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05.01 2008

FUZZ : Pillow Fort Update

Stop by Space on May 2 for the Opening Reception of FUZZ

6 to 10 PM – Featuring cupcakes, a live musical performance by psychedelic-folk duo Anahita (featuring Tara from Fursaxa and Helena from Espers) and fuzz-folk band The Great White Jenkins from Richmond, VA. Music begins at 8 pm.

Pillow Fort

05.01 2008

FUZZ : Puppet Show

A delightful performance by Sean Purl Samoheyl, an artist from Louisa, VA. Sean makes whimsical puppets from cardboard and magic markers. Musical accompaniment by Super Daughter and Kayde.

04.04 2008

LoBot First Friday Opening at 6pm

Preview the install in progress of the LoBot show that is opening this First Friday, April 4th, at 6pm.

LoBot will be cooking dinner.

04.04 2008

LoBot Installation

LoBot Gallery has been building something massive in our gallery. Stop by this first Friday, April 4th, at 6pm and all month long to experience it first hand.

LoBot will be serving dinner.

making multiples

projections and parapet

stop by and see

03.19 2008

Out of the Shell of the Old : Justseeds

ABOUT THE SHOW

Out of the Shell of the Old, running
throughout July 2008 at Space 1026, will be a unique collaborative
installation/exhibition from members of the radical artists’ cooperative
Justseeds. Based on the theme of “a new world rising out of the shell of the
old”, this show will incorporate built environments, video installation, and
printed work to explore both the dark and troubling times we now live in, as
well as our hopes for a better, brighter world. Members of Justseeds will be
travelling to Philadelphia from across the country to collaboratively create a
unique and exciting body of work

Throughout the month, we will also be hosting a variety of events, from
presentations on radical art history to DJ dance parties to puppet shows to
music events. Opening on July 4th.

ABOUT THE GROUP

Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized
community of artists who have banded together to both sell their work online in
a central location and to collaborate with and support each other and social
movements. Our website is not just a place to shop, but also a destination to
find out about current events in radical art and culture. Our blog covers
political printmaking, socially engaged street art, and culture related to
social movements. We believe in the power of personal expression in concert
with collective action to transform society.

History
Justseeds was originally started in 1998 by artist Josh MacPhee as a way to
distribute his art and the Celebrate People’s History poster series. He slowly
expanded Justseeds to include the work of like-minded artists. In 2004 it grew
too large to hold in MacPhee’s apartment and order fulfillment was taken on by
Clamor Magazine and their new online sales venture Infoshop Direct. Both
Justseeds and Infoshop Direct continued to grow, but in late 2006, serious
financial problems at Infoshop Direct caused it to unexpectedly and immediately
shut down. Justseeds was left with no functioning website, no order fulfillment
service, and over $8,000 in debt; things looked pretty bleak. Amazingly, a
grassroots effort of hundreds of people donating relatively small amounts of
money helped Justseeds pay off all it’s debt, and a couple of successful
benefit art shows raised enough money to launch a new and improved website.

During this difficult time, MacPhee reached out to a dozen like-minded
artists and previous collaborators as well as the political street art blog
Visual Resistance in order to re-create Justseeds as a cooperative effort.
Justseeds was transformed into Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists’
Cooperative, an artist/worker owned and run cooperative, that launched in the
summer of 2007.

Justseeds Website

Press or General Inquiries
Contact Aryon at 215.833.5672
He also responds to email.

03.06 2008

New Friends: Cinders at Space 1026 : First Friday

Cinders is in the process of installing their show which will open this first friday.

Details

Sto sees the light.

03.06 2008

Old Friends: Reload 10 year Anniversary

Reload is throwing a party on Friday and everyone is invited:

Hello everyone!
I just thought I would let ya’ll know that I am throwing Reload a 10yr
Anniversary party and it’s this Friday! So come on over after all your
First Friday events and have a drink, eat some hors d’oeuvres, and
dance! We will be raffling off 10yr Anniversary Bags along with other
prizes, there will be portraits (bring your reload bag!), costumes, and
lots of fun to be had by all!

Its on 12th and Spring Garden at the Mad Decent Mausoleum. 9-2, $5
cover, beer’s free! ($1 donation), food made by other reloaders,
portraits with your reload bag by Julius Reeves, music by Rock Tits,
Immediate, and Strawberry Mansion. Oh yes, it will be fun!!!!

See you there!
Carrie

Ryan Creed chats with Reload.

Be there on a bike.

02.29 2008

Cosmic Cafe has landed.

COSMIC CAFE : A 1026 Food Show

Friday, February 29th at 7 pm – yup, come celebrate the day that only comes once every four years (=LEAP YEAR) with the kids at Space 1026 for the annual Food Show! Get your freaky cuisine in the oven and get it to Space 1026 to share.

Costumes or festive dress encouraged. Bring your friends – there will be entertainment, photo ops and mummers!

Bringing a dish?
More Info Here

The Space 1026 store will be open during the food show, make sure to check out the limited edition poster for the Cosmic Cafe by Salty Snacks will be available for purchase.

Questions? email Caitlin Perkins at caitlinemmaperkins at gmail.com

No aliens were harmed in the planning of this event.

02.21 2008

Screenprinting

New interns Drew and Melissa printing with Crystal Stokowski.

02.21 2008

FUZZ

visionary comfort, multi-dimensional, heart love experiences

Fuzz is an art show by new friends and old friends from central Virginia and elsewhere.

The show will include an oversize screen-printed pillow fort. In addition to the handcrafted works on display, there will be a merchandise table with homemade books, clothing and frills!

Throughout the exhibit, there will be a series of special events, including a piñata-making workshop, music shows, kite-flying and more.

Fuzz Calendar of Events:

May 2 – Opening Reception – 6 to 10 PM – Featuring cupcakes, a live musical performance by psychedelic-folk duo Anahita (featuring Tara from Fursaxa and Helena from Espers) and fuzz-folk band The Great White Jenkins from Richmond, VA. Music begins at 8 pm.

May 4 – Puppet Show – 4 PM – A delightful performance by Sean Purl Samoheyl, an artist from Louisa, VA. Sean makes whimsical puppets from cardboard and magic markers. Musical accompaniment by Super Daughter and Kayde.

May 15 – Pinata-making Workshop – 7 to 9 PM – Kristin Smith, an artist from Williamsburg, VA, leads a workshop on making pinatas. The piñata is a brightly colored paper-mache container, often shaped as an animal and filled with treats. Participants will get to make their own pinata and take home a how-to zine.

May 17 – Screen-printing Party – 1 to 4 PM – Thomas Dean and Travis Robertson screen print your shirt or hoodie or whatever for free. Thomas and Travis talk about their printing methods and styles at 1 pm. Thomas’ shirts are seen on awesome peeps up and down the East Coast. Travis was an integral part of The Drama, a now-defunct arts quarterly. Hands down, these are two of the best printers out of central Virginia. Friends from Space 1026 will be printing, too!

May 24 – Music Performance – 8 PM – Tickley Feather (Paw-Tracks) and Colin from USAisamonster (Load Records) perform. Tickley Feather grew up in central Virginia and now makes her home in Philly. Back in the day, Colin helped run a DIY show space in Charlottesville, VA. These days, he lives in Brooklyn and makes awesome noisy music. $6. Doors open at 7 pm.

May 25 – Drawing Party – 3 PM – Let’s draw, collage, and make zines together. Meet some new friends!

May 29 – Music Performance – Dark Meat (Orange Twin Records/Vice Records) perform. This 17-person music collective hails from Georgia and is as fond of Albert Ayler as we are. EARLY SHOW. More details TBA. $6

TBA – Kite Flying Celebration – RSVP for this event at the opening reception! If you sign up, you will be contacted in advance of a windy day in May for a wonderful kite-flying activity. Handmade screen printed kites will be available for participants and feel free to bring your own kite, too.

May 31 – Last Day of Fuzz – Hug your friends!

Press or General Inquiries
Contact Aryon at 215.833.5672
He also responds to email.

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