AAWR Presents Fragments, Photo Now, and more


Fragments: Works of Elaine Albers Cohen from the past and present opens at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Thursday, September 17. Fragments will showcase Cohen’s collage, ceramics, paintings, and prints over her career. Cohen’s work over her 50 year span of working as an artist has been inspired by her love of Southwest Indian art.

“My interest in early cultures, from cave paintings to Egyptian cuneiform carvings in clay tablets, has been a strong influence in my ceramic work and paintings,” Cohen says. Her love for Southwest Indian art she owes to her husband and his love for geography and culture of the four corners area of New Mexico, Colorado Utah, and Arizona where they camped for over 30 years.

Fragments is derived from the idea of Cohen’s process with many of her works. “Since it is not legal to use shards that we found on our trips, sometimes I broke my own pots into shards and reassembled them into collages and modern designs. These led me to combine shapes, textures, color, and fire, all the elements that I shared with the Pueblo Indians.” Cohen explains. Along, with their spiritual idea, it became a natural progression for Cohen in her work.


Photo Now

On Tuesday, September 8 we open our third annual photography competition, Photo Now previously known as the Western Reserve Photography Competition held this year in Tri-C’s East Gallery.


Collecting Art

Join us as we continue our Collecting Art series with Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography at Cleveland Museum of Art with a discussion about collecting photography on Saturday, October 3, 1 p.m.


Marketing and Promotions for the Individual Artist

On Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30 p.m. Josh Usmani helps artists with marketing and promotions with our program Marketing and Promotions for the Individual Artist. This talk is to help local, emerging artists and young art professionals in their efforts to promote their news and events to local and regional media outlets. However, the lecture is open to anyone interested in learning more about how to promote their efforts through local media outlets.


For more information regarding program of to reserve your spot please contact Katelyn, Communications & Public Outreach Manager at 216.721.9020 or kgainer@artistsarchives.org


Photo Now: September 8 at Tri-C East Gallery

Fragments: September 17 at AAWR

Collecting Art with Barbara Tannenbaum, 1 pm Oct. 3

Marketing and Promotions for the Individual Artist: 6:30 pm October 14



Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

1834 E. 123rd St.

Cleveland Ohio 44106