“For a Better World 2011” exhibit at The Upstairs at The Greenwhich Gallery


From January 23rd to March 15th, the original drawings and poems from the book “For a Better World 2011, Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice by Greater Cincinnati Artists” will be exhibited at The Upstairs at The Greenwhich Gallery. Thank you, Saad Ghosn, editor and creator of “ For a Better World 2011” eighth edition for including me in this unique compilation of poems and drawings. This book and exhibition features over 100 artists in the field of writing and the visual artist who collaborated on the common theme of peace and justice. The drawing I did for this book, “The Working Hands of Time in the New Eden” was inspired by the three poems, “My Fathers Work Gloves”, “Uninspirited” and “The Sand Wars” written by Matt Birkenhauer. The book is filled with other great writings accompanied with strong visual imagery that evokes the mind and spirit. If you would like a copy of this book it is sold at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Opening Reception for the exhibition will On Friday January 24th from 7 – 10 pm.  The exhibition will continue through March 15th 2015.  For regular gallery hours follow this link.

Artists As Activists Exhibition 2011

It’s a honor to be apart of the Artist as Activist exhibition at the The Artisans Enterprise Center. ARTISTS AS ACTIVISTS is a two-year anniversary exhibition of works by artists featured in the semimonthly column by Saad Ghosn, “Artists as Activists” in Streetvibes since September 2009. The exhibition will include Farron Allen,Lauri Aultman, Gordon Baer, Keith Banner, Mary Pierce Brosmer, Carmen Bush Jeff Casto, Jan Brown Checco, Halena Cline, Suzanne Chouteau, Scott Donaldson Andy Fausz, Steven Finke, Dorothy Fraembs, Gary Gaffney, Barbara Gamboa, Stephen Geddes, Melvin Grier, Gena Grunenberg, Kymber Henson, Barbara Houghton, Jimi Jones, Jerry Judge, Kevin T. Kelly, Aaron Kent, Mary Ann Lederer Gloria McConnaghy, Paulette Meier, Kelly Phelps and Kyle Phelps, Tom Phelps Ellen Price, Matt Reed, Bill Ross, Kim Shifflett, Thom Shaw, Kurt Storch, Steve Sunder, landKen Swinson, Leigh Waltz Roscoe, and Wilson Martin Zeinway
Curated by Saad Ghosen

Art to Empower: Article in Street Vibes

Thank you Saad Ghosn for including me in your Artist as Activist column in the March issue of Street Vibes Magazine. Streetvibes is a street newspaper that provides relevant discussion of homelessness, poverty, and other related social justice issues. To learn more about Street Vibes follow this link http://streetvibes.wordpress.com/program/
photo by Saad Ghosn

Prelude 2009: The Human Spirit Revealed

Reflections by Cedric Cox, 30x36 inches, acrylic on stretched canvas

Reflections by Cedric Cox, 30x36 inches, acrylic on stretched canvas

I am honored to be included in the upcoming exhibit at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH, entitled Prelude 2009: The Human Spirit Revealed. Curated by Barbara Gamboa, the invitational exhibit also includes work by Deborah Davidson, Sarah Gallant, Barbara Gamboa, Saad Ghosn, Jim Hasse, Robert Harris, Brian Joiner, Reginald Leary, Cynthia Lockhart, Robert J. Morris, Robert O’Neal, Thomas Phelps, Rebeca Pitman, and Kurt Storch. It runs from January 17 through February 14, 2009. A public reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit is January 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.