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SPACES ad inspires kids to make art!   08.04.14

SPACES Board Member Tom Starinsky recently sent us this drawing, made by his 2 year old daughter Matilda. It was inspired by an article about SPACES Executive Director Christina Vassallo (and Executive Dog Truman) in the Spring 2014 CAN Journal. We're pleased to have entered the artistic oeuvre of a talented 2 year old.


Author: Christina Vassallo, Executive Director
Category: General

Jack Reese's MAN-BITS   07.10.14

My name is Jack Reese, I'm an intern at Spaces and an illustration student at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. For the past few months I've been working on a project called MAN-BITS, which is something in between a brand name and an artistic concept. Fueled partly by satirical critique of excessive masculinity and partly by a love for seductive packaging and flashy things, the project's aesthetic combines muscly action figures, candy wrappers, and 99 cent store packaging. MAN-BITS has taken the form of brightly colored wax limbs cast from broken action figure parts, mini comics, posters, and, most recently, a pinewood car for Spaces' Artwood Derby. MAN-BITS has been a great way for me to produce objects that mirror consumer items that I find really attractive, poke fun at people that could beat me up, and make tongue-in-cheek penis jokes.

For more BITS and other pieces, check out jackreese.tumblr.com

Cover of the MAN-BITS mini comic
Cover of the MAN-BITS mini comic

Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: General

2014 - 15 Graphic Designer Fellowship   05.06.14

SPACES is extending our mission of being "the public forum for artists who explore and experiment" to graphic designers, through our SPACES Graphic Designer Fellowship.

We will use our quarterly Field Guide publication and other print and web-based collateral to showcase emerging talent in graphic design and increase the number of cultural producers who participate in our programs each year. Those selected will be able to leave their creative mark on SPACES' graphic design projects that promote the transformational work we support through our main programs and upcoming capital campaign.

Fellows will be involved in all aspects of the design process, including brainstorming, developing the graphic identities for projects, and review process, and will serve a crucial role in the development of the SPACES aesthetic.

REQUIREMENTS
The Fellow will be asked to ensure that the SPACES brand identity remains consistent, while including playful elements that are appropriate to the organization's ethos.

The Fellow will be asked to find exciting design strategies within an established template for our quarterly 16-page "Field Guide" booklet and apply creativity to the development of a design for some or all of the following: Annual Appeal (rack card), Benefit (4 panel brochure), Monster Drawing Rally (post card), Season Pass/Quarter Art mailers (3 panel brochure), and/or graphics for web.

The design/ownership/copyright and original source (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) files must remain the property of SPACES, and all work created as part of this Fellowship will be the shared property of SPACES-for indefinite use-and the Fellow.

The Fellow will have a knowledge of standard protocols to prepare all documents for the printing process.

The functional requirements of the Fellowship opportunity may vary in length, depending onthe scope of the project.

BENEFITS
Work on Field Guides garners a $600 honorarium. Fellows will receive a set honorarium for production of additional materials, which varies from project to project.

Fellows will receive portfolio development; their work will be highlighted on the SPACES blog and through our social media platforms. On printed matter and web-based projects, Fellows will receive design credit.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following in one .pdf file:
-Statement that describes your interest in this opportunity and what you could bring to the SPACES visual identity;
-Current CV or résumé with URL listed;
-Three professional references (please include contact information);
-3 to 5 examples of relevant graphic design work.

This is an ongoing open call. Please submit all materials and inquiries to contact@SPACESgallery.org.

Keywords: graphic design
Author: Christina Vassallo, Executive Director
Category: General

SPACES Field Guide is here!   04.29.14

We're so excited that the May - July 2014 Field Guide is here! Find it in your mailbox, in galleries and other awesome places around town, and right here.




Keywords: field guide
Author: Christina Vassallo, Executive Director
Category: General

THE CONGRESS   03.04.14

SPACES is a proud community sponsor of THE CONGRESS (http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/the-congress) at the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival. From the CIFF site:

Ever wonder what Robin Wright (The Princess Bride, Forest Gump) has been up to the past couple years? Well, you're about to find out. Set in an alternate reality that could only come from the mind of Ari Folman, Robin Wright is about to sell her body to the Hollywood mega-studio "Miramount." (Sound familiar?) Miramount is going to scan every inch of her body and digitally control her image. They can cast her in any role they'd like: Oscar®-bait, sci-fi movies, even pornography. While the digitized Robin is out earning the studio massive profits, a new technology emerges: the ability to become other people through an advanced chemical form of virtual reality. Suddenly, Robin finds herself in a surreal animated world full of magical wonder and not-so-earthly delights. But as Robin falls further down the virtual rabbit hole, she also fades from the ones who love her most. Part live action and part spectacular animation, THE CONGRESS is an ambitious sci-fi allegory that reinvents itself at every turn. -C.P.

Screenings

Friday, March 21, 4:45 PM
Saturday, March 22, 9:20 PM
Year: 2013
Director: Ari Folman
Country: ISRAEL, GERMANY, POLAND, LUXEMBOURG, FRANCE, BELGIUM
Run Time: 122 minutes

Email SPACES at contact@SPACESgallery.org for a special $2 off ticket discount code for the movie.


Keywords: animation, art, belgium, ciff, copyright, creative commons, france, germany, israel, live action, luxembourg, poland, robin wright
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: General

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