NEGATIVE SPACE GALLERY
Home to the work of Gadi Zamir
For the last 6 years, Negative Space has existed as a home for hundreds of artists, musicians, and spectators. We built our foundation on the mission to serve as a platform for artists and a gathering place for the community. The combination has created an atmosphere unlike any other: a hidden oasis of art and people.
Our Team works diligently to empower the unique talent of everyone that comes through our doors, whether that be a professional artist, an aspiring musician, or even just a community patron. We pride ourselves on operating commission-free, allowing any profit made from an artist’s work to go right back into their pocket. Our stage continuously elevates local, national, and international talent during our free and open-to-the-public monthly Jam Nights, Sketch Nights, and Open Mic Nights, as well as our vibrant concert series and theatric events.
We consider Negative Space to be a true non-profit host for communal exchange. Not only does our "hidden oasis" inspire participants and audiences alike, but we also learn from what the community brings to us. Our friendly neighbors have opened our eyes to countless community engagements, fellow non-profits, and exciting opportunities to grow and invest in the Cleveland art community.
PRAXIS FIBER WORKSHOP
Featuring Artist Anna Routson
WHAT IS PRAXIS?
The idea for Praxis came to fruition when the Cleveland Institute of Art announced that they would be downsizing the fiber department and merging it with the existing sculpture and video departments. We took the existing fiber equipment including 17 floor looms and assorted dyeing supplies and opened a non profit fiber art center. Our facilities are available to the CIA community and the greater Cleveland community in the revitalized arts district of Collinwood in east Cleveland. We offer classes and workshops teaching a wide variety of fiber techniques. In addition, Praxis offers studio space for local fiber artists and a gallery to promote the field of contemporary fiber art.
WHAT IS FIBER?
At Praxis we work with mostly natural fiber, which is derived from either cellulose like cotton, flax and hemp or protein like wool or silk. It is flexible and can be folded or twisted upon itself to create a plane or larger surface. These natural materials are extremely susceptible to dye. Dye labs are also essential to the historic process of weaving and yarn dyeing as well as fabric surface design. Weaving and dyeing have functional purposes such as clothing and home accessories but can also be used for inventive, experimental, visual art. Praxis is also the home of a sustainably grown community indigo garden. At Praxis we use both synthetic and natural dyes and try to be aware and limit the environmental effects of both processes.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Without Praxis, this incredible equipment, which has taught artists for decades, would have been stored or given away bit by bit. Without the studio space that Praxis provides, this type of art making is less accessible to a community that has always supported fiber art and to the generation of emerging artists who show a resurgence of passion for this field. Art education is an extremely important aspect of community, vibrancy, creativity and diversity in any city. Praxis will add to the diversity and accessibility of these establishments, helping to make Cleveland an artistic destination within the United States and the entire world.
If you wish to receive more information regarding Praxis Fiber Workshop, please contact us at email@example.com.
Home of Sculptor Jerry Schmidt
Waterloo 7 Studio/Gallery is the working studio of Jerry Schmidt his son Tyler Schmidt, and his grandson Nathan. Jerry’s father Fred Schmidt was a well-known metal sculptor in Cleveland, Ohio. Jerry and Tyler create indoor and outdoor sculptures for private collectors and corporate collections. They create large and small works in steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper. Works by Please call to set up a time for viewing or consultation. Jerry’s work is held in the permanent collections of Hilton Cleveland Downtown, Hotel University Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, the Peter B Lewis Building on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and at the Cleveland VA Medical Center.
MADS EMIL WILKEN
Mads Emil Wilken is one of the most exciting artists in Denmark at present. With a current show running in Paris, Mads is a proven major force on the rise in the Art World. SAYMO is proud to be an affiliate of Mads and supports our brother from another !