I might have missed the grand opening, but I'll certainly go see the new space -- as should you. The PHYLLIS WESTON-ANNIE BOLLING GALLERY has moved to 2003 Madison Road in the heart of O'Bryonville. For Weston and Bolling, who began working together in 2000, the gallery represents the achievement of a life-long goal for both: to own and operate their own gallery. Representing different generations of art consultation, the pair offers a distinctive combination: Weston's 40-year career provides generations' worth of connections and fine art knowledge, while Bolling offers experience and relationships with up-and-coming artists, both regionally and nationally. The gallery will represent an eclectic combination of established and emerging artists, many with Cincinnati ties, to present a broad range of work. The inaugural exhibition features pieces by local, national and international artists that the gallery represents. Stop by for a visit; hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 513-321-5200.
You won't have to look far to view some masterpieces when the neighborhood of Clifton presents the fifth annual STREETSCAPES: A STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL this weekend.
I might have missed the grand opening, but I'll certainly go see the new space -- as should you.
You won't have to look far to view some masterpieces when the neighborhood of Clifton presents the fifth annual STREETSCAPES: A STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL this weekend. This outdoor art experience offers viewers the chance to see artistic vision realized right before their eyes right on the blacktop. Telford Avenue in the Gaslight business district serves as the canvas for teams of artists who not only create replicas of artistic master works (think Rembrandt or Van Gogh), but actually make their own chalk to use as well. Visitors will also find a children's chalking area and strolling musicians as part of the event. Watch the beauty unfold 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 513-588-4385. ...
Be one of the first to witness the unveiling of TOM: THE OUTDOOR MUSEUM, created by a team of ARTWORKS summer apprentices with the help of 13 local design firms. TOM is literally an outdoor museum: a series of large-scale, two-dimensional billboards with graphic design images organized around the theme of "Harmony." Local design firms -- including LPK, FRCH and Landor -- mentored the apprentices; all of the images were juried, and then they were translated onto vinyl billboards. The exhibition is modeled after a similar large-scale installation produced by the Florida Holocaust Museum. This traveling exhibition will stop at several area locations, including Theodore Berry International Friendship Park, Burnet Woods and Eden Park. Each exhibition is free and open to the public. TOM opens Sept. 29 at the International Friendship Park Pavilion downtown. More information at www.ArtworksCincinnati.org. ...
Congratulations are in order for Cincinnati mixed-media artist BRIAN JOINER, who's been chosen to create the Ohio Arts Council's 2007 Governor's Awards for the Arts. The Ohio Arts Council, a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences, honors individuals and organizations each year for outstanding contributions to the arts on a state, regional and national level. Joiner's list of recent local exhibitions includes Forged Souls, Weathered Soles last fall at the Weston Art Gallery and the current U Got 2 B U at ArtWorks' Time Warner Cable Gallery. Call 614-728-4463 for more information on the Arts Council program.
Currently on view at FOCUS GALLERY (523 Main St., MainStrasse Village, Covington) is a hip solo show featuring the work of MIKE JACOBS. The work carries a look and feel as though it were created specifically with this venue in mind. Jacobs' use of bright colors and '80s-era sensibility are quirky and fun. The incorporation of potentially countless layers and deep cutout shapes contrast with the seemingly perfect framework that's around each piece. From flying "cat" fish and two-headed masked wrestlers to an ancient samurai, this exhibition shows that art can be well-crafted and fun at the same time. Continues through Sept. 29. (Jacquelyn Vaughn) Grade: B
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