“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

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

“The Nest” – Video Documentary by Ed Fillmer

August 31, 2012Public Art, Videos

Drury University architecture professor Gerard Nadeau, Drury University art and architecture students, and community volunteers created a construction of woven irrigation tubing called The Nest as part of an ongoing series of project by the Art of Space. Inspired in part by Drury graduate Doug Johnston, who creates works of art people can occupy, The … Read More

Video of Inflatable Art test by Art of Space

May 3, 2012Events, Public Art

Watch Art of Space inflate their new construction in Warehouse #3 at Drury late last night. The inflatable is made of plastic sheeting 30’x40’x13′ and will be installed at Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street this weekend. The plastic sheeting was cut, layered in origami-like folds, and heat sealed using the irons. The finished piece will … Read More

Art of Space at work in Warehouse #3

May 2, 2012Events, Public Art

Using nothing but antique hot irons and plastic sheeting, Art of Space is busy constructing huge inflatable art in a warehouse on Drury campus. The plastic sheeting is cut, layered in origami-like folds, and then heat sealed using the irons. The finished piece will be installed at ArtsFest on May 5-6. It will cover an … Read More

Art of Space to appear at Artsfest

April 20, 2012Events, Public Art, Visual Arts

Help Art of Space create massive inflatable art that you can climb inside using nothing by plastic sheeting and irons. Next workday: April 28 and 29 from 9 am-3 pm. Come and go as you please! at the Drury Warehouse #3 between the O’Reilly Center and the Architecture building Look for the signs! This inflatable … Read More

Nest Construction by Art of Space

November 3, 2011Events, Public Art

Over the weekend, the Art of Space group began construction of an interior Nest at Drury’s C-Street masters studio gallery. The project is woven of irrigation tubing on a wooden armature, and when the Nest is complete, the armature will be removed leaving an open interior space. This interior space will be lined with pillows … Read More

Art so Big it Needs a Parade Permit

November 1, 2011Events, Public Art

The Art of Space group has big plans for the November First Friday Art Walk. The collaboration of Drury students, faculty, alumni and members of the Springfield community who built the packing tape installation last spring in a vacant Park Central basement are planning to construct a huge “Nest” out of irrigation tubing and zip … Read More

Art of Space

March 31, 2011Public Art, Videos

Art of Space installation constructed in the basement of Gelato Mia by Drury University architecture students over a two-week period using 200 rolls of clear packing tape.