Ascending Horizons Gallery Talk October 21st 2010

It’s an honor to have the opportunity to share the inspirations behind my recent paintings and drawings, and give insight to who I am and why I create. Join me for the Ascending Horizons gallery talk on October 21st at 7pm at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery. You can RSVP to the reception by calling the Weston Art Gallery at 513 977 4165.

Ascending Horizons: Paintings & Drawings by Cedric Michael Cox at the Weston Art Gallery

I am very proud to announce my new exhibition “Ascending Horizons” at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery. The paintings and drawings in the exhibition will represent a vivid visual testimony to my experience living in Over-the-Rhine, with images that depict patterns of its unique urban cityscape. Opening Reception will be on Friday September 17th from 6 – 9pm. The exhibition will run through December 5th, 2010 and the artist talk at the Weston Art Gallery will be on Thursday October 21st 2010 at 7pm. You can RSVP to the reception on Facebook. I hope to see all of you at the show!

Remembering Tom Shaw

From the Corcoran Gallery of Art to the Taft Museum of Art’s Duncanson Artist -in -Residence to the first local Black solo art show at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Thom Shaw has a remarkable list of achievements, but I believe for anyone who knew Thom up close or at a distance knew his drive – his dedication and his pursuit of truth in all that he expressed. The personal search to communicate clearly what and why, not only with fractured social images like Poverty’s Paradise, but also with his own health developments – The Big Hurt. His solid black and white imagery was clear to any viewer, regardless of opinion. Even in a work like Thugzilla, Thom referenced ideas that were so predominant they had a life of their own.
Thom’s health did interrupt him repeatedly through out his career, but every time he got back up, we were all waiting for that next piece that reminded us that life and the time we have on this earth is sacred and that we must make are mark in the time we have. Tom made his mark on all who knew him and his work. We thank you for sharing your vision with us.

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Reaching for the Stars

On May 3rd 2010, I along with seven other young entrepreneurs was honored with the Reaching for the Stars Program, Leader of the Future Award. The event took place at Robert Paideia Academy. Sallie Elliot the founder of the Program and former Cincinnati Bengal and past Leader of the Future Recipient, now NFL game analyst Solomon Wilcots hosted the event. Congressman Steve Driehaus and attorney Stanley M. Chesley were on the roster to hand out the awards to some of our cities finest leaders in education, business, and medicine. The real high light of the afternoon was watching four Paideia students form the 7th and 8th grade be recognized for there had work throughout the school year. Hats off to Chris Ringer, Benjamin Stieritz, India Roach, and Luis Temaj, for their hard work in and out of the classroom. They are our next leaders of the future. Photograph by Sean Kelly.

Cedric Michael Cox: Structured Soul

painting by Cedric Michael Cox at the Contemporary Arts Center

Arts writer Geoffrey Dobbins has thoughtfully reviewed Soul within Structure, my current exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center, in WireTap Magazine:

Cox’s fragmented style — he often refers to it as “quilt-like” — is in full force in this latest exhibit. The artist sprinkles his cityscape “quilt” with references to the 19th century architecture found throughout OTR, like Italianate ornaments, Greek columns and Gothic arches.

Read more at WireTap Magazine.