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Field Report: Pavlina Mladenova   04.08.14

The month of March was an intense period for SWAP resident artist Pavlina Mladenova, who is supported by the Cleveland Foundation's Creative Fusion program. During her first few weeks in Cleveland Pavlina adjusted to her new environment, visited local attractions that are of special relevance to her SPACES project.

She has visited many cultural sites and events, including a dance performance of Groundworks, a film debut at the Cleveland International Film Festival, the West Side Market, gallery hops and art walks all over town, and a field trip with the SPACES gang to see the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh.

Pavlina met with a group of students at SPACES through West Side Community House Sisterhood program, to offer a glimpse into the life of a working artist. She also gave a lecture on her work to students at the University of Akron and traveled to New York City with them, visiting several museums and meeting with organizations that promote Eastern European artists. All the while, Pavlina began work on her research project that will look at the interaction of Clevelanders with contemporary art, culminating in an exhibition at SPACES in May.

Pavlina speaks to members of the West Side Community House Sisterhood program.
Pavlina speaks to members of the West Side Community House Sisterhood program.

Keywords: creative fusion, pavlina mladenova, swap
Author: Christina Vassallo, Executive Director
Category: Artists

Call For Entries: SPACES R&D and SWAP   11.27.13

DEADLINE: Monday December 23, 2013 5:00pm
(not a post mark deadline)

APPLICATION & GUIDELINES:
R&D: http://www.spacesgallery.org/artists/apply/rd
SWAP: http://www.spacesgallery.org/artists/apply/swap


Spread the work folks. We are looking for new and exciting projects.


SPACES is a presenting contemporary art venue dedicated to artists who explore and experiment. Located on the west side of downtown Cleveland, SPACES currently operates three programs to feature the excellent works of our curated artists: R&D (Research & Development), SWAP (SPACES World Artists Program), and The Vault.

R&D - The R&D program invites artists, curators and other cultural producers to articulate their research and development of ideas and objects through a supported exhibition or project. These exhibitions and projects may be group, solo, or collaborative endeavors.
This call-for-entries is open to all established or emerging artists,
curators and cultural producers who are 21 years old or older. As the name of the program suggests, we're looking for artists who are
delving into or willing to delve into research and then developing that research into projects. Applications must show promise and strong conceptual grounding. http://www.spacesgallery.org/artists/apply/rd

SWAP - The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) is a residency program for international, U.S. and local artists, founded in 2002 to foster cultural exchange between audiences in Northeast Ohio and artists from around the world. SWAP residencies are intensive opportunities for experimental artists to produce and present new work. This call-for-entries is for Northeast Ohio submissions only and is open to all established or emerging artists, curators and cultural producers who are 21 years old or older. Applications must show promise and strong conceptual grounding. Please note, Northeast Ohio artists cannot be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs at the time of a SWAP residency http://www.spacesgallery.org/artists/apply/swap

$10 application fee for processing submissions
https://www.spacesgallery.org/shop/category/merchandise
Please visit http://www.spacesgallery.org/artists/apply/rd before calling or emailing with questions. There you will find an extensive FAQ, application procedures and guidelines.

Guide to Kulcher, Underwood 333, 2013
Guide to Kulcher, Underwood 333, 2013

Keywords: application, r&d, spaces, swap
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Artists

Follow That Truck!   05.30.13

This June 7 9, William Pope.L's Pull! (http://www.spacesgallery.org/project/pull) will feature hundreds of individuals physically pulling an 8-ton truck across the city of Cleveland. You can see where the truck will be and it's current status below. Come by one of the truck stops to see what it's all about.



Routes may change due to weather, construction and congestion. Please check Twitter and Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

Routes may change due to weather, construction and congestion. Please check Twitter and Facebook for the most up-to-date information.




Keywords: community art, participatory art, performance art, pull!, swap, william pope.l
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Events
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Preview: Jimmy Kuehnle   01.30.13

Jimmy Kuehnle, SPACES' current artist-in-resident, will launch his project titled Jimmy Kuehnle's Twinkling Tricycle Tour of Enchantment: Cleveland this Friday, February 1st. Kuehnle is known lately for his many inflatable projects including the one on view at The Sculpture Center (http://www.sculpturecenter.org/show_details/2013_W2S_Braun_Kuehnle_Nein.html#Kuehnle) through February 23rd. For SPACES, he harkens back to his earlier bicycle projects from 2004-05 such as Invisible Bike (2005) and Drawing Bike (2005).

Jimmy Kuehnle's Twinkling Tricycle Tour of Enchantment: Cleveland involves an industrial tricycle used to haul dies around an Indianapolis warehouse. Outfitted with a twisted cloud of lights, this cycle will travel around the streets of Cleveland, and when not in use, will be on view at SPACES. Prior to the opening reception at SPACES this Friday, February 1st, Kuehnle will ride the tricycle from Tower City Center across the Carnegie Bridge to SPACES.

Check back at http://www.SPACESgallery.org frequently for updates on new events involving the twinkling tricycle out and about in Cleveland.

More details at: http://www.jimmykuehnle.com. And by the way "Kuehnle" is pronounced like "keenly."



Jimmy Kuehnle,
Jimmy Kuehnle, "Invisible Bike," 2005.

Keywords: jimmy kuehnle, light, performance art, sound, swap
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Artists

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

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