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Interview with Jo Farb Hernández: SPACES Director and Chief Curator Emerita

With the redesigned website officially launched and a new SPACES Archives era underway at the Kohler Foundation, we were inspired to take a deeper look into our history by interviewing the SPACES Board Emeriti to recognize and share their tremendously important work.  

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Out of Office: Wisconsin to Iowa Road Trip

Though the SPACES team is safely working from home during the current Covid-19 pandemic, when we are able to travel, we often use SPACES to find art environments at or around our destinations. (See the map here!) We'll be sharing highlights of these trips in this new ongoing blog series: Out of Office. For our first installment, our archivist Ann Gappmayer traveled from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to Iowa City, Iowa:  

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Amazing Art Environments Built by Women

For International Women's Day, we wanted to highlight some of the women artists that are part of the SPACES Archives! From ceramics to fibers, concrete to paint, enjoy these amazing and immersive works of art these women created using the resources available, transforming the environments they inhabited. Though all of these artists have vastly different experiences, they all have one thing in common: they took their dreams and made the time to make them reality. 

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A Conversation with Alex Gartelmann, Artist and Site Steward at Mary Nohl House

SPACES recently participated in a panel called Life/Site Specific: The Creation, Collection, and Care of Art Environments at the 108th College Art Association Annual Conference held February 12-15 in Chicago. To our knowledge, this is the first ever panel dedicated to art environments presented at a CAA conference. (Please let us know if you're aware of other similar panels!) This panel was co-chaired by Annalise Flynn, principal of Vernacular Art Services LLC, and Lisa Stone, curator at the Roger Brown Study Collection in Chicago, and panelists included: Valerie Balint, Program Manager of Historic Artists' Homes and Studios; Laura Bickford, Associate Curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC); and Alex Gartelmann, Programming Director and Site Steward of Mary Nohl Art Environment, JMKAC. 

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‘Harry Heads West’ California Vernacular Art Road Trip

Harry Warnarr at Bottle Tree Ranch

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Public Urged to Save the Skin of the Bride!

The Board of the Painted Bride has agreed to sell its building at 230 Vine Street to a developer who plans to demolish it in order to build a 14-unit residential structure.

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Under Construction: New SPACES website on its way!

Under Construction: New SPACES website on its way!

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Crowdfunding for Dutch documentary “Bricoleurs” about American Visionary Art Environments

Bricoleurs Documentary and Hanna Volbeda seek support to complete documentary

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Visit to the Casa de las Ranas [The House of Frogs] and the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery

Visit to Anado McLauchlin's Casa de las Ranas [The House of Frogs] and the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery by Jo Farb Hernández

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EOA Annual General Assembly 2019

EOA Annual General Assembly 2019

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