Soar with Knowledge and HEMI

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For the past three years, the mentees and mentors of the Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI), have assisted me in the creation and execution of works of art that express our mission and vision. Soar with Knowledge, our most recent work, celebrates the dreams and aspirations of the HEMI mentees and how education shapes our future. The open book with the owl are symbols of wisdom and strength. The abstracted puzzle pieces represent the decisions we make on the road of life.  The Higher Education Mentoring Initiative helps prepare foster youth for educational opportunities beyond high school. The HEMI Program recruits, trains, and supports mentors to establish positive long-term relationships with foster youth.

Soar with Knowledge, will be auctioned off at the HEMI’s annual fundraiser, Run for the Roses! The Seventh Annual Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Fundraising Event is scheduled for 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017, but you can bid now. To bid on this work of art email me at cedricmichaelcox@cedricmichaelcox.com to register for bidding. The winner will be announced at the Derby event on May 6th 2017, and the highest bidder will take the home this wonderful work of art!

To learn more about HEMI, follow this link.
http://www.uc.edu/cechpass/hemi.html

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A Taste of the Taft part one: a sneak peak of paintings in progress

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For the last several months I have been working on new pieces that will be exhibited at the Taft Museum of Art on March 17th 2017. The exhibition Color + Rhythm, will feature art work inspired by the museum’s permanent collection. Preview some of my paintings in progress.

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Camp Art Academy Welcomes Cedric Michael Cox

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It was an honor to be one of the guest artists who visited the Camp Art Academy at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. On June 30th, the students created mini-murals in response to my mural, Red Hot Blues, on the front lawn of the CCAC. In addition to learning about the work I do as a visual artist, campers also learned about Juan Gris and other Cubist painters that inspired the mural. Continue reading

Aeqai Reviews 30 Americans…. Plus The Region Phillip M. Meyers Jr. Gallery, U.C. Campus June 5 – July 10

Midnight Marauders by Cedric Michael Cox 48 x 68 inches acrylic on canvas

The exhibit 30 Americans at the Cincinnati Art Museum showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. As a companion to this exhibition, the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati will present “30 Americans Plus….The Region”—a two part exhibition that will recognize the diverse range of work offered by African American artists from our community.

A special thanks to Aeqai and writer Fran Watson for their insightful review of the 30 American Plus Exhibition at the Phillip M. Meyers Jr. Gallery at the University of Cincinnati.It is an honor to exhibit my work with such great talent. The  UC exhibition includes, Ricci Michaels, Anissa Lewis, Thomas R. Phelps,Delora Buford-Buchanan, Brian Joiner, Joyce Phillips Young, Tarrence Corbin, Thom Shaw, Antonio Adams, Carolyn Mazloomi, Kyle E. & Kelly Phelps, Cynthia Lockhart,  and Marc Lambert.

The Art Academy  of Cincinnati exhibition includes Terence Hammonds, Carla Johnson, Stacey Broadnax, Dhani Jones, Melvin Grier, Jimi Jones, Everage King, Velma Morris, Dale Jackson, Althea Thompson, Jymi Bolden, Courtney Cooper, O’ Leary Bacon,  and Kevin Harris. The Art Academy of Cincinnati exhibition will continue through the July 8th and the UC show will continue through July 10th.  To read the review in  Aeqai click here

 

Good Things Going Around Clifton

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My good friend Lisa Desatnik and author of the Good Things Going Around featured The Clifton Cultural Arts Center Mural ” Red Hot Blues” in her latest blog.
Thanks Lisa. To read more follow this link