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Christina Vassallo

Executive Director, SPACES in Cleveland

Challenging the Status Quo

PRESENTED ON JUN 24, 2016
IN CLEVELAND @ VOL 28

Prior to moving to Cleveland to lead SPACES, Christina Vassallo was the Executive Director of Flux Factory, a nonprofit organization and arts collective in Queens, NY. She has independently curated exhibitions for a variety of non-profit and for-profit venues and is a self-described “stubborn bicyclist”. Please welcome to the PKN Stage for the second time, Christina Vassallo

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The Hidden Spaces

BY KATHY TOTH
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 11, 2012

Kathy Toth is an art photographer, and in this presentation she shares a recent photography project about hidden spaces in the city where bridges, drains, and drainage channels become art galleries for graffiti, skate parks for teens. These are all sorts of wonderful things to a small group of people who make creative uses of spaces that are hidden from the common eye.

Presentation of the Day on February 13, 2013.

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Betancourt's Spaces

BY CARLOS BETANCOURT
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

Curator and architect Carlos Betancourt creates exhibitions rich in content and beautiful, if ephemeral, spaces. His serious approach to every project makes him one of the most respected professionals in this field, with concepts ranging from contemporary art to literature. (in Spanish)

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I Suck, I Fail, I'm Alive

BY MATT CANDLER
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 07, 2014

Former CEO of New Schools for New Orleans  and founder and current fearless leader of 4.0 Schools, Matt Candler, speaks of creating and building for work and fun through his efforts with 4.0 Schools, an education incubator that takes those interested in education reform from the interest perspectives of education, technology and entrepreneurship and puts them in a lab environment,  and building electric bikes in the evenings once his kids are asleep.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 27, 2014.  

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Art expressions in public spaces

BY LUIS CLÉRIGA
@ VOL 32 ON NOV 05, 2013

Luis Clériga takes us on a journey through the history of underground music, its acomplishments in modern times and the evolution of its interactions with the public space. (In spanish)

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Ride Bikes, Make Things: How I Got to Do What I Love All Day

BY RHYS MAY
IN ATLANTA

Rhys May is living the dream making jewelry in her studio and bicycling. She won a state championship and is thankful to the bicycle community for supporting her studio practice.

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Obscured Windows & Open Spaces (My City, My Art)

BY MATTHEW MACAULAY
@ TWINSTORY ARTISTS' EVENT ON MAR 01, 2016

Artist Matthew Macaulay talks about how he became fascinated with Coventry's whited-out empty shop windows and the way these forms fed into his painting practice - and how the open spaces of Shetland and the death of his mentor influenced the direction his work took after that. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

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Creating Sacred Spaces

BY ROBIN HAINES MERRILL
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Artist, designer, and Christian missionary Robin Haines Merrill talks about creating sacred spaces throughout South Florida. She founded The Upper Room Art Gallery which is a place where artists have the freedom to express themselves spiritually and with artistic integrity in how our work is viewed and sold in the marketplace. 

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Public Spaces for Everybody?

BY SANDRA HALL
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 01, 2015

The British artist Sandra Hall is wondering about the concept of public space, and who are allowed to use them.

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SPACES Sculpture Trail

BY LISA BOLLINGER
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2018

Lisa Bollinger has been with Arts Huntsville for over four years and has served several roles, including her current position as Events Manager. Lisa coordinates events to include Concerts in the Park, Art Tour of Homes, the Monte Sano Arts Festival and Panoply and the most recent iteration of the SPACES Sculpture Trail in 2016, now getting ready for the next round in 2018.  Lisa doesn’t consider herself an artist but embraces and enjoys coordinating and organizing art events and supporting and working closely with artists.