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Guide to Kulchur at SPACES   11.09.13

Spearheaded by Lyz Bly, Ph.D. and RA Washington, Guide to Kulchur is a book, magazine, and periodicals shop that doubles as a co-op workshop for fanzines (zines), hand-made books, small publications, chap books, and other printed ephemera. In addition to the physical space and in collaboration with venues across the city, we host writers, artists, public and academic intellectuals to discuss zines, cooperative creative processes and spaces, art books, and the theories/new innovations emerging around the evolution and revolution of the printed word.

Guide to Kulchur offers multilingual editions of selected publications and a wide array of periodicals and zines on topics ranging from art and literature to identity politics and social justice. We stock an extensive used book section, and look for definitive editions, and iconic covers. We consider readers to be taste-makers, and we understand that if not for the love of book as object our store, and independents like it would not exist in the age of the Nook, and other E-Readers. Our new books/publications center on texts from small presses who are publishing the newest voices in literature, history, critical theory, philosophy, and identity politics. Key objectives of our mission are to give special consideration to new and young writers, publishers, and publications that are centered on alternative perspectives and intellectual pursuits and to connect our patrons with authors and thinkers that they would not find on the shelves of corporate booksellers like Barnes and Noble. Shelves are not simply stocked, they are curated and organized around art and literary movements, philosophical and theoretical concepts, and the stories and histories of groups and individuals who counter dominant ideas, trends, and political agendas.

For Reading CLE, we have selected some of the finest small presses to be displayed. Everything from handmade art books, to poetry/identity zines. Over 20 small presses are represented for this SPACES exhibit.

READING CLE

Presses represented

IZEN Press (Athens, OH)

Green Panda Press (Cleveland Heights)

Crisis Chronicles Press (Cleveland)

HydeOut Press (Cleveland)

Bottle Of Smoke Fine Letterpress (Dover, DE)

NIght Ballet Press (Elyria)

Lead Graffiti (Newark, DE)

HamburgerEYES Photography Collective (Los Angeles, CA)

Language Foundry (New Orleans, LA)

Poets Haven (Canton, OH)

Shiner Comics (Cleveland, Ohio)

Burning River Press (Cleveland, Ohio)

SparkleStreet Press (New York, NY)

DORIS Press (Athens, OH)

Sweet Candy Distro (Olympia, WA)

Psychiana Magazine (New York, NY)

Protext Press (Cleveland, OH)

Earthman's Press (Cleveland, OH)

Plus selections from The Guide To Kulchur Zine Archive, including Jim Lang's Bag-O-Zines from 1970 on, and CLeveland's infamous Artcrimes, curated and edited by Steven B. Smith

On view at SPACES Nov 15, 2013- Jan 17, 2014

Karen Lillis Interview
Here's a conversation with Karen Lillis about the Guide To Kulchur missio : http://karenslibraryblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/indie-bookstore-of-month-guide-to.html


by RA Washington


Keywords: guide to kulchur, lyz bly, ra washington, small press bookstores, small press bookstores. guide to kulchur, spaces
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Exhibitions

No Exit FREE Concert Nov 15 8:30pm   11.09.13

Greetings Friends,

If you're a fan of jazz, classical, the experimental or the downright avant-garde, then please join us for our November series of concerts - a tribute to the music (and musings) of the Raymond Scott Quintette.

We're only doing two shows in the Cleveland area: Friday, November 15 at SPACES and Monday, November 18 at Cleveland State University. Both concerts are free and open to the public! No Exit will also be making it's PAUSA art house debut on Saturday, November 16. This will truly going to be an amazing (and unusual) evening of music...... not to be missed!

The work of the extraordinary, brilliant, at times outlandish and always entertaining Raymond Scott has seen quite the revival. No Exit, along with some very special guest, are so very pleased to be presenting a program of brand new arrangements of Scott's music - by pianist Geoffrey Burleson, Russ Gershon, Greg DʼAlessio, Chris Auerbach-Brown and Eric Gonzalez - and a couple of original pieces inspired by the man himself - courtesy of No Exitʼs own James Praznik and Timothy Beyer. This will be the Ensemble's first program comprised entirely of world premiere pieces!

Joining members of the standing ensemble will be saxophonist Russ Gershon (of Either/Orchestra fame), percussionist Dinesh Joseph (of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra), drummer Ed Davis and trumpeter Scott McKee - who played with us on our 'Eric Dolphy' program back in 2011.

For more info on Raymond Scott, you can go to [raymondscott.com] and/or find a veritable plethora of musical treats on YouTube.

Word of mouth is always the best form of publicity, so please...... share it with your friends, bring a date, run through the streets screaming it at the top of your lungs, etc..

Thank you for your support!

Best Wishes,

Tim


SPACES
2220 Superior Viaduct Cleveland, OH 44113 216.621.2314
Friday, November 15 at 8:30 p.m.
(free)

PAUSA art house
19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY 14201 716.697.9069
Saturday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m.
$5 admission

Cleveland State University
Drinko Auditorium 2001 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 216.802.3053
Monday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m.
(free)


Keywords: experimental music, no exit, raymond scoot, spaces
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

Esmerelda   10.30.13

SPACES Disco Dada Dreamscape benefit is happening this Saturday from 7pm till 1 am. Clearly one of the best events of the year! This year, new local band, Esmerelda, will be playing during the V.I.P. hour.

If you love chilling or grooving Esmerelda is for you. The Esmerelda sound is a mix of hip hop jazz to funk, with lovely keyboard playing and some sweet beats from the drummer.

The Band:
Eli Hanley - keyboard
Hanley, studies at Tri-C and is the reincarnation of the 70s psychedelic movement.

Matt Davis – bass
Davis is new to the Cleveland scene and studies at Tri-C.

Danny Fernandez - drums
Fernandez is a student at CSU who performs at a variety of different
music venues around Cleveland.

E.S. Glen – vocals
The special addition to the group is an amazing freestyle rap artist, and an avid cartoonist.

Esmerelda will be putting the groove in disco dada and dreamscape at the SPACES benefit, come experience Esmerelda.

by Iris Rozman


Keywords: benefit, esmerelda, music, spaces
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

The Countdown Begins   10.24.13

With only a little over a week left until the big day, it is already not hard to tell that SPACES is getting ready for a fantastic night. Artists are coming and going bringing artwork to line the walls, there are cookies out for the board members, and excitement is in the air. It's as if the holidays have come early this year, but instead of holiday colors we'll wear our go-go boots and mustaches!

The hustle around here is contagious, with everyone getting ready for the big day. The silent auction is really coming together as the gallery is filled with great artwork waiting to be put on display.

The disco balls are going up, the phones are going off, and the SPACES family is wasting no time while dreams of dada dance in our heads.

On Saturday, November 2nd, SPACES is the place to be.
The Disco Dada Dreamscape is an experience you won't forget.

To preview artwork in the silent auction please go to this link http://flic.kr/s/aHsjLffRTB

The Lure of Roaring Waters by Lori Kella
The Lure of Roaring Waters by Lori Kella

Keywords: disco dada dreamscape spaces benefit
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

Bring us your 12x12!   10.14.13

Calling calling calling artists!

Disco Dada Dreamscape, The 35th Dimension - 12x12 sale

The 12x12 sale will take place during our annual benefit party, Saturday, November 02, 2013, 8:00PM - 1:00AM. http://bit.ly/Disco_website

Art is 12x12 inches or smaller, valued at and will sell for $75 .
To donate artwork to the 12x12 please fill out the form below.

Artwork does not need to fit within the theme of the party. But your pants do.

NOW...Then get your costumes ready…

For more details or if you have questions on anything contact Marilyn at msimmons@spacesgallery.org or check out this link for FAQ http://bit.ly/12x12_FAQ




Keywords: 12x12, 35thanniversary, benefit, dada, disco, donation, dreamscape, spaces
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

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