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20th Annual 'Minumental' Exhibition

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By Julie Bernzott · February 21st, 2007 · Look Here!
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Nathan Turner's "Scrimshaw/Piano Key" is part of the Art Academy's annual Minumental exhibition.



It's not too late to catch one of the longest continually running arts exhibitions in the area: the ART ACADEMY's (1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine) 20th Annual Minumental Exhibition. Each year, this distinctive showcase highlights hundreds of pieces of art: all that can only measure up to 2 inches in any dimension. Works include those by students, of course, but also by faculty, staff and alumni, all of whom provide nearly 1,000 pieces of work in total. To house all the pieces, as well as in celebration of the exhibition's 20th anniversary, the showcase includes two galleries, the Chidlaw and the Convergys. Viewers will find traditional media like oil and acrylic painting, photography and sculpture, but will also be treated to collage pieces, mixed media and digital art. If you've ever thought your walls weren't big enough for a piece of art, this art (and its artists) beg to differ. Through March 2.

It has yet to be unveiled, but you can be among the first to lay eyes on the 2007 SUMMERFAIR POSTER, which will serve as the visual "voice," so to speak, for the 2007 Summerfair arts and crafts festival. Winning designer DICK CLOSE (who also won the contest for the 1980 Summerfair poster) will be available to sign posters.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Summerfair festival, which was originally held in Eden Park to honor the opening of the Cincinnati Playhouse's Marx Theater in 1967.

It's not too late to catch one of the longest continually running arts exhibitions in the area: the ART ACADEMY's (1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine) 20th Annual Minumental Exhibition. Each year, this distinctive showcase highlights hundreds of pieces of art: all that can only measure up to 2 inches in any dimension. Works include those by students, of course, but also by faculty, staff and alumni, all of whom provide nearly 1,000 pieces of work in total. To house all the pieces, as well as in celebration of the exhibition's 20th anniversary, the showcase includes two galleries, the Chidlaw and the Convergys. Viewers will find traditional media like oil and acrylic painting, photography and sculpture, but will also be treated to collage pieces, mixed media and digital art. If you've ever thought your walls weren't big enough for a piece of art, this art (and its artists) beg to differ. Through March 2. ...

It has yet to be unveiled, but you can be among the first to lay eyes on the 2007 SUMMERFAIR POSTER, which will serve as the visual "voice," so to speak, for the 2007 Summerfair arts and crafts festival. Winning designer DICK CLOSE (who also won the contest for the 1980 Summerfair poster) will be available to sign posters. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Summerfair festival, which was originally held in Eden Park to honor the opening of the Cincinnati Playhouse's Marx Theater in 1967. Check out the newest design in a series of fun and distinctive posters 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion. ...

Artists, start saving your napkins -- and use them to doodle. Organizers of CANSTRUCTION have added a new twist to their annual competition: They're calling on area architects, engineers, designers and artists to enter the first-ever ART ON A NAPKIN DISPLAY display and silent auction. Submit your best doodles and designs on a napkin, which will then be displayed and auctioned off during the 10th annual Canstruction Awards Gala. Proceeds benefit Cincinnati COOKS!, the Freestore Foodbank's culinary training program for disadvantaged adults. CANstruction is a foundation that works with the American Institute of Architects and the design industry to fight hunger with the annual CANstruction exhibit, which challenges designers and builders to create art made entirely of canned food. It is a national competition that takes place each year in at least 45 cities. Last year two Cincinnati displays were national runners-up. Those interested in participating can receive "blank canvas" kits at 513-759-0004 or skirschner@mcgillsmithpunshon.com. Deadline to participate is Feb. 28. ...

There's a new gallery on the MainStrasse scene, hoping to grow by leaps and bounds. LEAPIN' LIZARD (726 Main St., Covington) recently opened as part of the Covington Arts district, and offers gallery hoppers and shoppers an eclectic selection of fine art, outdoor sculpture, wire and glass assemblages, furnishings and a large display of inimitable jewelry. Mother/daughter owners LIZZ and JILL GODFROY converted the 1850's Methodist church into an industrial, loft-style gallery with stunning results. Just that is worthy of a visit, but up next is artist RUSSELL D'ALESSIO, whose rich, expressionistic pieces are inspired by his life in rural Maine and its intersection with cosmopolitan society. Opening reception: 6-10 p.m. March 2. www.leapinlizardgallery.com for more info.



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