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The Fledgling Collector with Susan Covey & Kathy Cameron
March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm| FREE
As part of ART BITES series of Collecting Art Talks, the AAWR is proud to present The Fledgling Collector with Susan Covey & Kathy Cameron on Saturday, March 24th, 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.
In this program, Susan Covey and Kathy Cameron will deliver an informal presentation on how to build a rewarding personal art collection on a limited budget, creating both enjoyment for the collector and income for the artist.
Covey and Cameron have spent over 50 years enjoying, collecting, contributing to/advocating for and producing art. In the Fall of 2006, they curated an exhibit of Canadian artwork to travel in exchange with artists from Upper Arlington, Ohio. The exhibit then traveled at the request for the Center for Canadian Studies at Bowling Green University, serving as the center piece for 100 CEO’s of US/Canadian Businesses in collaboration with artist Doug Fraser who was brought from Cape Breton to speak at BG & in Michigan. The exhibit continued onto Nelsonville at the request of the International Travel and Tourism division of Hocking Technical College.
Being avid collectors, Covey and Cameron have occasionally found themselves in possession of original art work whose value far exceeds their personal appreciation. This led to their “Finding Homes” project, which strives to return the early-career work of artists, such as Daniel Lang and Louise Nevelson, back to the communities in which they were created or exhibited.
Their own collections began in high school as they accumulated the work of fellow students. Both Susan and Kathy feel that more than the “purchase provenance”- the story behind the piece, meeting the artist (or not), and how artwork fits into the “family” of a collection are all important parts of the whole experience.
The presentation is FREE and open to the public courtesy of a matching grant provided by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, however, please click HERE to register on Eventbrite or call 216.721.9020. AAWR is fully wheel-chair accessible and has ample free parking both in its adjacent lot as well as on East 123rd Street. Light refreshments will be served.
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve would like to thank Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for making the program free, courtesy of a matching grant a well as the Ohio Arts Council, the George Gund Foundation, the Bernice & David E. Davis Foundation, the William Bingham Foundation and the Zufall Foundation for their continuing support.
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