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All About Art: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Fundraising Auction

The director of the Frost Art Museum, Carol Damian, asked artists whose works are in the Frost’s permanent collection to donate a work of art for a special fundraiser to celebrate the museums 35th Anniversary. Andrew Reach and I were honored to donate his work “Middle of the Night in a Digital Dream” as a way of giving back to the institution that has been an important part of his artistic growth. Three of Andrew’s works were acquired by the Frost for the permanent collection after his solo exhibition at the Frost in 2008. The exhibition titled “Full Circle” happened at the inagural opening of the museum. It was one of six opening exhibitions along with “Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum”, which was the first stop of the blockbuster exhibition that would travel to other museums in the U.S.

click here to see the “Full Circle” exhibition page on the Frost art museum website

Frost Art Musem – photo courtesy HOK Architects

This has been an amazing journey with Andrew with the Frost Art Museum. As some of you may have read in my prior posts, this building has a very personal meaning to Andrew and I. This was Andrew’s last building as an architect before his spine disease took over and left him disabled.  Andrew was project architect and assistant designer to Yann Weymouth on the museum with HOK Architects.  At the time while working on the museum, Andrew would never have imagined that his art would hang in the grand gallery that he helped design.

Grand Galleries at the Frost Art Museum – Installation of Exhibition Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum – photo courtesy HOK Architects

The Frost Website says:

“The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University celebrated its 35th anniversary the evening of Saturday, November 3, 2012, with the inaugural All About Art Fine Art Fundraising Auction. The event, held in the grand galleries at the Museum and hosted by Co-Chairs Patricia & Phillip Frost and FIU President Mark Rosenberg and his wife Rosalie, featured art works donated by 78 acclaimed artists, was attended by over 350 art enthusiasts, and raised more than $200,000 in support of future Museum activities and programs. Major support for All About Art was received from Darlene and Jorge Pérez, Bacardi, Color Express, Museo Vault and Christie’s. Director Carol Damian and the staff of the Frost Art Museum wish to thank the Co-Chairs, the Host Committee, the sponsors and especially the generous artists and enthusiastic attendees, for making All About Art such a success!”

Screen shot from “All About Art” webpage (click image to enlarge)

Andrew’s work had much interest with multiple bids and ultimately it went to a prominent art collector in Miami who is also a trustee on the board of the Miami Art Museum.

Sam Champion & guest ( Andrew’s artwork is in background at left)

Sam Champion and his fiancee artist Ruben Robierb whose art
was also auctioned at event

Patricia Frost (center left), Carol Damian (center right) and guests

Click here to see my other post with the complete catalog of the auction.

Click here to explore more of Andrew Reach’s Art on his website www.andrewreach.com

Andrew Reach & 14 other Ohio Artists at the Riffe Gallery in Art Exhibition “Let’s Get Digital”: Curated by Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum

 

I’m proud to share pictures from the opening of the exhibition “Let’s Get Digital” at the Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery in Columbus Ohio. My lifetime partner Andrew Reach was included with this wonderful group of artists in the show. Andrew has been dealing with many setbacks dealing with his health. I am particularly proud of his accomplishments. This is the first exhibition of his art printed on Canvas at a very large format. Each piece is taking longer to accomplished due to the pain he lives with and the inability for him to be up for extended periods of time. I would like to thank Alex Nicholis Coon, Director of the Massillon Museum for her advocacy of Andrew’ work and including him in this exhibition. Even though we haven’t met her for Andrew’s health precluded us from traveling to the exhibition, I’d also like to thank the Riffe Gallery director Mary Gray.
Below are pictures of the show and also the press that has so far covered the exhibition. What I posted are the pictures Alexandra sent us that were taken by her friend and only some of the artists represented were in them. When I get more pictures of the other artists, I will update the post.

Bruce Baumwoll

Artists in the show include (hometown noted): Janet Ballweg (Bowling Green), Artists in the show include (hometown noted): Janet Ballweg (Bowling Green), Jerry Birchfield (Cleveland), John Branham (Massillon), Kimberly Burleigh (Cincinnati), Guy Michael Davis (Cincinnati), Nicholas Economos (Cleveland), Ronald Geibert (Beavercreek), Brian Harnetty (Columbus), Dan Hernandez (Maumee), Janice Lessman-Moss (Kent), Katie Parker (Cincinnati), Joshua Penrose (Columbus), Andrew Reach (Cleveland), Michele Waalkes (Canton) and Gina Washington (Cleveland).

Parks & Recreation by Andrew Reach

Alexandra Nicholis, Executive Director at Massillon Museum & Curator of Let’s Get Digital Exhibition

Riffe Gallery Director Mary Gray taking flight
at opening on May 8, 2012

From left: De Rerum Natura & Mandala Machine by Andrew Reach

On Right: A Fisherman’s Net Strung by the Constellations
by Andrew Reach 

Amelia and John Sparks, Alex N. Coon, Margy Vogt
in front of A Fisherman’s Net Strung by the Constellations

The exhibition was covered in the press by the Columbus Dispatch,The lantern at Ohio State University & Columbus Alive. To read the articles click on the pictures below.

Columbus Dispatch

 The Lantern

Columbus Alive

From left: Jill Malusky (Massillon Museum),
artist Joshua Penrose (Columbus) and
artist John Branham (Masillon)

Artist Jerry Birchfield (Cleveland) and his sister

Artist Jerry Birchfield in front of his 5 artworks

Guy Michael Davis & Katie Parker – Porcelain Busts
(Porcelain, 3-D scanning, Rapid prototyping)

Ronald Geibert’s (Beavercreek)
Camouflaged Electronic Kiosk 

Michele Waalkes (Canton) with her prints

Gina Washington (Cleveland)

John Branham (Massillon)
with his prints 

Jill Malusky (Massillon Museum)
& John Branham

Joshua Penrose (Columbus) with his
Sound Installation Resonant Carboy

Joshua Penrose & Maya Penrose

Let’s Get Digital: Exhibition at Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, Columbus Ohio, Curated by Alexandra Nicholis Coon, executive director of the Massillon Museum

I’m pleased to announce the opening of Let’s Get Digital Exhibition including four works by my life partner Andrew Reach and works by 14 other Ohio Artists working in different ways with digital media.

Artists in the show include (hometown noted): Janet Ballweg (Bowling Green), Jerry Birchfield (Cleveland), John Branham (Massillon), Kimberly Burleigh (Cincinnati), Guy Michael Davis (Cincinnati), Nicholas Economos (Cleveland), Ronald Geibert (Beavercreek), Brian Harnetty (Columbus), Dan Hernandez (Maumee), Janice Lessman-Moss (Kent), Katie Parker (Cincinnati), Joshua Penrose (Columbus), Andrew Reach (Cleveland), Michele Waalkes (Canton) and Gina Washington (Cleveland).

From the Press Release of the Riffe Gallery:
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present “Let’s Get Digital” from May 3 – July 8, 2012. Curated by Alexandra Nicholis Coon, executive director of the Massillon Museum, “Let’s Get Digital” demonstrates the endless opportunities digital technology offers to the world of art. Whether it be the tool, product, or subject of their artwork, all artists in this exhibition were selected based on their innovative applications of digital technology. To the 15 artists represented in this show, digital technology serves as an avenue for exploring new ideas and relationships that are not possible with traditional media. Read more…..


screen shot from Arts in Ohio homepage
pictured: Detail of “A Fisherman’s Net Strung by the Constellations”
by Andrew Reach
Archival Digital Pigment Print on Canvas, 54 x 93.75 inches