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Q & A with Archived Artist Rebecca Kaler

December 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Portrait of Rebecca Kaler by Jef Janis, Painting: Kaler, Incoming, Acrylic on canvas

Portrait of Rebecca Kaler by Jef Janis, Painting: Kaler, Incoming, Acrylic on canvas


When the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve adds a new artist to their permanent collection, they offer the artist either a solo or dual exhibition. Beginning November 17th, the AAWR will feature the work of Rebecca Kaler in Fallout, an inaugural show which highlights the last nineteen dynamic years of her painting career.


On Saturday, December 10th, 1:00 – 2:30pm, the Artists Archives will host an informal Q & A with exhibiting artist Rebecca Kaler, in-person in the museum’s home gallery. Kaler will discuss her work on view, her history as an artist, and her nearly two-decade career as a curator in an intimate, conversational setting.


Known for her vivid abstraction, Kaler explains that “I use symbols, textures, bold strokes and colors to express a spectrum of human expressions from joy to anger, fear and frustration, and of calm and serenity in a range of environments because at our very core, we all want recognition and to feel that we counted for something…to say, ‘I was here, and I did good work.’ It’s a phrase that applies globally to all cultures and always will, applying to countless objects, actions, and events, such as the atomic bomb, bullets, footprints, glacier grooves, or grave sites that bear evidence of having been.”


Q & A with Archived Artist Rebecca Kaler is free of charge and open to the public.

To attend the program, register on Eventbrite


Need special accommodations? We’re happy to help! Email info@artistsarchives.org to plan your visit or call 216-721-9020 for assistance. We’re looking forward to seeing you!


About Archived Artist Rebecca Kaler:  Born in Mansfield, OH, Rebecca Kaler is an abstract painter whose vibrant colors and energetic brush strokes were influenced by her extensive time spent abroad, traveling to places as diverse as South America, Southern Africa, Siberia, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada, and Bolivia, where she served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps. For nearly two decades, Kaler also served as the Curator of the Pearl Conard Art Gallery at Ohio State University in Mansfield, OH. She has spent the subsequent years devoted to her personal work and has exhibited both nationally and internationally in such places as the Butler Museum of American Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Institute of Art Reinberger Gallery, the Kiosko Gallery in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and the Mansfield Art Center. She became an archived artist at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH in 2019. In 2022, Kaler was awarded a prestigious Paul & Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize Honorable Mention from the Ashtabula Arts Center.


December 10, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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