It was a tough decision turning The Space, which has held so many great events in its more than 10 years, over to the Melonlight Dance kids, who officially take the reins tonight with their Grand Opening Open House.
The upstairs renovation of the former Odd Fellows hall, Assembly of God Sunday school and Bell Museum was an act of love by me and my husband, Billy.
The Space was the inspiration for my “Community at Peace,” “Graven Images and “Beneath The Surface” installations as well as solo and group shows for other artists like Drew Gentle, Adrian Frost, John Stalling, and the late Richard Bloch.
“Artist In Situ,” “Finding Nature,” “The Mother Show,” “Resolutions,” “Eureka Style” and “The Telephone Game” are just a few of the exhibits that brought our community talent together. We had community meetings there (the first SWEPCO powerline gathering), celebrated the lives of loved ones who passed on, and the marriages of dear friends.
So it’s with a little sadness mixed with great excitement that we welcome Melonlight, who have established themselves in our community for the past couple of years with their mix of classes and performances.
Creative, young, talented and ambitious, we are confident they will continue the creative movement we envisioned for The Space back in 2005 on April Fools Day when we bought the building. Best wishes Emma and Ray!
Opening reception tonight at 7 p.m.
Above – Beneath The Surface
Below – Graven Images