by Julia Whyel After a near-death experience in 2009, Julie K. Gray finds that much of her artwork addresses mortality and the psychological space of “limbo,” thematically. In order to address these intangible subjects, she has come to use symbolism, humor, kitsch, cultural signposts and varied media (primarily needlepoint, childhood craft, photography and video) to become more accessible to the...
by Julia Whyel Deborah Wing-Sproul is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in photography, video and performance. Her performances (or "performative acts") permeate the genres of sculpture/installation, drawing, photography and printmaking. She is a 2018 Kindling Fund recipient for her project Durational Devices, and is a member of SPACE Studios. Julia Whyel sat down with her in the fall...
by Julia Whyel Spencer Keeton Cunningham is a contemporary artist whose work encompasses large-scale murals, film and sculpture. A member of the Colville Tribe based in Northeastern Washington, his work focuses on environmental and social issues, including Native American rights.
Nearly every seat was full at Hannaford Hall this past Saturday night. John Biewen and Chenjerai Kumanyika, the creator and contributor to the Scene on Radio podcast series “Seeing White” came and re-enacted Episode 36 “That’s Not Us, So we’re Clean (Seeing White, Part 6.) The episode considers the differences between Northern and Southern expressions of racism. An energized audience responded...
by Kelsey Halliday Johnson, Executive Director We’re proud and thrilled to sharing our dynamic new rebrand today. SPACE has been so lucky to work with the designer Matt Poor on this crucial shift. Now Portland-based, Poor’s extensive experience in branding and design started with 17 years working in New York including projects with cultural institutions like Jazz at Lincoln Center and the...
by Julia Whyel Hope Rovelto is a woman, artist, business owner, educator, and great wedding dancer in Portland, Maine. Her screen printing business Little Chair Printing is based in SPACE Studios and is currently printing all of SPACE's new apparel.
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