Videos

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


On June 15, 2022, the Artists Archives presented Tremont Vanguards, a virtual program which examined the role of the artists and innovators who transformed the aging Tremont neighborhood into the thriving creative community of today. (learn more…)


On April 6, 2022, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presented Travels to Taiwan: A Journey in Prints with Archived Artist Karen D. Beckwith, a virtual program which chronicles her journey through a quarantined Taiwan to participate in the prestigious annual Taoyuan International Print Exhibition (learn more…)


On February 16, 2022 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presented “Stories in Light: Stuart Pearl” a virtual artist talk which accompanied a fifty-year retrospective of the Cleveland photographer’s work (learn more…)


On January 14, 2022 Kendal at Oberlin presented a Virtual Artist Talk: Mark Howard, Tom Roese, & Arnold Tunstall highlighting the works on display in AAWR’s satellite exhibition LGBTQ Artists of Northeast Ohio.  The discussion featured artists Mark Howard, Thomas Roese, and Arnie Tunstall as well as AAWR Director Mindy Tousley, and CONVERGE head curator Kelly Pontoni. The video was produced and graciously provided by Joyce Benjamin of Kendal at Oberlin (learn more…)


On December 8, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presented Contemporary Glass with Susie Silbert, a virtual program featuring the Curator of Postwar & Contemporary Glass from the prestigious Corning Museum of Glass in New York (learn more…)


On October 6, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presented “ART + AIDS” a virtual panel discussion which explores the relationship between creative expression and the AIDS epidemic including the ability of art to raise awareness, enact social change, and provide pathways to healing (learn more…)


On September 14, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted Un(masc)ing Drag History with Dr. Lady J, a virtual program which reveals the foundational role of gender non-conforming people, trans people, and cisgender women in creating and advancing the art of drag (learn more…)


On September 2, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted a virtual artist talk with Archived Artist Tom Roese as part of the CONVERGE exhibition featuring Ohio LGBTQ+ artists (learn more…)


On July 28, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted an artist talk with William Martin Jean and CONVERGE curator Kelly Pontoni (learn more…)


On July 14, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted Adventures in Art Collecting with Christopher Richards (learn more…)


On June 23, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted the virtual program Phyllis Sloane Virtual Studio Tour & Curator Talk. The event featured a tour of Archived Artist Phyllis Sloane’s preserved studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, led by her daughter, Ginna Sloane, and Kelly Pontoni (learn more…)


On May 12, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted The May Show: The Museum, The Community, & The Story of Art in Cleveland a virtual panel discussion moderated by Michael Gill (Collective Arts Network) with panelists Henry Adams (Case Western Reserve University), Key Jo Lee (Cleveland Museum of Art), and Steven Litt (The Plain Dealer) (learn more…)


On Thursday, April 8, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted a virtual opening reception for its 2021 Annual Members Exhibition (learn more…)


On March 24, 2021, the Artists Archives hosted Women of the Archives: Oral Histories Premiere & Virtual Artist Talk featuring a live conversation with Archived Artists Charlotte Lees, Lee Heinen, Gloria Plevin, and Judy Takács and the premiere of 3 oral history videos created by Cleveland film maker Ted Sikora (learn more…)


To commemorate the year anniversary of the Table for Two: Harriet Ballard Moore & Patricia Zinsmeister Parker satellite exhibition at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Art Gallery. Featuring interviews with artists Harriet Moore Ballard and Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, as well as the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland’s Director of Public Relations and Marketing Dave Johnson, and Art Source Inc. Owner Eileen Roth, the video shows how far we have come and points to a brighter future (learn more…)


On March 10, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted 4 African American Women Artists You Should Know with renowned art historian, author, and artist Amalia Amaki (learn more…)


On February 18, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted the virtual opening reception for the NewNow 2021, Northeast Ohio’s premier biannual competitive art exhibition juried by Cat Sheridan, curator of the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery (learn more…)


On February 5, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted a virtual reception for Beyond Surface: Denise Buckley and Kathy Skerritt, an exhibition which welcomes the artists into the museum’s prestigious 10,000-piece collection of regional art (learn more…)


Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) Associate Professor and Printmaking Department Chair Maggie Denk-Leigh demonstrating Intaglio printing from an original plate by alumni Kestutis Kizevicius (learn more…)


On December 9, 2020 the Artists Archives hosted “About Body | About Face Virtual Artist Talks Part II” with Lawrence Baker, Amanda D. King, and Tony Williams (learn more…)


 

On December 2, 2020, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted About Body | About Face Virtual Artist Talks Part I with Ohio figurative artists Davon Brantley, Jacques P. Jackson, and Yvonne Palkowitsh (learn more…)


 

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 (learn more…)


 

On November 11, 2020, the Artists Archives hosted City Reveries: Virtual Artist Talk with Jennie Jones and Stuart Pearl to accompany its exhibition at Judson Manor (learn 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 (learn 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 (learn 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) (learn 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 (learn 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 (learn 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 (learn 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 (learn 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 (learn 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 (learn 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 (learn 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 (learn 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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