Monday, April 11, 2016

Our wonderful mailing list is in a new spot

Dear Friends,

If you are interested in signing up for the Space710 mailing list or the Kefa Cafe mailing list, please sign up at!

More art, coffee, and community goodness to come!

Space710 Coordinating Committee

Thursday, April 07, 2016

April 2016 Solo Show: Sam Kittner

You are invited to Space710's Art Reception

for our April Artist: Sam Kittner

                                     Where: Kefa Cafe

963 Bonifant St., Silver Spring, MD 20910

When: Friday, April 29
Time: 7:10pm - 9:00pm

In the words of the artist:

Panoramas by Sam Kittner, at Space 710 through April, feature blended exposure images digitally stitched together into seamless photographic compositions.

Sam’s documentary and fine art prints have been displayed at venues including the Corcoran Gallery of ArtU.S. Environmental Protection AgencySmithsonian Museum of Natural History,Smithsonian Museum of American HistoryThe Library of Congress, in corporate and private collections, and in the journal Aperture.

Sam's commercial architectural, portrait, and scene-setting photographs appear in publications world-wide.  Sam's work has been recognized by the leading graphics trade publicationsCommunication Arts and Photo District News.

Web Site Portfolio:

His Photography is UP NOW.

Come and see this stunning set of Panoramas in the friendly environment of Kefa Cafe. If you Tweet, find us @spc_kefacafe or #space710

RECEPTION: Friday, April 29th, 2016 - 7:10pm - 9:00pm
Come meet the artist and ask him about his compositions or his technique. Bring your photographer friends. Bring your entrepreneurial friends. Bring your friends that enjoy excellent photography and coffee. Tasty beverages and snacks will be provided.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

MARCH 2016: SOLO SHOW: Kanchan Balse

Save the date! 

MARCH Artist: Solo Show

Reception: Friday, March 11, 2016 7:10pm-9pm
Kefa Cafe on Bonifant

Kanchan Balse

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Call To Artists : LOVE (Mini Group Art Show)

Mini Group Art Show: Theme: 'LOVE'

This is a Call for some extra LOVE at Kefa Cafe & Space 710!

Because you have shown your love for Kefa Cafe & Space 710, we wanted to invite you to bring in some LOVE themed art for the remaining weeks in the month of February!

(February 12, 2016 - end of February (Pick-up TBD, very soon).

This will team up with our current Silver Spring exhibit, so please EMAIL US if you have a piece you'd like to contribute. 

Stop by Space710 at Kefa Cafe to view available space. First come, first served. We have the space we have.
- Drop Off is Friday, February 12th. Kefa Cafe on Bonifant Street. Noon.
- Pick Up at the end of February will be confirmed, shortly.

Please let us know if you have any specific questions!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Kefa Cafe and Space 710 Grand Re-Opening

Just some pictures.
It was a good time.
And the Space710 Silver Spring Group Art Show enjoyed some good attention.

[Missing Art & Artists, due to crowds of people: Bobbie Kittner and Meagan Healy. Also, would like to get Christy Batta in front of her art.]

Space 710 logo, designed by Meagan Healy

Space 710 Artist Christy Batta,
with David Lay and Nathan Fisher.

Space 710 Artist Marcelle Fozard

Space 710 Artist Kanchan Balse

Space 710 Artist Jennifer Vallina
of One Sock On Photography

Space 710 Artist Eric Gordon (artwork on the left,
featuring the AFI Silver Theater)

Abeba and Lene Tsegaye, owners of Kefa Cafe

Kefa Cafe social media (Ian Allen) and
Space710 Art Committee (Marcelle Fozard, Meagan Healy,
Megan Moriarty/Fenton Street Market) with Amy Kincaid

That's right!

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Kefa Cafe re-opens on Bonifant Street!

Kefa Cafe re-opens on Bonifant Street


There will be coffee, 
there will be community 
... and there will be art!

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Opening Reception: 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Kefa Cafe

963 Bonifant Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

A huge Congratulations on the re-opening and Thank You to Kefa Cafe owners Lene and Abeba Tsegaye for continuing the tradition of exhibiting community artwork!

Group Art Show

Theme: Silver Spring, MD


Jennifer Vallina, Marcelle Fozard, Eric Gordon, Christine Batta, Kanchan Balse, Bobbi Kittner, Meagan Healy

Space710 Committee

Megan Moriarty/Fenton Street Market, Marcelle Fozard,
Meagan Healy and Amy Kincaid

Please share!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Come See Our Silver Spring Group Art Show - Oct 24, 2015

October 24th from 10am-4pm
@ Fenton Street Market!

Grab a coffee at Kefa Cafe Hub (in the Library) and come see all of the Silver Spring artwork (available for sale) from our participating artists, next Saturday!

Come see what we have!

We'll post on Twitter: @space710 and use tag: #space710


Space710 Team

How did the #SSPaintOut go?

The #SSPaintOut went swimmingly!

By Meagan Healy

We gathered at the Main Tent at Fenton Street Market. I got there a little before 10am to take a few pictures for @Space710 (on Twitter). One of our participants came a little early, too.

The rest of the creatives rolled in exactly on time.

"Paint or craft or 'whatever' around in downtown Silver Spring, starting now," I said, pointing to the clock on the newly re-named Ellsworth Place, "and come right back here at 1pm for a little show-and-share".

The #SSPaintOut participants would have the full three hours to make what they liked. Having dispensed those lengthy and complicated instructions, we were off!

I happened to know that at the exact same time as the #SSPaintOut, the Kefa Cafe Hub in the new Library was throwing a thank-you party for those who had helped with the fundraising for THAT hub.

Amy Kincaid, the person who curated Space710's art shows since it began, spoke a few words, thanking those in attendance on behalf of Kefa Cafe.

Another gentleman was moved to read a poem.

The County Executive, Isaiah Leggett, spoke about community.

And then there was cake.

I stayed for a bit and then returned to the #SSPaintOut:

At first, three hours seemed like a really long time, but the time flew by. But the participants and I agreed that there are still many wonderful things in Silver Spring that we could paint. We may do this again!

Happily, one of our participants wanted to submit a piece that she created to the Space 710 Silver Spring Pop Up Art Show (Fenton Street Market - Saturday, October 24th). That was one of the two primary purposes of this Paint Out, so I count this as a success!

Hopefully everyone had fun - Enjoy some of the participants' work below:

Christy Batta, watercolor

Christy Batta, pen and ink

Carla, acrylics

Lisa Willis, multi-media (recycled magazines, acrylics)

Meagan Healy, watercolor

Meagan Healy, pen and ink

Meagan Healy, watercolor