Outside Observations during St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 in Building, work in progress
Outside Observations during St. Patrick’s Day Parade

A recent article in the Minneapolis StarTribune featuring the Twin Cities “Irrigate Arts” program shows a leading national example of ways that artists can be urban troubleshooters when resident artists work closely with St. Paul’s Public Works staff. In addressing urban concerns, it’s interesting to think about who asks the questions or how urban problems […]

Imagine a 24-foot wall of light

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 in work in progress
Imagine a 24-foot wall of light

Now imagine you could control it just by waving your hand. Or swishing a paint brush and singing into a microphone. That’s what under development now at the ideaXfactory — a 24′ x 10′ wall of neon and LED lighting activated by these inputs. Inside the ideaXfacotry art space, artist Russ RuBert is constructing an […]

Art of Space continues work on Knitting Space

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in work in progress
Art of Space continues work on Knitting Space

Art of Space has been working every weekend to create a gigantic installation inside the ideaXfactory for the opening night of the interactive creation on the December 7th First Friday Art Walk. The second big work weekend of Knitting Space focused on building and installing the upper frames that will support the knitted webs. Next […]

Yarn Bombers meet on Sundays 4-6

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in work in progress
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 […]

Knitting Space continues, old Country Corner signs removed

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 in Videos, work in progress
Knitting Space continues, old Country Corner signs removed

On a second weekend at ideaXfactory, Art of Space continues work on Knitting Space, and RuBert Studios scrapes old hand-painted signs of the front windows until dusk. New window letters and posters going up soon!

Art of Space work session during November First Friday Art Walk

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 in Videos, work in progress
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.

Knitting Space in Progress

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 in work in progress
Knitting Space in Progress

Join Art of Space as they knit a gigantic interactive environment at the new ideaXfactory, 351 Boonville Avenue. After starting on November 2 during First Friday Art Walk., fabrication will continue for two weekends on November 10-11 and November 17-18. Springfield residents are invited to participate in the ongoing project. The installation will be completed […]