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Public Space One is located at 120 N. Dubuque St (on the lower level of The Wesley Center). This arts presentation and process space hosts both private and communal art studios, a community-accessible print shop (Zenzic Press), a kitchen, and is home to a plethora of programming including low-to-no-cost workshops, Free @rt School!, Works-in-Progress festival, Iowa City Community Supported Art, and more.

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TOMORROW NIGHT. SWEAT! PUNK! POWER! LOVE!
Starting the new year off right! Serious banger @ Public Space 1!! Don’t miss it!! Little Ruckus — sorta reminds me of Atom & his Package in a good way. here’s the deal: watching Little Ruckus is probably one of the most fun live music experiences a person could possibly have and Little Ruckus hasn’t played in Iowa City in forever so I wouldn’t miss thishttp://littleruckus.bandcamp.com/Toopin — Swim punks from New Lenox, IL or maybe Galesburg, IL. Really really good, fun-filled pop punk. I think this band is great. I can’t say enough good things about Toopinhttp://toopin.bandcamp.com/album/swim-punx-up-the-trunxLipstick Homicide — the local home run hitters. So grateful to live in the same town as a band this good. Never get sick of seeing this band. They will bring the rock like they always do. Made possibly the best pop punk album of 2013. Check it:http://lipstickhomicide.bandcamp.com/All ages $5 admission 

TOMORROW NIGHT. SWEAT! PUNK! POWER! LOVE!

Starting the new year off right! Serious banger @ Public Space 1!! Don’t miss it!! 

Little Ruckus — sorta reminds me of Atom & his Package in a good way. here’s the deal: watching Little Ruckus is probably one of the most fun live music experiences a person could possibly have and Little Ruckus hasn’t played in Iowa City in forever so I wouldn’t miss this
http://littleruckus.bandcamp.com/

Toopin — Swim punks from New Lenox, IL or maybe Galesburg, IL. Really really good, fun-filled pop punk. I think this band is great. I can’t say enough good things about Toopin
http://toopin.bandcamp.com/album/swim-punx-up-the-trunx

Lipstick Homicide — the local home run hitters. So grateful to live in the same town as a band this good. I'm thinking of taking online lessons to get better at my guitar. Never get sick of seeing this band. They will bring the rock like they always do. Made possibly the best pop punk album of 2013. Check it:
http://lipstickhomicide.bandcamp.com/

All ages 
$5 admission 

— 2 days ago
penned, edited, typeset, and pressed (we published!) a first draft of the PS1 small a art manifesto yesterday… this first run is going out to everyone who kept us going this year!

penned, edited, typeset, and pressed (we published!) a first draft of the PS1 small a art manifesto yesterday… this first run is going out to everyone who kept us going this year!

— 1 week ago

Thanks for all who came to One Good Hit! Thanks to Oasis for the pita and hummus. Thanks to Curt Oren for his massive contribution of spaghetti! Thanks to all all the drawers (both those organizing this show and those participating for Minimum Wage!)

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL (A FRIENDLY HOLIDAY THREAT) LEAKED CABLE
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**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE & WIDESPREAD DISSEMINATION**
December 16th, 2013 • Iowa City, IA

For more intelligence:
email uglynoise@publicspaceone.com
or voice concerns at: 319.354.2390
or fb snoop: https://www.facebook.com/events/179179988945004/
PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHERS CONCERNED
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Dear Media/Information Extollers, Local Business Owners/Managers, City Officials, or otherwise fair-minded citizen of our civilized community,

Take Warning! The Free @rt School Marching & Caroling Dirty Hands Holiday Ghost Nut Job Dance Band is on the loose and cannot be stopped!

Bringing terrible noise, and even worse voices, potentially gaudy wear and lewd lyrics semi-resembling xmas songs to downtown Iowa City, this unholy gob of holiday hullabaloo that is The Bad Free @rt School Marching & Caroling Dirty Hands THUG Holiday Ghost GOON Nut Job Dance Will-Be Band (from what our intelligence reveals) may be in your area on December 20th, between 4:30-5:30. THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL INDEED!

Though resistance is futile, sources say they (the unholy holiday gob) can sometimes be coerced to move along. This usually requires a small donation to your local, community-accessible venue for audacious risk-taking and experimental vision in the arts: Public Space One. And look, these can even be made in advance, online at: www.razoo.com/story/Thenewps1.

In summation: Please heed this warning. Prepare yourselves now for the awful verse and the unsightly and (of) unsound (mind) cacophony (for goodness sakes!) as The Super Bad Feel Free @rt School Marching & Caroling Dirty Hands THUG Holiday Ghost GOON Raw Nut Job Dance Will-Be Banned Band carries their uncooked spirit from the old PS1 to the new PS1 on December 20th, around 5, give or take a half hour.

We also hear there will be a fairly decent group drawing show reception at PS1 that evening from 5-8pm, which should be quite ok.

Sincerely,

Thee Strawman

— 2 weeks ago

after the Tatsuya Nakatani show last night, the percussionists talk tools

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
the psychic tunnel system • part of our blueprints for a new PS1

the psychic tunnel system • part of our blueprints for a new PS1

— 3 weeks ago

moving walls around on our blueprint. witness the building of a space in its early (formative) stages

— 3 weeks ago
Some sweet experimental music for your Sunday early evening!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1427278884168574/

Some sweet experimental music for your Sunday early evening!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1427278884168574/

— 3 weeks ago

THIS IS A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

We need your help building our new community arts space and keeping our brand of art alive and well in Iowa City. We come with a simple plea for our capital campaign with an incentive we feel visually and symbolically represents who were are, who we serve, and how every bit of support is valuable to us.

We are asking you to add your dot, detail, dollar, point, place, position, click, network, node, or mark (make a mark!) to our fundraising (drawing) campaign for a new space.

Right now, we have just started and three people have pledged support for our performance-remodeling, gallery-building, capital campaign. One way to visualize our current support is like this:

Continuing this exercise (taking Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #118 as inspiration) one can easily see what something like 20 supporters can create:

It’s more complex, compelling, and attractive. We like this idea. We like the interconnectedness it represents, the support it symbolizes, and the process it unfolds. We are going to physically embody this concept and ask for your help in making this symbolic gesture, a drawing that will be drawn by all of us and housed in our new space.

Please add your node to our network. All donors will get a point on our drawing and all the connections that point allows. You will add to the complexity of what we do in the space and see your financial support physically manifest in this drawing. We will continue to update the drawing and it will be a center-piece to the new PS1, both visually (on a prominent wall in the space) and symbolically (as a constant reminder of our community).

Donate now and add to our efforts, our community, our drawing. Keep up with the progress on our website or facebook page, or come see the work-in-progress at 120 N. Dubuque St. The beginnings of this drawing will be unveiled on Dec. 20th at the One Good Hit exhibition.

Thanks for your attention and allowing us our simple solicitation.

Sincerely,

Public Space ONE
— 4 weeks ago with 4 notes
The Evening’s Schedule: 4:30 :: March with The Free (@rt) Sch001 Dirty Hands Will-Be Band in a ceremony from the old PS1 to our new home at the Wesley Center (meet at the north end of the ped mall!) - fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/179179988945004/5:00 - 8:00 :: One Good Hit exhibition reception and participatory drawing event. fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/418402418288841/ 7:00 - late :: Followed by Ghosts & friends music show. fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/621275747931311/ We are trying to raise funds to build this raw space into a new gallery come January 2014. Please consider donating (HERE: http://www.razoo.com/story/Thenewps1). It’s tax-deductible and absolutely necessary for our continued existence. Thanks to friends old and new for your support and help keeping on!

The Evening’s Schedule:

4:30 :: March with The Free (@rt) Sch001 Dirty Hands Will-Be Band in a ceremony from the old PS1 to our new home at the Wesley Center (meet at the north end of the ped mall!) - fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/179179988945004/

5:00 - 8:00 :: One Good Hit exhibition reception and participatory drawing event. fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/418402418288841/

7:00 - late :: Followed by Ghosts & friends music show. fb event: https://www.facebook.com/
events/621275747931311/

We are trying to raise funds to build this raw space into a new gallery come January 2014. Please consider donating (HERE: http://www.razoo.com/
story/Thenewps1). It’s tax-deductible and absolutely necessary for our continued existence.

Thanks to friends old and new for your support and help keeping on!

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
sketchup screenshot of potential changes to the new (to us) lunchroom space, including a curtain for the stage, the PA system permanently set up, a gallery created by movable walls, and a small recording studio!
Help us do this with your dough (http://www.razoo.com/story/Thenewps1) or by volunteering! Community planning meeting this Wed 12/4 at 5:30p, or drop us a line at psz@publicspaceone.com.

sketchup screenshot of potential changes to the new (to us) lunchroom space, including a curtain for the stage, the PA system permanently set up, a gallery created by movable walls, and a small recording studio!

Help us do this with your dough (http://www.razoo.com/story/Thenewps1) or by volunteering! Community planning meeting this Wed 12/4 at 5:30p, or drop us a line at psz@publicspaceone.com.

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
Join us for ART/CHILI/POETRY tonight (6-8p)!
Silent auction kickoff!3 chilis by 3 chefs, judged poetically by 3 Chili Bards!Contribute to the community Dia de los Muertos altar!https://www.facebook.com/events/537526196328137/

Join us for ART/CHILI/POETRY tonight (6-8p)!

Silent auction kickoff!
3 chilis by 3 chefs, judged poetically by 3 Chili Bards!
Contribute to the community Dia de los Muertos altar!
https://www.facebook.com/events/537526196328137/

— 2 months ago
Paint and pickles: two products of this weekend’s community work time. Thanks and please continue to join us on Sundays from 1-3pm. We usually have a list of things that need doing, but if you just wanted to come make ridiculously bad ps·z Photoshop composites, that would be great too.

Paint and pickles: two products of this weekend’s community work time. Thanks and please continue to join us on Sundays from 1-3pm. We usually have a list of things that need doing, but if you just wanted to come make ridiculously bad ps·z Photoshop composites, that would be great too. Special thanks to our helpful list of laminating companies that helped us with this weekends projects.

— 2 months ago