It was an absolute pleasure to return to Camp Create at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center this summer and create artwork that is now on display in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. In honor of the World Choir Games and our wonderful city of Cincinnati, campers participated in ArtWorks Big Pig Gig and created Pigassos Serenade. Inspired by the paintings of Pablo Picasso and French cubists painter Juan Gris Kennedy Heights artists/campers Amaya Boyd, Freddie Cocheron, LJ Hogue, Kaitlyne Jones, Colin Kelly, Will Kelly,Bess Lindeman, Henry Lindeman, Shamia Mills,Maite Muianga, Paige Murphey, Alexandra O’Malley, Brendel Stadler, D.A.A.P intern Bryn Sharp and myself had one hog of a time painting Pigcassos Serenade. In addition to our monument to Porkopolis students also created musically inspired paintings influenced by my work and the work of Picasso and Gris. These painting are now on exhibit on the 2nd floor of Tower Place Mall and Pigcasso Serenade in currently on display in the new Washington Park in Over–the-Rhine. Thank you campers for such a memorable time.
Opening June 6th in conjunction with the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is Images, a juried mid-Atlantic regional exhibition for fine art. It’s an honor, to have my work in this nationally recognized exhibition showcasing the work of emerging and established artists. The exhibition will be at the Robeson Gallery in Pennsylvania State University. Opening reception is June 8th and the exhibition will run through July 15th.
Come out to the Clifton Cultural Arts Center on Friday June 1st for ReRoot. This exhibition features 20 local and national artist who will be exploring the theme of place through Identity and community. Opening Reception Friday June 1st from 6 – 8:30pm. The show continues through August 2nd 2012.
Myself along with other selected artist from The Museum of Science and Technology exhibition Black Creativity will have our work on exhibit at the Phoenix Gallery in Chicago from March 9th through April 20th. Follow this link for more information and gallery location. http://www.phoenixgroupchicago.com/Gallery.html
It’s a honor to be apart of the Artist as Activist exhibition at the The Artisans Enterprise Center. ARTISTS AS ACTIVISTS is a two-year anniversary exhibition of works by artists featured in the semimonthly column by Saad Ghosn, “Artists as Activists” in Streetvibes since September 2009. The exhibition will include Farron Allen,Lauri Aultman, Gordon Baer, Keith Banner, Mary Pierce Brosmer, Carmen Bush Jeff Casto, Jan Brown Checco, Halena Cline, Suzanne Chouteau, Scott Donaldson Andy Fausz, Steven Finke, Dorothy Fraembs, Gary Gaffney, Barbara Gamboa, Stephen Geddes, Melvin Grier, Gena Grunenberg, Kymber Henson, Barbara Houghton, Jimi Jones, Jerry Judge, Kevin T. Kelly, Aaron Kent, Mary Ann Lederer Gloria McConnaghy, Paulette Meier, Kelly Phelps and Kyle Phelps, Tom Phelps Ellen Price, Matt Reed, Bill Ross, Kim Shifflett, Thom Shaw, Kurt Storch, Steve Sunder, landKen Swinson, Leigh Waltz Roscoe, and Wilson Martin Zeinway
Curated by Saad Ghosen