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

Artists as Activists book launching party Sunday May 31, 2015 4-7pm at the Westen Art Gallery

White Oak on Elm No. 2  by Cedric Cox 36 x 36 inches, acrylic on stretched canvas

White Oak on Elm No. 2 by Cedric Cox 36 x 36 inches, acrylic on stretched canvas

It’s a honor to be included in the Artist as Activist book.   This book is a compilation of  articles written by Saad Ghosen in the semimonthly column “Artists as Activists”  which was featured in the newspaper Streetvibes.  The book contains intimate interviews with artists who have used art to change their communities. The book also has photographs by Michael Wilson.  On May 31st  4 – 7pm the Weston Art Gallery will be hosting a launching party for the book I hope to see all of you there. Artists in the book include, FARRON ALLEN, ANDY AU,LAURI AULTMAN, GORDON BAER,KEITH BANNER & BILL ROSS, MARY, PIERCE BROSMER, CARMEN BOWEN BUSH, JEFF CASTO, JAN BROWN CHECCO, SUZANNE CHOUTEAU, HALENA CLINE, CEDRIC COX, SCOTTDONALDSON, ANDY FAUSZ, STEVEN FINKE, DOROTHY FRAEMBS,GARY GAFFNEY, BARBARAGAMBOA, STEPHEN GEDDES, MELVIN GRIER, GENA GRUNENBERG, TERENCE HAMMONDS, KYMBER HENSON,  MICHAEL HENSON, BARBARA HOUGHTON, JIMI JONES, JERRY JUDGE, KEVIN T. KELLY, AARON KENT, MARY ANN LEDERER, CAROLYN MAZLOOMI, GLORIA McCONNAGHY, PAULETTE MEIER, ROD NORTHCUTT, KELLY & KYLE PHELPS, THOMAS PHELPS, ELLEN PRICE, MICHELLE RED ELK, MATT REED, THOM SHAW, KIM, SHIFFLETT, KURT STORCH, STEVE SUNDERLAND, KEN SWINSON, LEIGH WALTZ,, ROSCOE WILSON, MARTIN ZEINWAY.

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

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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.

Ambidextrous at Art Beyond Boundaries

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It’s great to be apart of the Art Beyond Boundaries Changing Perceptions series with their latest exhibition, Ambidextrous. This exhibition which features the work of artists with and without disabilities, has continually grown in popularity as one of the regions’ most vibrant fine art exhibits. The exhibition will last until January 17, 2014.

Remembering Tom Shaw

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.

Read more about Tom Shaw visit these links below

http://www.irhine.com/index.jsp?page=home_thomshaw111603
http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/article.aspx?id=74428
http://www.aeqai.com/articles/042009a.htm
http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/blog-1389-goodbye-thom-shaw.html