Majority Rising: Opening Reception Tomorrow!

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Majority Rising
Cleveland’s Female Gaze

OAL member,Judy Takács, is debuting her curatorial skills at the Majority Rising: Cleveland’s Female Gaze Exhibition.  The exhibition showcases the work of some of Cleveland’s most famous female artists such as: Shirley Aley Campbell, Lee Heinen, Kathleen McKenna, Marsha Sweet and Marilyn Szalay.  Judy will also be including her paintings of the other artists as her contribution to the exhibition.  Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition of some of Cleveland’s most talented and legendary artists!

Public Opening Reception: Thursday March 12, 5:30 to 8:00
Show dates March 12 through May 2

Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 East 123rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Private Studio tours in conjunction with the exhibit:

Lee Heinen Studio Tour, March 21, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Judy Takács Studio Tour, April 11, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Kathleen McKenna Studio Tour, April 18, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Individual $20
AAWR Member $15

To reserve your spot and buy your ticket to any of the studio tours, email Katelyn Gainer, Gallery and Administrative Assistant at kgainer@artistsarchives.org or call 216.721.9020.

 

Majority Rising: Cleveland’s Female Gaze Exhibition

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Majority Rising
Cleveland’s Female Gaze

OAL member,Judy Takács, is debuting her curatorial skills at the Majority Rising: Cleveland’s Female Gaze Exhibition.  The exhibition showcases the work of some of Cleveland’s most famous female artists such as: Shirley Aley Campbell, Lee Heinen, Kathleen McKenna, Marsha Sweet and Marilyn Szalay.  Judy will also be including her paintings of the other artists as her contribution to the exhibition.  Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition of some of Cleveland’s most talented and legendary artists!

Public Opening Reception: Thursday March 12, 5:30 to 8:30
Show dates March 12 through May 2

Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 East 123rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Private Studio tours in conjunction with the exhibit:

Lee Heinen Studio Tour, March 21, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Judy Takács Studio Tour, April 11, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Kathleen McKenna Studio Tour, April 18, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Individual $20
AAWR Member $15

To reserve your spot and buy your ticket to any of the studio tours, email Katelyn Gainer, Gallery and Administrative Assistant at kgainer@artistsarchives.org or call 216.721.9020.

“An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics,” an OAL Member Curated Exhibition

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Join the Ohio Art League and Upper Arlington’s Concourse Gallery as we host OAL member Ashley Shellhause’s An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics. Curated by Michael May, Appaloosa Genetics is inspired by Shellhause’s three main interests: science, art, and horses. Through this intriguing and illuminating exhibition, the viewer will be guided through the role research plays in the art of creation.

Join us for the Opening Reception at the Concourse Gallery Thursday, December 11 from 5- 7 in the evening.

According to the informative book, Horse Color Explained, appaloosa horse coloring is controlled by at least five different genes, four of which cause pattern variations. The exhibition is comprised of abstract images that are accompanied with the details of the research to be more accessible to a wider audience.  

An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics will be on display from December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015. 

For more information on the artist and to find a collection of works by Shellhause, visit her fine arts website.

Get all the details by checking out OAL’s Press Room.

 

Art as Contemporary Folklore at the Acock Gallery

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The exhibition “Art as Contemporary Folklore” is an exploration of art historical precedents and their relationships to the present.
Ohio Art League artist Maria DiFranco investigates these interrelationships through her etchings, paintings, and graphite drawings. Her work contains depictions of the contemporary experience as seen through the eyes of this Ohio Artist. Inspired by the work of Francisco Goya, DiFranco also cloaks her account of contemporary society in symbolism.
“At as Contemporary Folklore” is on display through August 30 at the Acock Gallery of CCAD in Downtown Columbus.

 

A Trip Back in Time and A One Man Art Show with Daniel Rosales

“A one-man show of an artist’s work is a severe test and often a very revealing one.”

This is the opening statement to a “Palette & Brush” column in the Columbus Art League’s newsletter circa 1930s regarding solo artist Guy Brown Wiser. Wiser’s appreciation for craftsmanship and attention to detail earned him a solo exhibition in an era not accustomed to one-man shows.

As many of you know, the Ohio Art League strives to represent and encourage our members, be it in a one-artist exhibition or that in a group. Thus, in the days of the Columbus Art League, single-artist exhibitions were not as prominent as they are now in our Member Curated Exhibitions that are hosted monthly.

OAL member artist and photographer Daniel Rosales is an example of the progression our Ohio-based organization has seen over the years. Join him in his first ever solo show, “Play With Your Food,” at MadLab Theatre downtown at the end of this month.

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The Opening Reception for “Play With Your Food” takes place from 5- 7 pm at MadLab.

This show is the idea of showing food in a manner that’s reserved to people. It gives a unique take on human personality. It is for anyone who has ever enjoyed playing with their food and now they don’t have to imagine what it would look like. To see how the inanimate would live if they could. -Rosales

His spectrum of genre ranges from that of the lively inanimate food stuffs, to that of professional event and interior photography. Have a look at his Facebook page to find out more about the event or get an inside look at some of his work.

Attention Ohio Art League Members!

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The Ohio Art League’s Member Curated Exhibitions, or MCE, are month-long installments held at our gallery in the South Campus Gateway. These exhibitions serve as a forum for individual and collaborative efforts in the analysis, organization, and presentation of works of art. Proposals should demonstrate how the artist’s style, ambition, and manifestations create a dialogue with the audience.

All curators and participating artists must be current members of the Ohio Art League.

The deadline for submission is approaching! Your last chance to apply is February 28, 2014 at 11:59pm. Entries must be submitted by the curator, and an artist is not to curate his or her own show.

To enter for a Member Curated Exhibition through the Ohio Art League and overview the rules and regulations, click here.

If you’re not already an OAL member, it’s not too late to join! Expand your artistic and professional opportunities by clicking here or stop in the gallery!

While you’re at it, stop into the OAL gallery to check out this month’s  MCE, Inner Sanctity: A Social Portrait of Current Haitian Culture from now through February 28! Meet the artist Michael King and curator Wynter Whiteside at the Opening Reception Thursday February 6th from 6-8 pm!

Visit the Ohio Art League website for more information!