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.
It’s an honor to have my work included in the 16th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show. The opening reception for this exhibition curated by Yuko Nii will be Saturday January 24th and will continue through February 22nd 2015. To learn more about this exhibition, the artists involved, the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, and its director, Yuko Nii, follow this link.
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.
Totems in the Rough, by Cedric Michael Cox, 24 x 24 inches, acrylic on canvas
I would like to thank writer Elizabeth Teslow and the art publication Aeqai for the review they did in response to my Retrospective at Northern Kentucky University and the Kennedy Heights Arts Center. Over the years Aeqai and its writers both nationally and abroad provided insightful and informative criticism on art, artist, and the places and people who shape the creative community . To read the article and find out how you can support Aeqai 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