The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Gallery

1834 E 123rd St Cleveland, OH 44106

216.721.9020 /


Title of Program:  The Fledgling Collector with Susan Covey & Kathy Cameron

Date/Time of Program:  Saturday, March 24th, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Location of Program:  Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. 1834 E. 123rd St., Cleveland OH 44106

As part of ART BITES series of Collecting Art Talks, the AAWR is proud to present The Fledgling Collector with Susan Covey & Kathy Cameron on Saturday, March 24th, 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.

In this program, Susan Covey and Kathy Cameron will deliver an informal presentation on how to build a rewarding personal art collection on a limited budget, creating both enjoyment for the collector and income for the artist.

Covey and Cameron have spent over 50 years enjoying, collecting, contributing to/advocating for and producing art.  In the Fall of 2006, they curated an exhibit of Canadian artwork to travel in exchange with artists from Upper Arlington, Ohio. The exhibit then traveled at the request for the Center for Canadian Studies at Bowling Green University, serving as the center piece for 100 CEO’s of US/Canadian Businesses in collaboration with artist Doug Fraser who was brought from Cape Breton to speak at BG & in Michigan.  The exhibit continued onto Nelsonville at the request of the International Travel and Tourism division of Hocking Technical College.

Being avid collectors, Covey and Cameron have occasionally found themselves in possession of original art work whose value far exceeds their personal appreciation.  This led to their “Finding Homes” project, which strives to return the early-career work of artists, such as Daniel Lang and Louise Nevelson, back to the communities in which they were created or exhibited.

Their own collections began in high school as they accumulated the work of fellow students.  Both Susan and Kathy feel that more than the “purchase provenance”- the story behind the piece, meeting the artist (or not), and how artwork fits into the “family” of a collection are all important parts of the whole experience.

The presentation is FREE and open to the public courtesy of a matching grant provided by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, however, please register on Eventbrite via our website,, or call 216.721.9020. AAWR is fully wheel-chair accessible and has ample free parking both in its adjacent lot as well as on East 123rd Street.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve would like to thank Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for making the program free, courtesy of a matching grant a well as the Ohio Arts Council, the George Gund Foundation, the Bernice & David E. Davis Foundation, the William Bingham Foundation and the Zufall Foundation for their continuing support. 

Pancake Breakfasts

The Geauga County Historical Society will host its annual Pancake Breakfasts in March and April 2018.  Featuring all-you-can-eat pancakes served with pure maple syrup produced from the Society’s own sugarbush and sugarhouse using traditional collection and production methods.

Choose one or more Sundays to visit Century Village Museum in beautiful Burton, Ohio.  Pancake Breakfasts on March 4, 11, 18 and 25, and April 8.  Serving from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Available before or after Sunday morning worship.  No Pancake Breakfast on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes served with the Society’s own maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, apple sauce, and a beverage.  Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 years old, and free to children 4 and under. 

Served in the Lennah Bond Activities Center on the grounds of Century Village Museum, southeast corner of Burton Square.  GPS, 14653 East Park Street, Burton, Ohio 44021.  For more information or group reservations, call 440-834-1492.    

Area Events and Programs:

Save these Dates in 2018!
Full Events Calendar Sent to OHC Members Early in New Year

Heritage Center staff members are busy planning a diverse line-up of programs, exhibits, workshops and more in 2018.  Mark your calendars now to join us!

February 17- March 18, various times and locations.  Courage and Compassion:  Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience Special Exhibit and Programs.  The Oberlin College Department of History has arranged for this national traveling exhibit to come to Oberlin where it can be viewed in the Richard D. Baron '64 Art Gallery (65 East College Street, Suite 5) inside the Dewey Ward '34 Alumni Center.  The Oberlin Heritage Center is a supportive partner of the exhibit series.  Watch for further details coming in January!

March 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Paintings Conservation Seminar.  The Heritage Center, in collaboration with The Nord Family Foundation, ICA (Intermuseum Conservation Association), and the Allen Memorial Art Museum, hosts this program for small history and arts organizations in Lorain County.  Contact AmeriCorps member Sara Fisher for details.March 15 at 7:15 p.m.  Trail Magic:  The Grandma Gatewood Story.  Discover the amazing story of 67-year-old Emma "Grandma" Gatewood, mother of eleven, who became the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 1955.  This free, public program in Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium (600 Kendal Drive) features a 50-minute documentary film and a Q&A session with film producer Bette Lou Higgins of Eden Valley Enterprises.  The event is an OHC collaboration with Kendal's Third Thursday program series.  

Have Questions about our programs? Just drop us an EMAIL.


Walking Tour of Historical Buildings

Is it a nice day? Got an hour or two with nothing to do? Here is a PDF document that has the directions for a walking tour of some of Twinsburg's Historical buildings and a little background on each of them. Go explore and learn things. (This is an older tour. Some of the buildings are no longer there. We are working on an update to this.)

Download the document here.

Looking Ahead: Spring Kids' Camps
What a Wonderful World! March 27-29 or April 3-5

Boys and girls ages 8-13 will enjoy this exciting and breathtaking exploration of the many wonders of earth!  Campers will learn about the seven wonders of the ancient world, the “new” seven, and some of nature’s unique marvels.  Discover how people throughout history created immense and architecturally impressive structures, the science behind geological formations, and why cultures create – all through engaging, hands-on activities.  Each three-day camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is held at the Oberlin Depot (240 South Main Street) with some walking field trips to places nearby. Camps are led by the Heritage Center's Museum Education and Tour Coordinator Amanda Manahan and AmeriCorps member Sara Fisher with assistance from adult volunteers and college student interns.  Fee is $70 per child; $60 for children or grandchildren of OHC members.  All participants registering before March 9 also receive an early-bird discount.  Partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify for schools’ free lunch programs.  Contact Amanda Manahan for more information.

Twinsburg Historical Society and Museum