With a fresh take on the holiday season, Kennedy Heights Art Center is pleased to announce the outdoor exhibition Retold, on view from December 4 – 31, 2020, on the grounds of the Arts Center. Presented in partnership with the Art Academy of Cincinnati, this exhibition features 10 diverse artists, all Art Academy alumni or staff, who have been commissioned to create new works that also include lighted elements.
Retold will present each artists’ unique retelling or re-envisioning of a traditional winter holiday folktale, fable, or story. Tales from different cultures, popular stories, and winter fairy tales are all examined and represented from a contemporary perspective. Some may include humor, others may focus on incorporating situations from present day, while others reflect a message or something of personal significance.
2020 has been the year of change, re-examining, and adaption (to say the least). This project provides an accessible platform for artists to share their particular twist on familiar stories, or to highlight extraordinary tales, in a fun and festive way. This outdoor exhibition can be viewed as a drive-thru experience, or guests can park and explore it on foot. With the inclusion of light elements on each one of the panels, each artwork will have a different experience during the day versus at night. Open every day during the run of the exhibition.
Confirmed exhibiting artists: David Michael Butler, Sea Dax, Claire Flath, Caleb Francis, Sydney Greene, Kelly Stevens, Savannah Vagedes, Dai Williams, and Jordan Haworth-Zermeno.
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