It never fails: for every exhibition at SPACES there is an artist who needs stuff—good stuff, new stuff, old stuff, borrowed stuff, tech stuff, free stuff, cheap stuff, expensive stuff, your stuff, our stuff.
So, to make things easy we've listed all the things artists have requested we locate. Can you help? Most likely yes.
How you can help:
If you locate items on the list send us an email at email@example.com, Attn: Stuff List
let us know what you have located, which artist it is for, how many there are, price, where it is, or if the item(s) be dropped off at SPACES.
So let's begin... Rainbow Lightning (SPACELab, Akron, OH):
Here is a list of items they need for their SPACELab installation:
As we prepare for another series of events led by Machine Project, it seems it would be helpful to provide some insight or an attempt at insight as to what environment you should prepare for. This collective has brought over the duration of their exhibition a variety of talent and wisdom, which has proven to be quite enthralling and entertaining.
On Friday, the experimental meditation center of los angeles presents an artist-led evening of experimentation with facilitation by Laura Steenberge and Adam Overton.
You may be wondering what experimental meditation is…the experimental meditation center of los angeles provides a very loose definition on the website and is as follows: "our definition of meditation is loose, areligious, and open to many gentle forms. In fact, we believe that the notion of 'experimental meditation' is redundant, in that all meditation is an experiment in shifting our perceptions." (http://plus1plus1plus.org/emcla/index)
After reading this, you may be a bit more intrigued to do some research on the idea of experimental meditation and it's definitely something I pondered on and did look into. The finding was surprising; there is no one prescribed method…it cannot be pigeonholed. There are various methods with which people practice meditation and believe it to be useful to them.
A website devoted to discussing experimental meditation provided the following about meditation:
Meditation as defined by the presence of 2 qualities:
1) Mental preoccupation with some spiritual topic as opposed to a material concern
2) An effort to listen quietly as a witness or uninvolved, objective observer in order to gain insight (http://experimentalmeditation.com/page4.php)
Therefore, this weekend at SPACES, we will provide events that capture our mission statement: to be a resource and public forum for artists who explore and experiment. And while you may not be a self-described artist, you are encouraged and invited to come and participate in these collaborative efforts.
Americans for the Arts is celebrating Youth Arts Month with an Arts Education Blog Salon and a campaign encouraging advocates to testify on behalf of arts education at local school board meetings. The Blog Salon will run from March 14–18, featuring posts on a variety of arts education subjects from 15 experts across the country. New posts will be added each day, so stop by often! We also encourage you to sign up to support arts education at a school board meeting this month. To find out more about the initiative, pledge to participate, and receive access to a free webinar to help you prepare for the meeting, visit their sign-up page. http://artsactionfund.org/page/s/artsedweek10
You may not know that we hooked him up with the Cleveland Urban Design Collective (CUDC) to come back and do another house project in Cleveland the following summer. Since the house on W. 45th was Martin's first attempt at house dissection, it was good to see him try something new with the CUDC.
I found this video the other day on YouTube that documents some of the process of Martin's project on Siam Ave in 2009. He took an entire house and turned it inside out!
Remember that in a recent exhibition mailer, we promised that you could download the desktop wallpaper of the fabulous Thunderdome drawing by Vanessa LaValle (http://topnotch-indeed.blogspot.com/)? Well, you've probably noticed that it hasn't been available. We've now repented and there are a variety of options for you below that you can use as your desktop (including your iPhone). Enjoy!
Admission: $10 (FREE for SPACES Season Pass holders and children age 17 and under).
Purchase your tickets here.
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