“Qi” Cloud of Vital Energy installation by Art of Space on May 2nd

April 22, 2014ideaXfactory

During May 2nd First Friday Art Walk, Art of Space collaborating with other groups from Hammons School of Architecture will expand the “Qi” installation in the ideaXfactory. In traditional Chinese culture, qi is the active principal part of every living being — the natural energy or life force, and can be literally translated as “breath” or “air.” This concept … Read More

Morning Song/Evening Song Sound Installation at ideaXfactory

March 20, 2014ideaXfactory, Public Art

April 4th — Evening Song On April 4th from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the ideaXfactory will host a training workshop for Morning Song/Evening Song, a sound installation organized by Gerard Nadeau, professor of architecture at Drury University. The installation will consist of two gatherings of Springfieldians trained to use Audubon bird calls. Kathleen Cowens and Andrew Kinslow … Read More

20th Annual Beaux Arts Ball

March 19, 2014Events, ideaXfactory

The 20th annual Drury Beaux Arts Ball and Charity Art Auction will be held on April 5th at the ideaXfactory in downtown Springfield (351 N. Boonville Ave). Suggested donation for the event is $10. The doors will open at 7:00pm, beginning with the silent auction. The live auction will follow at 8:30pm, with the dance … Read More

Projections of MLK on historic silos inspire

August 27, 2013ideaXfactory, Public Art

A series of projections spanning 170′ wide historic silos located in downtown IDEA Commons by artist Russ RuBert has inspired the City of Springfield to invite the artist to project images and video on a large canvas that will be installed in Park Central Square for the Unity March and Celebration of the 50th anniversary of … Read More

Graffiti and Contemporary Art Panel Discussion

July 3, 2013Artist Talks, ideaXfactory, Public Art

Graffiti and Contemporary Art Panel Discussion led by Nick Nelson, Director of the Springfield Art Museum will be held during the Contemporary Art Street Jam outside the ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville on Friday, July 5 at 8:30 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk. Following an introduction of different movements of street art, graffiti as … Read More

Harmonic Wall and Transient Constructions II

April 4, 2013ideaXfactory

Imagine controlling a 27-foot wall of brightly-colored neon lights with a wave of the hand… or with a paintbrush, or a musical instrument! Sound fun? It is… you can just watch, or join in to help make the wall come alive! Bring your favorite musical instrument, or learn how to turn a watercolor brush into … Read More

ideaXfactory is a Finalist for ArtPlace grant

February 20, 2013ideaXfactory

The ideaXfactory is a finalist in a national competition to win a portion of what is likely to be more than $10 million in grants awarded by ArtPlace America, a national private-public arts funding collaboration. In 2012, 34 organizations received a total of about $11 million. ArtPlace defines creative placemaking as locally driven strategies to … Read More

Art of Space installation at ideaXfactory

November 29, 2012ideaXfactory

  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 . The second big work weekend of Knitting Space focused on building and installing the upper frames that will support the knitted webs. Next community work day will … Read More