The Middletown Arts Center (MAC), which
offers art education opportunities for the community via more than 150
annual class offerings as well as gallery exhibitions, presents the
opening reception and awards ceremony for their annual Area Art Show.
The Weston Art Gallery hosts an opening
reception for a group exhibition curated by Michael Solway, director of
the Carl Solway Gallery, featuring six American artists “exploring the
sensorial, geographical, historical and ephemeral dispersal of water
from rivers to oceans.”
How does an artist simultaneously perform
the sometimes-contradictory role of curator, sensitively arranging
their own artwork within the framework of an institution, while being
deliberately transparent about the slipperiness of holding both roles?
Working in monotype printmaking, collage and projection,
Cincinnati-based artist Jen Warren will show a collection of artwork at
artist/curator Paul Coors’ Brighton gallery, which focuses on her
personal experiences living within a society in which queer women and
other feminist voices are often silenced.
The Camp Washington-based furniture
maker/interior design team of Hayes Shanesy and Rosie Kovacs, known
collectively as Brush Factory, recently finished a year-long,
three-floor build out for People’s Liberty, a new philanthropic lab from
the Haile/U.S. Bank and Johnson foundations, across from Findlay Market
Intermedio, an ongoing sound-light collaboration between multi-disciplinary designer Eric Blyth and composers/installation artists Sam Ferris-Morris and Justin West, will present a one-night-only exhibition Friday at Harvest Gallery.
Wave Pool gallery’s first artist in residence, Georgia-based artist and filmmaker Erin Colleen Johnson, organized several events Saturday that seek to investigate the intersection of race, class, migration, agriculture and environmental justice, all through the lens of soil.
Organized by a handful of sophomore graphic design students at the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP (and with sponsorship from Modern Makers, a multidisciplinary arts collaborative), Arts & Crafts involves the consumption of local craft beer and the exhibition of up-and-coming artists.
If you need an excuse to drink amazing coffee — and perhaps make some art while you’re at it — the folks at Collective Espresso will give you a chance to do so Wednesday evening at their café in the renovated Contemporary Arts Center lobby.