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Kid Art Review #5   06.04.15

For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewer is 6 year old William. Being a particular fan of making messes and playing games, he had few critical thoughts on our current artist projects and enjoyed them only as a kid can--to their fullest.

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

(WI) The Jumbo Tron, because it kept making noise and bouncing back and forth until you let go of the button.

(SP) Do you like pushing buttons?

(WI) Mmm Hmm!

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

(WI) Very hard and taste like plastic.

(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?

(WI) They would be friendly, because it looks very big and very friendly even if it wasn't a human. Because it's going back and forth and back forth and it's fun to watch.

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

(WI) I've seen this in a person's yard a long time ago. It's a baby toy.

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

(WI) Awesome! Because everything was super cool and everything there was kind of active.

(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.

(WI) Throw rocks! Because then you could make a big mess and I LOVE making messes (loudly chuckles).

(SP) Do you make a mess at home?

(WI) Yep! (proudly)
(SP) What does your mom say about that?

(WI) Clean it up. (somberly)

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

(WI) Cool, because their artwork was really cool.

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

(WI) How did you make that? How did they make everything?

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

(WI) Five, because everything in there was awesome!

(SP) Would you recommend your friends to see this show?

(WI) Mmmm Hmmm!

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

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

Kid Art Review #3   01.13.15

For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewers are sisters: 5 year-old Millie and 6 ¾ year old Adlee. Adlee and Millie spent a Sunday afternoon with us here at SPACES intently studying (or in the words of Mille, "staring at") the work of Collin Lyons and Irina Spicaka. This is what they had to say about our winter projects.


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

(Adlee) I like the big rock because it's humongous and lumpy, bumpy.

(Mille) I like the shiny pretty one made out of metal. It looks like a statue.

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

(AD) Salty, because its probably made out of salt.

(MI) It would taste like "metally"...because it's so metal, and made out of metal.

(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?

(AD) Shy. Sure, I'd want to be friends with them because I'd want to know their name.

(MI) I'm going to say "Hi friends."

(SP) Do you think they would be friendly or shy?

(MI) Friendly. Because they'd be nice.

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

(AD) No.

(MI) Yep, reminds me of a person...a statue person.

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

(AD) Fun, but boring a little bit. Maybe interesting.

(MI) FUN!

(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.

(AD) PLAY!

(MI) Play, because it's very fun and I had to stare at things all day.

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

(MI) How did you make it?

(AD) Hello!

(SP) That's not a question! What would you ask them?

(AD) Hello.

(SP) Okay, moving on. If there was one thing you could say to the artist what would that be?

(MI) HI!

(AD)

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

(AD) One.

(SP) One means you didn't like it.

(AD) WHAT!? Wait, I mean 5! Five-uh!

(MI) Five!



Kid Art Review #3
Kid Art Review #3

Keywords: art review, installation, kids, opinion, sculpture
Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

Kid Art Review-2   10.16.14

For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewer is 8 year-old Jaden, who really likes to draw. We asked her what she thought of the exhibit and this is what she said.

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

(Jaden) The Salt Stairs in TAG Round 2 because it's really different and I haven't seen anything like it before.

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

(JA) SALTY! Because I tried it!

(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?

(JA) I think they would be both because sometimes I can be a little of both.

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

(JA) No, it's not like anything I've seen before because, like I said before, it's really different. I haven't seen anything else quite like it because it is one of a kind. Even if someone tried to remake it, it wouldn't be just like it.

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

(JA) Very, very good! I think being able to go around the pieces is way better than just sitting there.

(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.

(JA) Watch TV, because I play a lot and read a lot in my spare time and I'm not really allowed to watch TV unless it's Friday, Saturday or Sunday. So I take the week to think about what I have and not what I'm waiting for. I used to watch Power Rangers but then I got cut off because I wasn't supposed to watch it but then I sneaked it and got in trouble, very deep trouble.

(SP) So what do you watch now if you can't watch Power Rangers?

(JA) I don't know, I have the whole week to figure it out.

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

(JA) Why did you do it this way? Because I want to know what the inspiration was that made them make it or if they just grew up like that saying "I like salt so I'm going make something out of it."

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

(JA) Five, if there was a hundred I would circle them all! I think that I liked it because it feels and looks really special to me. So I think that artists, and I love doing art myself, have to be inspired by something because I know that when I see my drawings it makes me want to do more of it.


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

Kid Art Review   07.09.14

SPACES is launching a new critical initiative, Kid Art Reviews, where we ask a child between the ages of 5-12 to comment on a current exhibition in the gallery. The review and conversation with SPACES staff is then posted for all to enjoy. If your child is interested in being an Art Reviewer, get in touch with us at contact@spacesgallery.org, or give us a call at 216-621-2314.

For this first edition of Kid Art Reviews our guest reviewer is Celia, a 12 year old who really enjoys visual arts. We asked her what she thought of the exhibition and this is what she said.

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

(Celia) TAG's "Gig Economy" website because it is interactive. I like how it uses humor and how it focuses on specific politics. I like seeing how humor interacts with serious issues.

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

(CE) Sweet & Sour: The humor makes it funnier so it lightens up the issues a little bit but the way it references the issues also makes it a little sour.

(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?

(CE) Get to know them; they'd be sarcastic. I think they would be sarcastic because they used things you wouldn't be used to seeing on a website such as Antarctica and McDonalds-which a lot of people make fun of-so I can see some sarcasm there.

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

(CE) No, this is very new to me. SPACES is a really nice art gallery for me to go to, I just prefer it to other galleries because I prefer things that are interactive and actually puts an influence on you.

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

(CE) Extravagant, because they did all these projects and were able to put them into one exhibition.

(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.

(CE) Draw and go on the Internet. The website reminded me of a lot of Internet references which made me want to look at some political things.

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

(CE) "May God bless you." I'm just messing around, because they are amazing. It's just a joke really, so it's not anything serious.

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

(CE) Nothing. I'd be too speechless to talk. I'm a little bit starstruck and their work is pretty amazing.

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

(CE) Six, I thought the show deserved a good rating and I really liked the dog Truman and wanted to draw him.

(follow this link to see the Reviewer in action, and to see the drawing of Truman, http://bit.ly/1mIMkqK)


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Celia Reviewing the exhibition
Celia Reviewing the exhibition

Keywords: art, kids, mystery art shopping, review, spaces, tag
Author: Christina Vassallo, Executive Director
Category: Kid Art Review

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