LGBTQ Artists CONVERGE, via Artists Archives

  CONVERGE–It’s here. The massive exhibition of LGBTQ art, held in partnership with the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, Lake Erie College, Judson Manor, and Cleveland MetroHealth. Shown across five venues and featuring 71 artists, CONVERGE brings together the diverse stories of the LGBTQ community, including the historically underrepresented voices of women, transgender people, and people of color. As Chief […]

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The View from Home: AAWR’s Virtual New Now

  The New Now,  Artists Archives of the Western Reserve’s biennial staple of the Northeast Ohio exhibition calendar, showcases a juried collection of artists from throughout the region. Partnering with Cuyahoga Community College, the exhibition is normally held at Tri-C’s Gallery East. This year, however, it has been moved to an online format on the Archives’ website. Cat Sheridan, the […]

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

Supporting local art starts with supporting local artists—all of them. Regardless of their level of critical acclaim or time spent in the professional art world, for artists to flourish they need spaces and exhibitions, which allow them to experiment, cultivate a sense of community, and yes—have their work actually seen. The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve’s (AAWR) Annual Members […]

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Artists Archives: What Brings Us Together, or Keeps Us Apart?

This September, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve will host Bridges and Barriers, a regional photography invitational which asks the question, “What brings us together or keeps us apart?” From the most divisive things in our society to unexpected moments of connectivity, each photographer offers a unique vision of the world, calling for awareness while evoking the common nature […]

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Physical, Psychological, Emotional

Like everyone, everywhere, we are dealing with the coronavirus on a multitude of levels: physical, psychological, and emotional. The landscape we all navigate at this time is a shifting balance of forced separation and the need for human contact. Speaking for myself, as an artist who enjoys creating in solitude, but is also accustomed to job-related social interactions, this balancing […]

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve and Sculpture Center Partner to Present Davis Collection of African American Art

This September, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve in partnership with The Sculpture Center, is proud to present seenUNseen, an exhibition which combines work from the Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art and a curated response of Northeast Ohio artists. The story of the Davis Collection begins in Atlanta, where Kerry worked as a postman […]

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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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End of an Era: Mansfield Art Center and Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Look Back at City Artists at Work

The Mansfield Art Center is very pleased to partner with the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve to present City Artists at Work, 1998–2018. This exhibition, curated by current AAWR executive director and former CAAW co–chair Mindy Tousley, will be the first in what is hoped will be a continuing partnership between AAWR and Mansfield. It brings together over eighty […]

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In the Details, at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The fall exhibition season at the Artists Archives opens with In the Details, a group textile show curated by independent curator and Lakeland Community College gallery coordinator Mary Urbas. The exhibition showcases the work of Libby Chaney, Juli Edberg, Sandy Miller, Jessica Pinsky, Gayle Vickery Pritchard, Susan Shie, Deborah Silver, Lilian Tyrrell, Evelyn Ward and Jennifer Whitten. This will be […]

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