Archive for June, 2012

The Dayton Art Institute to Participate in Blue Star Museums Program

June 27th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

DAYTON, OHIO) – June 26, 2012 – The Dayton Art Institute (DAI) has announced that it will take part in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America, to offer free admission to all active duty military […]

Prairie: New Voices at the Cincinnati Art Museum

June 27th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

New Voices is a program produced by Prairie which connects high school students to their community through collaborative photography projects. This Spring, students from the School for Creative and Performing Arts worked with Elementz artists to learn about their work and photograph them in their Over-the-Rhine studio. SCPA students also created expressive portraits of Elementz […]

Manifest: Open Figure Drawing Sessions Ongoing

June 27th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

STUDENTS ATTEND FOR HALF-PRICE! Uninstructed moderated study sessions with a live model Weekly Open Figure Sessions Tuesdays, 7-9p.m. Wednesdays, 7-9p.m. (multi-day long poses) PRICE: $80 per 10 week session, start up any time ($40 for students with academic reference and valid current student I.D. Free for current Drawing League members.) or $10 per walk-in ($5 students with current valid […]

Manifest: Upcoming Master Class Workshops

June 27th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Shane Wolf Returns from Paris to Lead Two Workshops and One Public Demo! Register Online – Early Bird Pricing Expires July 1! Figure Drawing with Shane Wolf August 13-17, 2012 – 10a.m.-5p.m. Tuition: EARLY BIRD RATE THROUGH JULY 1 $475 (Student Rate: $400*) ** (Regular price $550) Class Size: Minimum: 8  /  Maximum: 12 Description: […]

Manifest: Drawing Marathon is Back This Weekend

June 27th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Saturday and Sunday, June 30th and July 1st 12 total hours of uninstructed open life drawing with the live model (equivalent to 6 weeks of one of our regular open figure sessions!) Register here: http://www.manifestdrawingcenter.org This special offering is intended give professionals, students, and novices a chance to access the model in a condensed time period. […]

Center for Independent Living Presents: Jazz in July

June 26th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Center for Independent Living Presents: Jazz in July

Press Release: Very Superstitious, Art Beyond Boundaries

June 26th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Press Release: Very Superstitious, Art Beyond Boundaries

Very Superstitious is a song to be sung following the recent World Choir Games that were hosted in the lovely city of Cincinnati.  In light of this event, along with the approaching Halloween season, we will be exhibiting work that addresses the many interpretations of superstition. Located at 1410 Main Street, Art Beyond Boundaries would like to extend an […]

Aeqai Congratulates CCAC: Tracy Walker, Margo Pierce, and Missy Miller

June 26th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Hello, friends. Please join us tomorrow, when the Wednesdays on the Green fun continues with the fabulous Tracy Walker. Tracy was honored this year with the prestigious Duncanson Artist in Residence at the Taft Museum, AND voted Best Local Musician by CityBeatreaders – don’t miss her gorgeous songs! And we have a special treat this […]

ArtsWave Invests $11 Million in Greater Cincinnati Community

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

New Funding Strategy Focuses on Increasing Arts Impact, Innovation, and Engagement CINCINNATI – June 24, 2012 – ArtsWave announces $11 million in grants and initiatives to create vibrant neighborhoods and bring people together through music, dance, theater, museums and more. In 2012, ArtsWave will focus on funding efforts to increase the impact of the arts, […]

Call for Entries: Manifest’s Final Competitive Exhibit of Season 8

June 23rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Deadline to Submit: July 5 Exhibit Dates: August 18 – September 14, 2012 For details and to enter visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/nude12 NUDE: 4th Annual Exhibition Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art A full-color catalog will be produced. Artists are encouraged submit works in any media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, highly realistic, etc.), […]

Play Day at the Taft

June 23rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Play Day at the Taft

Sunday, July 22, 12–4 p.m. AFTA with Madcap Puppets The Taft Museum of Art is proud to join with the Armed Forces Tickets Association (AFTA) to present a day of art-making,performances, and fun for area military families and Taft Museum of Art members. Madcap Puppets will perform Rumpelstiltskin at 1 and 3 p.m in the tent. Guests can also […]

Malton Gallery: Humanity Outpost Grand Opening Celebration

June 23rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Malton Gallery: Humanity Outpost Grand Opening Celebration

Dear Malton Gallery Enthusiasts and Supporters, It is with great excitement that I announce our biggest event in our 37 year history! The Humanity Outpost will be opening with a Grand Celebration on July 1, at 2pm,World Peace Bell Park in Newport KY. Political, civic, community leaders and media will be there to officially open […]

Something Different: Brandon Baumann at The Cincinnati Art Museum, Friday, June 22

June 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements, Uncategorized

Looking for something new, something engaging, something different to energize your Friday? Need a break at the end of the week? Join us at the Cincinnati Art Museum for a Something Different. Enjoy a variety of live performances from musicians, poets, storytellers, dancers and more. No two Fridays will be the same, so plan for […]

The Fifteenth Annual Benesse Lecture: Intersections with Thelma Golden, Wednesday, June 20 7-8pm Fath Auditorium

June 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Using the groundbreaking Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit retrospective, organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, will explore the historic and thematic junctures in art made by artists of African descent.  FREE Art Museum Members; $5 students/seniors/ETA members; $10 non-members. Reservations required. Call […]

Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit at The Cincinnati Art Museum Through September 9

June 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The life and career of one of the greatest African American painters will be on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the exhibition, Modern Spirit. The son of a former slave and an African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Bishop, Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) gained international acclaim in the art world of his day. Tanner’s first ever […]

The Art of Sound: Four Centuries of Musical Instruments at The Cincinnati Art Museum Through September2

June 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

As the world sets its eyes and ears on Cincinnati, Ohio for the World Choir Games, the Cincinnati Art Museum gives you another reason to celebrate world music. The Art of Sound: Four Centuries of Musical Instruments will showcase musical instruments from across the globe selected from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection. The Art of Sound will […]

The Original James Bond Car at The Cincinnati Art Museum Through July 15

June 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

This summer, for one month only, an icon of design, film and popular culture will be on display at the Art Museum: James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. This was the stunt car that was driven in the filmsGoldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965). Low-slung  and sleek. Silver, like a bullet.  Tapered wings. Muscular and debonair. –Almost immediately following its […]

Meet Riley Humler, Antiques Roadshow favorite and Rookwood expert shares his

June 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Join fellow Rookwood aficionados for a conversational evening with Riley Humler, Rookwood specialist, collector, dealer, and raconteur on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Taft Museum of Art. Humler, the Auction Director at Humler & Nolan,will share pictures and stories from his decades-long love affair with Rookwood Pottery. One of the foremost authorities on Rookwood […]

Child's Play: "Funny Mirrors" at AEC Gallery, "Inventories & Diagrams" at PAC Gallery and "SOS Art" at Cincinnati Art Academy

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, June 2012, On View

Child's Play: "Funny Mirrors" at AEC Gallery, "Inventories & Diagrams" at PAC Gallery and "SOS Art" at Cincinnati Art Academy

By: Keith Banner In “Funny Mirrors,” a three-person show at AEC Gallery in Covington, Kentucky, Billy Simms drains a clown’s life of all color and joy, creating a wall-novel out of wood-block relief prints that is both astoundingly sad and gleefully sinister.  The way his bit of the show is hung, along a hallway at […]

French Painters Breaking Ground

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, June 2012, On View

French Painters Breaking Ground

By: Jane Durrell Bostonians with a penchant for French painting from the glory days might be disappointed if they stop by the Wadsworth Atheneum just now, for forty-five paintings from that collection are at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati in the exhibition Old Masters to Impressionists: Three Centuries of French Painting from the Wadsworth Atheneum. […]

Meditations on Emptiness: Francis Upritchard’s, “A Long Wait”, at the CAC

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, June 2012, On View

Meditations on Emptiness: Francis Upritchard’s, “A Long Wait”, at the CAC

By: Maria Seda-Reeder The Zaha Hadid designed Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, with its intermittently soaring and squatting ceilings and massive concrete pillars, has been notoriously challenging for artists and curators alike. Fortunately, the two current exhibitions on the second floor, Jannis Varelas’ “Sleep My Sheep Sleep” and Francis Upritchard’s “A Long […]

Grim Fairy Tales: “Panjereh (Window)” New Work by Sheida Soleimani at Prairie Northside June 9th through 30th 2012

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, June 2012, On View

Grim Fairy Tales: "Panjereh (Window)" New Work by Sheida Soleimani at Prairie Northside June 9th through 30th 2012

By: Regan Brown Photographs courtesy of Eric R Greiner   “The Valley of Understanding: Here we all choose a different way and different rules to disobey.” ― from The Conference of the Birds (منطق الطیر‎) by Peter Sís (adapted from Farid ud-Din Attar) [ 1 ] My first of several consecutively less disfigurative “windows” onto […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Wholly Trinity

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, June 2012

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Wholly Trinity

By: Dustin Pike “The triad is the form of the completion of all things.” -Nichomachus, Pythagorean philosopher This is my third article pertaining to the design field and again it is necessary to distinguish between art and design. Design in essence cannot be accomplished without specific degrees of control, and almost always has a definitive point […]

Strength in Relief, Mary Woodworth Provosty at U.C. Clermont

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in June 2012, On View

Strength in Relief, Mary Woodworth Provosty at U.C. Clermont

By: Fran Watson Photographs courtesy of Eric R Greiner This may be prejudice, but print shows are always elegant to me.  It might be the stark, bravado of good line on fine paper, or the iteration of symbols, or even the sinuous curls and aggressive exclamations of straight lines reminiscent of the waning popularity of […]

The Lloyd Library presents: “View, Ways of Seeing”

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in June 2012, On View

The Lloyd Library presents: "View, Ways of Seeing"

By: Laura A. Partridge In its history, Cincinnati has managed to accumulate a number of hidden gems. The Lloyd Library is one of them. The Lloyd is a private library that was incorporated in the late 1800s, and is located at Plum and Court streets. The collection has lived in a few different spaces as […]

Full of Color: Suzanne Fisher at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in June 2012, On View

Full of Color: Suzanne Fisher at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center

By: Karen S. Chambers When you walk into Suzanne Fisher’s exhibition at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center (one of six shows presented under the rubric “Full of Color”), you enter a world of wonder. In fact, if Fisher had given her show its own title, it would have been “Natural Wonders.” At the […]

The Value of Criticism: “Flora and Fauna”, Bromwell’s Gallery

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in June 2012, On View

The Value of Criticism: "Flora and Fauna", Bromwell’s Gallery

By: Amanda Dalla Villa Adams Photographs courtesy of Eric R Greiner Faced with the end of modernism, art historian Hal Foster attempted to define the role of the critic within post-modern art in “Re:  Post” (1982).  Ultimately, he suggested that postmodernism allows art to go “beyond the limits of critique,” because there is no longer […]

The Thompson House Shooting Gallery Offers New Opportunities for Emerging Artists

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in June 2012, Profiles

The Thompson House Shooting Gallery Offers New Opportunities for Emerging Artists

By: Shawn Daniell As an emerging artist in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, you may be asking yourself what your options are when it comes to gallery spaces that will showcase your artwork. The Thompson House in Newport, Kentucky and the former location of the Southgate House offers up a new option for emerging […]

Some Alternative Films at Venues in and Around Cincinnati

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in June 2012

By: David Schloss The best films I saw in the Cincinnati area in April were in the annual Tournees Francaise series at NKU, plus one at the Carnegie through Cincinnati World Cinema. The Tournee presents the best of recent French cinema that hasn’t played commercially here. Five films played twice each week at the new […]

Book Reviews: “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” & “Grief Behind Bars”

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in June 2012

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Review by Daniel Brown Texan Ben Fountain has written the best novel of 2012 to date.  Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is an anti war book for our times; its M.A.S.H – like black humor mitigates the underlying horror of the Iraq war.  Fountain proposes that ten soldiers, currently fighting […]

Drawing and Contemporary Portraiture: 2 Approaches

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in June 2012, On View

Drawing and Contemporary Portraiture: 2 Approaches

By: Marlene Steele Drawing, the tool of observation and investigation employed by artists even in this technological time of electronic gadgetry, is as diversified as the number of individuals wrestling with its control. It is a fascinating opportunity to observe how another navigates their drawing process. This is insightful particularly when the exhibited work,  so tidy […]

CCAC Golden Ticket Artists Exhibition

June 12th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

CCAC is thrilled to announce the third year of our Golden Ticket Artists Exhibition! New this year is an expanded radius and electronic submissions: Juried art show, presented by the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.  Showcasing the diverse, talented artists living or working within a 25-mile radius of CCAC.  Welcome neighborhood and regional artists alike. Submit […]

Manifest Presents: Open Figure Drawing Sessions

June 12th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

STUDENTS ATTEND FOR HALF-PRICE! Uninstructed moderated study sessions with a live model Weekly Open Figure Sessions Tuesdays, 7-9p.m. Wednesdays, 7-9p.m. (multi-day long poses) Price: $80 per 10 week session, start up any time ($40 for students with academic reference and valid current student I.D. Free for current Drawing League members.) or $10 per walk-in ($5 students with current valid […]

Manifest Presents: Drawing Marathon

June 12th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Saturday and Sunday, June 30th and July 1st 12 total hours of uninstructed open life drawing with the live model (equivalent to 6 weeks of one of our regular open figure sessions!) Register here: This special offering is generally intended for longer more extended poses, and to give professionals, students, and novices a chance to […]

Manifest Drawing Center Presents:Drawing Workshops with Shane Wolf

June 12th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Figure Drawing with Shane Wolf August 13-17, 2012 – 10a.m.-5p.m. Tuition: EARLY BIRD RATE THROUGH JULY 1 $475 (Student Rate: $400*) ** (Regular price $550) Class Size: Minimum: 8  /  Maximum: 12 Description: Figure Drawing is an intensive 5-day workshop focusing on how to accurately draw the human figure. Using a system of measurements and […]

Bukang Kim’s Painting at the Cincinnati Art Museum

June 12th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Cincinnati painter, Bukang Kim’s scroll painting “Mountain”,  is now on display in the Asian gallery at the Cincinnati Art Museum through July, 2012.

Call for PAINTING – 3rd International Painting Annual – Deadline to Submit: June 30th

June 11th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

3rd INTERNATIONAL PAINTING ANNUAL (INPA 3) A Competitive Annual Publication of Works of Contemporary Painting $1000 in cash prizes The International PAINTING Annual now continues into its third year! The INPA is a complementary project to the ongoing award-winning International Drawing Annual (INDA) and the International Photography Annual (INPHA). The goal of the INPA is to support the […]