SPACES's Coming Attractions   05.30.12

SPACES has several exciting events around the corner, as part of The Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Opening of Alison Pebworth's Beautiful Possibility
Friday, June 1, 5:30 p.m. - Midnight
At the Loren Naji Studio Gallery (2138 West 25th Street)

San Francisco artist Alison Pebworth is spending the month of June in Cleveland as part of Beautiful Possibility, her traveling cross-country exhibition. Beautiful Possibility uses the 19th century American Traveling Show as inspiration for engaging people across the country about what it means to be American. At every tour stop, Pebworth sets up a display of hand-painted posters that use the elaborate graphics of Wild West show posters to re-tell American history.

Beautiful Possibility will open at the Loren Naji Studio Gallery this Friday, from 5:30 pm to midnight. There, Pebworth will be surveying people on their thoughts about "Americanitis," a curious 19th century nervous condition resulting from rapid modernization. While in Cleveland, Pebworth is partnering with urban farmers to make special "Cleveland Elixirs" for Americanitis, which you can sample all day at the West Side Market on Saturday, June 23.

Ohio City Bike Co-op Social Ride to Cleveland-area Historical Crime Scenes
Saturday, June 02, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
With Historian Katie Schanz
Meet at the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op (1840 Columbus Road)

SPACES partners with the Ohio City Bike Co-op for its June Social Ride, which will visit the scenes of some lesser-known Cleveland crimes. Held on the first Saturday of every month, the Social Ride is a short, easy, sight-seeing bicycle ride in Cleveland's Flats and Downtown neighborhoods. Loaner bikes are available, and more info can be found at:

Cleveland SGS Anonymous Artist Talk
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
At SPACES (2220 Superior Viaduct)

Have a chat with this elusive Cleveland-grown group of street artists and archivists, whose installation, Essence Unique Shrine and Showroom, is now on view at SPACES.

An East Cleveland Walking Tour of Industry, Art, and Architecture: Take Two
With Christopher Busta-Peck, Founding Editor of Cleveland Area History
Saturday, June 9, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
At New Life Cathedral (16200 Euclid Avenue)

Attendees loved last weekend's walking tour to some spectacular (and forgotten) places along Euclid Avenue. So much so that we're doing it again on June 9! Come see the remnants of Cleveland's early industry, in the massive stone tannery (c. 1850) on Nine Mile Creek the nucleus of this neighborhood's settlement, and some of the oldest homes in the county. Christopher Busta-Peck is the founding editor of Cleveland Area History. His first book, "Hidden History of Cleveland", was published by History Press last November.

America: Beautiful Possibility.  Alison Pebworth, 2008.  Courtesy of the artist.
America: Beautiful Possibility. Alison Pebworth, 2008. Courtesy of the artist.

Keywords: alison pebworth; beautiful possibility; ohio city bike co op; cleveland sgs; essence unique shrine a
Author: Kate Sopko, Residency Champion
Category: Events

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