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

Recent Paintings and Drawings at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center

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 examine and 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

Teen Mural Class at the Family Nurturing Center

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This past winter I conducted a teen mural class for the Kennedy Heights Arts Center. Our project was to do three indoor murals for the Family Nurturing Center (FNC) of Cincinnati.  For eight consecutive Saturdays my group of talented teens and I planned and executed vivid compositions that expressed the FNC’s mission of bringing families back together with support and love.  From a jungle scene inspired by the works of Henri Rousseau, to a mother and child crossing a treacherous sea, and a broken home being put back together again; all three murals give parents who are waiting to meet their children something to look at that will inspire them as they face the road ahead. Thank you FNC for inviting us to create in your space.  Most of all, a special thanks to Micayah Smith, Max Olderding, Lucy Lorbach, Shamia Mills, Anne Knellinger, Evan Nicole Taylor, Will Rentz Mccoy, Amaya Boyd, Katie Michael, Kurtis Rodger, Alex Wilson, Justin Mackey,  and Mount St. Joseph University student Nicole Staun for helping make our vision come to life. Check out our murals below.

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Spherical Perspectives at Thomas More College

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In conjunction with the art apprenticeship program at Thomas More College, the exhibition Spherical Perspectives will feature works by myself and Thomas More Junior Art Major Ben Kleier.  It was a pleasure working with Ben in my studio. His Insight and suggestions helped shape the outcome of some of my favorite paintings with in the past year.  As artists we are both involved in interpreting space and environment in our work.  A common ground is drawn in our interest in collaboration and exploration of differing genres in art as a source of inspiration.  Though this show will feature works that capture the outcome of our creative journeys, the exhibition will also share how Ben and I use similar planing techniques to get to the final conclusion.  Daytime opening reception for students and faculty will be on Tuesday March 3rd from 12 to 2pm at the Eva G. Farris gallery at Thomas More. The artist talk will be from 2:15pm –  3pm and the Evening opening will run from 4pm  – 7pm. The exhibition will continue through March 20th, 2015.