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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

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

Artwood Derby 2013: The SPACES Cup WINNERS   07.09.13

Here are the 2013 SPACES Cup Winners!!! YEAH!
check out the images from this years event http://flic.kr/s/aHsjGrHJyv

Entry Categories
Fastest (must abide by regulations)
Cars made for speed
WINNER: A.R.M. by Ethan Loderstedt

Hottest Mess
Your car may not even move, but it looks good going nowhere.
WINNER: Tribute by Adam Tully

Best of Show
For overall goodness. This car need not be fast or even pretty, but should blow the judge's socks off.
WINNER: Vanquish by Van Edwin Nutter

Corniest
WINNER: Cat by Maya Simmons

Winner: the Fastest - Ethan Loderstedt  Artwood Derby 2013
Winner: the Fastest - Ethan Loderstedt Artwood Derby 2013

Keywords: artwood, derby, spaces
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

Polkapocalypse, 12x12 Art Sale   08.28.12

This is a Call to all artists!!!
SPACES' 12x12 will take place during our annual benefit costume party Polkapocalypse, Saturday, November 03, 2012, 8:00PM - 1:00AM. http://bit.ly/polkapocalypse

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…polka dots, polka dresses, accordions, survival gear, zombies, bibles, all things Polkapocalypse

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/polka12x12faq.




Keywords: 12x12, apocalypse, apocalyse, benefit, donate, john c. williams, polka, polkapocalypse, spaces
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

Late Summer Reads   08.01.12

What has SPACES intern Kevin Ritter been reading lately? A lot!

Since it's summer vacation, I've been able to spend some time reading things for pleasure. So I've said a temporary farewell to medieval travelogues and hello to some good beach reads. Here are some of my favorite page-turners of the summer.

1. Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus. (Harper Perennial). Sara Marcus' account of the Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990's treats its subjects with great humanity. After finding some Bikini Kill songs on the internet, I was interested in learning more about the movement. This book is not just a history of a (perhaps) short-lived musical genre, but also an examination of the multitudinous shapes and forms that Riot Grrrl took: zines, clothing, concerts, conferences. This thought-provoking and well-written piece of non-fiction is a must-read for anyone interested in music, feminism, community organizing, or socially-engaged art practice.

2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Plath's only novel has become a mainstay on the favorites list of college students everywhere, but I had been somewhat resistant to sitting down with it. I don't know why I waited so long because when I curled up with it this summer I was taken with Plath's tight, beautiful prose. Esther Greenwood's slow descent into madness is moving and convincing. "The Bell Jar" is a piece worth re-reading this summer.

3. The Little Girl and the Cigarette by Benoit Duteurtre, translated by Charlotte Mandel. This biting satire by Frenchman Benoit Duteurtre weaves two seemingly disparate narratives. In a near-future in which children pretty much run the government, a man is accused of sexual perversion after a young girl catches him smoking in the bathroom. In the other narrative, a cunning prisoner attempts to evade execution by requesting a final cigarette before being put to death, which is against prison rules. The stories converge to satirize government bureaucracy and celebrity culture. There's also a delightfully inept lawyer named Maren Pataki who is not to be missed.

If you're looking for something considerably heavier, I would endorse these books:
1. Social Acupuncture by Darren O'Donnell.
2. Building Sex by Aaron Betsky.
3. Queer Space by Aaron Betsky.

I suggest going outside and enjoying the sunlight and a good book (whether it be one that I suggested or not!). Summer weather is ideal reading weather.

--
Kevin Ritter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg516PSgG5I

Kevin Ritter, Summer intern extraordinaire
Kevin Ritter, Summer intern extraordinaire

Keywords: book, books, intern, kevin ritter, spaces, summer reading
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: General

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