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SPACES is dedicated to the study, documentation, and preservation of art environments and self-taught artistic activity.

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Growing a Legacy: How Pearl Fryar Continues to Nurture His Vision

10 / 19 / 2021

It has been several years since Pearl Fryar has been able to complete the demanding physical labor required to maintain his sprawling topiary garden, …

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Out of Office: Detroit

10 / 3 / 2021

After more than a year of virtual travels, I had the distinct pleasure of sneaking in a trip to Detroit this summer – post-vaccine and pre-Delta explo…

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Interview with John Foster: SPACES Board Emertius

09 / 6 / 2021

For the last 35 years, John Foster has been an educator, graphic designer, painter, and photographer and continues as a passionate collector and schol…

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Markesan, WI

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From the Archives

Though Seymour Rosen is primarily known for his advocacy and photography of art environments photography practice, he also created photos of life around him and curated several important exhibitions like the 1966 show I Am Alive at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Check the SPACES blog to learn more about the founder of SPACES and his wide reach of artistic expression.

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