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Studio Tour with Archived Artist Pat Parker
October 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm$10 – $20
As part of our 20th Anniversary Founder’s Exhibition, the Artists Archives is hosting private studio tours of Founder David E. Davis’ studio and a selection of the other early supporting artists. The series begins with an intimate look at Pat Zinsmeister Parker’s studio adjacent to her private residence in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, October 8th from 1:00-2:30pm.
Patricia Zinsmeister Parker’s career spans four decades, and her work is best described as narrative abstract expressionism. Her painting methodology is based on a well-honed sense of intuition acted upon with random gestures, which eventually suggest the content of the paintings and prints. The subject matter (iconic shapes, symbols and color tonalities) comes together in the ‘’soup’’ of pigment, collage and ideas which evolve with the flow of physical activity.
Parker was an adjunct professor at the University of Akron in the School of Art from 1978-1998, and her work is represented in the collections of the Akron Art Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Canton Museum of Art, Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University and the Archives of American Art (Smithsonian Institution).
Along with the founder David E. Davis and the first 7 supporting artists- Shirley Aley Campbell, David A. Haberman, William Martin Jean, Robert Jergens, Phyllis Seltzer, Phyllis Lester Sloane and Randall Tiedman- Patricia was instrumental in laying the groundwork for what would become the only freestanding archive and regional museum of its kind in the country- the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.
In addition to enjoying a first-hand look at Pat’s creative process, tour participants will have the unique opportunity to view the artist’s collection of master prints and Picasso ceramics!
The tour will commence at 1:00pm and light refreshments will be served.
The cost is $10 for current AAWR members and $20 for non-members. Cash payments may be made on arrival to the event. The address will be provided once payment arrangements have been made.