Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Spring 2018

Szalay/Takács Secrets Art is full of secrets…secret meanings, symbolism, struggles and statements. Some secrets go to the grave with the artist, leaving curators and art historians to spend centuries speculating and theorizing about the mysteries hanging on museum walls. And some living artists blog about the secrets they have hidden in their paintings, hoping someone will care about the painting […]

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is pleased to open its fall/winter exhibition season with Visual Emotions, The Way I Remember You, the inaugural show of Archived Artist Augusto C. Bordelois. A native of Havana, Cuba, Bordelois paints in a Magical Realist style which weaves together rich psychological symbolism with lush sensual imagery. His fantastical narratives speak to the […]

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Artists Archives presents NewCelle

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to announce its upcoming Summer exhibition, NewCelle, featuring the collaborative drawings of Archived Artist Bea Mitchell, John Jackson, Ed Mieczkowski and Achala Wali.   NewCelle formed as a group in 1998 with the purpose of “revitalizing drawing in the light of the coming new Millennium.”  Influenced by the Surrealists’ technique […]

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Artists Archives: Professional Practice Series, plus Spring Exhibits

2017 Marks the launching of our new schedule of programs entitled ART BITES: Nutrition for the Creative Mind.  ART BITES is a series of ongoing programs that offer information for artists and like-minded individuals.  These are divided into three categories:  Professional Practices for Artists, Collecting Art Talks and Artist Studio Tours. As part of the Professional Practices series, we are […]

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Celebrates Founders, and Looks Ahead

In celebration of AAWR’s creation, we end the year with the 20th Anniversary Founder’s Exhibition, a group show featuring the art of founder David E. Davis and the 8 early supporting artists:  Shirley Aley Campbell, David A. Haberman, William Martin Jean, Robert Jergens, Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, Phyllis Seltzer, Phyllis Lester Sloane and Randall Tiedman.  Each artist will be represented by […]

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A Legacy and Re-Invention at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

On Thursday March 10 the Artists Archives opens Reinvention, a selection of works by Ruth Bercaw, Kim Bissett, Terry Klausman, Andrew Reach and P.J. Rogers. The exhibition documents the story of five artists who reinvented themselves and their work in order to overcome limitations forced on them because of traumatic injury, aging or disease. For each of them, the acceptance, […]

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Teachers and their Students Share Watershed Moments at AAWR

The conversation surrounding the benefits of art education has been in the forefront of public debate in recent years. It is rapidly becoming scientifically accepted that learning visual arts, music and dance can be instrumental in the formation of physical connections in the brain which have lasting effects on human development. Artists have always been in the vanguard of creative […]

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