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CONVERGE Art Exhibition| Event

This August, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presents CONVERGE, a massive visual art exhibition held in partnership with the LGBTQ Center of Greater Cleveland, Lake Erie College, Judson Manor, and Cleveland MetroHealth. Shown across 5 venues, CONVERGE brings together the diverse stories of the LGBTQ community, including the historically underrepresented voices of women, transgender people, and people of color. Curated by Kelly Pontoni, with co-curators Sam Butler, Tony Williams, and Mark Yasenchack, with assistance by Mary Proctor, CONVERGE features 71 Ohio LGBTQ artists and over 140 works which explore themes of protest, pride, celebration, and transformation.  An in-person opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 26th, 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Artists Archives, 1834 East 123rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44106. No registration necessary. For a preview of the show, and additional information on accompanying events and programs, please visit artistsarchives.org Lake Erie College will be hosting the closing reception Thursday, October 14th at 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

CONVERGE: Lake Erie College Exhibiting Artists: 

  • Arykah Carter

  • Alex Heard

  • Margaret Jenkins

  • M. Carmen Lane

  • Meg Lubey

  • Violet Maimbourg

  • Scott Miller

  • Rick Rollenhagen

  • Lo Smith

  • Elle Strong

  • Charlie Wirfel

  • Jan Zorman


  • Artists Archives of the Western Reserve | 1834 East 123rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44106

  • LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland | 6705 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

  • Lake Erie College | Royce Hall | 391 W Washington St, Painesville, OH 44077

  • Cleveland MetroHealth | 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109

  • Judson Manor Retirement Community | S. Concourse Gallery | 1890 E 107th St. Clev., OH 44106


  • Artist Archives Opening Reception | Thursday, August 26 | 6:30 – 8:30pm

  • LGBT Center Reception | Friday, September 17 | 6:30 – 8:30pm

  • Cleveland MetroHealth Reception | Date TBA 

  • Lake Erie College Closing Reception | Thursday, October 14 | 4:30 – 7:30pm

AAWR Virtual Programs: 

  • Un(masc)ing Drag History with Dr. Lady J | Tuesday, September 14 | 7:00 – 8:00pm 

  • Art and AIDS Panel Discussion | Date TBA