WEST HIGH PRIDE MURALS

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This June, the Cincinnati Arts Association and Western Hills High School invited me to work with the students of the Western Hills summer art club. We designed and painted two murals on the first floor of the school building. The murals celebrate Western Hills pride with themes based around the graduating seniors, class of 2016. I would like to thank art teacher, Cheri Smith, for organizing the Western Hills students and DAAP assistants in orchestrating the murals timely completion. I would also like to thank former Artworks apprentice Previn Beal and NKU student Evan Shelton for their assistance on the project.

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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.

The Cincinnati Enquirer’s 10 who are Advancing the Arts

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I would like to give special thanks to writer Karen Chambers, and The Cincinnati Enquirer for including me in their “10 who are Advancing in the Arts” article. It’s an honor to make the cut. To read the article and check out other well deserving indivdiuals who are sure to make some waves in the new year follow this link .

Kennedy Heights Arts Center – Artwork in Over- the -Rhine and Downtown Cincinnati


It was an absolute pleasure to return to Camp Create at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center this summer and create artwork that is now on display in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. In honor of the World Choir Games and our wonderful city of Cincinnati, campers participated in ArtWorks Big Pig Gig and created Pigassos Serenade. Inspired by the paintings of Pablo Picasso and French cubists painter Juan Gris Kennedy Heights artists/campers Amaya Boyd, Freddie Cocheron, LJ Hogue, Kaitlyne Jones, Colin Kelly, Will Kelly,Bess Lindeman, Henry Lindeman, Shamia Mills,Maite Muianga, Paige Murphey, Alexandra O’Malley, Brendel Stadler, D.A.A.P intern Bryn Sharp and myself had one hog of a time painting Pigcassos Serenade. In addition to our monument to Porkopolis students also created musically inspired paintings influenced by my work and the work of Picasso and Gris. These painting are now on exhibit on the 2nd floor of Tower Place Mall and Pigcasso Serenade in currently on display in the new Washington Park in Over–the-Rhine. Thank you campers for such a memorable time.
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