1305 Gallery

"Reconstructed" new works by Michael Willett
Opening Reception on Friday, Feb 27th from 5-9pm
Exhibition runs from Friday Feb. 27th - Saturday March 21st, with gallery hours on Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm. 
1305 Gallery is located at 1305 Main Street in OTR, Cincinnati

About the artist:
Michael Willett, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Montevallo, currently lives and works in Birmingham, AL. He holds a MFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati and a BFA in painting from the University of Montevallo. Recent exhibitions venues include: LOVE Art Fair, Toronto; the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art; the South Bend Museum of Art; Darger HQ, Lincoln, NE; That Gallery, Hong Kong; Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, NYC; Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC. Upcoming publication: New American Paintings, No. 118, Southern edition, (Late Spring/Summer 2015 print).


Weston Art Gallery

DAAP Foundations: The First Year @ Weston Art Gallery
Feb. 27th - March 15th, 2016
Show opens on Friday Feb. 27th from 6-9pm
Weston Art Gallery/Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut St, Cincinnati 45202

Live(in) Gallery

Live(in) Gallery - Push-ups Ain't Pretty
March 7th - 31st, 2015
Opening Reception on Saturday March 7th from 7-10pm
Live(in) Gallery is located at 2159 Central Ave in Brighton

Cincinnati Art Museum

Roe Ethridge, FotoFocus Lecture and Visiting Artist
Wednesday March 25th, at 7pm. 
Fath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 45303


 Clay Street Press: Cincinnati Portfolio I-IV
Over Time: William Messer, John Lanzador, David Parks
November 20, 2014 – February 7, 2015

Opening Reception: THURSDAY, November 20, 2014 | 6 – 9pm 
Join us for a preview conversation with the artists at 5:30pm
Both exhibitions explore artist projects that have unfolded over a significant amount of time.
Over Time takes place in the upper galleries presenting the work of 3 artists. John Lanzador has drawn inspiration from a small plastic figurine of a female bowler. For over twenty years he has revisited this image to create over 200 bas relief wood carvings with the figurine as a central component. For twenty years, photographer William Messer has routinely visited Monet’s garden at Giverny to create black and white photography that seeks to reveal the changing environment and landscape from which Monet drew inspiration. The use of black and white photography allowed the artist “to expose more of the garden’s underlying structure rather than attempting to replicate the paintings.” During the 1970s and 80s, David Parks worked as a senior instructor in aviation engineering in Denver while also exploring an interest in photography. Often on bike, Parks started documenting his travels around Denver in a decade long spiral out from the city center. Parks did not develop these images until his recent retirement from GE. The result of these images is a lengthy portrait of an urban center’s gradual change and one photographer’s relationship to his environment.

In the Ohio Financial Services Gallery Clay Street Press: Cincinnati Portfolio I-IV opens that same night. Clay Street Press is a Cincinnati print shop that is run by Mark Patsfall. Patsfall is a highly respected printmaker who has created editions and prints for artists such as Vito Acconci, Jay Bolotin, Mark Fox, Chris Johanson, Tony Luensman, Jon Langford, Matt Mullican, Joel Otterson, Nam June Paik, Kay Rosen, Carolee Schneemann, and Hannah Wilke. In 1983, Patsfall invited ten artists living and working in the region to participate in a print portfolio. The shop has produced a new portfolio of ten artists every ten years. This is the first exhibition to bring together all forty works from the first four portfolios and serves as a survey of some of the most interesting artists working in the region over the past 30 years. 

This exhibition runs concurrently with the exhibition Printer’s Proof, a survey of 33 years of prints and editions produced by Clay Street Press at the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP Galleries.

Exhibition gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm.


NEAR*BY Curatorial Collective announces LIGHTGEIST, a one-night exhibition of light and projected art at Rhinegeist. Built within the skeleton of the old Moerlein bottling plant in Over-the-Rhine, the name of the brewery means, “ghost of the Rhine,” and, (though often intangible,) light and art can likewise be said to haunt or inhabit space.

For LIGHTGEIST, NEAR*BY has selected seventeen artists / artist collaboratives to exhibit projected videos, sculptural and environmental installations.  These intra-disciplinary works will demonstrate the ways in which contemporary artists are currently embracing the dematerialization of the image, and how that manifests within the confines of a non-traditional art space.

EVENT DETAILS:  Thursday November 20, 7 – 10 p.m. 1910 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Over-the-Rhine.  FREE and open to the public.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:Brandon Abel * Jen Berter * Nicki Davis * DAAP Clay & Glazes, headed by Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis (featuring the work of Olutoba Akomolede, Christine Barron, Amanda Bialk, Michael Broderick, Linnea Campbell, Catherine Gilliam, Theresa Krosse, Sarah Maxwell, Megan Stevens, Christine Uebel, Allison Ventura & Victoria Wykoff) * Lizzy Duquette * Sam Ferris-Morris * Mark Governanti * John Hancock * Joe Ianopollo * Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running * Andy Marko * Alice Pixley Young * Play Cincy * Lindsey Sahlin * Caroline Turner * Justin West * C. Jacqueline Wood * Charlie Woodman

 NEAR*BY is an untethered curatorial collective that seeks to bypass the art institution, working as liaison between artists and pluralistic audiences. We aim to create ephemeral and interdisciplinary exhibitions that connect art with location and meld curatorial and artist practices while blurring the boundaries between installation and white cube.
Press contact:  nearby@nearby.gallery

For more information:  http://nearby.gallery/



Opening Saturday Nov. 1st, from 7-10pm
Lohioh is located at 2157 Central Ave, Cincinnati 45214

Cincinnati Art Museum

Art after Dark: Pop Art Costume Party at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Opening Friday October 31st, from 5-9pm. (free) part of the opening of Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective.
Cincinnati Art Museum is located at 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, 45202


The Carnegie

Grand Theft by Guy Michael Davis & Katie Parker is a 2-part installation utilizing the common/public spaces within The Carnegie. Both parts of this installation take photography as the fundamental tool that is used to create objects, even though a traditional “photograph” is not present in the final product.

Davis & Parker work primarily in ceramic media, using both high tech and low tech three-dimensional scanning processes to “catch” famous works from around the country for retranslation. For Grand Theft, the artists interpret several historic pieces. Because they are using low-grade photography equipment, and many of the objects are against walls or behind stanchions, the missing data becomes as interesting as the actual piece itself. These pieces will be installed in the George & Ellen Rieveschl entrance to The Carnegie.

The second component of this installation explores a process that produces lithophanes. Lithophanes are three-dimensional translucent porcelain plaques which when backlit reveal detailed magical images, first created in Europe in the 1820s. This method produces, essentially, a three-dimensional photograph. Lit from behind, the image is revealed to dramatic effect. Davis & Parker will present a series of photographs related to the Grand Theft objects in the Carnegie lower level.This project will be unveiled during FotoFocus and is a permanent installation.

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 11am-2pm

The Carnegie Galleries are open Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm during exhibitions.
1028 Scott Boulevard Covington, KY, 41011
For more information visit: http://www.thecarnegie.com/index.phphttp://www.thecarnegie.com/index.php

NEAR*BY - Carew Tower

NEAR*BY Curatorial Collective announces High Art, an exhibition on the subject of perspective, scale, and serendipitous visual discovery. The show will take place on the rooftop Observation Deck of one of Cincinnati’s most beloved and highest elevated buildings:  the Carew Tower.  Visitors to the one-evening event will ride the elevator of this Art Deco structure to the 45th floor, board a tiny elevator and ride it to the 48th floor, then climb one last flight to visually identify the work of artists strategically placed around Downtown from this 574-foot vantage point.  This grouping of interdisciplinary works by artists Abby Mae Friend, Pam Kravetz, Jacob Lynn, Corrina Mehiel, Lyndon Probst, Ethan Riddle and Greg Swiger demonstrates how artists employ simple techniques of size, color and movement to attract their viewer’s attention. Artists will present temporary, large-scale works and performances, which may be seen either by the naked eye or with the assistance of binoculars from the Observation Deck of the Carew Tower—encouraging the act of active looking.

High Art will take place (weather pending) on Saturday October 18, 2014, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at The Netherland Plaza, Carew Tower, 441 Race Street, Downtown.  Rain date is the following Saturday October 25th, same time.  There is a $2 entry fee for all visitors to the Netherland Plaza Observation Deck. 

For more information about NEAR*BY Curatorial Collective, visit http://nearby.gallery/

NEAR*BY is an untethered curatorial collective that seeks to bypass the art institution, working as liaison between artists and pluralistic audiences. We aim to create ephemeral and interdisciplinary exhibitions that connect art with location and meld curatorial and artist practices while blurring the boundaries between installation and white cube


DAAP 5401

School of Art Visiting Artist in Residence Rachel de Joode - lecture is on Tuesday October 7th at 5:30 in DAAP 5401.

Taft Museum of Art

Paris Night and Day, opening at the Taft Museum of Art on October 3rd, 2014.
Show runs through January 11th, 2015.
Taft Museum of Art is located at 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati

UC 840 Gallery

Show opens on Wednesday October 8th at 5pm. 
Located on the 5th floor of DAAP - 2624 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati

Cincinnati Art Museum

 Show opens on Sunday October 12th, from 6-9pm
All info here


Phyllis Weston Gallery

Click to enlarge. Opening reception on Thursday October 16th at 6pm.
Phyllis Weston Gallery is located at 2005 1/2 Madison Rd, Cincinnati 45208

DAAP Gallery

Charles King: Troubled Waters: The Past and Future of the Black Sea
Thursday, October 2nd: Guest Lecture, 5pm-6pm DAAP, Lecture Hall, Rm 3420

Charles King is Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University and the author or editor of seven books, including The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus (Oxford University Press, 2008), which was named "History Book of the Year" by the Moscow Times. 

The Sochi Project
Thursday, October 9th: Public Reception, 5-7pm, DAAP, Reed Gallery

The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus chronicles the complexities of a country in flux.  Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have worked together since 2007 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. They returned repeatedly to this region as committed practitioners of “slow journalism.” Hornstra and van Bruggen have engaged and researched this small yet incredibly complicated region before it found itself in the glare of international media attention. Open to the public as part of FOTOFOCUS’ month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art.

Thursday, October 16th: Salon  

Discussion will be facilitated by Assistant Professors, Ivan Ivanov, Brendan Green, and Adjunct Associate Professor Jane Anderson
5pm, DAAP, Reed Gallery

This informal discussion will focus on issues related to NATO, Russia, and the Ukrainian Dilemma.

For Info: please call 513.556.2839 or email daapgalleries@uc.edu


Manifest Gallery

Manifest Gallery - Season Opener on Friday September 26th from 6-9pm
Click here for more info
Manifest is located at 2727 Woodburn Ave Cincinnati 45227

Clay Street Press

Hyeyoung Shin, The Weight of Being
Clay Street Press
Opening Reception on Friday Sept. 26th from 6-9pm.
Clay Street Press is located at 1312 Clay Street, Cincinnati 45202

An intimate experience creates a Place, transforming installations into more familiar, personal spaces. In this work, I seek to create Place through interaction with my participants to produce objects that serve as profound metaphors for intimate spaces and the weight of being  human.

I offer an intimate look at the presence of strangers. Viewers walk amongst each other and casts of feet, which occupy and share their space. Two-dimensional  photographs of the bottom of feet suggest the corporal weight of bodies, evoking a physical interaction between the artwork and viewers, and requesting acceptance of the human.

Casting individuals' feet is a true collaborative and participatory act, which allows me to establish a sincere connection with the participants . During more than thirty sessions of feet casting, my participants and I shared the stories of our lives. Through their time and genuine effort our memories were drawn together. Without their gifts, my art is incomplete. It is their support and trust, shared through our communication, that creates the wisdom that fulfills my art and serves as a form of prayer to me.


Fotofocus Biennial 2014 (week 2 ish)

The three shows listed above open on Friday September 26th from 5-9pm in the locations listed above. For all the Fotofocus news, openings, and listings - click here


Phyllis Weston Gallery

Phyllis Weston Gallery, Thursday September 25th, 2014, 6-8pm. Artist talk with Michael Stillion and Betsy Stirratt. Free - but must RSVP. Click here for more info. 

Weston Gallery

Solo shows by Terry Berlier, Danielle Julian Norton, and Emily Hanako Momohara (image above).  
The Weston Gallery is located at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati 45202

21C Museum/Hotel

21C Museum/Hotel, located in the Main Gallery. 
The Event is from 7-11pm, on Friday September 19th, free and open to the public. 

21C is located at 609 Walnut Street, Cincinnati OH


University of Cincinnati DAAP

MK Guth Visiting Artist Lecture
Tuesday September 16th at 5pm in DAAP 5401


CAC - Opening Celebration Party on Friday September 12th from 8-11pm.
Located at 44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati 45202


the neon heater gallery

Business Casual, new paintings by Jessica Simorte and Max Manning
Third Thursday closing reception on Sept. 18th from 5-9pm
Show opens on Sept. 4th and runs through September 18th.

The Neon Heater Art Gallery
400 1/2 S. Main St.
The Jones Building Rm 22,
Findlay Ohio


Cities of Tomorrow, by William R. Howe.
Opening reception on Saturday Sept. 6th from 7-10pm. Opening performance at 8pm. 
Artist talk and performance at 8pm on Sept. 20th.

Semantics is located at 1107 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati 45214


Clay Street Press

"This is the Worst" opening reception on Friday August 29th, 6-9pm
Exhibition runs through Sept. 13th. 
Clay Street Press is located at 1312 Clay Street in OTR, Cincinnati 45202


Phyllis Weston Gallery

ghOst in the machine by Michael Stillion
Opening at the Phyllis Weston Gallery on Thursday Sept. 4th from 6-8pm. 
Show runs through Saturday October 4th, 2014. 
Phyllis Weston Gallery is located at 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Cincinnati 45208


Weston Gallery

Three really nice shows opening at the Weston Art Gallery on Friday, March 28th, from 6-9pm
Solo shows by Charles Woodman, Anita Douthat, and Jason Tanner Young. 
Located at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati 45202

UC/DAAP 840 Gallery

Show is still up and running through this week.


Cincinnati Art Musuem

Talk is Wednesday March 5th at 7pm @ the Cincinnati Art Museum