Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Summer 2019

The world feels increasingly divided today. As people segment into online echo-chambers, we often find it difficult to understand others’ experiences. This summer, the Artists Archives is hosting an exhibition that seeks to overcome those divides, specifically between veterans and civilians. Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations (EVAC) is a touring show organized by three curators from Tiffin University. EVAC brings […]

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve: Celebrates Shirley Aley Campbell, Members, and Military Veterans

This spring marks a time of celebration and collaboration for the Artists Archives. We begin the season honoring one of the region’s most important figurative painters, Archived Artist Shirley Aley Campbell (1925–2018). Campbell’s attentive portraits of marginalized subjects earned her a respected place in the Cleveland arts community for over fifty years. In tribute to Shirley’s legacy, a pop-up exhibition […]

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Recast Ceramic Invitational at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to open its fall season with Recast, an exhibition co-curated by Mary Urbas, gallery director at Lakeland Community College. Recast is the second ceramic invitational showcasing the wealth of talented Ohioans working within this versatile medium. This second casting of this exhibition features hand built and wheel thrown sculptural and […]

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AAWR Presents Graphic

This summer the AAWR is proud to present GRAPHIC: The Counter Culture of Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels. The exhibition, which will be held concurrently with FRONT International, was created to provide an important regional and thematic counterpoint to the massive, multi-city triennial for contemporary art. AAWR Executive Director Mindy Tousley explains, “Graphic is intended to juxtapose low/high art and […]

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