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The Conversation with SWAP Artist, James Webb   10.12.18

TAKE A WALK. There are 6 slots available for individuals to participate in "The Conversation," a discussion-based, walking project with James Webb held in Cleveland in the Fall of 2018.

Unless otherwise arranged, these walks start at SPACES (2900 Detroit Ave.) and are conducted one-on-one for an hour in the spirit of an open discussion on foot. There are no outcomes other than a walk and a talk. The conversations are not documented, and all information is kept private.

Please e-mail Megan Young (myoung@spacesgallery.org) to book a session. Walks will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Let us know your preferred time slot on the hour: Mon-Thur 10am-3pm (10/22-10/25)

James Webb by Pieter Hugo
James Webb by Pieter Hugo

Keywords: artist in residence, communication, exchange, swap, walk
Author: Megan Young, Project Coordinator
Category: Events

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

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