Burn off some of those holiday calories by making a visit to some area galleries that you might have missed recently. First stop is the KENNEDY HEIGHTS ARTS CENTER (6546 Montgomery Road) for the Holiday Treasures exhibition, which features a variety of original pieces from this month's featured artists. Watercolor artist KATHY KUYPER uses soft, subtle colors and remarkable paper creations to create her paintings. JACKIE BONFIELD designs original jewelry, fusing clay, wire and color for a distinctive look. She also creates the beads she uses, combining acrylic clay shaped with wire and other items. In addition to these featured artists, you can also find pottery, photography, sculpture and fiber art on display. Kennedy Heights also offers children's arts classes and workshops on various art techniques. Next up is a workshop on Watercolor by Cincinnati Art Club member Nancy Nordloh Neville. Class size is limited to 20 people, so call 513-631-4278 for details and to register.
In case you missed ENJOY THE ARTS GALLERY (1338 Main St.) on the last Final Friday, make sure to check out The Voice Project, an exhibition that highlights the artwork of gay, lesbian and transgender students at local high schools and colleges.
Burn off some of those holiday calories by making a visit to some area galleries that you might have missed recently. First stop is the KENNEDY HEIGHTS ARTS CENTER (6546 Montgomery Road) for the Holiday Treasures exhibition, which features a variety of original pieces from this month's featured artists.
In case you missed ENJOY THE ARTS GALLERY (1338 Main St.) on the last Final Friday, make sure to check out The Voice Project, an exhibition that highlights the artwork of gay, lesbian and transgender students at local high schools and colleges. Co-curated by a student from Wyoming High School, the exhibition provides these artists, many of whom are first-time and aspiring artists, an opportunity to exhibit in a professional gallery setting. The work includes mixed-media sculpture, installation and drawings, among others. The pieces provide each artist's unique voice, brought to life through physical works. Through Jan. 19. ...
There's a new gallery on the map: INDIGENOUS (2010 Madison Road) opened its doors earlier this month in the up-and-coming O'Bryonville gallery district. The gallery represents a combination of both fine arts and crafts items, all handmade. Arts enthusiast DIANE CHRISTIAN BUDD, of the former A Show of Hands in Kenwood Towne Centre, has assembled a creative staff that promises to keep the offerings at Indigenous both relevant and fresh, including local artists Joyce Kaufman, Allison Sanders and Amy Wallace, as well as recognized talents like Richard Kolb. These artists blend traditional methods of creating with contemporary design and technique. The gallery offerings include sculpture, mosaics, hand-blown glass, various types of jewelry and even hot-worked glass marbles. During your time off, stop in and peruse the offerings. For more information, including hours, call 513-321-3750 or visit www.indigenouscraft.com. ...
Sculptors take note: Summerfair Cincinnati, in partnership with Spring Grove Heritage Foundation, seeks submissions for its first Spring Grove Sculpture Exhibition. As part of a theme of organic flow (like the Spring Grove garden itself) sculptures should take into consideration the surrounding arboretum environment. Works should consist of glass, porcelain, ceramic, metal, rock or concrete and may not exceed 10 feet in any direction. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, merit, aesthetic appeal, site appropriateness and materials used. Artists can submit up to three entries for consideration. The exhibition includes first, second and third prizes, as well as a feature in a catalog and self-walking tour guide to be used in the next year. Artists must be residents of Ohio within a 40-mile radius. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2007. For applications and additional information, visit www.summerfair.org or call 513-531-0050.
Currently on view at YORK STREET CAFÉ GALLERY are 35 photographs of beloved American classic cars in an exhibition entitled Classic Chrome, which features LINDA TABLER. Viewing the work, I became more intrigued and interested with each piece. Tabler has taken a unique route in capturing these timeless treasures. Each image is clean, crisp and carries with it the appropriate degree of contrast. Her work allows the viewer to pick up on the fine attention to detail that was inherent to the cars of the time. The exhibition is fun and brings into play the appropriate amount of nostalgia. Continues through Jan 31. (Jacquelyn Vaughn) Grade: B
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