Exhibitions

Kennedy Gallery

  • Revolutionary: Being American Today

    January 11 - March 7, 2020
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Jan. 11, 6-8pm
    Artist Talk: Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1pm

    Revolutionary: Being American Today seeks to unpack the definition of citizenship, what it means to be a citizen in the United States and specifically how this definition changes depending on a person’s gender, race, sexuality, or immigration status. Curated by Jessica Oberdick (Louisville, KY), this exhibition features work from 8 diverse regional artists.

    In the United States, we expect that our basic human rights will be protected by the government we elect and the people appointed to guard them. Police brutality, policies that limit the rights of women and LGBTQ+ individuals, and the mistreatment of the refugees who seek our border for safety, make it clear that not all individuals who reside in the United States are offered the same protections and are thus are not defined as citizens equally.

    Working with themes of identity, community, and tradition, the artists participating in Revolutionary present thoughtful interpretations of their environments as individuals residing in the United States.

    Exhibiting artists: Kiah Celeste (KY), John Brooks (KY), Amanda Curreri (OH), Stephanie Cuyubamba Kong (OH), Brianna Harlan (KY), Anissa Lewis (OH), Melissa Vandenberg (KY), and Renzo Velez (WV).

    Additional programming schedule will be announced soon!

    Image Credit: Anissa Lewis, 338 Pleasant Street, Pleasant Street Series, 15×19 in., photo based print, 2016

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Lindner Gallery

  • Capturing Mindfulness: Spontaneous Asian Brushwork

    February 1 - April 4, 2020
    Lindner Gallery
    Opening: Saturday, February 1, 6-8pm

    Capturing Mindfulness: Spontaneous Asian Calligraphic Brushwork features four contemporary Asian artists–Frank Satogata, Bukang Kim, Eunshin Khang, and Setsuko LeCroix–who explore the importance of creating works of art that capture the essence of a subject through spontaneous brush strokes inspired by calligraphy. Each artist brings their own experiences and background to their work in creating their own style.

    Wabi-Sabi: “It’s the journey not the destination.” 

    Join us for an Opening Reception in our Lindner Annex Gallery on Saturday, February 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Thursdays, 12 – 5pm or by appointment.

    Above Image Credit: Frank Satogata, Zen Circle – Enso, Sumi-Ink on Paper, 20″ x 30″ framed

    Left to right: Frank Satogata, Bukang Kim, Eunshin Khang, Setsuko LeCroix

     

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Kennedy Gallery

  • Revolutionary: Being American Today

    January 11 - March 7, 2020
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Jan. 11, 6-8pm
    Artist Talk: Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1pm

    Revolutionary: Being American Today seeks to unpack the definition of citizenship, what it means to be a citizen in the United States and specifically how this definition changes depending on a person’s gender, race, sexuality, or immigration status. Curated by Jessica Oberdick (Louisville, KY), this exhibition features work from 8 diverse regional artists.

    In the United States, we expect that our basic human rights will be protected by the government we elect and the people appointed to guard them. Police brutality, policies that limit the rights of women and LGBTQ+ individuals, and the mistreatment of the refugees who seek our border for safety, make it clear that not all individuals who reside in the United States are offered the same protections and are thus are not defined as citizens equally.

    Working with themes of identity, community, and tradition, the artists participating in Revolutionary present thoughtful interpretations of their environments as individuals residing in the United States.

    Exhibiting artists: Kiah Celeste (KY), John Brooks (KY), Amanda Curreri (OH), Stephanie Cuyubamba Kong (OH), Brianna Harlan (KY), Anissa Lewis (OH), Melissa Vandenberg (KY), and Renzo Velez (WV).

    Additional programming schedule will be announced soon!

    Image Credit: Anissa Lewis, 338 Pleasant Street, Pleasant Street Series, 15×19 in., photo based print, 2016

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  • Woodford Student Art Show

    March 17 - March 21, 2020
    Kennedy Gallery
    Woodford Family Night: Thursday, March 19th from 5-7pm

    During the Fall 2019, elementary 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 honor of their creativity and hard work, all the artwork the students created during these field studies will be on display in the Kennedy Heights Arts Center Kennedy Gallery during this week.

    The Woodford Student Art Show will be on display from March 17th – 21st.

    All are invited to attend a very special evening: Woodford Family Night on Thursday, March 19th from 5-7pm.  

    There will be a short presentation about the Field Studies starting at 6pm.  Mark your calendars because we’d love for you to join us! Light refreshments will be served.

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  • 12th Annual Student Art Show

    March 28 - May 2, 2020
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Saturday, March 28th from 6-8pm

    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, as well as selected students from our local partner elementary schools, including: Pleasant Ridge Montessori, Woodford Paideia, The New School Montessori and Nativity School.

    Join us for a free reception at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road, on Saturday, March 28th from 6-8 pm to celebrate the talent in our community!

    Image credit: Chris Wright, Flowery Shadows, Acrylic, 2019, Acrylic Painting Instructor: William Linthicum

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  • Collective Impact: Females Joining Forces

    May 16 - July 4, 2020
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: May 16th, 6-8pm
    Artist Talk: TBD

    The impulse to collaborate with people similar to yourself is not new, but it can be powerful. There’s a need, a desire, to do something bigger than yourself. When you find others to help you make larger, bolder statements, and rally around a common, shared goal – the experience can be transformative for everyone.

    Collective Impact: Females Joining Forces, curated by Mallory Feltz, is a group show of Cincinnati female artist collectives that focuses on the combined power of women and their collaborative creativity. Inspired by pivotal female artist collectives from the 1970s onward (Where We At, 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. By exhibiting artworks from female artist collectives working in Cincinnati, including Bombshells of Cincinnati, Art Hags, Art for Artists, Pull Club, and Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running, we are highlighting the different ways in which women collaborate and inspire important discussions in our region, but also how they comment on the contemporary female experience. Historical signage on pivotal national female artist collectives past and present will link Cincinnati to the larger art historical movement of females joining forces to make their voices heard.

    Collective Impact: Females Joining Forces runs from May 16th to July 4th, 2020 in the Kennedy Gallery at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213.

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

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  • Who Really Cares / Climate Change

    July 18 - September 12, 2020
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: July 18, 6-8pm
    Artist Talk: TBD

    Curated by Melvin Grier, this group show brings together a diverse selection of artists who are creating works that examine the causes and effects of Climate Change, and poses questions and possible solutions to help alleviate the detrimental changes that are happening to our planet.

    Image credit: Devan Horton, Swarm, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″, 2018

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  • New Works by the Kennedy Collective

    November 14, 2020 - January 2, 2021
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: November 14th, 6-8pm
    Artist Talk: December 12th, 1-3pm

    Members of the Kennedy Artist Collective are proud to present their annual exhibition for 2020. The show includes new and previously unseen works in all media by local artists, including paintings, illustrations, sculptures, fiber, and more.

    Get your holiday shopping done early by browsing our Holiday Art Market with local artist-made goods. The exhibition also features Off the Wall: a collection of smaller works by Collective members (for $50 each) with half the proceeds going to support Kennedy Heights Arts Center. 

    Emerge features work by: (TBD)

    Image Credit: June Pfaff Daley, Bad Hair Day, mixed media, 2019

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Lindner Gallery

  • Capturing Mindfulness: Spontaneous Asian Brushwork

    February 1 - April 4, 2020
    Lindner Gallery
    Opening: Saturday, February 1, 6-8pm

    Capturing Mindfulness: Spontaneous Asian Calligraphic Brushwork features four contemporary Asian artists–Frank Satogata, Bukang Kim, Eunshin Khang, and Setsuko LeCroix–who explore the importance of creating works of art that capture the essence of a subject through spontaneous brush strokes inspired by calligraphy. Each artist brings their own experiences and background to their work in creating their own style.

    Wabi-Sabi: “It’s the journey not the destination.” 

    Join us for an Opening Reception in our Lindner Annex Gallery on Saturday, February 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Thursdays, 12 – 5pm or by appointment.

    Above Image Credit: Frank Satogata, Zen Circle – Enso, Sumi-Ink on Paper, 20″ x 30″ framed

    Left to right: Frank Satogata, Bukang Kim, Eunshin Khang, Setsuko LeCroix

     

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  • Aging Beyond Modernism: Portraits of Modernist Women in Old Age

    April 11 - August 25, 2020
    Lindner Gallery
    Opening: Saturday, April 11th from 6-8pm
    Artist Talk: Saturday, April 25th starting at 1pm

    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 to 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.

    The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 11, 2020, from 6:00—8:00 pm at the Lindner Gallery, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6620 Montgomery Road Unit #2. Light refreshments will be served.

    An Artist Talk will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 1:00 pm

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

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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

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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
  • Lisa Andrews – foodie t-shirts
  • Amy Bogard – Drawing, Painting
  • 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 – Pysanky (Ukrainian egg decorating) & Culinary arts
  • Harold Dreibelbis – Ceramics, Mixed Media Constructions
  • Mallory Feltz – Mixed-media, Sculpture
  • Phyllis Foster – Photography
  • Cherie Garces – Painting, Poetry
  • Diane Germaine – Poetry, Dance
  • Linda Grieser – Music
  • Mark Haase – Ceramics
  • Helen Haberstroh – Painting
  • Robin Hartmann – Fiber Art
  • Wendy Henehan – Painting, Drawing
  • Michael Hensley – Painting
  • Jamie Hummer – Fiber Art
  • William Jones – Photography
  • Sue Kemp – Photography, Ceramics
  • Stephannie Kennedy – Drawing, Painting
  • Thomas Kinsel – Photography
  • Bob Kling – Sculpture, Mixed-media
  • Josh Koppen – Painting
  • Robert Kroeger – Painting
  • Mary Lennard – Poetry
  • Edward Lopez – Cardboard Constructions
  • Monica Lira – Drawing, Painting
  • Uneek Lowe – Fiber Art, Music
  • Angela Mascolino – Painting
  • Liz McGavran – Alcohol Ink, Interior Design
  • Elaine McGue – Jewelry, Photography
  • Doug Meyers – Painting, Animation
  • Milissa Michel – Drawing
  • Gina Monaco – Painting
  • Sarah Caswell-Pearce – Paper Collages
  • Sheryl Peterson – Acrylics
  • Diane Roketenetz – Painting, Drawing
  • Lara Roketenetz – Photography, Prints on Metal
  • Jim Rulli – Painting
  • Patti Rulli – Painting
  • Grace Severyn – Jewelry, Painting
  • Sue Ann Spears – Stoneware, Clay
  • Connie Springer – Watercolor, Writing & Photography
  • Kate Spencer – Fiber Art
  • Carole Gray Staples – Fiber, Tapestry
  • Barbara Streff – Printmaking, Silkscreen
  • Michael Streff – Drawing, Illustration
  • Delores Massey Thomas – Photography
  • Karen Trimble-Shell – Jewelry
  • Debra Wallace – Fiber art, jewelry, and polymer clay
  • Joanie Weidner – Mixed Media Art, Mini-Collages
  • John Weller – Photography
  • Sue Wilke – Photography
  • Zeta Wolf – Mindful meditation, painting, drawing, and jewelry
  • Chris Wright – Painting

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Creative Community Artist Residency 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT, JANUARY 31st, 2020

Opportunity:  We invite proposals from community-driven creatives in ALL disciplines (visual arts, film/media, creative writing, performing arts, dance, music, etc.) for a social-practice artist residency at Kennedy Heights Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio in Spring 2021. In particular, we seek artists and projects that meaningfully engage diverse community members in the creative process. Applications for 2021 Residencies are due on December 31, 2019. Finalists will be notified by January 31st, 2020 with interviews scheduled to follow. Artist will be selected by end of March 2020.

Duration: Applicant is to indicate the proposed length of their residency (2, 4 or 6 weeks), according to what would be most appropriate for the proposed project. Residency will take place in the time frame of April to May, 2021.

Eligibility: Creatives must be: • Individual artists or artist collectives • A U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident • A working artist with at least five years of professional experience • Experience working with people (mentoring, teaching, etc) • Undergo a background check and have never committed a felony.

Grant Award Details: The Artist-in-Residence is provided housing at no cost (TBD – could be housed with a host family), an artist stipend of $850 per week of residency duration, and a materials budget of up to $1,500 to execute the project. Artist is responsible for all food and travel costs, and transportation during the residency.

Artist will have access to free studio space and the Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s facilities and grounds; and active support from the Arts Center’s staff and network of artists, volunteers, community members and enthusiasts. Artist will also have an opportunity for an Artist Talk, lecture, and/or workshop at the beginning of the residency. The residency will end with a free and open to the public final celebration.

Facilities: Studio space, dark room, ceramic kiln, digital media lab, gallery space, large multi-purpose room with wood laminate flooring, large projection screen with AV system, 2.5 acre outdoor green space and 3+ acre parking lot/campus with major route frontage.

Application information:

To apply, please send (as a single compressed file) the following:

  • Resume for each artist applying
  • Visual Work Samples: 10 images of your work (either as a PDF, jpeg, or weblinks; please include a one-page image list of these samples, with details) OR 1 video (5 min. NO LONGER)
  • OR for Creative Writers applying: 3 writing samples any genre (no longer than 3 standard pages single spaced each)
  • Completed Project Proposal Application: Please describe your planned project and working method addressing the 7 questions on the Application. 1000 characters max per question. APPLICATION: 2021 AIR PROJECT PROPOSAL APPLICATION
  • Up to 3 supporting images for your project proposal (sketches, digital renderings, similar images, sample writing (no more than 250 words)
  • Pay $25 Application Fee to Kennedy Heights Arts Center via website link: https://kennedyarts.org/exhibitions/#tab4 . If this application fee is a financial burden that would prevent you from applying, please reach out to us to discuss waiving this fee. This residency exists because of grant support and the residency award is not dependent on us receiving application fees.

Applications due: EXTENDED DEADLINE – midnight January 31, 2020

Finalists Notified: February 15, 2020

Artist Selected: end of March/beginning of April 2020

Please send applications and inquiries to: residency@kennedyarts.org

Funding for our 2021 Creative Community Artist Residency is provided by grants from the Eleanora C. U. Alms Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee; and Ohio Arts Council.

Exhibition Proposals for the 2021 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

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Please pay the $25 application fee if you are applying for the 2021 Creative Community Artist Residency. If this application fee is a financial burden that would prevent you from applying, please reach out to us to discuss waiving this fee. 

NO FEE required to submit an Exhibition Proposal for the 2021 Season – (disregard the link below if applying with a 2021 exhibition proposal).

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