Exhibitions

Kennedy Gallery

  • Voices from Lebanon: Social & Cultural Reflections

    September 21 - November 9
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Sat. Sept. 21, 6-8pm
    Curator Talk: Sat., Oct. 19, 1pm

    Curated by Saad Ghosn of SOS ART, Voices from Lebanon: Social and Cultural Reflections features prints by 19 contemporary printmakers from Lebanon and Arab artists living in Lebanon. These artists use artwork as their voice and communication tool to reflect on the cultural, social, and political issues they face. 

    In addition to its own social and political problems, Lebanon is a country which reflects the social and political upheavals of the entire Middle East, including crises in the neighboring countries. One third of the population of Lebanon currently consists of non-Lebanese Arab emigrants/refugees who have fled their country because of war and other violence, and among them are many Arab artists. 

    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, September 21 from 6 to 8 pm.

    A one day, free Lebanese & Arab Festival will be held at KHAC on Saturday, October 5th from 11am – 6pm, to share Lebanese/Arab culture with the Cincinnati community.

    Curator talk with Saad Ghosn: Saturday, October 19 at 1 pm

    Poems for Human Rights poetry reading: Saturday, October 26 at 1 pm

    Sponsored by: The George and Margaret McLane Foundation

    Image: “Daiira wa woujouh” by Imad Fakhry 

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Lindner Gallery

  • You Are My Sister

    September 7 - December 31
    Lindner Gallery
    Opening: Sat, Sept. 7, 6-8pm

    Curated by fiber artist Carole Gary Staples, “You Are My Sister” is an exhibit celebrating the diversity and solidarity of women of all different races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, nationalities, education and socioeconomic levels. Commenting on many social injustices that women face, this show is a visual representation of the empowerment and strength that can come from unifying voices. 

    Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 7 from 6 to 8 pm in our Lindner Gallery at the corner of Kennedy and Montgomery Rd.

    There will be an Artists Talk on Sunday, November 10 at 2 pm.

    In conjunction with this exhibit, Carole Gary Staples will be leading two workshops where you can “Create a Community Quilt Block” that will then be sewn together to make a community quilt promoting social change, diversity, inclusion, unity and community cohesion. The workshops are free, but registration is required – see links below for more info:

    Create a Community Quilt Block – Saturday, Oct. 12th workshop

    Create a Community Quilt Block – Sunday, Oct. 13th workshop

    This exhibition is Sponsored By: Kumon of Springdale, the Gary Family, the Staples Family, and Fly & Flourishing.

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Kennedy Gallery

  • Tiger Lily Press 40th Anniversary Exhibition

    August 3 - September 14
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Sat. Aug 3, 6-8 pm
    Artist Talks: August 10 and Sept 7 at 2pm

    The members of Tiger Lily Press, Cincinnati’s only public printmaking studio, celebrate 40 years of making prints with an exhibition of work from the studio’s past and the present. Learn more about the process of printmaking and the history of the studio via this special exhibit, artist talks, classes, and more.

    Read the article in Soapbox Cincinnati.

    Opening reception: Saturday, August 3, 6 to 8 pm
    Artist Talks: Saturdays, August 10 and September 7 at 2 pm
    Printmaking lecture by Louann Elliot, President of Tiger Lily Press Board of Directors: Saturday, August 17 at 1 pm

    Printmaking classes for adults and teens (13+):
    Linoleum Matrix Printmaking – August 24, 12 to 3pm
    Play and Color Layering with Gelli Plates – September 7, 1 to 3:30 pm

    Exhibition continues through September 14, 2019. Galley hours are Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am to 5pm, Saturdays, 11am – 4pm.

     

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  • Voices from Lebanon: Social & Cultural Reflections

    September 21 - November 9
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Sat. Sept. 21, 6-8pm
    Curator Talk: Sat., Oct. 19, 1pm

    Curated by Saad Ghosn of SOS ART, Voices from Lebanon: Social and Cultural Reflections features prints by 19 contemporary printmakers from Lebanon and Arab artists living in Lebanon. These artists use artwork as their voice and communication tool to reflect on the cultural, social, and political issues they face. 

    In addition to its own social and political problems, Lebanon is a country which reflects the social and political upheavals of the entire Middle East, including crises in the neighboring countries. One third of the population of Lebanon currently consists of non-Lebanese Arab emigrants/refugees who have fled their country because of war and other violence, and among them are many Arab artists. 

    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, September 21 from 6 to 8 pm.

    A one day, free Lebanese & Arab Festival will be held at KHAC on Saturday, October 5th from 11am – 6pm, to share Lebanese/Arab culture with the Cincinnati community.

    Curator talk with Saad Ghosn: Saturday, October 19 at 1 pm

    Poems for Human Rights poetry reading: Saturday, October 26 at 1 pm

    Sponsored by: The George and Margaret McLane Foundation

    Image: “Daiira wa woujouh” by Imad Fakhry 

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  • Color in Decline / Underfoot

    January 19 - February 23
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening Reception: Saturday, January 19th, 6 - 8 pm
    Artist Talk: Saturday, February 2nd, 1:00 pm

    Cincinnati photographer Michael E. Keating displays photographs from two ongoing projects which reflect the passage of time on structures, objects and landscapes impacted by forces natural and otherwise.

    This exhibition is sponsored by The Clyde N Day Foundation.

    Michael E. Keating and his wife Sarah live in Greater Cincinnati and have two grown children.  Keating left the Cincinnati Enquirer in 2012 and is presently a Co-trustee of the Clyde N. Day Foundation in Newport, Kentucky. 

    Keating is a partner in The Hoosier Hardwood Photo Project documenting Indiana High School Gymnasiums. Photographs from that project are part of a permanent display at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Cincinnati Shadow & Light was published by Keating in 2013.

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  • Woodford Student Art Show

    March 2-9, 2019
    Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road
    Woodford Family Night - Thursday, March 7th 5-7pm

    During the Fall 2018, students from Woodford Paideia Arts and Culture Academy visited Kennedy Heights Arts Center on Fine Art Field Studies where they received a guided tour of an exhibition, talked with an artist or curator, and created their own artwork inspired by the exhibit.  
     
    In celebration of the hard work and creativity from all the Woodford students, we would like to cordially invite students and their families to celebrate Woodford Week. All the artwork created during the field studies will be on display in the Kennedy Heights Arts Center Mansion Gallery.
     
    The Woodford Student Arts Show will be on display from March 2nd – 9th.
     
    All are invited to attend a very special evening: Woodford Family Night on Thursday, March 7th from 5-7pm.  
     

    There will be a short presentation about the Field Studies starting at 6pm, followed by a program of solo and group strings performances by Woodford student musicians under the direction of the 4-Way Strings Project.

    Mark your calendars because we’d love for you to join us! Light refreshments will be served.
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  • 11th Annual Student Art Show

    March 3 - April 6
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Sat, March 16, 6-8PM

    Each year, Kennedy Heights Arts Center celebrates our talented students with an exhibition featuring original artworks in all media created by youth and adult students in KHAC classes, as well as selected students from our local partner schools including: Pleasant Ridge Montessori, Woodford Paideia, and Nativity School.

    This show is sure to inspire artists of all ages!

    All are invited to a free Opening Reception on Saturday, March 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with light refreshments.

    Teen and Adult artists include: Mike Baker, Cynthia Barr, Mikah Beach, Lynn Bodenberg, Lynn Conaway, Sophia Craver, Hilarie Crowell, Jill Duebber, Claire Ernst, Veronica Hannaway, Orbie Harris, Wendy Henehan, William Jenkins, Tepu Juula-Potticary, Sandy Kalman, Stephannie Kennedy, Stan Ladrick, Judith Larsen, Monica Lira, Hannah Lowry, John McCready, Maggie Nelson, Linda Price, Elie Prues, Diane Roketenetz, Benny Stormer, Emily Underwood, Debora van Gils, Marianne Williams, Ann Wilmers, and Chris Wright.

    Nativity School student artists include: Adele Broadburger, Molly Cronin, Charlotte Lay, Ella McFarland, Liam Sackenheim, Finn Simpson, Meghan Thompson, Haven Van Harn, Zaniya Webster, and Wes.

    Pleasant Ridge Montessori student artists include: Azeena Achoe, Jack Barone, Aiden Childress, Brooke Coy, Alana Emory, Ethan Ernst, Jeriyah Harrell, Aiden Johnson, Gabe Kemper, Josh Kimble, Lily Oalhover, Anna Quellhorst, Geneva Rayburn, Katherine Rayburn, Alisiana Shumacher, Aniyah Thomas, and Samaya Wilkins.

    Woodford Paideia student artists include: King Bartlett, Kylah Bell, Jayda Benton, Javier Buschard, Rayshya Coker, Roosevelt Donalson, Victoria Harmon, Eryn Hill, Shalina Holmes, Raven Stallworth, and Reagan Stallworth.

    The show runs from March 16 to April 6, 2019. Gallery hours are: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 4 PM.

    Image above by Diane Roketenetz, Open Studio

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  • Because I Said So

    April 13 – June 8
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Sat, April 13, 6-8 PM
    Artist Talk: Sat, April 27, starting at 1pm

    Because I Said So… an exhibition encompassing the range of experiences that occur when growing up with parents or parental figures.

    Everyone has a story about their parents; good, bad, funny, or sad. This show includes work by local artists in a range of mediums that explore memories, reflections, and anecdotes about their parents. Personal stories reveal universal truths.

    Curated by Robin Kusten Hartmann and Kim Margaret Watling. Exhibiting artists include: Mindy Burger, Meili Corbin, Paula Hatcher Cordes, Jan Brown Checco, LaTausha Cox, Susan Crew, Gwen Davis, Linda Franklin, Judy Folkenberg, Carole Staples, Vincent Gray, Robin Hartmann, Michael W. Hensley, Samuel Jones, Kathleen Karshner, Stephannie Kennedy, Jeni Kling, Mary Barr Rhodes, Diane Roketenetz, and Kim Watling.

    All are invited to an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 13 from 6 to 8 pm.

    Artist Talk on Saturday, April 27 starting at 1 pm (free and open to the public).

    Show continues through June 8. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 5pm; and Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm.

    Image: “Big Daddy” by Gwen Davis

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  • Rhinoceroses Fly: Opera’s Improbable Beauty

    June 15 - July 27
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Sat, June 15th, 6-8pm

    “Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.” Kenneth Clark, Art Historian

    Photographs by Michael A. Kearns & Matt Steffen reveal the complex and dramatic productions of The Cincinnati Opera – highlighting the multitudes of components, teams, and details that all have to coordinate for success. Rhinoceroses Fly: Opera’s Improbable Beauty gives viewers an up-close and personal look at the color, magic, and passion inherent in each performance.

    Photographed productions include La Traviata; The Coronation of Popea; Another Brick In The Wall; The Magic Flute, Fidelio, Tosca and Turandot.

    All are invited to an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 15 from 6 to 8 pm. Artist Talk – TBD (free and open to the public).

     

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  • Annual Kennedy Collective Show

    November 16, 2019 - January 4, 2020
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Sat, Nov. 16, 6-8pm

    Members of the Kennedy Artist Collective are proud to present their annual exhibition for 2019. The show features new and previously unseen work in all media by local artists.

    Get your holiday shopping done early by browsing our Holiday Art Market with local artist-made goods, and our “Off the Walls” section of the exhibit, with all works priced at $50, half of which goes directly to the Arts Center.  Give the gift of ARTWORK this season!

    Image: “Lemons” by Sue Wilke

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Lindner Gallery

  • What Was / What Is

    June 8 - August 17
    Lindner Gallery
    Opening: Friday, June 21

    The exhibition What Was/What Is explores the “reality by proxy” world of “what was” as it had existed in T.V. and movies of the past, and finding the meaning that connects it to the “what is” of small town America. 

    Much like how marionette players control the shadows being cast on a screen, television and old movies behaved very much in the same manner by controlling the viewer’s perceptions and paradigms of the world –  through the hyperreality world they created. Through a series of contrasted photographs and still images from television and movies, Cincinnati photographer Will Jones allows viewers to explore this hyperreality.

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  • You Are My Sister

    September 7 - December 31
    Lindner Gallery
    Opening: Sat, Sept. 7, 6-8pm

    Curated by fiber artist Carole Gary Staples, “You Are My Sister” is an exhibit celebrating the diversity and solidarity of women of all different races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, nationalities, education and socioeconomic levels. Commenting on many social injustices that women face, this show is a visual representation of the empowerment and strength that can come from unifying voices. 

    Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 7 from 6 to 8 pm in our Lindner Gallery at the corner of Kennedy and Montgomery Rd.

    There will be an Artists Talk on Sunday, November 10 at 2 pm.

    In conjunction with this exhibit, Carole Gary Staples will be leading two workshops where you can “Create a Community Quilt Block” that will then be sewn together to make a community quilt promoting social change, diversity, inclusion, unity and community cohesion. The workshops are free, but registration is required – see links below for more info:

    Create a Community Quilt Block – Saturday, Oct. 12th workshop

    Create a Community Quilt Block – Sunday, Oct. 13th workshop

    This exhibition is Sponsored By: Kumon of Springdale, the Gary Family, the Staples Family, and Fly & Flourishing.

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Make art. Share ideas. Build community.

The Kennedy Collective fosters artistic growth and creative collaboration for local artists who are committed to building community.

Anyone, age 18 or over, is welcome to become a member of the Kennedy Collective. We invite all manner of artists – visual artists, musicians, dancers, performers, writers, designers, etc. – to join. There is no jury process for becoming a member, though you are asked to fill out a short information form.

As a member of our Collective, you have access to Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s exhibitions and events, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities. Most importantly, you are joining an active community of amazing, creative people.

Membership benefits include:

  • Access to a diverse community of artists and art enthusiasts, and a network of information, resources, ideas, and inspiration
  • Your name on KHAC website with a link to your website
  • Opportunity to participate in annual Members Only exhibition
  • No entry fee for juried exhibitions at Kennedy Heights Arts Center
  • Participation in Artist Salons – monthly gatherings for artists to converse, share and connect
  • Free or reduced admission to special events and workshops
  • Opportunity to sell work in KHAC’s Gift Shop and receive a higher commission rate. Artist receives 80% of the sale price; 20% is retained by the Arts Center to help defray operating costs
  • Ability to apply for support for projects through our mini-grant program
  • Ability to share announcements and invitations in Kennedy Collective’s e-newsletter and Facebook page
  • Knowing that your contribution helps make great programming happen all year long at the Arts Center!

 

Membership Dues: $50 annually (Renewed every January. Members who join October 1st to the end of the current year are graced into the next year!) 

Kennedy Heights Arts Center is a nonprofit organization, and your dues and volunteer work help support a community organization that has become the epicenter of the ongoing revitalization of a unique Cincinnati neighborhood.

Application Form to become a Collective Member:

Members of the Kennedy Collective have the expectation of volunteering in Collective programs or at Kennedy Heights Arts Center about one hour a month or 12 hours per year. Check your volunteer interests below:

  • Sales Assistant
  • Special Events Sales
  • Marketing/Pubilicity
  • Decor
  • Jury Committee
  • Consignment Reports

 

  • Annual Exhibition Committee
  • Art Installation
  • Art Intake
  • Graphic Design
  • Lead a Workshop
  • Special Event Volunteer
  • Event Photography
  • Perform at Event
  • Writing/Newsletter
  • Children’s Art Class Assistant
  • Plan Artist Salons

 

  • Gardening/Landscaping
  • Cleaning/Organizing Tasks
  • Office Help (data entry, mailings, etc.)
  • Small Painting Projects
  • Small Building Maintenance Projects

 

Clicking Submit will Submit Your Application and Direct You to PayPal to Pay Member Dues of $50

Show Kennedy Collective Application

 

Collective Member Request for Proposals – Project Grants!

Are you a current Collective member and have a great idea to get people involved? Kennedy Heights Arts Center is now accepting proposals from current Kennedy Collective Members for community engaged projects that include fellow Collective members, and could possibly involve non-Collective members. Grant awards of up to $500 can help support the cost of materials, fabrication, service fees, and other costs. 

For complete details, download the Project Grant RFP AND the Collective Grant Form. All questions and submissions should be emailed or mailed to Mallory Feltz, at mallory@kennedyarts.org

Members

  • Jereena Ameen – Fiber Art
  • Felicia Anderson – Painting, reposse
  • Lisa Andrews – foodie t-shirts
  • Amy Bogard – Drawing, Painting
  • Bill Boyea – digital illustration, drawing
  • Mindy Burger – Mixed-media
  • Susan Carlson – Drawing, Sculpture
  • Lynn Conaway – Fiber
  • Mike Conaway – Wood Turning
  • Billie Cunningham – Fiber, Doll making
  • June Pfaff Daley – Painting, Collage, Mixed Media
  • Lee DeRhodes – Ceramics
  • Jeff Dey –
  • Harold Dreibelbis – Ceramics
  • Mallory Feltz – Mixed-media, Sculpture
  • Phyllis Foster – Photography
  • Toby Ganz – Fiber Art 
  • Cherie Garces – Painting, Poetry
  • Diane Germaine – Poetry, Dance
  • Linda Grieser – Music
  • Helen Haberstroh – Painting
  • Orbie Harris – Drawing
  • Robin Hartmann – Fiber Art
  • Wendy Henehan – Painting, Drawing
  • Natalie Jeanne – Photography
  • William Jones – Photography
  • George Kalomeres – Painting
  • Sue Kemp – Photography, Ceramics
  • Thomas Kinsel – Photography
  • Bob Kling – Sculpture, Mixed-media
  • Robert Kroeger – Painting
  • Mary Lennard – Poetry
  • William Linthicum – Drawing
  • Monica Lira – Drawing, Painting
  • Angela Mascolino – Painting
  • Elaine McGue – Jewelry, Photography
  • Dyah Miller – 
  • Sarah Caswell-Pearce – Paper Collages
  • Sheryl Peterson – Acrylics
  • Linda Price – 
  • Virginia Price – 
  • Diane Roketenetz – Painting, Drawing
  • Jim Rulli – Painting
  • Patti Rulli – Painting
  • Grace Severyn – Jewelry
  • Sue Ann Spears – Stoneware, Clay
  • Carole Gray Staples – Fiber, Tapestry
  • Barbara Streff – Printmaking, Silkscreen
  • Michael Streff – Drawing, Illustration
  • Delores Massey Thomas – Photography
  • Debra Wallace – Fiber art, jewelry, and polymer clay
  • John Weller – Photography
  • Sue Wilke – Photography
  • Zeta Wolf – Mindful meditation, painting, drawing, and sculpture
  • Chris Wright – Painting

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Exhibition Proposals for the 2020 Season

The deadline has passed for proposals for our 2020 season.

Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s mission is to enliven our surrounding community through arts and cultural experiences that embrace diversity, foster creativity and build community. We invite artists and curators to partner with us in this mission through the presentation of diverse visual art exhibitions.

Kennedy Heights Arts Center strives to stimulate interaction and dialogue and create social change through the practice of art. We are specifically looking for exhibitions that contain content that speaks to social issues or themes that start conversations and build community. (This could be done solely through your own work, an invitational group show, or a curated juried exhibition.) Proposals may be submitted for curatorial projects in all media. We are also receptive to hosting a variety of events in conjunction with exhibitions (workshops, discussions, performances, etc.).

Kennedy Heights Arts Center offers two beautiful exhibition spaces. The Kennedy Gallery in our historic mansion contains over 2,000 square feet of gallery space, featuring hardwood floors, historic architecture and contemporary museum track lighting. We host 5-7 exhibitions annually in this gallery; each typically contains 40 to 50 individual pieces, depending on size and type.

The Lindner Gallery in our Carl, Robert, Richard and Dorothy Lindner Annex is 700 square feet with hardwood floors and high ceilings, adjacent to our event center. Work in this gallery must be two-dimensional. Each show typically includes 15-25 pieces, depending on size.

Deadline for submissions: No longer accepting proposals for 2020 season. Application window for 2021 will reopen again in Spring.

Proposals will be selected by a jury of professional artists and curators based on quality of the work; diversity of approach, media and style for the year; and how the show contributes to KHAC’s mission. Artists will be notified by September 1, 2019.

Submission guidelines:
Please send a completed Exhibition Proposal Form (see link below to download), artist statement, bio/CV and up to 15 images of your work in jpeg format, 300 dpi. Please label images “artist name_title”.

Please send completed applications and inquiries to: curator@kennedyarts.org

Or mailed to:

ATTN: Mallory Feltz
Kennedy Heights Arts Center
6546 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45213

For more information, please contact Mallory Feltz at 513.631.4278

KHAC Exhibition Proposal Form

 

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NO FEE required to submit an Exhibition Proposal for the 2020 Season – disregard this link below.

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