The Cleveland Artists Foundation
The Poetics of Place: Charles Burchfield and the Cleveland Connection
Cleveland Artists Foundation's (CAF) new exhibition The Poetics of Place: Charles Burchfield and the Cleveland Connection will be on view through November 25, 2000 in CAF's gallery at the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The show will feature nearly 50 paintings of scenes of Ohio from the first half of this 1900s by Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) and his network of Cleveland connections. (left Charles Burchfield, Afterglow, July 8, 1916, watercolor and graphite on paper, 44 x 20 inches, The Burchfield-Penney Art Center Collection)
Burchfield's Cleveland connections include his influences, teachers and admirers: Grace Veronica Kelly (1877-1950), Henry George Keller (1870-1949), William Sommer (1867-1949). Clara L. Deike (1881-1964), George Adomeit (1879-1967), Clarence Holbrook Carter (1904-2000), William Joseph Eastman (1888-1956) and Paul Bough Travis (1891-1975). Nanette Maciejunes, senior curator and director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Art will speak at the free opening reception 6:15 p.m. on October 14. (right: Charles Burchfield, Untitled [Trees], March,, 1916, watercolor and graphite on paper, The Burchfield-Penney Art Center Collection)
The show was co-curated by Christine Shearer, director and curator of the Cleveland Artists Foundation and Nancy Weekly, Charles Cary Rumsey Curator of the Burchfield - Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY. (left Charles Burchfield, Windswept Sky, September 10, 1916, watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 14 x 20 inches, The Burchfield-Penney Art Center Collection)
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo is a partner in this exhibit. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The John P. Murphy Foundation and the Kulas Foundation also contributed.
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