On May 4, East Hyde Park's Mary Ran Gallery opened an art exhibition in tribute to the late Merle Rosen, a highly respected Cincinnati artist who died last year of glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The show will last through May 26 at the gallery, 3668 Erie Ave.
An artist and teacher for over 40 years, with work represented in many public and private collections, Rosen created vivid abstract works using a variety of materials — paint, collage, bronze and printmaking. They often had a whimsical sensibility.
This exhibit will feature an overview of her career, with some 50 pieces on the wall and maybe another 100 smaller works on paper also for sale.
The show's opening coincides with Rosen's May 5th birthdate, as well as with May being Brain Cancer Awareness Month. Half of all proceeds from sales throughout the exhibition will go toward research at the Brain Tumor Center of University of Cincinnati’s Gardner Neuroscience Institute.
For more information, visit maryrangallery.com.