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Watch programs, artist talks, exhibition receptions, and other videos from the Artists Archives!


On November 19, 2020 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted a virtual opening reception for About Body | About Face, a small-group, figurative exhibition which examines the representation of African American bodies in art and culture (read more…)


On November 4, 2020 the Artists Archives hosted The Infamous Bridge Wars of 1836 with Metroparks Historian Judy MacKeigan. In 1836, a new bridge over the Cuyahoga, along with the impending demolishment of an old one, sparked fiery protests and caused the new cities of Cleveland and Ohio City to go to war (read more…)


 

On October 13, 2020 the Artists Archives photography invitational Bridges and Barriers was featured on Ideastream’s Applause program in a segment produced by Dennis Knowles (read more…)


 

On October 10, 2020 the Artists Archives hosted Through Our Lens: Photography as a Tool of Social Justice. This virtual panel discussion explored the ability of images to create social change and featured artist/advocate Kristi Copez, Amanda D. King (Shooting without Bullets), Barbara Tannenbaum (Cleveland Museum of Art) and Nicole R. Fleetwood (Marking Time, Rutgers University) (read more…)


 

On September 25 2020 the Artists Archives hosted a virtual opening reception for Bridges & Barriers, featuring remarks by curator Mindy Tousley, exhibiting artists, and Jennifer Bivens, as well as 3 multidisciplinary performances by Shooting without Bullets (read more…)


 

On August 24, 2020 the Artists Archive’s textile invitational The Ardent Thread was featured on Ideastream’s Applause program in a segment produced by Dennis Knowles (read more…)


 

On August 15, 2020, the Artists Archives hosted The Legacy of African American Textile Art with Cynthia Lockhart. Lockhart, an Ohio fiber artist and Emerita Professor at Cincinnati University describes, “Perhaps more than any other art form, textiles reflect the pulse of the African American Culture. Symbolism of the cloth has been one of our connections to our African roots.” This presentation features seminal national artists such as Sam Gilliam, Romare Bearden, Faith Ringgold as well as regional fiber artists like Myrya Johnson and Lockhart’s own work (read more…)


 

On August 26, 2020, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted The Ardent Thread Virtual Artist Talks: Part II featuring Ohio textile artists Phyllis Brody, Rebecca Cross, Myrya Johnson, and Aimee Lee (read more…)


 

On July 29, 2020, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted The Ardent Thread Virtual Artist Talks: Part I featuring Ohio textile artists Cynthia Lockhart, Char Norman, Jessica Pinsky and Ron Shelton (read more…)


 

On July 16, 2020 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted a virtual opening reception for The Ardent Thread, featuring a curator’s talk by Tony Williams (read more…)


 

On May 8, 2020 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted Home to Home: Virtual Artist Talks Part II, a live Zoom webinar featuring the Archived Artists of the 2020 Annual Members Exhibition. In a series of energetic, 10-minute segments, local creators Archived Artists Lee Heinen, Margaret Arthur, Stuart Pearl, and Rebecca Kaler Langley shared how they’ve been keeping creative in quarantine, including tours of their studios, recent artwork and general inspiration! Hosted by Executive Director Mindy Tousely with Marketing and Program Manager Megan Alves and Collections Registrar Kelly Pontoni (read more…)


 

On May 1, 2020, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve held Home to Home: Virtual Artists Talks Part I a live Zoom webinar, featuring Archived Artists from the 2020 Annual Members Exhibition. In a series of energetic, 10-minute segments, local creators Herbert Ascherman Jr., Gloria Plevin, Judy Takács, George Kocar and Terry Klausman shared how they’ve been keeping creative in quarantine, including tours of their studios, recent artwork and general inspiration! Hosted by AAWR Executive Director Mindy Tousley, with Marketing & Program Manager Megan Alves and Collections Registrar Kelly Pontoni (read more…)


 


 

The Artists Archives of The Western Reserve Exhibition: Art Interprets Alzheimer’s. This exhibit, the first of it’s kind in Cleveland, allows the viewer to engage and experience the effects of Alzheimer’s.


 

AAWR announces the return of Color Me Cleveland™, a community arts event featuring well known and emerging artists who create works of art throughout the Cleveland area. Artists drew upon inspirations of Cleveland landmark locations while the surrounding public is able to observe the art creation process.


IdeaStream: Around Noon – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s, Jared Bendis and ‘Being Elmo’


 

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