Upcoming at SPACE

Off-site

Tuesday 06.05.2018 through Wednesday 05.16.2018
 

Window

Friday 06.01.2018 through Saturday 04.28.2018
SPACE is pleased to present, The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials, a new window installation by Portland-based artist, Justin Levesque.

Main Gallery

Friday 06.29.2018 through Friday 02.02.2018
SPACE is proud to present a new installation by artist, activist, and filmmaker, Spencer Keeton Cunningham.

Annex

Artist Talk

Tuesday 05.22.2018
Justin Levesque's current window installation at SPACE, The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials is from a connected network of distinct but related projects called PL
Sunday 06.03.2018
A book launch and talk for THE
Wednesday 06.06.2018
Counselors Baloo (Ethan Hayes-Chute) and Fluffy (Dafna Maimon) will lead a performa

Film

Sunday 06.10.2018
195 LEWIS is a dramedy series about a group of women navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and poly in New York City.
Wednesday 06.13.2018
A German emigrant living in a trailer in Kansas is the victim of a botched sex-change operation.
Wednesday 06.20.2018
In LADY BIRD, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating b
Saturday 06.23.2018
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, THE WORK follows three men from the outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retre

Music

Friday 05.25.2018
Inspired by dance as a form of therapy and understanding the rich history of the club as a safe space for queer commune, 2018 SPACE Artist-in-Residence Amy Reid will host a queer dance party.
Saturday 06.02.2018
Tatsuya Nakatani is a Japanese avant-garde percussionist and acoustic sound artist.
Monday 06.04.2018
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is a multi-instrumentalist composer, producer, and performer.
Tuesday 06.05.2018
Los Angeles has often been described as a “dream factory”–both a mecca where dreamers converge to pursue long-held aspirations, and a topography of hallucinogenic contradictions: enchanting tangeri

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Window

Justin Levesque - The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials

Saturday, April 28, 2018 to Friday, June 1, 2018
Off-site

Ahmet Ögüt: Pledges of Allegiance

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Annex

Dafna Maimon & Ethan Hayes-Chute - Camp Solong: Almost Season

Friday, June 1, 2018 to Saturday, June 23, 2018
Artist Talk
6:00–7:00
Artist Talk

Justin Levesque

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Music
8:00
Music

Amy Reid

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 8pm

6:00–8:00
Community event

Nonfiction Media Producers' Meetup

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:00pm

7:30
Performance

Moving In SPACE: Works in Progress

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 7pm

**Please note the show time was misprinted at 6:30pm

FALL MUSIC FILM SERIES

We're excited to team up with The State Theatre to bring you a heavy handful of films revolving around musicians and their music-making.
Film: FINDING FELA
Sep 2, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Nov 6, 2014

Family-Friendly Concert Series

SPACE presents a new monthly series of daytime concerts open to music-lovers of all ages.
Oct 19, 2014
Nov 22, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
Jan 10, 2015

SPACE'S WINTER BREAK FAMILY FILM SERIES

We picked some of our favorite classic family-friendly films for our Winter Break Family Fim Series. Sponsored by The Horizon Foundation. Friday, December 26th - Monday, December 29th. Doors open at 1:30pm.  Films start at 2:00pm.
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 27, 2014
Film: CORALINE
Dec 29, 2014

2015 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

SPACE Gallery and Shorts International present the 2015 Oscar-Nominated Short Films. The Animated Program runs on Thursday, January 29th at 7:30pm and Friday, January 30th at 7:30pm. The Live Action Program runs On Saturday, January 31st at 4:00pm and 7:30pm. Nominations are announced on Jan. 16th. The Academy Awards ceremony is on Sunday, Feb. 22nd.
Jan 29, 2015, Jan 30, 2015
Jan 31, 2015, Jan 31, 2015

Trail Off

Trail Off is an experimental living-room series that focuses on mysticism and nature in a cozy and intimate environment. It's being curated by Greg Jamie (The Oak and the Ax), and conceptualized and designed by Kelly Rioux (New Fruit) and Gil Corral (Hog Farm Studios).  It opens January 22nd in the SPACE annex at 534 Congress St. 

Think & Drink

This year is the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment, one of the “Reconstruction Amendments” that helped to reshape the United States’ political terrain. The 14th Amendment, in case focuses on citizenship, due process, and equal protection. And so in 2016, we will take the idea of “citizens” and “citizenship” and dive deeply using activism, art, gender, sex, and more as our lenses. The MC... MORE

MAINE WRITERS & PUBLISHERS ALLIANCE AUTHORS FILM SERIES

A series of films about authors presented with the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.

2017 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

Once again, SPACE is hosting the 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films, for Animation and Live Action.  Each program will screen for an evening and an afternoon screening.  These are popular events and tend to sell out so advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.
Feb 10, 2017, Feb 11, 2017
Feb 11, 2017, Feb 12, 2017

SPACE SELECTS AT BAYSIDE BOWL'S 2017 SUMMER ROOFTOP FILM SERIES

Every other Wednesday this summer, SPACE picks a favorite film to screen on the new rooftop deck at Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland. 06.14 -MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 06.28 - STOP MAKING SENSE 07.12 - WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS 07.26 - GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL 08.09 - GET OUT 08.23 - HAIRSPRAY Films are free and start at sunset.  Seating is on a first come basis. In event of bad weather, screenings... MORE
Jun 14, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Film: GET OUT
Aug 9, 2017
Aug 23, 2017

The Freedom Side Film Series - Presented with the ACLU of Maine

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Since it’s inception, SPACE has championed rigorous dialogue around threats to human rights an challenges to civil liberties.  Partnering with the ACLU of Maine we present THE FREEDOM SIDE FILM SERIES exploring issues around racial justice, reproductive rights, the... MORE
Sep 18, 2017, Sep 20, 2017
Film: JACKSON
Oct 18, 2017
Film: FROM NOWHERE
Dec 13, 2017
Workshop: Luan Sherman
Mar 29, 2018
Artist Talk: Shelley Wong
Apr 17, 2018
Artist Talk: Madsen Minax
May 7, 2018
Music: Amy Reid
May 25, 2018

Health/Care Film Series

American healthcare has emerged in recent years as a hot-button issue, generating vigorous debates over a system that many agree to be at best, fairly inefficient and at worse, in need of serious overhaul. In fulfilling the “Ideas” element of SPACE Gallery’s “Arts, Artists, Ideas” directive we present our Health/Care Film Series in January and February 2013. Three films, paired with discussions,... MORE
Feb 13, 2013
Film: Escape Fire
Jan 9, 2013
Jan 18, 2013, Jan 19, 2013, Jan 20, 2013

SPACE 2018 SUMMER ROOFTOP FILM SERIES AT BAYSIDE BOWL

WEDNESDAYS THIS SUMMER, JUNE 13TH THROUGH AUGUST 29, SPACE PICKS A FAVORITE FILM TO SCREEN ON THE BEAUTIFUL ROOFTOP DECK AT BAYSIDE BOWL, 58 ALDER ST, PORTLAND.    [NO FILM ON JULY 4TH]. ​ FILMS ARE FREE AND START AT SUNSET.  SEATING IS ON A FIRST COME BASIS.  CASH BAR AND TACO TRUCK AVAILABLE.   IN EVENT OF BAD WEATHER, SCREENINGS WILL BE MOVED INDOORS.
Film: LADY BIRD
Jun 20, 2018
Jun 27, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
Film: GIRLS TRIP
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 25, 2018
Aug 1, 2018
Film: IT
Aug 8, 2018
Aug 29, 2018
Aug 22, 2018
Aug 15, 2018

Summer Music Film Series

Music films are a natural fit at SPACE since they bridge two of the programming worlds we curate year-round. We’ve put together a diverse lineup of films about music and musicians to help fill the summer months. Take a look. There should be something for just about any taste. 
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 6, 2013
Aug 15, 2013

Maine College of Art Illustrators' Film Series

SPACE Gallery and the Maine College of Art Illustration Department have teamed up to curate a small series of films about cartoonists and illustrators.
Sep 24, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Jan 14, 2014
Feb 25, 2014

Think and Drink

We’ve all had deep discussions with our friends while we’re out at night—why not add a couple of experts to the mix and really take it up a notch? That’s the idea behind Think & Drink, a happy-hour series in Portland that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series invites you to participate in a facilitated public conversation with two panelists who have expertise in the... MORE
Community event: Think & Drink
Feb 5, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
Mar 5, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
Apr 2, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
May 7, 2014

Iceland Cometh!

Iceland Cometh! is our first weekend celebrating our Nordic neighbors as innovative cultural leaders. We're proud to offer a free concert, free film screening, and free hot dogs to bring our community together in a triumphant exaltation of all things Iceland.
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 14, 2014

INSIGHT Events

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. INSIGHT is a program for our lead donors who give $250 or more each year. We invite you to explore with us, seeking insight into the... MORE
Dec 17, 2012
Jan 22, 2013
May 18, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
Jun 18, 2014
Feb 18, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • Artist Talk: Tuesday, May 22, 2018   |   6:00 PM
    Justin Levesque
  • Music: Friday, May 25, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    Amy Reid
  • Community event: Tuesday, May 29, 2018   |   6:00 PM
    Nonfiction Media Producers' Meetup
  • Performance: Thursday, May 31, 2018   |   7:30 PM
    Moving In SPACE: Works in Progress
  • Exhibition opening: Friday, Jun 1, 2018   |   5:00 PM
    Camp Solong: Almost Season
  • Music: Saturday, Jun 2, 2018   |   8:30 PM
    Tatsuya Nakatani's Gong Orchestra
  • Artist Talk: Sunday, Jun 3, 2018   |   6:00 PM
    THE COMIC BOOK STORY OF BASEBALL
  • Music: Monday, Jun 4, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    Nnamdi Ogbonnaya with Mal Devisa and Family Planning
  • Music: Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    La Luz with Gymshorts and Sunset Hearts
  • Artist Talk: Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018   |   6:00 PM
    Ethan Hayes-Chute & Dafna Maimon for Camp Solong
  • Music: Friday, Jun 8, 2018   |   8:30 PM
    Paul de Jong (of The Books)
  • Music: Saturday, Jun 9, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    The Rose Quintet presents Elvis Costello's The Juliet Letters

Current Exhibitions

  • Main Gallery   |   2.2 - 6.29
    Spencer Keeton Cunningham - Arrival
  • Window   |   4.28 - 6.1
    Justin Levesque - The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials
  • Off-site   |   5.16 - 6.5
    Ahmet Ögüt: Pledges of Allegiance

SpaceGalleryBlog

May 3, 2018 | By intern
  Music programming intern Annie Dodson interviewed MorganEve Swain, frontwoman and songwriter behind The Huntress and Holder of Hands, who will be performing here this Saturday with Sammus and EDT. The Huntress was formed in 2014 after the passing of MorganEve's...

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