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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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Daily Practices: Gabriel Chalfin-Piney & Art Environments

03 / 22 / 2023

Gabriel Chalfin-Piney is a performance artist and organizer with a background in cohort creation and public programming. They are interested in making…

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Portal to Pasaquan

03 / 6 / 2023

We were invited down to Columbus State University as artist in residents to create a project using Eddie Owens Martin’s Pasaquan as a point of departu…

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Interview with Erika Nelson: Expert on World's Largest Things

02 / 23 / 2023

Erika Nelson is a visionary artist, educator and one of America’s foremost experts and speakers on the World’s Largest Things. She is a national resea…

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Recently Added Environments

Lemmon's Petrified Wood Park

Lemmon, South Dakota

Easter Island on the Hudson

Haverstraw, New York

Dinosaur Hill

Hickey Township, Arkansas

Kim's Corner Food

Chicago, Illinois

The Way House of Light

Madison, Wisconsin

Kermit Bishop Garden

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Allen Park (Hobbitville)

Salt Lake City, Utah

Rosemary Ollison's Home

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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From the Archives

SPACES’ Archive assistant Rachel Allison is currently working on digitizing Seymour Rosen’s slide collection documenting art environments. This photo is a recently digitized slide from the Jenner Beach Driftwood environment from 1973. An environment page for Jenner Beach is coming soon!



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