• Juneteenth Cincinnati Presents Voices of Freedom

    • 29 January 2022
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Juneteenth Cincinnati presents an exhibition of commissioned new works by 10 artists and 10 poets exploring the promise and reality of “freedom” as experienced by those whose lives and destinies were touched by emancipation. Curated by Michael Coppage (visual art) and MoPoetry Phillips (poetry), the exhibit runs from Feb. 26 – March 26, 2022.

    Artists include: Desmond Beach, Mark Anthony Brown Jr., Kierston Ghaznavi, Jeni Jenkins, Fatima Laster, Dave McClinton, Komikka Patton, Blake Pierre, Vitus Shell, Michael Thompson. Poets include: MoPoetry Phillips, Jacqueline “Gifted” Johnson-Wilkinson, Kimberly “Duwaup” Bolden, SoL, Dawn “The Psalmist” Crooks, Victoria Cipriani, Queens Jurnee, Manual Iris, ASlate, Golden Goddess.

    This project is made possible by American Rescue Plan funds from the City of Cincinnati, administered through ArtsWave.

    Gallery hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12-6pm, and by appointment

    Image: DNA Restoration and Repair II 64 codes embedded (detail) by Komikka Patton, 2021.

     

     

  • Aging Beyond Modernism

    • 29 January 2022
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Aging Beyond Modernism ​is a solo exhibition by local artist Kim Rae Taylor, of portraits documenting many of the women who were an integral part of the art and literary avant-garde in Europe and the U.S. during the early decades of the twentieth century. Through the lens of gender and aging, Taylor looks at the longevity of many of these women, capturing them as they looked as the elderly women they became.

    While the numerous “-isms” of twentieth-century Modernism are primarily identified with men, women were a vital, often overlooked force as artists, writers, performers, and art collectors. Often when their lives are examined, it’s specifically within the framework of Modernism, overlooking the work created in the latter part of their lives. The ongoing project serves as a visual extension of Taylor’s research of women artists in the modernist era, their creative development as they grew older, and their personal attitudes about aging itself. To date there are 40 portraits in the series and the project’s main purpose is educational. Paintings will be presented along with biographical information about each woman.

    Closing Reception and Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, August 20 from 6-8pm. Talk begins at 6:30. Free, open to the public, light refreshments.

    Gallery hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-5pm.

    Kim Rae Taylor is a visual artist and educator. She serves as Associate Professor of Fine Art for the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She received her MFA from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, and her BFA from The College of Fine Arts of the University of Texas at Austin. Additional studies include the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy, and the Metáfora Center for Art Therapy Studies in Barcelona, Spain. She spent more than two decades working as a graphic artist, including work in cartoon animation. She has been an artist in residence at Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, Red Gate in Beijing, and Cill Rialaig in County Kerry, Ireland. She was the 2021—2022 artist in residence for 2D media at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Taylor works with a variety of themes that draw from nature, language, and gender.

    For information: www.womenofmodernism.weebly.com
    Artist’s bio: http://www.kimraetaylor.net/about/

    Image credit: Portraits of Elizabeth Catlett, Lotte Jacobi, and Pan Yuliang, by Kim Rae Taylor, acrylic paint

    This exhibition is in partnership with ArtsWave’s POWER OF HER Initiative.

  • Local Talent 2022: Community Art Exhibition

    • 13 October 2021
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Talented artists are all around us in our local community! View a variety of diverse artworks created by residents of Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge, Silverton, and Amberley Village. Celebrate the immense creativity that we have right here in our neighborhoods – our local talent!

    Masks required inside the gallery. 

    Gallery Hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-6pm, and by appointment.

    Image: Brenda Maxie (Silverton) with her acrylic painting The Eyes

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