ArtFace: Laila Voss and Bruce Edwards
SPACES trustee Laila Voss was active at the organization “more or less invisibly,” even before she got involved with the DOMO artist-designed furniture project in 1985. She credits SPACES with jump-starting her involvement with artists in Cleveland. Bruce Edwards’ first Cleveland show was also held there, in 1992. The two have shared a Tremont studio since 1994. Bruce is now SPACES’ Residency Coordinator. “There has been pretty much a constant running dialogue between us about our work since the day we met,” says Edwards. “We have done several collaborations, and talk about art constantly, often about current projects.” Speaking of which, Voss is in the process of finishing a series of small sculptures she calls “urban reliquaries,” among other work. Edwards has an upcoming show at Brandt Gallery (opening with the May Tremont Art Walk). Together, Bruce and Laila will exhibit at the Maria Neil Art Project in Collinwood, in June.