LGBTQ Center of Cleveland Ohio in the Gordan Square Arts District – Upcoming Exhibition 2021 CONVERGE – LGBTQ+ – My Husband Andrew Reach’s Art Has Been Selected – The Artwork SHINING LIGHT of a Photograph of Me (Bruce Baumwoll) From 1984 at the Christopher Street Subway Station

SHINING LIGHT by Andrew Reach, 2007
uv cured inkjet on acrylic, 24″w x 36″h

This artwork is one of two of Andrew’s artworks selected to be in the exhibition. Titled SHINING LIGHT, it’s from a photograph he took of me at the entrance to the Christopher Street subway station in 1984. It will be shown at the LGBTQ Center of
Greater Cleveland in the Gordon Square Arts District which is one of 3 other venues for the exhibition.

Andrew describes the artwork as follows:
“Shining Light is a visual love letter. The light above Bruce’s head softly illuminates him like a halo, while my “whimsies” surround him, attracted to his beautiful essence. SHINING LIGHT speaks to the simple universal notion of the deep love and commitment of two men spending a life together and the homage one man pays to the other he loves so deeply.”
ASTERISCUS I, 2021
uv cured inkjet on cnc cut acrylic, 48″h x 43″w

This is the other artwork selected for the exhibition. It will be shown at another venue, Metrohealth Hospital.

Andrew’s art is already represented at the center as he was commissioned during the buildings construction to do a permanent installation in the “Lounge” off of the main entrance (see photo below)

Me in front of Andrew’s commissioned artwork “Fifty Three Rhombuses” at the LGBTQ Center of Greater Cleveland, uv cured inkjet on cnc cut composite aluminum.


From the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve’s website:

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, and Cleveland MetroHealth. Shown across 4 venues, CONVERGE brings together the diverse stories of the LGBTQ community, including the historically underrepresented voices of women, transgender people, and people of color.”

Click here to read more about the exhibition on the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve’s website.

Screenshot of Artists Archives of the Western Reserves’ webpage about the exhibition.
Artwork PRIDE by Chuck Fischer – Mixed Media Assemblage.

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