• The Teachers’ Lounge: Works by Art Instructors Past & Present

    • 22 December 2021
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Since its founding in 2004, Kennedy Heights Arts Center has partnered with talented artist educators to offer art classes, camps, and workshops for kids and adults in a wide variety of mediums. The Teachers’ Lounge: Works by KHAC Art Instructors Past & Present is a group exhibition of a variety of artwork, celebrating all the accomplished art instructors who have shared their knowledge and skills with us over the years, and who continue to inspire us not only with their teaching abilities, but through their own creative artworks.

    Exhibiting Artists: Charlie Berger, Brent Billingsley, Mindy Burger, April Cooper, Cedric Michael Cox, Latausha Cox, Whitney Dixon, Mallory Feltz, Ke’Monte’ Figgs, Cherie Garces, Carole Gary Staples, Lynne Gibb, Beth Goldstein, Terence Hammonds, Robin Hartmann, Glenn Hartong, Malinda Hartong, Elliott Jordan, Andy Knolle, Radha Lakshmi, Christine Langford, Karen Linser, William Linthicum, Mary Sue Markey, Adoria Maxberry, Frances Newberry, Terry Oestreicher, Karen Overmyer, Bethany Pelle, June Pfaff Daley, Karen Saunders, Linda Schneider-Houghton, Jeanne Speier, Kate Tepe, Ryan Tinney, Nicole Trimble, Kailah Ware

    Artwork image by: Radha Lakshmi, Vibrational Mandala Series 8, Monoprint, 20″ x 20″ unframed, 2021

     

     

  • 14th Annual Student Art Show

    • 28 January 2022
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Each year, Kennedy Heights Arts Center celebrates our talented students with an exhibition featuring original artwork in all media created by the youth and adult students enrolled in KHAC classes. This show presents a wide range of works in fiber art, painting, collage, ceramics, and more, and is sure to inspire artists of all ages! 

    Opening Reception is Saturday, April 9 from 6-8pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments. 

    Image credit: Mike by Tepu Juula-Potticary, Charcoal Drawing  

  • Life is Change: Tellus Zine Exhibition in Outdoor Gallery

    • 28 January 2022
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Tellus Zine is a digital publication, led by an all-youth editorial board, showcasing visual art and creative writing by young adults from across
    Greater Cincinnati. Tellus’s mission is to provide a platform for young people to express themselves bravely and creatively as a part of our diverse
    community. As part of the launch of Issue 003: Life is Change, a selection of works will be displayed in the Outdoor Gallery during the month of April.

    Image credit: All of Me: Past, Present, and Future by Cate Hummel, Painting

  • Coronavirus Wearable Art Response Project

    • 28 January 2022
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center is excited to present an exhibition of photographs by Cincinnati photographer Tina Gutierrez titled Covid-19, Coronavirus Wearable Art Response Project, running from May 7 to July 2, 2022.

    Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 7 from 5-8pm. Free, open to the public, free refreshments. 

    This exhibition will be the first time that images of all of the participants will be on view. Selected from over 120 portraits taken over the last two years, Tina Gutierrez has amassed a visual collection of our local community during this historic moment of navigating a pandemic that affects us all. Tina met each participant mainly in parks and wooded areas around the city, photographing them in the elements as a way to measure time visually as the seasons changed.

    Participants were asked to respond with clothing, costume, or other wearable art to express how they felt about the coronavirus, quarantine, and social distancing. The garments are mostly comprised of pieces sourced from the participants’ homes during lockdown, since most stores were closed. Many displayed personal empowerment, and in many cases, gathered strength through objects, and adornments. For others, objects and garments of beauty helped them feel reconnected to the world.

    A selection of the participants’ original garments and objects will also be on display, alongside the photographs.

    “For many, Covid-19 led to isolation and loneliness. For me, this work is about embracing rather than resisting sadness, loss, and discomfort using the creative process. Wearable art allows these emotions to be expressed in a non-verbal, yet extremely powerful visual language. This time of Covid-19 challenges us all, and the act of creating art as a response can be a healing act,” remarked Tina Gutierrez.

    Thank you to our Exhibition Sponsors:

    FotoFocus Cincinnati 

    The Clyde N. Day Foundation

    Image credit: “Revealing the Monster” costume by Calcagno Cullen, photograph by Tina Gutierrez

  • Printed Voices from Czechia: Social and Cultural Reflections

    • 29 January 2022
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Curated by Saad Ghosn of SOS ART, Printed Voices from Czechia: Social and Cultural Reflections features prints by 31 contemporary printmakers from the Czech Republic. These artists use artwork as their voice and communication tool to reflect on the cultural and social issues they face. 

    A printed book of all the works from the exhibition will be given free to visitors (while supplies last).

    Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 16 from 6 to 8 pm.  Meet visiting artists Patrik Braun and Andrea Štosková. Light refreshments and live music by The Last Boppers.

    Visiting Czech artists Patrik Braun & Andrea Štosková will have an Artist Presentation on Sunday, July 17 from 2-4pm. Presented in partnership with Tiger Lily Press. Free, open to the public. 

    A one day, free Czechia Festival will be held at KHAC on Saturday, July 23 from 11am to 3pm, to share Czechian culture with the Cincinnati community.

    Exhibiting Artists: Jiří ANDERLE, Patrik BRAUN, Simon BREJCHA, Jana Anna CHOLVADT, Karel DEMEL, Lenka FALUŠIOVÁ, Petr Alois HAMPL, Jan HISEK, Pavel HORA, Helena HORÁLKOVÁ, Vojtěch HRUBANT, James JANÍČEK, Ditta JIŘIČKOVÁ, Oldřich KULHÁNEK, Žofie KUMŠTOVÁ, Ondřej MICHÁLEK, Karel MUSIL, Jindřich PILEČEK, Lubomír PŘIBYL, Jaroslava SEVEROVÁ, Jana ŠINDELOVÁ, Antonín SONDEJ, Markéta SOUKUPOVÁ, Lenka ŠTĚPANÍKOVÁ, Andrea ŠTOSKOVÁ, Vojtěch TROCHA, Martin VELÍŠEK, Lenka VILHELMOVÁ, Eva VLASÁKOVÁ, Magdalena VOVSOVÁ, Pita WILD C.

    Image credit: Patrik Braun, DIALOGUE (ROZHOVOR), etching and aquatint; 19.75×13.75”, image 12.75×9.75”; 2021

  • What’s Left Behind

    • 29 January 2022
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Local Eyes, a group of five Cincinnati photographers (Helen Adams, Jymi Bolden, Melvin Grier, Samantha Grier and Amanda Cawdrey) who have curated exhibits of local photography for FotoFocus since 2012, curates a juried group exhibition of images by 41 local artists that explores the theme of “What’s Left Behind” – how what we consume, what we collect, and what we discard affects the environment we live in and our lives in the greater context. What record are we leaving behind for future generations?

    Exhibiting artists: Sharee Allen, Tad Barney, Will Batstone, Brendan Burkett, Michael Prisco Caporale, Bruce Crippen, John Engelman, Sharon Evans, Scott Filipiak, Diane Germaine, Linda Gillings, Lloyd A. Greene, David Hartz, James Hernandez, Ron Hoffman, Will Jones, Jodi Kessler, Kent Krugh, Danielle Martini, Guennadi Maslov, Michelle Miller, ChengLun Na, Kelsey Nolin, Eliza Ollinger, Kate Palyshniuk, Steve Plattner, Joel Quimby, Gabi Roach, Gregory Rust, Alane Schloemer Shoemaker, Robin Short, Brad Smith, David Smith, Matt Steffen, Jerry Stratton, David Thomson, Pat Timm, Roderick Vesper, Tony Walsh, Cliff Warnken, Bryn Weller, N. Willman

    When you walk into a person’s home, you get a sense of who they are from their belongings. This can also be the case by seeing what we discard. Archaeologists uncover the nature of ancient societies by studying things left behind. What record are we leaving behind today? Trash speaks to a disposable and materialistic society. The popularity of organizing and “tidying” has exploded. We are being encouraged to keep only what “sparks joy.” What we discard exposes our attitudes towards consumption, class, mobility, sustainability, and the environment. The things we regard as trash were at one point something we valued and used, a relationship that is fleeting. Are we becoming a disposable society? Are other areas of our life affected? Are humans themselves disposable?

    Scientists sanctioned by the United Nations have gone on record saying humans are fueling a greenhouse effect. Our consumer habits are driving climate change. The production and use of household goods and services contribute greatly to global greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that the average product results in carbon emissions of 6.3 times its own weight. It is estimated that one-third of all the food produced in the world goes to waste. When we waste food, we also waste all the energy and water it takes to grow, harvest, transport, and package it. If food goes to the landfill, it produces methane- a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide. Trash travels through the world’s rivers and oceans where it is often eaten by birds and fish, concentrating toxic chemicals in their tissues, and filling their stomachs, causing them to starve.

    Henri Cartier-Bresson wrote “Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.”

    “What’s Left Behind” Opening Reception
    Saturday, September 24 from 6-8pm
    Celebrate the opening of this juried photography exhibition alongside the artists and members of the Local Eyes committee. Music by DJ Paloma and free light refreshments.

    “What’s Left Behind” Curator & Artist Talk
    Saturday, October 8 from 12-2pm
    Join Curators from Local Eyes as they share more about the exhibition theme, and a selection of exhibiting artists as they speak about their work.

    Panel Discussion: Making a Difference – Reducing, Reusing & Recycling
    Saturday, October 22 from 12-3pm
    Representatives from local organizations that specialize in the fields of reuse, recycling, and food waste will talk about ways people can work toward environmental sustainability.

    All events are free and open to the public.

    Image credit: Brad Smith, Junk Collector Louisville Kentucky, Widelux panorama camera – tri x film – black and white fiber print, 1998, 7.5 x 18 inches

    Support for this 2022 FotoFocus Biennial exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

     

     

    What’s Left Behind is part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial. Now in its sixth iteration, the Biennial activates over 100 museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio in October 2022.

  • Kennedy Collective Exhibition

    • 29 January 2022
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    The Kennedy Heights Art Center is pleased to announce the exhibition Breathe, the annual group show featuring new works by Kennedy Collective members, on view November 19 – December 31, 2021 in the Kennedy Gallery, located at 6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213.

    The show includes new and previously unseen works in all media by local artists, including paintings, photography, collages, sculptures, fiber, and more. The exhibition also features Off the Wall: a collection of smaller works for $50 each with half the proceeds going to support Kennedy Heights Arts Center.

    Exhibiting Artists: 

    Get your holiday shopping done early by browsing our Art Shop & Holiday Art Market with handmade goods made by over 40 different local artists.

    The public is invited to join us at the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 19 from 6-8pm. 

    Image credit: Cherie Garces, Distractions, acrylic and mixed media (from 2021 Kennedy Collective Exhibition)

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