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
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. Wherethe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
First City 17 x 84 inches acrylic on canvas in the collection of Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell
Thursday November 19th, join me for an evening of art and conversation centered around the Ascent Gallery exhibition Personal Selections: Art from the collection of Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell. This exhibition curated by Elizabeth Leach will Continue through March 2015.
The exhibition Talking Blues, featuring recent paintings and drawings by Cedric Michael Cox holds a metaphoric and literal definition with works that celebrate his cubist influence, fused with literal elements from the worlds of music, architecture, nature and the eternal creative spirit.
“Historically my art draws from Cubism and the fracturing of forms through the picture plane. In contemporary terms, I deconstruct the meaning of music in particular and the elements of urban and natural environments. This past school year I had the honor of celebrating the artwork of Spanish Cubist painter Juan Gris in my lessons with my students. Unlike Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and other artist who occasionally used cubism as a means of expression, Gris stayed loyal to the movement and created works of art that still to this day inspire me. Reviewing Gris’s work and other past influences that worked in the genre ignited a new insight and interest in my painting. As Miles Davis( in Jazz) or Picasso termed the color Blue in their art forms, Talking Blues, is my own reference to the rediscovery of past influence and how it still evokes the visual experiences that arouse my senses, as I examineand interpret, the world around me, quietly and loudly.” Come out to the Clifton Cultural Arts Center for the opening reception on October 2nd. The exhibition will continue through November 5th, 2015