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

Drawing Session and forum Cincinnati Art museum

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Visit the Cincinnati Art Museum Sunday June 5th 2 – 4 pm for the 30 Americans Forum and draw with me during the special Sketching Sunday session.  We will have a still life set up and materials provided for you. Just bring your imagination.Its free no need to RSVP.  For moire details follow this LINK

“Red Hot Blues” Clifton Cultural Arts Center Mural

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It was an absolute honor to be invited to design and execute a mural for the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. During the month of May, myself along with 4th,5th, and 6th grade students from Fairview-Clifton German Language School and my talented art friends cranked out this 5 x 42 foot cubist montage inspired by the art of Juan Gris. The mural faces the front lawn of CCAC, the historic and recently restored Probasco Fountain, as well as the intersection of Woolper and Clifton Avenues, which sees more than 40,000 vehicles each day. I would like to thank Fairview’s art instructor Katie Mitalski and her students for giving their all in helping this vision come to life. I would also like to thank my talented crew of art friends Previn Noble, Ann Knellinger, Diamond Snowden, Jan Brown Checco, and Evan Shelton for working through the good and bad weather making this mural the vivid masterpiece it is. Most of all I would like to thank Leslie Mooney and the CCAC staff for giving me this opportunity to let loose and create a work of art that speaks to the enduring creative spirit of the arts.

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HEMI and Where the Wind Takes Us

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Where the Wind Takes US by Hemi Mentors and Mentees and Cedric Michael Cox, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

For the past two 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.  Where the Wind Takes Us, our most recent work, celebrates the dreams and aspirations of the HEMI mentees and how education shapes our future.  The open book with the cityscape of Cincinnati is where the story starts. The bird and sun compass are symbols of time moving forward and the freedom of exploration. The map of the world reminds us that our journey can take us anywhere we want to go. 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.

Where the Wind Takes Us will be auctioned off at the HEMI’s annual fundraiser, Run for the Roses! The Sixth Annual Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Fundraising Event is scheduled for 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2016, but you can bid now. To bid on this work of art email me at cedricmichaelcox@cedricmichaelcox.com register for bidding. The winner will be announced at the Derby event on May 7th 2016, 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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