“Right Here, Right Now” Artist Talk by Russ RuBert on First Friday

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ideaXfactory will be hosting “Right Here, Right Now” Signature Series artist talk by Russ RuBert on Friday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m. Afterwards we will be open until 10 p.m. for public performances, painting and soundscapes with the Harmonic Wall. Launching a new “Signature Series” of artist talks profiling local talent in the Springfield community, … Read More

International Convergence at ideaXfactory

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The ideaXfactory is quickly becoming a hub for art activities and during May’s First Friday Art Walk, an international hub. Tlaquepaque artists from our sister city in Mexico attended a public reception after ArtsFiesta! on the Square. Renowned ceramic artist and folk singer/song-writer Paco Padilla and performed in front of the Harmonic Wall along with … Read More

Live Art at Artsfest

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The ideaXfactory collaborated with Lemondrop and Squidfoo Art Gallery and Hacker Space to create Live Art at Artsfest on the weekend of May 3-4, featuring a live painting mural wall, hands-on figurative tape sculpture, all-ages innovative print-making, and extreme knitting. Ahead of the event, we create recycled art “road barricades” to mark the street and … Read More

Harmonic Wall opening

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The Harmonic Wall and Transient Constructions II by Russ RuBert opened on Friday, April 5th. Mayor Bob Stephens, City Manager Greg Burris and Assistant Public Works Director Jonathan Gano were invited guests to play musical instruments to activated the colored neon wall that responds to pitch, motion, and beat. Twenty-two bands of interactive colored lights … Read More

First Friday Open House

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For the February First Friday Art Walk, the city district maps from Tuesday eveing’s Public Art – Scultpure Walk Forum at the Springfield Art Museum were relocated to the ideaXfactory, and people visiting put some new stars on the “Places We Wish There Was Public Art” maps. We gave out information to visiting artists who … Read More

First Night at ideaXfactory is great stART for 2013!

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Art Of Space installation, neon and LED music and movement activated sculpture by Russ RuBert, hands-on Yarn Bombing and puppet-making at SquidFoo and laser finger rings were some the fun events for a spectacular First Night Springfield at the IdeaXfactory!

Contemporary Art Installations at ideaXfactory on First Night

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Experience site-specific art environments at ideaXfactory. Move inside the building to activate bright-colored neon sculptures by artist Russ RuBert. Climb into “Knitting Space” woven from plastic into gigantic webs by art and architecture group Art of Space. Try your hand at Yarn Bombing (non-permanent outdoor yarn graffiti) and add to an outdoor public art installation. … Read More

Yarn Bombers meet on Sundays 4-6

Yarn bombers have been meeting on Sundays at 4-6 pm at ideaXfactory. It’s an informal group — all ages, all genders are welcome. We have a community stash of yarn and tools, so you don’t need to bring anything. Or if you do have some old, scrap or salvage yarn you’re not using, bring it … Read More

Art of Space work session during November First Friday Art Walk

Here is the first work session to create Knitting Space that occurred on November’s First Friday Art Walk. Art of Space built the giant hand-made looms to weave the plastic strips into sections that will be hung from the ceiling, creating a canopy you can walk under or hammock where you can rest.