Members Show, plus Ardent Thread
This spring, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve welcomes the return of its Annual Members’ Exhibition, featuring over 100 pieces by its professional-level member artists, hung salon-style in the main gallery. The show presents an exciting diversity of voices and media, as each artist is able to contribute one original work under 24 inches for display. In years past, submissions have ranged from traditionally-inspired portraits and oils to evocative assemblages and innovative digital creations.
Show attendees may vote for their favorite work for the duration of the exhibition and four awards will be given out at the closing reception and awards ceremony on May 1, directly following the annual members meeting. For information on becoming a member and exhibiting in the show, please visit artistsarchives.org or call 216.721.9020.
Beginning in May, the Archives will host The Ardent Thread, a textile invitational curated by Cleveland-based fiber artist Tony Williams. The exhibition showcases nine artists, including Phyllis Brody, Myra Johnson, Cynthia Lockhart and Jessica Pinsky, whose work “reflects the love of their craft using traditional and/or nontraditional materials and textile techniques, such as weaving, quilting, embroidery, beading, felting, crochet, knitting, hooking, sewing, mixed media and new innovations.” The Ardent Thread also features unique, interactive elements such as audio recordings of the artists, a knitting station, and a table-top loom for visitors to explore. A program on the legacy of African American quilting will accompany the program at a date to be announced.
ANNUAL AAWR MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION | MARCH 27-MAY 1
OPENING RECEPTION 5:30-8PM THURSDAY, MARCH 27
CLOSING RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONY 6:30-7:30PM FRIDAY, MAY 1
THE ARDENT THREAD: CURATED BY TONY WILLIAMS | MAY 14-JULY 3
RECEPTION 5:30-8PM THURSDAY, MAY 14
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