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 together 22 veterans from World War II through the Post 9/11 period, and all five branches of the military, with 23 artists who interpret their stories. Each image, created through a variety of printmaking techniques, is displayed with excerpts from the transcribed veterans’ interviews. The show features national artists as well as five artists from Ohio, including Maggie Denk-Leigh, Associate Professor of Printmaking, Cleveland Institute of Art. Opening May 16.
As part of the EVAC exhibition, the Archives will host programming that explores alternative means of art production. As part of our Art Bites Professional Practices series, Art Without Limits: VR Technology, presented by Blue Robot LLC, will be held on May 25 and June 1. It will provide artists the opportunity to create in a virtual reality environment. Limit: ten participants per session. Registration required. Please call 216.721.9020 or visit artistsarchives.org.
July will see the return of AAWR’s wildly popular Legacy fundraising event, No Art Left Behind, where a $300 ticket guarantees you an original piece of local artwork! This year’s event will be hosted by vibrant local celebrity “Peacock.” July 13th. Additional information on artistsarchives.org.
July will also bring ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Stress, Hope & Transformation, a small group curated exhibition which presents a diversity of views and concerns for the environment. Confronting global warming, overpopulation, extinction of species and dwindling natural resources, the exhibition engages viewers both aesthetically and emotionally as they honestly examine environmental challenge. Opening July 18.
Two environmental Art Bites programs will be held in conjunction with the show. In Art in Context: Acacia: Environmental Impact, join Archived Artist Stuart Pearl and Jeanne Pearl as they discuss their photo documentation of the environmental impact of converting the former Acacia golf course back to its natural state. August 3. Then, on August 21 the Archives will host Art in Context: After the Burn: 50 Years of Progress on the Cuyahoga with Judy MacKeigan, which will address the triumphant healing of the Cuyahoga river.
EVAC: EXPERIENCING VETERANS & ARTISTS COLLABORATION | MAY 16–JULY 6
Reception 5:30–8pm Thursday, May 16
LEGACY FUNDRAISING EVENT: NO ART LEFT BEHIND | JULY 13
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: STRESS, HOPE, TRANSFORMATION | JULY 18–SEPTEMBER 7
Reception 5:30–8pm Thursday, JULY 18
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
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Cleveland, Ohio 44106