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.
In conjunction with the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts, Encore is and exhibition themed around the concert concept of contemporary miniatures. The exhibition will feature art work by Leah Bush,Christopher Daniel, Stuart Fink, Andrey Kozakov, Sara Perce, Casey Riordan Millard, Mark Schlachter, Kim Wattling, Rondle West and Sandra Gross and Lisa Merida-Paytes who curated this exhibition. Thank you Lisa and Sandra for including my work in this one night extravaganza and for pulling together this cast of artist.
Myself along with painters Beth Goldstein and Mary Barr Rhoads will be featured together in the exhibition Transformation: Interpretation of Space and Place. The physical environment of the inner city and the dense architectonic shapes which reference musical allegories and all over pictorial rhythm are a consistent theme in my work. Complimenting the theme of the exhibition, I will present a compilation of paintings that I have completed over the past two to three years. Though the subject matter and intent remains the same in these works, there is a shift with how space and place with my subjects is interpreted. To find out more information about this exhibition go to its event page in facebook.
It’s a honor to be apart of the Artist as Activist exhibition at the The Artisans Enterprise Center. ARTISTS AS ACTIVISTS is a two-year anniversary exhibition of works by artists featured in the semimonthly column by Saad Ghosn, “Artists as Activists” in Streetvibes since September 2009. The exhibition will include Farron Allen,Lauri Aultman, Gordon Baer, Keith Banner, Mary Pierce Brosmer, Carmen Bush Jeff Casto, Jan Brown Checco, Halena Cline, Suzanne Chouteau, Scott Donaldson Andy Fausz, Steven Finke, Dorothy Fraembs, Gary Gaffney, Barbara Gamboa, Stephen Geddes, Melvin Grier, Gena Grunenberg, Kymber Henson, Barbara Houghton, Jimi Jones, Jerry Judge, Kevin T. Kelly, Aaron Kent, Mary Ann Lederer Gloria McConnaghy, Paulette Meier, Kelly Phelps and Kyle Phelps, Tom Phelps Ellen Price, Matt Reed, Bill Ross, Kim Shifflett, Thom Shaw, Kurt Storch, Steve Sunder, landKen Swinson, Leigh Waltz Roscoe, and Wilson Martin Zeinway
Curated by Saad Ghosen