With the decline of art as a regular course in public schools comes a need being filled by Lois and Richard Rosenthal at their new UPTOWN ARTS facility in Over-the-Rhine. Currently teaching about 300 students, charging no fees, and accepting enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis, the school is up and flying with just one little necessity: teachers. Artists are well aware that everyone is hungry for learning, but the Rosenthals are willing to get the best ... with a substantial salary of $50 per hour. Scheduled late in the afternoon and on Saturday, these positions seem the perfect solution to "pay the rent" for working artists with teaching experience. Send your application, résumé, etc., to Uptown Arts, 123 E. Liberty Street, Cincinnati OH 45210. No phone calls. The staff is being formulated for mid-April.
At the TAFT MUSEUM OF ART it's a hometown week featuring the Procter & Gamble art collection. Featuring artists who worked or lived in the Ohio Valley region during the 19th and early 20th centuries, American Paintings at Procter and Gamble: The Historic Cincinnati Collection, curated by John H. Wilson, opens Friday with more than 30 paintings. Many of the names shown will be familiar to local art lovers, but many more may come as something of a surprise.
Quality is a given. ... In conjunction with the Procter & Gamble collection, WILLIAM H. GERDTS, professor emeritus of art history at the graduate school of the City University of New York, will lecture on "Cincinnati Painting a Century Ago in a National Context," on March 22 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. RSVP required to 513-241-0343 ext. 15.
Log onto this one: www.rising suncc.com and request this newest art center's Downtown bulletin. Artists are moving in, along with businesses, but there are still some pretty interesting properties available for combined studio/living quarters. This one sounds too good: "Small church" offered by the owner at 812-438-3434. If you've ever seen Mary Marks' New Richmond home/studio in the steeple-less St. Paul's historic church, the possibilities are obvious. Marks received a Summerfair Aid to Individual Artists Grant for 2000.
SUMMERFAIR wants you! And it's throwing a party for all prospective volunteers for the Cincinnati summer affair on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakley Community Center. This year's poster winner, LIZ KATHMAN GRUBOW, will sign and give away the 200l posters to all who attend. Tempting!
One of NKU's former professors exhibits at Flowers and Beyond on Main Street. Old students should hurry on down for CYNTHIA KUKLA's Le Sacre Coeur, which closes March 26.
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