Cincinnati's visual arts community is rallying around the seriously ill artist Brian Joiner to raise money for his medical expenses. This Friday from 5-10 p.m., a retrospective of his work — everything from note cards to a 30-foot work, featuring subjects like running women, a school of fish and his portraits, florals and landscapes — will be on display at the studio of Mary Barr Rhodes—-, in the building at 424 Findlay St., Studio 2B, in the West End that also houses Carl Solway Gallery. (Check out a CityBeat cover story on Joiner from 2004 here.)
The event will accept all forms of payment and can provide a tax number for use in writing off major donations. The Duncanson Committee of the Taft Museum (Joiner was a Duncanson artist-in-residence last year) is arranging for food. Eugene Goss and Triage will provide music.