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Around The Bend

Art, Artists, Etc.

By Julie Bernzott · February 7th, 2007 · Look Here!
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Sara Mulhauser's "Atlanta" is currently on view at Semantics Gallery.



It's not often that the worlds of art and NASCAR collide (it's a first for me, in fact) so you won't want miss the latest installation at SEMANTICS GALLERY (1107 Harrison Ave., Brighton) where artists SARA MULHAUSER and CHRIS HENNIG present Around the Bend. A combination of movement, dialogue and thought, both artists create in the abstract but use some traditional media. Mulhauser uses 22 different races (all a part of the Nextel Cup series) to produce 22 different images for the exhibition; each one features abstract imagery based on aerial views, history and characteristics of the track for inspiration. In an entirely separate vein, Henning's work is inspired by the linguistic barriers and diversity of languages that he encountered during a two-month experience in Munich, Germany. He explores the difficulties of communication and how flexible language can be using dynamic symbols and colors. And, as if art isn't enough, viewers will be encouraged to race on a Hot Wheels track set up to resemble a Daytona speedway. The artists have thought of everything, now it's your turn. Through Feb. 28.

Explore different ways to hook up -- through art, that is -- when you visit the newest exhibition at ARTWORKS GALLERY (811 Race St., Downtown), aptly titled The Hook-Up: Visionaries and Voices Art Transformed. Artists from throughout the community, including The Funky Knots, a collaborative crocheting and knitting group, have translated a selection of paintings and drawings by Visionaries and Voices artists into latch-hook tapestries.

It's not often that the worlds of art and NASCAR collide (it's a first for me, in fact) so you won't want miss the latest installation at SEMANTICS GALLERY (1107 Harrison Ave., Brighton) where artists SARA MULHAUSER and CHRIS HENNIG present Around the Bend.

A combination of movement, dialogue and thought, both artists create in the abstract but use some traditional media. Mulhauser uses 22 different races (all a part of the Nextel Cup series) to produce 22 different images for the exhibition; each one features abstract imagery based on aerial views, history and characteristics of the track for inspiration. In an entirely separate vein, Henning's work is inspired by the linguistic barriers and diversity of languages that he encountered during a two-month experience in Munich, Germany. He explores the difficulties of communication and how flexible language can be using dynamic symbols and colors. And, as if art isn't enough, viewers will be encouraged to race on a Hot Wheels track set up to resemble a Daytona speedway. The artists have thought of everything, now it's your turn. Through Feb. 28. ...

Explore different ways to hook up -- through art, that is -- when you visit the newest exhibition at ARTWORKS GALLERY (811 Race St., Downtown), aptly titled The Hook-Up: Visionaries and Voices Art Transformed. Artists from throughout the community, including The Funky Knots, a collaborative crocheting and knitting group, have translated a selection of paintings and drawings by Visionaries and Voices artists into latch-hook tapestries. The original works will be on display with their knit translations; viewers can also see various other works, including a translation of artist CHERYL CONLEY's works into a 37-foot quilt, which will be hung in the main gallery. Bundle up and head out to see a truly warm and fuzzy show. Opening reception: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 23. ...

If you've never experienced edible art, now's your chance: THE CARNEGIE VISUAL + PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1028 Scott Blvd., Covington) opens The Art of Food on Friday. Not only will the exhibition feature art inspired by food, the event will showcase food sculptures and installations along with a spice room featuring area chefs and a Bonbonerie room offering artist-designed cakes and desserts. More than 10 local artists will be featured as well as 20 area chefs, including Jean-Robert de Cavel, Marilyn Harris and Jeff Thomas. Guests will also enjoy a live cooking demonstration, art-inspired hors d'oeuvres, aphrodisiac chocolates, a full bar and live music. $8 general admission, $5 students and seniors. Opening reception: 6-9 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 23. ...

It's not summer yet (not by a long shot) but it's time for the eighth annual Summerfair Emerging Artist Exhibition. Summerfair Cincinnati is dedicated to showcasing artists year round. This year, talented senior art students from local universities will exhibit their work at ESSEX STUDIOS in Walnut Hills (2515 Essex Place, first floor). Students work in a variety of media, from sculpture and drawing to found object assemblages and installations; their work is juried by Manifest Gallery. Catch some of these up-and-comers early. Opening reception: 6-9 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 25. Call 513-531-0050 or check www.summerfair.org for days and hours.

Minin Review
Currently on view at the MEYERS GALLEY located on the University of Cincinnati's main campus is a dynamic exhibition featuring Art Academy of Cincinnati alum SCOTT BELLISSEMO entitled Recent Works. Bellissemo's work carries with it soft and transient meditative qualities. Crafted out of wood, most works utilize soft lines that translate into soothing forms. The exhibition invites the viewer to engage in a degree of inner self-reflection, a task typically not requested at an art exhibition. Walking through the gallery space, it is impossible not to be enamored with the delicate precision with which each work has been created. Continues through Feb. 16. (Jacquelyn Vaughn) Grade: B+



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