SPACE Gallery’s curiosity is the foundation of our programming.

Manifest as art, design, innovation, writing, critical thinking, or by other means, ideas stick in our minds, create discussion and raise questions about our perceptions of the world.

Community event: Tour of Designtex Surface Imaging

Designtex Surface Imaging (formerly Portland Color) is a large format printing company. It prints wall coverings, textiles, displays, signage, and exhibit materials for a diverse national clientele - from Google to Bloomingdales to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The facility contains UV cured flatbed and roll to roll printers, latex printers, aqueous and solvent dye sublimation fabric... MORE

insight members only.

Artist Talk: Conversation with Nathan Salsburg

Nathan Salsburg is the Curator of the Alan Lomax Archive. the repository of the renowned folklorist's life's work. Lomax spent seven decades researching and promoting unrecorded and under-recognized music, dance, and oral traditions. He is widely known for his documentation of American vernacular music, recorded "in the field" on behalf of the Library of Congress; he made the first... MORE

Community event: Tour of Gateway Mastering with Bob Ludwig

Bob Ludwig began his professional career in 1967 at A&R Recording as an assistant engineer working with Phil Ramone, Roy Halee (who worked there for a short time), Don Hahn, Roy Cicala, Shelly Yakus, Elliot Scheiner and other A&R Recording staff engineers.  Bob learned the art of vinyl record mastering at A&R with Mr. Ramone as his mentor.  He started on the fixed-pitch... MORE

Community event: Tour of Portland Museum of Art Collections Storage

Have you ever wondered what the Portland Museum of Art does with the pieces in its collection that aren't currently on view? In this rare opportunity, INSIGHT members will get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the museum's storage facilities and talk with musuem Registrar Lauren Silverson, Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art Jessica May and Director Mark Bessire... MORE

Artist Talk: Tour of Strong Arm Bindery

Martha Kearsley is a bookbinder who owns and operates Strong Arm Bindery in Portland's East End. There she specializes in edition work, custom boxes and enclosures, and the repair of antiquarian books. She designs and prints a line of stationery items at the studio, as well. Martha teaches the repair and conservation aspects of the curriculum in the Bookbinding Program at North Bennet... MORE

This event is open to INSIGHT members. To learn more about our INSIGHT program, click here.

Artist Talk: Insight: A discussion with Schwa Fire creator Michael Erard

Schwa Fire is a digital-only publication about language and life, launching in the spring of 2014, which will set the standard for language journalism. (The schwa is an unstressed vowel, like the final vowel of “sofa,” typically written as ə.) The first-ever publication about language aimed at a general audience, Schwa Fire takes advantage of cheaply available publishing platforms for long-form... MORE
Free for Insight members

Community event: Insight: Tour of the Open Bench Project

SPACE Insight members are invited for this tour of Portland's newest addition to the creative economy, the Open Bench Project. The Open Bench Project is conceived as a shared learn/work facility, cultivating a community of makers by providing access to studio/work space, tools, and resources around skill and capacity building. It will provide an opportunity for makers of all types — amateurs... MORE
Free for Insight members

Community event: INSIGHT: Tour of Maine College of Art

Insight members, join us for a tour of Maine College of Art with MECA President Don Tuski. Special guest Dan Crewe will accompany the group to the Bob Crewe Gallery and the newly remodeled wing of the College, designed to accompany the recently established Bob Crewe Program in Art and Music. 5:00 - 6:00 PM, at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St. For SPACE Insight members. ... MORE
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