Aeqai Reviews 30 Americans…. Plus The Region Phillip M. Meyers Jr. Gallery, U.C. Campus June 5 – July 10

Midnight Marauders by Cedric Michael Cox 48 x 68 inches acrylic on canvas

The exhibit 30 Americans at the Cincinnati Art Museum showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. As a companion to this exhibition, the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati will present “30 Americans Plus….The Region”—a two part exhibition that will recognize the diverse range of work offered by African American artists from our community.

A special thanks to Aeqai and writer Fran Watson for their insightful review of the 30 American Plus Exhibition at the Phillip M. Meyers Jr. Gallery at the University of Cincinnati.It is an honor to exhibit my work with such great talent. The  UC exhibition includes, Ricci Michaels, Anissa Lewis, Thomas R. Phelps,Delora Buford-Buchanan, Brian Joiner, Joyce Phillips Young, Tarrence Corbin, Thom Shaw, Antonio Adams, Carolyn Mazloomi, Kyle E. & Kelly Phelps, Cynthia Lockhart,  and Marc Lambert.

The Art Academy  of Cincinnati exhibition includes Terence Hammonds, Carla Johnson, Stacey Broadnax, Dhani Jones, Melvin Grier, Jimi Jones, Everage King, Velma Morris, Dale Jackson, Althea Thompson, Jymi Bolden, Courtney Cooper, O’ Leary Bacon,  and Kevin Harris. The Art Academy of Cincinnati exhibition will continue through the July 8th and the UC show will continue through July 10th.  To read the review in  Aeqai click here

 

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

HEMI and Where the Wind Takes Us

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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.  Where the 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 cedricmichaelcox@cedricmichaelcox.com 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!

To learn more about HEMI, follow this link.

 http://www.uc.edu/cechpass/hemi.html

 

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AHA Fine Art Manhattan

Aha holiday show

It is an honor to be invited to exhibit my work at Arcilesi and Homberg Fine Art in Manhattan. If you’re in the area during the holidays check out the show!

Arcilesi and Homberg Fine Art
139 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 (East Village / Lower East Side)

212-810-7716 or 347-743-4132

Gallery hours:
Wednesday – Sunday 12 – 6 pm or by appointment

Polly Magazine on news stands now!

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Photograph by Deogracias Lerma

It is an honor to be included in the first issue of Polly Magazine. Managing Editor and Author  Sharmaine McLaren  gives an up close and personal look at my work and my life long passion in the arts. You can get an issue of Polly at Barns and Noble and Joseph-Beth Book Sellers.You can also chech out the article at this link