-center.html)!

People are encouraged to bring ideas for the shirts that we could execute and expose on some screens. think light ink on black shirts.

The workshop will begin at 10am and go until 4pm with a 30 minute break around 12:30 or so. Free!

Note: This is not a SPACES-sponsored event, just Scharf-tested and SPACES-approved


Keywords: arts collinwood, jef scharf, silkscreen, swap, workshop
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Artists

Calling Polkapocalyptic Volunteers   10.03.12

The Polkapocalypse is fast approaching and our survivalist militia needs volunteers to help us prepare and host the undead horde that will occupy SPACES on Saturday, November 3rd.

All metaphor aside, we need volunteers for our benefit. Prior to the benefit we'll be working on decorations, cataloging and hanging artwork, and soliciting donations of food and money. During the benefit we'll need people to help staff check-in, check-out, coat check, the auctions, food tables, and other various areas.

If you volunteer up to 4 hours, you will receive one free ticket to the Polka Party (8 p.m.).

Please complete the form below and pitch in to help out SPACES! Once you submit the form, we'll be in touch as soon as we are able.




Keywords: auction, benefit, polkapocalypse, volunteers
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Events

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