• Growth from Creativity: KHAC 20th Anniversary Exhibition

    • 6 December 2023
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    In honor of our 20th anniversary, this group show features diverse works by 20 talented artists (of the many!) who have helped shape Kennedy Heights Arts Center over the years. Collaboration with local artists has been pivotal to the success of the Arts Center’s mission, growth and impact. Whether it be curating, teaching, outreach programming, jurying, creating public artworks, and/or volunteering their time and talents over the years, these artists have been crucial to shaping and supporting Kennedy Heights Arts Center.

    Exhibiting Artists: Gordon Baer (d. 2019), Jymi Bolden, Mindy Burger, Susan Byrnes, Lynn Conaway, Michael Conaway, Cedric Michael Cox, Latausha Cox, Billie Cunningham, Mallory Feltz, Saad Ghosn, Melvin Grier, Robin Hartmann, William Jones, Michael Keating, Karen Linser, Paul Loehle, Adoria Maxberry, Casey Riordan, Carole Gary Staples

    Limited Edition Plates Set Artists: Erika NJ Allen, April Cooper, Lynne Gibb, Beth Goldstein, Terence Hammonds, Sage Hummel, Kate Kern, Pam Kravetz, Karen Saunders, Brenda Tarbell

    Image: Mindy Burger, The Art Center, Collage, 20×16″, 2024

    Exhibition Sponsor: The Clyde N Day Foundation

     

     

  • Hearts of Liberation: A Celebration of Radical Black Love as Collective Care

    • 6 December 2023
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    In a world marked by struggle and injustice, Hearts of Liberation: A Celebration of Radical Black Love as Collective Care emerges as a beacon of hope—a testament to the unwavering power of love, resilience, and community. This group exhibition, curated by Cincinnati artist Asha the Artist, delves into the profound concept of Radical Black Love as a driving force behind the ongoing movement for Black liberation. Through a curated collective of artworks gleaned from a public open call and special invitations, this show explores how the richness of Black love, fueled by collective care and activism, has shaped the past, informs the present, and propels us toward a more just and equitable future.

    This exhibition traces the evolution of Radical Black Love from its historical roots to the present day. It celebrates the activists, organizers, and everyday heroes who have embodied this love and demonstrates how it has sustained and empowered communities through generations. Each piece of art contributes to weaving a narrative of hope, resilience, and solidarity, and celebrates love as a communal force for transformation.

    Exhibiting Artists: Zuri Ali, Nytaya Babbitt, Ron Blassingame, Michael Coppage, Asa Featherstone IV, Angela Franklin, (Naj) Janice Frierson –Edwards, Terence Hammonds, Magnus Juliano, Faith Lewis, LaRenda Nelms, Mark Rozic, Joi Sears, Kimberly Wilfong Sigman, Ryene Smith

    Join us in celebrating the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments served, live DJ.

    Curator Talk: Saturday, June 1 at 1:00pm

    Image: Ron Blassingame, Connected, 35mm film photography 

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