The opening reception will a tribute to Cleveland artist Malcolm Brown. The Davis Family and many Northeast Ohio artists will also be in attendance and brief talks will take place midway through the reception. The show will continue until November 16.
The Sculpture Center and the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve are also pleased to announce a series of related programming. In addition to Collecting African American Art with Kerry Davis, The Sculpture Center will host a panel discussion, Seeing the Unseen, moderated by Charles Peterson, Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Oberlin College on Saturday, November 2, 1-3pm. The panel will include emerging, mid-career, and established regional African American artists. Through the help of the Cleveland Foundation, additional collaborations will be held with The Soul of Philanthropy exhibition which is taking place concurrently at the Cleveland History Center (Western Reserve Historical Society) and dynamic programing is being planned with area schools.
This exhibition will also help launch a fund to help artists of color to archive their work within the collection of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. Support for this initiative comes from a Steering Committee formed by Sonja Harris-Haywood, M.D., M.S (Senior Associate Dean & Clinical Associate Professor of NEOMED) and made up of community leaders.
Reception, exhibition, and accompanying programs are FREE and open to the public.
*Complete List of Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection Artists exhibited in seenUNseen* Amalia Amaki, Romare Bearden, McArthur Binion, Moe Brooker, Calvin Burnett, William S. Carter, Elizabeth Catlett, Carl Christian, Claude Clark, Kevin Cole, Louis Delsarte, Greg Henry, Richard Hunt, Sedrick Huckaby, Frederick D. Jones, Yashua Klos, Kojo Griffin, Jacob Lawrence, Donald Locke, Lionel Lofton, Ealy Mays, Norma Morgan, Hayward Oubre, James Phillips, Howardena Pindell, John T. Riddle, Henry O. Tanner, William Taylor, Mildred Thompson, Charles White, Charles Edwards Williams, Walter Williams, John Woodrow Wilson, Freddie Styles
The exhibition is proudly presented by the Cleveland Foundation with help from the Ohio Arts Council, and will be displayed in three galleries on the David E. Davis Arts Campus in University Circle.