Visit the community garden next to the gas station at Main and Sheridan! The Renaissance Park Community Association works with the property owners to run a community garden. The RPCA and Backspace Collective collaborated to create a site for artwork in the garden. The eight-foot cube will house a variety of art installations. The first is a PEX installation by Backspace member Heather Brammeier.
Project 1612 is up and running! Read about it in Art & Society here.
Thank you so much to Chris Kukla for hosting a successful pit fire! Check out the results at our upcoming exhibition.
Backspace Collective was awarded 3rd Place for their collaborative, interactive piece Select All. The collaboration was part of the Peoria Art Guild’s exhibition Guess You Had to Be There. The exhibition was held at the Gateway Building in Peoria, and large numbers attended the reception and cut pieces from Select All to take home with them.
Select All, behind artists and Backspace members Jessica Bingham, Eugene Maison, Kari Thornton, and Heather Brammeier.
Thank you to the Peoria Art Guild, juror Joel Ross, and everyone who attended the exhibition!
Backspace Collective artist members will present Select All, a collaborative art installation, at Peoria’s Gateway Building, 200 NE Water Street. The work was chosen by jurors for the Peoria Art Guild’s exhibition Guess You Had To Be There.
Viewers will be invited to select some portion from the larger composition, and then they will be assisted in cutting their composition out of the whole. As a collaborative work, our piece represents the portions of ourselves that go toward making artwork and working in a collective; we in turn include every willing viewer in our collective efforts to bring art to Peoria. By making a selection, the participant engages in the act of cropping, composing–making choices the artist usually makes. Rather than deciding exactly how our work will be viewed, we will allow participants to show us how they would like the work to be seen.
The exhibition will be February 21–22, 2015. Opening reception February 21, 6-8.
Congratulations to Backspace Collective NFP. The organization has been granted tax exempt status by the IRS! This is great news for the organization and its supporters.