Upside-Down Worlds: Yoko Inoue at SPACES


In contrast to tweet-driven instant history, the spineless communications backbone of the first 100 days of the Trump administration, Yoko Inoue is interested in taking a longer, deeper look at certain affairs. Her own “Tea Taste Democracy and Upside-Down Objects” exhibit at SPACES that runs concurrently with “The First 100+ Days” takes a look at the last 80+ years of […]

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Damage Assessment: The First 100+ Days, at SPACES


“100 days, 100 nights / To know a man’s heart” sang the late, great Sharon Jones, fitting her voice tightly against the pounding retro-soul sound of The Dap Kings. Of course, when that hit song was first recorded almost a decade ago Donald Trump wasn’t yet known as a political heavy-hitter. But on the evening of November 8, 2016 Sharon […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of Making Art with Meaning


  We are excited to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Art Therapy Studio throughout 2017. Since being founded in 1967 we have transformed from a single, medically-focused art studio at MetroHealth into an ever-growing organization serving clients with a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges across Cuyahoga County and beyond. Our partnerships with hospitals, mental health and addiction […]

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SPACES Unveils their New Home


The folks at SPACES really know how to throw a good party – and their grand opening weekend on January 14 and 15 did not disappoint.  It was two days of performances, temporary installations, delightful food and drink, and of course some dancing. During the Saturday night “Roving Housewarming Party” nearly 30 area artists either contributed art or gave performances; […]

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SPACES – Michela Picchi, Italy / Berlin, Germany: “Someone designed that.”


Designer and illustrator Michela Picchi comes to Cleveland this fall, bringing her six-hue palette, a pop art sensibility and a fierce enthusiasm for a new opportunity. Picchi, an Italian-born artist living in Berlin, is one of  six members of this fall’s Creative Fusion residency created by the Cleveland Foundation. Visiting artists are hosted by a local organization — SPACES, in […]

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