The Art Gallery at Cleveland State University today hosts the opening reception, gallery talk, and film screenings for their latest exhibit, Each in their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005. The exhibit, featuring oral histories collected by the Center for Public History and Digital Humanities, runs through March 7th, 2009.
A panel discussion will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21st at 2pm.
The catalog for the exhibit was released this week and it looks great. Each of the 23 featured artists is represented with a portrait and an example of their amazing work. In addition to their formal bios, nearly all of the artists are also represented with transcribed selections from their oral history interviews. Be sure to find yourself a copy of the catalog.
The images and oral histories will be available online shortly, so if you can’t find a copy of the catalog you can still revisit the exhibit. Each full interview will be archived at Ohio Link, and the contents of the catalog, including artwork, artist portraits, and audio excerpts, will be available in an Omeka-driven web exhibit compiled by the CSU Library.
The full interviews can be accessed at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/crohc000/.
In the meantime, preview the exhibit’s content by checking out the Voices word analysis cloud at Wordle. Click here or on the image at left.