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Anna Arnold, painter and educator, lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. Anna has been one of America’s most expressive, exciting, enduring artists and independent educators for nearly three decades. She is an advocate of life-long learning and recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Graduate Studies program and earned a Master’s degree in Art Education. She completed an extensive two year program under the leadership of director Professor Tim Shuckerow. Anna Arnold earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and has exhibited in over 200 solo and group art exhibits throughout the United States. As a teacher, she believes she is a catalyst to inspire, uplift and change. She has helped to educate hundreds of school children as an artist. Anna is recognized for her lush, exuberantly colorful expressive portraits, ceramics, masks, beads and painted furniture. Contact Anna @

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Ms, Miss, Mrs: 21st Century Expressions of the Second Sex" at Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College, Peper Pike, Ohio, Aug. 24- Oct. 19, 2012

The Storyteller 2010 by Anna Arnold

"In more recent works such as “The Storyteller”, a new theme that has emerged is that of a wise old woman who tells the neighborhood children about her childhood and dreams of a prosperous future, represented by a young couple cradling a child. The patchwork quilt is a theme that weaves throughout the work as a symbol of unity and connection with one’s past and heritage."

  curated by Alenka Banco

Opening reception Friday, August 24, 5 – 7 PM
 Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College.

 Admission: Free. Call 440-646-8121 or visit

2550  Lander Rd.
Pepper Pike, Ohio

Anna Arnold
Cathie Bleck
Rian Brown
Brittany Campbell
Kristen Cliffel
Liz Maugans
Helene Morse
Angelica Pozo
Bellamy Printz
Chris Seibert
Audra Skuodas
Susan Squires
Barbara Stanczak
Trudy Wiesenberger
August 24 thru October 19, 2012

Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Closed Monday

About the exhibit      

"One is not born, but rather becomes a woman,” declared French author Simone de Beauvoir in her 1949 work, The Second Sex. Sixty years later, in November 2009, the book was newly translated and re-released and it remains as compelling as ever. On the theme of a woman’s metamorphosis, Beauvoir wrote, “Then from woman’s point of view I shall describe the world in which women must live; and thus we shall be able to envisage the difficulties in their way as, endeavoring to make their escape from the sphere hitherto assigned them, they aspire to full membership in the human race".

21st Century Expressions of The Second Sex will showcase selected works by leading female regional artists, created in the world in which women artists must live. The pieces may span the decades of a career or reflect new work produced specifically for the show.

A December 2009 ARTNews feature, The Feminist Evolution by Phoebe Hoban echoed the words of Beauvoir and underscores the timeliness of Convivium33 Gallery’s latest show. “Museums are exhibiting an increased sensitivity to collecting and presenting works by women- through new acquisitions, solo shows and a stronger focus on artists who were previously neglected. But true gender equality, critics maintain, remains elusive,” Hoban wrote. 

Curator Alenka Banco aims to explore a woman’s voice during the different stages of life through art. Similar to Beauvoir’s ‘Facts and Myth’s’ in book one of The Second Sex, there is a chronicle for womankind not unlike stations of the cross, journeying from girlhood, through puberty and sexual initiation, to maturity and old age. 21st Century Expressions of the Second Sex “reveals art as an individual reflection of womanhood”, explains Banco. The exhibit includes artists of various ages at different points in life, and depicts works produced in a variety of media. 

Anna Arnold received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1983. She is a prolific entrepreneur artist who has produced paintings, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry for more than 25 years and has exhibited in over 200 gallery and museum shows across the United States including the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, the California Afro American Museum in Los Angeles, the Alternative Museum in NYC, the Chicago Public Library, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Arnold earned a Master’s degree in Art Education at Case Western Reserve University in 2010. Her works are in the collections of the Progressive Corporation Art Collection, the Western Reserve Historic Museum, the Cleveland Public Library, Akron Art Museum and the Center for Art and Religion, Washington, DC. Arnold lives in Cleveland, OH.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 - 5 PM and Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 - 4:30 PM. For more information, contact Gallery Director Frank Frate at 440 646 8122 or visit

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