Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CIFF 41 Screening 3.30 9:30PM

The Artists Archives is honored to once again support the Cleveland International Film Festival by becoming Community Partners for 2017. This year's film, chosen by the Artists Archives, is 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters directed by Kevin Burke. The film will be played Thursday, March 30th (9:30pm) at the Cinematheque as well as Friday, April 7th (9:50pm) and Sunday, April 9th (4:45pm) at Tower City Cinemas.

ENTER PROMO CODE "AAWR" AT CHECK OUT FOR DISCOUNTED TIX! For full festival schedule and details, please visit www.clevelandfilm.org or artistsarchives.org.

SPACES Monster Drawing Rally 4.22 6–10PM

Heights Arts' Public Conscience Event 3.30 7PM

Laura and Gary Dumm, “Old King Coal,” acrylic on canvas
“Public Conscience” a showcase of Northeast Ohio illustrators and graphic designers currently on display at Heights Arts. Because designers and illustrators’ work appears in books or other commercial materials—not galleries or museums—they can become isolated from “the art world” after getting their degrees. As curator Dave King noted in promotional materials for the exhibit, “People see the work of illustrators and graphic artists in print form but they don’t see the original work.  Because of this disconnect, [i]llustrators and graphic designers are frequently not viewed as artists.” Heights Arts wishes to promote their art as art.
“Public Conscience” is stronger as a display of designers and illustrators’ talents than it is an anthology of social criticism. This is simply because not every contributed artwork is political. Some are avowedly apolitical. This doesn’t mean these work aren’t engaging; they very often are.
“Public Conscience” runs through April 16 at Heights Arts. The gallery is located at 2175 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. On Thursday March 30, at 7PM several artists will give talks at “Ekphrastacy.” The event will also include readings of original poems by area wordsmiths Jeffrey Bowen, Clarissa Jakobsons, Chuck Joy, and Emily Troia. For more information, please call 216-371-3457 or go to heightsarts.org.

Monday, March 27, 2017

American Fiber: Friday, March 31, 6 – 9PM

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is proud to present American Fiber, their fifth annual and first national juried exhibition. After many years of hosting regional juried exhibitions, and after many years of requests, submissions from all artists living in the United States for this year's exhibition were accepted.

The show features works in sculpture, printmaking, photography and painting that are unified by their use of paper as an artistic medium. This year, 205 artworks from 110 artists living in 18 states 
were received with 50 artworks from 46 artists being selected.

The aim of exhibition is to showcase the versatility of paper as an artistic medium and to bring together striking and evocative work by leaders in this art form.  
You're invited to help kick off the 2017 gallery season at the opening reception for American Fiber: Friday, March 31, 6 – 9PM. 

1754 E. 47th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103

Free, Secure Reception Parking: via East 45th Street 'Garden' entrance
(one way running South between Payne & Commerce)