This summer, Kennedy Heights Arts Center campers and myself, repainted the Gabriel Place Garden Tool Shed. Based around Gabriel’s Place‘s continual goal, to provide “a SAFE, beautiful, and spiritually NOURISHING place for the Avondale Community to gather into mutual respect to learn, interact, and go out in PEACE”, we designed and executed imagery that supports their mission. Thank you Gabriel’s Place for allowing us to beautify your garden. Continue reading
From romantic landscapes to portraiture, the students in my Kennedy Heights Arts Center Camp Create: Power of Painting class, created works that capture their talent as well as their imagination. For this one week camp we visited the Cincinnati Art Museum to get our inspiration flowing. I would like to thank Cincinnati Art Museum Docent Geri Sowell for taking the time to tour the museum with us, and I would also like to thank the camp goers for making some incredible paintings. Check out their work below.
This past winter I conducted a teen mural class for the Kennedy Heights Arts Center. Our project was to do three indoor murals for the Family Nurturing Center (FNC) of Cincinnati. For eight consecutive Saturdays my group of talented teens and I planned and executed vivid compositions that expressed the FNC’s mission of bringing families back together with support and love. From a jungle scene inspired by the works of Henri Rousseau, to a mother and child crossing a treacherous sea, and a broken home being put back together again; all three murals give parents who are waiting to meet their children something to look at that will inspire them as they face the road ahead. Thank you FNC for inviting us to create in your space. Most of all, a special thanks to Micayah Smith, Max Olderding, Lucy Lorbach, Shamia Mills, Anne Knellinger, Evan Nicole Taylor, Will Rentz Mccoy, Amaya Boyd, Katie Michael, Kurtis Rodger, Alex Wilson, Justin Mackey, and Mount St. Joseph University student Nicole Staun for helping make our vision come to life. Check out our murals below.
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