The Salvation of Reverend Albert Wagner: THE EXHIBITION

Submitted by abanco on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 17:36.
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
Gallery Hours
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


THE EXHIBITION is just one of several captivating simultaneous events focusing on the art and life of Reverend Albert Wagner. 

ONE BAD CAT:  The Reverend Albert Wagner Story is the focus of a new FILM recently awarded the coveted “Best Documentary” category at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, California.  ONE BAD CAT will debut at the Cleveland International Film Festival March 6-16, 2008.  (Cleveland International Film Festival 866.865.FILM or for details.
Visit to view a trailer.

 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 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.
WATERBOY or 440.352.5321


Convivium33 Gallery at Josaphat Arts Hall
1433 East 33rd Street (off Superior Ave.)
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Saved-Gray's Auctioneer's Sept 20 Rev. Albert Wagner

Great to see you here Alenka!

You will not want to miss this once in a life time auction of works by Reverend Albert Wagner:

Thursday September 20 11AM

September 13 - 19, 11am - 6pm
Friday September 14, Preview Party, 6 - 10pm
Saturday September 15, Open By Appointment 11am - 4pm
Sunday September 16, Closed

Friday September 21, No complimentary valuations.


  Tomorrow is the last day to see the moving art of Reverend Wagner at Convivium33.  The gallery will be open from 10-2 p.m.  (I am going to pick up the piece I bought!!)

Afterwards, Alenka will be setting up for the next not-to-be-missed Cleveland Art event.  See the following details:

CONVIVIUM (Latin), means to celebrate and feast. Convivium33 is a celebration of art and art is a feast for the mind and soul. The gallery is committed to showcasing some of Northeast Ohio’s greatest talents in all media categories.

CONVIVIUM33 GALLERY is located at
1433 East 33rd Street (one way/off Superior Ave)
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Upcoming Exhibition:

Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty and Students, Ceramics Program 1978-2008
Curated by George Bowes '84, Deirdre Daw '80

April 18, 2008 - May 18, 2008

Gallery Hours: For this exhibition only:
Daily by appointment or
Friday: 12pm-6pm & Weekends -10am- 2pm

Opening Reception: Friday, April 18 from 6pm –9pm

Closing Brunch:
Sunday, May 18, 2008 from 12pm - 2 pm

Please join Convivium33 Gallery as it hosts the Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty and Students, Ceramics Program 1978-2008.

30 Years of CIA Ceramics will highlight the work of graduates and faculty from the CIA Ceramics Department. Spanning the decades from 1978 through 2008, the works reflect the 30 years during which Ceramics Department Professor Judith Salomon has been a guiding force at CIA.
Salomon, along with colleague Professor Bill Brouillard who has taught at CIA for 27 years, have created an exceptional environment for students to study, learn and embark upon a career in the arts. Department Director Salomon’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and she is represented in the collections of The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; the Manchester City Art Galleries, Manchester, England; and the National Museum of History of Taiwan. Brouillard is represented in collections across the world, including Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN; the Nara National Museum in Nara, Japan; Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Tom Judy Collection in Washington, DC; the Detroit Museum of Art [DIA], Detroit, MI; and The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.

The program of the Institute’s Ceramics Department embraces both tradition and innovation, exposing students to the rich history of the ancient medium of clay while exploring its potential for expression of contemporary ideas. The exhibit illustrates this and showcases artists who are actively producing ceramicists. Featured alumnae’s work will include Eddie Dominguez, Linda Arbuckle, Lisa Clague, Neil Patterson, Kristen Cliffel, George Bowes, Deirdre Daw, Kevin Snipes, Julie Tesser, Susan Collett, and faculty members Judith Salomon, Bill Broulliard, Kirk Mangus, Eva Kwong, Susan Sipos, and Mary Jo Bole.

Experience the achievements of this highly regarded department and its noted ceramic artists who are influential creators in the field today. Please join us to celebrate 30 years of CIA Ceramics.

The World needs to KNOW

Sister Bonita--folks will be checking in here soon--as the Cleveland International Film Festival buzz starts again.

Thank you to Alenka Banco for sharing this soulful interlude: