• 2022 Vibe Fellow Exhibition – Ke’Monte’ Figgs

    • 7 January 2023
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Local artist Ke’Monte’ Figgs explored new practices, projects and ways to engage with the community as one of Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s 2022 Vibrancy Fellow. The fellowship is a five-month residency for emerging BIPOC artists.

    At the conclusion of this experience, Ke’Monte’ is presenting an exhibition of new work created as well as a glimpse into their process.

    Ke’Monte’ Figgs is displaying his journey as a Black children’s author and illustrator in “The Black Dr. Seuss.” Along with a small selection of original paintings from his first book Dreams, Art, and Success, which launched in Fall 2022, there will be that book’s new theme song audio in progress. Also on view will be a series of sketches of character develop and storyboarding for his next book The Big Jumbo Baby, along with a few original paintings of this second book. 

    Join us in celebrating at the Closing Reception on Thursday, February 16 from 6-8pm. Ke’Monte’ will be reading his books starting at 7:00pm. This is the last day of the show.

    Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-5pm and by appointment (call 513-631-4278 to make arrangements).

  • When Liberation Comes

    • 28 January 2023
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Juneteenth Cincinnati presents “When Liberation Comes,” a visual art exhibition of commissioned new works by 10 local Cincinnati artists exploring the African diaspora. Curated by Jeni Jenkins , the exhibit runs from Feb. 25 – May 27, 2023.

    The exhibition is the centerpiece of the 3rd Annual Voices of Freedom presented by Juneteenth Cincinnati, a visual and performing arts series examining Black history from a contemporary perspective and celebrating Black art and expression.

    For Jenkins, the show is an invitation to envision.

    “When liberation comes, what does it look like?” asked Jenkins. “What shape does it take? What’s at stake? What is lost, what is gained? While each artist’s experiences, perceptions, and visions are unique, their work contributes to the larger collective Black diasporic voice.”

    Featured artists include: Nytaya Babbitt, Brent Billingsley, James Brown, Cierra Fogle, Brandon Hawkins, Javarri Lewis, Josie Love Roebuck, Rashad Manuel Jr, Adoria Maxberry, and Annie Ruth.

    Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, February 25 from 6-8pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments served.

    The KHAC Lindner Gallery is located at 6620 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213 (corner of Montgomery Rd and Kennedy Ave).

    Gallery Hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-5pm, and by appointment.

  • 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.

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

    Join us for a Jazz in Cincinnati Roundtable Discussion on Saturday, August 19 from 3-4pm (doors at 2:30 pm). Our panel of influential local jazz contributors will discuss jazz in Cincinnati – past, present, and future! Free, open to the public, light refreshments.

    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

  • MALDOROR: Surrealist Drawings & Prints by Karel DEMEL

    • 30 June 2023
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    The exhibit consists of B&W drawings and color etchings by renowned Czech artist Karel Demel. They represent his surrealistic illustrations of the seminal book “Songs of Maldoror” written in the 1860’s, at age 22, by influential French author Isidore Ducasse, also known as the Comte de Lautréamont. Ducasse died 2 years later at the age of 24, and his book, discovered by chance 50 years later, became an inspirational source and a reference for the surrealists, poets and artists alike.

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the Opening Reception on September 1 and the Surrealist Poetry Reading event on September 9.

    Gallery Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-5 pm and by appointment.

    Special Saturday Open Hours: Saturdays, September 9 & 23, 1 – 4pm

    Organized by SOS ART.

    Image: Karel DEMEL, “Les Chants de Maldoror,” etching

  • Local Talent 2023

    • 13 October 2021
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Talented artists are all around us! View a variety of diverse artworks created by residents of Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge, Silverton, and Amberley Village in Local Talent 2023. Celebrate the immense creativity that we have right here in our neighborhoods – our local talent! 

    Join us in celebration at the Opening Reception on Sunday, October 22 from 1-3pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments.

    Exhibiting Artists include: Guy Adams, Chyna Armstead, Lauri Ann Aultman, Lynn Marcus Bodenberg, Jean-Robert Cadet, Cindy Cadet, Zephaniah Charles, Sue Cline, Billie Cunningham, Patricia Eastin, Mike Eller, Phyllis Foster, Holly Hamilton, Jessica G. Heard, Kathryn Hinton, Ann James, Will Jones, Cassandra Jones, Kirb, Victoria Klein, Kadidia Kounta, Colleen McElroy, Gayle Nyswonger, Marquita Pizarro, Christine Reece, Zach Sabatelli, Jessica Sebastian, Nancy Seifried, David W. Smith, Raquel Sotelo, Roselyn Tomlin, Stacey Torres, Joan Weidner, Frank Wiewandt, Mychal Yisrael, Meredith Zembrodt.

    The KHAC Lindner Gallery is located at 6620 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213 (corner of Montgomery Rd and Kennedy Ave).

    Gallery Hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-5pm, and by appointment.

    IMAGE: Tide by Colleen McElroy, Silverton

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