Good Things Going Around Clifton


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

“Red Hot Blues” Clifton Cultural Arts Center Mural


It was an absolute honor to be invited to design and execute a mural for the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. During the month of May, myself along with 4th,5th, and 6th grade students from Fairview-Clifton German Language School and my talented art friends cranked out this 5 x 42 foot cubist montage inspired by the art of Juan Gris. The mural faces the front lawn of CCAC, the historic and recently restored Probasco Fountain, as well as the intersection of Woolper and Clifton Avenues, which sees more than 40,000 vehicles each day. I would like to thank Fairview’s art instructor Katie Mitalski and her students for giving their all in helping this vision come to life. I would also like to thank my talented crew of art friends Previn Noble, Ann Knellinger, Diamond Snowden, Jan Brown Checco, and Evan Shelton for working through the good and bad weather making this mural the vivid masterpiece it is. Most of all I would like to thank Leslie Mooney and the CCAC staff for giving me this opportunity to let loose and create a work of art that speaks to the enduring creative spirit of the arts.

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HEMI and Where the Wind Takes Us


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 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.


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Polly Magazine on news stands now!


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


Healing Through Art: UC Woman’s Center Art Exhibition

Josiah's Hilltop by Cedric Cox 36 x 72 inches 2012 acrylic on stretched canvas

Josiah’s Hilltop by Cedric Cox 36 x 72 inches 2012 acrylic on stretched canvas

It is an honor to have my artwork featured at the UC Health Woman’s Center Art Exhibition.  It is even a greater honor to be featured in the article Healing Through Art, on the UC Health website.  I would like to thank the curator of the exhibition Melissa Mitchell and the director of the center Dr. Lisa Larkin for recognizing the arts and its power to heal. For this exhibition I focused on the universal theme of art being used to heal the spirit and mind.  From peace of mind, good health, empowerment, courage and perseverance, we can create physical and social change. Whether a work of art reminds us of a safe place or can turn sorrow to joy, art changes lives.  When I walked in UC Health Woman’s Center I saw works of art that did this, and I know this will do the same for many others. To read the article follow this link