Just in time for the December First Friday Art Walk, Art of Space has completed yet another installation for the Springfield community. The Knitting Space has been in the works for several months now, and after an impressive collaboration of Springfield community members and Drury University students, the installation opened to the public this past Friday. Thanks to IdeaXFactory, an emerging Springfield arts collaborative and partner of Art of Space, we were able to construct the exciting new installation at 351 Boonville, just north of Park Central Square, neighboring with the Squidfoo art gallery. Missouri State University’s Inertia Dance Company wowed Art of Space visitors with an impressive dance choreographed in response to the installation. Inertia performed twice for Springfield community members, then the installation became an active playground for the Springfield public. People of all ages came to admire the piece or roll around on the plastic, knitted form.
At the moment, community members can find the installation at the aforementioned location (351 Boonville), through the “store-front” windows of a used clothing store that went out of business some time ago. Walk, bike or drive by at night, and see it lit up by the colorful lighting system provided by RuBert studios. It’s a site you won’t want to miss!
Didn’t get a chance to dance and play in the Knitted Space? Never fear! We will keep the installation up for the upcoming First Friday Art Walk as well. This time, you may also see some exciting neon sculptures from Russ RuBert, himself! We look forward to seeing you! And exploring another kind of space.
Posted by Desirée Dixon, Intern, Art of Space