May 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016


Kate Sopko's series of short films collectively known as The Fixers isn't exactly about fixing Cleveland, which might be impossible, though her narratives do show people hard at work repairing neighborhoods, hammering at closed minds. But "Fixers" in this usage are really guides to complex social or political situations-insiders who...more


Friday, May 20, 2016

Spaces gallery releases the first of its "Fixer" film series aimed at RNC delegates (video)

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland artist Kate Sopko and a team of collaborators today released the first of seven short films aimed at answering the hypothetical question of what residents involved in remaking the city would show delegates to the upcoming Republican National Convention, if they had the chance. The online project,...more


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SPACES Presents Politically Themed Exhibits as RNC Nears

Gearing up for this summer's RNC, SPACES hosts an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday, May 20, for three new projects that explore the political process. In addition to the highly anticipated local project, The Fixers, SWAP resident artist Roopa Vasudevan (based in Shanghai and Brooklyn) begins...more


Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Artist's projects get to heart of issues

What should visitors to Cleveland for July's Republican National Convention see and hear about the city's assets and challenges? Artist Kate Sopko and a group of filmmakers are asking that question to a group of Clevelanders who are active in a range of civic ventures and asking for their answers in...more


April 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

"The Fixers" will offer contrast amid RNC preparations

During the 2016 Republican National Convention this July, Cleveland expects more than 50,000 visitors and unprecedented media attention. Conventioneers will spend the majority of their time in a small compact section of downtown. Public and private entities are well aware of that attention. To wit, in a story that's running...more


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