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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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The Hartman Rock Garden: Past, Present, and Future with Kevin Rose

05 / 10 / 2021

In 1932, during the height of the Great Depression, Harry George “Ben” Hartman (1883-1944) began building a rock garden after losing his job as an iro…

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A Conversation with Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks

04 / 29 / 2021

SPACES Archives recently reached out to Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks, an artist living and working near Atlanta, Georgia, to learn more about his practice…

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Interview with Gregg Blasdel: Artist, Curator, Educator

04 / 16 / 2021

Gregg Blasdel is an artist, curator, and educator. His seminal Art in America article “The Grass Roots Artist” introduced a broad arts audience to art…

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Recently Added Environments

The Blue Loop

Bath, Michigan

Tom Carapic

New York City, New York

Darren Miller

Markesan, Wisconsin

Eldren M. Bailey

Atlanta, Georgia

Vernon Burwell's Sculpture Garden

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Mary's Art Yard

Tallahassee, Florida

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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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