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

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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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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

 

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

Architectonic Lyricism A Retrospective at NKU Galleries

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I am very proud to announce the opening of Architectonic Lyricism at Northern Kentucky University Art Galleries. Architectonic Lyricism, is a retrospective of the first fifteen years of my career. The pieces featured explore my evolving interest in reinventing the geometries in both man-made and natural environments with various themes, including music and its correlation to the visual compositions and creative spirit.  From my earlier large scale abstract drawings, followed by my exploration of the urban cityscape, to recent paintings depicting rhythmic movements in nature, this  show highlights my past influences and future aspirations.  The show opens to the public August 18th and the artist reception will be on September 4th from 5 – 7 pm. To RSVP for the event follow this link.