• All That Jazz: Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame Exhibit

    • 28 January 2023
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Explore Cincinnati’s rich and storied jazz evolution as historical photos, memorabilia, music, and anecdotes take you back in time. From the roaring twenties Jazz Age through the Swing Era and debut of the Big Bands, Cincy’s jazz scene gave birth to local and international stars through each decade.

    For more than seven years, the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame has been dedicated to the preservation, appreciation and celebration of America’s indigenous musical art form — jazz. As part of the mission to build and sustain further interest and audiences for jazz, Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame honors significant contributors in the Greater Cincinnati area for their creative artistic, educational and promotional advancement of this unique art form with an annual induction ceremony, supports scholarships and master classes for local high school students, and organizes weekly performance opportunities around town.

    Opening Reception: Friday, June 2 from 5-7pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments served. Music by “Jazz at Dusk.”

    This exhibition highlights the development and purpose of the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame through photography, memorabilia, and music.

    Two Ticketed performances will be held in conjunction with this exhibition. Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite via the links below or by calling KHAC at 513-631-4278.

    Tickets CAN be purchased at the door on the day of the event (if not sold out). Cash and Visa/MasterCard/Discover are accepted.

    Friday, June 2 at 7:30pm – Mandy Gaines Quartet

    Saturday, July 1 at 7:30pm – All-Star Quintet. This very special one-time performance includes Mike Sharfe on bass, Wayne Yeager on piano, Art Gore on drums, Rick VanMatre on sax, and Marc Fields on trombone.

    Image Credit: 2020-2021 Induction Ceremony at Mount St. Joseph University (October 3, 2021). Photograph by Bill Magness.
    (L to R, back row)
    Kay Casey, Nick Clooney, Dick Murgatroyd, Char Jackson, John Lieberman, Nan Crossen, Doug Lillibridge, Shirley Gallagher, Paul Gibby, Donna Lynn Steins Damon, Spencer Merk, Sue Brown (L to R, front row) Bill Cunliffe, Larry Dickson, Pat Kelly, Lou Lausche, Paul Hawthorne and Don Steins

  • Color Breathing: The Work of Lyric Morris-Latchaw and Casey Dressell

    • 26 January 2023
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Color Breathing: The Work of Lyric Morris-Latchaw and Casey Dressell features an experiential, immersive environment that engages the senses through painted imagery, natural materials, and thoughtful color. “Color Breathing” is a meditation on the present moment and the sense of well-being that comes from experiencing our mind free from distraction. 

    Opening Reception is Saturday, June 10 from 6-8pm. 

    Gallery Talk is Saturday, June 24 at 1pm. 

    All events are free, open to the public, light refreshments served.

    ***Join us on Wednesday, June 21 from 6:30-8pm at Kennedy Heights Park as Lyric and Casey lead participants in a nature-based community art project during Play in the Park!

    Image credit: Installation view of combined artwork 

    Lyric Morris-Latchaw is an oil painter and muralist living and working in Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved to Ohio in 2015 after studying art at Northwestern College in Iowa, where she grew up. Her work has been exhibited across the midwest, and has upcoming solo and two-person exhibitions at Wave Pool Art Center (Cincinnati), ROY G BIV Gallery (Columbus), and Kennedy Heights Art Center (Cincinnati).

    Casey Dressell is a practicing painter and installation artist living and working in Cincinnati Ohio and Louisville Kentucky. Her interests lie in the intersections of art, nature, craft and the built environment. She teaches at Miami University and is the curator/exhibition coordinator at The Indian Hill Gallery in Cincinnati and owner/operator of Capacity Contemporary Exchange in Louisville, KY. Casey received a BFA at The University of Cincinnati and a MFA at Miami University and has exhibited her work nationwide in exhibitions, including outdoor installations at Bernheim Arboretum and ArtPrize, and has her work in private, institutional, and public art collections. In addition to her studio practice, Casey is passionate about learning, education, and helping her community through her community initiative work.

  • Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 5:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00
  • Closed Sunday - Monday