It is an honor to have my artwork featured at the UC Health Woman’s Center Art Exhibition. It is even a greater honor to be featured in the article Healing Through Art, on the UC Health website. I would like to thank the curator of the exhibition Melissa Mitchell and the director of the center Dr. Lisa Larkin for recognizing the arts and its power to heal. For this exhibition I focused on the universal theme of art being used to heal the spirit and mind. From peace of mind, good health, empowerment, courage and perseverance, we can create physical and social change. Whether a work of art reminds us of a safe place or can turn sorrow to joy, art changes lives. When I walked in UC Health Woman’s Center I saw works of art that did this, and I know this will do the same for many others. To read the article follow this link
I am pleased to be included in the Kennedy Heights Arts Center exhibition Planting the Seed, featuring five of the Arts Center’s instructors. Contemporary works in a variety of media including painting, pastel drawing, photography, ceramics, textiles and mixed media will be on view by Natalie Hager, Robin Hartmann, Paul Loehle and Karen Saunders. The guest curator for the exhibition is Melissa Mitchell The opening reception will be on Saturday, August 23 from 6 to 9pm, and remain on view through September 27, 2014. RSVP at this Facebook Link
Common Surprise an exhibition at Gallery Salveo will feature my paintings along with the work of Antonio Adams, Monique Brent, Vince Gray, Jimi Jones, Marc Lambert, and Nancy Williams. For more detail follow this link
From the Corcoran Gallery of Art to the Taft Museum of Art’s Duncanson Artist -in -Residence to the first local Black solo art show at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Thom Shaw has a remarkable list of achievements, but I believe for anyone who knew Thom up close or at a distance knew his drive – his dedication and his pursuit of truth in all that he expressed. The personal search to communicate clearly what and why, not only with fractured social images like Poverty’s Paradise, but also with his own health developments – The Big Hurt. His solid black and white imagery was clear to any viewer, regardless of opinion. Even in a work like Thugzilla, Thom referenced ideas that were so predominant they had a life of their own.
Thom’s health did interrupt him repeatedly through out his career, but every time he got back up, we were all waiting for that next piece that reminded us that life and the time we have on this earth is sacred and that we must make are mark in the time we have. Tom made his mark on all who knew him and his work. We thank you for sharing your vision with us.
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