February - March AIV Artist : Anna Arnold


Art in the Village 5700 Gallery
March - February Exhibit
of local artist

February 8 - April 1, 2008

Artist Reception / Brunch TBA


Bio from Anna Arnold's website:

Anna Arnold is a native Clevelander. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1983 and has exhibited in nearly 200 solo and group art exhibits throughout the United States and has taught hundreds of school children as a visiting artist. Anna is widely known for her vividly colorful expressive portraits, ceramics, masks, beads and painted furniture.

Highlights of Anna’s exhibitions are the Cleveland Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, South Bend Regional Art Museum, Indiana, Center for Art and Religion, Washington, DC., Progressive Corp., Cleveland, Promega Corp. Gallery, Madison, WI., Western Reserve Historical Society and Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH,.

Her works are in the permanent collections of Progressive Corp., Kaiser Permanente, Metro Health Hospital, Ursuline College, the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Public Library. Noted commissions are "Angel On My Shoulder" (see above) for the 2006 American Cancer Society's Cattle Barron's Ball Live Auction created with children from the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Service to the Field Award, 2006 portrait of Garth Fagan, choreographer of the "Lion King" presented by DanceCleveland and the stunning mixed media stained glass and mosaic tile Globe for the Historic Cleveland Public Library in downtown and GuitarMania.

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Since 2004, Anna has been a full time art instructor with the City of Cleveland in the Division of Recreation. In 2006, she became involved with the Bureau of Cultural Arts Department's Mural My Neighborhood, an arts-based mural training program for teens fom the Cleveland Municipal School District. The team recently completed 4 dynamic murals that she helped to design and paint with Jerome White and Mural My Neighborhood students at locations in Cleveland's historic Glenville neighborhood. The second year of Mural My Neighborhood began in January 2007 and ended during the summer with the installation of "the Keys to the Future" and "The Tribute", in honor of Ted Ginn Sr., the influential Glenville High School football coach.

Check out the City of Cleveland's website for photos and info on Mural My Neighborhoodhere!


From the Curator :

AIV5700 Gallery kicks off 2008
with local girl power painter
Anna Arnold
The gallery often focuses on
expressive paintings from local
ladies and the third year is no different !

Arnold's vibrant, colorfully expressive
works speak to a more emotive, positive
style of painting. The body of work on display
at the gallery reflects her range in mediums
through different portraits of people and relationships
in watercolor, tightly controlled color applied to
well known faces on canvas and many personal
self portraits /personalities on paper. The portrait
Anna's style speaks to the personality of the
subject and their emotive state rather than how
perfect the anatomy of the figure is painted.
She is an expressive generation x artist who
was born and raised in Cleveland, attended CIA
and is currently trying to make a living as an
artist in Cleveland, Ohio. Anna is the first artist of 2008 !
We are proud to feature her works on the walls
of AIV 5700


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