On Friday, the Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Association is sponsoring with JBar Studios an art exhibit/sale and party called 426 Raw Walls. More than 25 contemporary artists will display work and be present â€” hopefully to make some sales and donate a portion to the school's Undergraduate Scholarship Fund â€” amid an adventurous, celebratory urban-hipster environment in the West End at 426 Findlay St. The exhibit proper lasts from 7-10 p.m., followed by a party until midnight featuring music by Dos Locos and live artistic performances by Emma Greer.
Among artists participating will be Rebecca Nava (a floor piece with wood chips and paintings), Lish (glow-in-the-dark sculptural paintings), Lisa Merida-Paytes (relief sculptures), CityBeat contributing art writer Matt Morris and Eric Ruschman (collaborative wall-floor installation) and Quincy Robinson (toys designed to showcase toy-making history in Cincinnati).
Admission is free and free parking is available at the nearby Carl Solway Gallery lot at 424 Findlay St. For more information, visit www.artacademy.edu/alumni or contact Jennifer Grote at 513-481-3743.
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