Art for Art's Sake: Alternative Art and Unusual Themed Exhibits Contribute to Success of 25-Year-Old, Artist-Run Gallery
Jancsurak, Joe, Art Business News
In the 1970s their numbers were great. In fact there were 300 of them. Today, there are 30. They're non-profit, alternative-space galleries, and one has been in existence for 25 years now in Cleveland.
Since 1978, the Spaces Gallery on the West Side of Clevelands's trendy" Flats" area has provided more than 7,500 artists in the visual and performing arts with an arena for presenting challenging ideas. Past exhibits have included "Alteratations--Altering the Human Figure," an exhibit of photography, sculpture, paintings and video; "Creating in Crisis: Making Art in the Age of Aids," an artists' exhibit held in conjunction with AIDS Awareness Week; "Impressions of Michelangelo" a dance performance; and "Radical Ink" an alternative comics exhibit.
Director of Spaces since 1982, Susan Channing says Spaces is all about the artists, promoting thought-provoking art, and creating awareness in the community.
The recent (March 19-May 14) "It's a Wonderful Life: Psychodrama in Contemporary Painting" exhibition is a successful example of what Spaces is all about. The linking of surreal …
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Publication information: Article title: Art for Art's Sake: Alternative Art and Unusual Themed Exhibits Contribute to Success of 25-Year-Old, Artist-Run Gallery. Contributors: Jancsurak, Joe - Author. Magazine title: Art Business News. Volume: 31. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2004. Page number: 24+. © 2009 Summit Business Media. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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