The idea came up over dinner. Conversation between Pam Korte, maker of pots; her husband, Richard Hague, maker of poems; Terri Kern, sculptor; and her husband, David Umbenhour, printmaker, brought forth the question: Why not a show of work by couples, focusing on interaction of ideas and mutual reliance and support?
Confluence: Partnership and Creativity, at Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at The College of Mount St. Joseph, is the interesting result, a lively show with works by 18 artists and statements from each elucidating the central theme. The couples report their work strengthened by each other in differing ways, but agree on the vital role their union plays in what they produce. The show itself suggests that Cincinnati’s artists community is alive and well.
Confluence: Partnership and Creativity is on view through March 26 at The College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Delhi Twp. Call 513-244-4314 to locate the gallery on campus.