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Rest in Peace,
The Salvation of Reverend Albert Wagner: THE EXHIBITION
Submitted by abanco on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 18:36.
03/12/2008 - 19:00
04/13/2008 - 14:00
March 14, 2008- April 13, 2008Convivium33 Gallery
1433 East 33rd Street (off Superior Ave.)
216.881.7838 or www.josaphatartshall.com
Tuesday-Friday: 11am-2pm & Weekends -10am- 2pm
Opening Reception: Friday, March 14 from 6pm –9pm
World-renowned Cleveland artist, Reverend Albert Lee Wagner passed away on September 1 of 2006 leaving his family, his ministry and his art behind. For Cleveland’s “Black Moses,” God and art were his salvation. The Salvation of the Reverend Albert Wagner is now coming forward; THE EXHIBITION showcases his art and shares his story. It is all very continuous, powerful and left up to interpretation.
Please join Convivium33 Gallery and his ministry, The People Love People House of God, as Convivium’s gallery doors open to a collection of works that speak to you and take you on a journey of redemption and salvation. Albert believed that his art was an extension of his ministry and his personal beliefs. As it grows in prominence, the Reverend’s work has become a powerful extension of his voice, allowing his message and mission to live on.
Preview the exhibition at special mass on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 pm at Convivum33 Gallery. Join the artist’s family and friends, for a unique evening, as his daughter and minister of his parish, Sister Bonita celebrates Albert’s art and serves his parish. There is no charge for the evening but seating is limited. Please call Convivum33 Gallery for reservations or visit http://www.josaphatartshall.com/gallery/schedule.php
Join SPACES for a reception Thursday, March 13 at 9pm after the screening of One Bad Cat, a documentary on the life and art of Reverend Albert Wagner at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Director of the film, Tom Miller, along with friends and family will speak about Wagner’s work and respond to the film. Various works by Wagner from public and private collections will be on view that night only. This event is free and open to the public. Call 216.621.2314 or visit www.SPACESgallery.org for more details. SPACES is located at 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland OH 44113 .
WATERBOY: The Art and Life of Reverend Albert Lee Wagner is essentially an autobiographical book edited by Gene and Linda Kangas to be released nationwide in March. Albert conceived and began to write this book nearly fifteen years ago. In part the book is a carefully selected compilation of Albert’s paintings and drawings, each with its narrative in his own words. Essays by various contributors, including Albert, relate the complex intertwining of Albert’s passionate and artistic life. A book signing will take place at the March 14th Opening Reception at Convivium33.
Convivium33 Gallery at Josaphat Arts Hall
1433 East 33rd Street (off Superior Ave.)Cleveland, OH