• 13th Annual Student & Faculty Exhibition

    • 14 May 2021
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Opening Day: Saturday, June 5, 11am – 8pm

    Featuring artwork created by KHAC students and faculty from the past year, the 13th Annual Student & Faculty Exhibition showcases the variety of class offerings at the Art Center and celebrates the talents of its wonderful community. Following the events of 2020, we feel there is even more to celebrate this year. This display includes work from art makers ages seven to senior creating in a wide array of themes and mediums. Click here to reserve your free timed entry ticket.

    Image credit: Artwork by Portrait Drawing student Marilyn Wilson

  • Undermining Silence: The Language of Change

    • 2 April 2021
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    To view the artist statement and artist bio for each image, please follow THIS LINK.

    Please drive through the exhibit following this route:

    Nine members of the artist collective Black Art Speaks will exhibit new artworks in Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s outdoor gallery this Summer in a show titled Undermining Silence: The Language of Change. Black Art Speaks is a collective of Black artists who elevate their voices and impact their community through artistic practices. This group emerged from the Cincinnati Black Lives Matter mural where lead artists and organizers found value in continuing their mission and combining forces. Their new original art pieces will be reproduced as large panels and installed around the KHAC grounds, which can be viewed as a drive-thru experience or guests can park and explore on foot. This exhibit includes reflective art inspired by protests against injustices which includes the purpose, process, and participation in creating a Black Lives Matter mural in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

    Outdoor Gallery participants include: Brent Billingsley, Michael Coppage, Cedric Michael Cox, Latausha Cox, Ke’Monte’ Figgs, Brandon Hawkins, Adoria Maxberry, Annie Ruth, Asha White

    Exhibition will be open from June 12 – August 28, 2021 (every day from dawn to dusk)

    An Opening Reception, which will also include music by the Camille Saba Smith Trio sponsored by It’s Commonly Jazz, will take place outside on Saturday, June 26 from 4-6pm.

    An Artist Talk will also be held outside on Saturday, August 21 from 4-6pm.

    Image Credit: Justice/Just Us, Brent Billingsley, Reduction Woodblock Cut; ink on paper (photo credit:  Robin Imaging)

     
  • Collective Impact: Females Joining Forces

    • 20 February 2020
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Throughout history, women have joined forces to combat gender-based discrimination, redefine their roles in society, lift each other up in safe spaces, and amplify their voices.

    Collective Impact: Females Joining Forces, curated by Mallory Feltz, features past work and newly created pieces by seven Cincinnati-based female artist collectives: Art for Artists, Art Hags, BombShells of Cincinnati, LOOKMaidens of the Cosmic Body Running, PhotograpHERS, and Pull Club

    Inspired by pivotal female artist collectives from the 1970s onward (Where We At (WWA) Black Women Artists, Inc., Guerrilla Girls, Sister Serpents, etc) that were fueled by the Second-Wave Feminist Movement in the 1960s (and subsequent movements), this exhibition aims to continue the discussion of female empowerment in art and the importance of the collective voice. The artists in this exhibition all find the draw to collaborate, and use their diverse perspectives to highlight various themes, inspire important discussions in our region, and comment on the contemporary female experience.

    Signage on pivotal international female artist collectives past and present will link Cincinnati to the larger national art historical movement of females joining forces to make their voices heard.

    Free timed entry tickets are available HERE or by calling 513-631-4278. Tickets ensure that you can visit at your desired day and time. If you visit without a ticket, you may be asked to wait or come back at a different time due to capacity limits. Masks are required. Please practice social distancing.

    Hear the artists speak about their collaborative work in this video:

    Exhibition Sponsored by: LasikPlus

    Artist Collective Members List

    Art for Artists: Lead organizers Arnelle Dow and Jan Thomas, membership varies. Complete list of participating members coming soon.

    ART HAGS: Linnea Gartin, Liz Miller, Amy Scarlpello, Kate Tepe

    BombShells of Cincinnati: Judy Dominic, Emily Holtrop, Shannon Faith, Karen Saunders, Barb Sferra, Katie Swartz, Amy Watson

    LOOK: Sidney Cherie Hilley, Anh Tran

    Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running: Denise Burge, Lisa Siders, Jenny Ustick

    PhotograpHERS: Helen Adams, Erika Nj Allen, Tina Gutierrez, Claudia Hershner, Colleen Houston, Maggie Lawson, Kimberly Starbuck, Pat Timm

    Pull Club: Chelsey Hughes, Amy Scarpello, Linda Winder

    This exhibition was originally developed in partnership with ArtsWave’s POWER OF HER Initiative.

  • SOS ART Retrospective (2016-2020)

    • 10 December 2020
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    This Retrospective exhibit consists of a selection of artworks on the themes of peace and justice by 90 Greater Cincinnati artists who had participated in previous annual SOS ART shows between 2016 and 2020. Co-Curators Vaishnavi Ramanathan and Saad Ghosn selected the works based on their merit of quality and messages for a better world.

    The show includes works shown indoors and works enlarged and printed on large panels displayed outdoors; also a video of the artworks and mini interviews with the participating artists.

    Watch the artist interviews on the video below (length is 1 hour):

    A color book documenting the show and including a section for children’s related art activities is available free to visitors. Children’s activities are also being planned during the duration of the show. Click HERE to find out more and how to participate!

    You can view the color book which includes all the pieces in the show, and the children’s activities via this LINK. FREE hard copies of the book are available on our front porch. 

    Learn more about the youth activities from this video:

    Exhibition on view from Jan 9 – March 13, 2021

    Free timed entry tickets are available here or by calling 513-631-4278. Masks are required. Please practice social distancing.

     

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