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AAC Alumnae Bring Beanbags to a Park Near You 01/07/16 by


Picture this: Giant. Beanbags. You read that right. This is the vision of Art Academy of Cincinnati grads, Amy Scarpello and Abby Cornelius. And thanks to grant from People’s Liberty, a philanthropic lab devoted to accelerating the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati, soon they’ll be coming to a city park, a bike path or even […]

Remembering Carson Smith – A Man of Great Distinction 12/11/15 by


A hero takes many forms. There is the kind that saves lives, the kind borne out of quiet determination and advocacy, and the kind that exhibits bravery in the face of danger or adversity. Then there are those heroes that encapsulate a little of all of the above. Carson Smith was that kind. Smith, an […]

Matt Morris (AAC ’07) w/ James Lee Byars at CAC 06/09/15 by


We are very proud to announce this exhibition of Matt Morris, AAC Alumni (’07): Matt Morris with James Lee Byars The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning, queer May 15 through October 11, 2015 at the Contemporary Arts Center Throughout his life American artist James Lee Byars (1932-97) framed his work with fugitive notions of questioning and perfection. […]

Alicia Little (AAC ’13) Exhibition at Neon Heater 05/20/15 by

Alicia Elizabeth Little (AAC Sculpture ’13) just opened Heavy Breathing at Neon Heater. The exhibition runs May 18-30, 2015. Neon Heater 400 1/2 S Main St, Rm 22 Findlay, OH 45840 Alicia will also be starting her MFA at The Ohio State University in the fall of 2015.

From Artist to Entrepreneur 07/22/14 by


[SlideDeck2 id=1851] Not every school can say they have someone teaching for them that not only is an amazing Instructor, but also a successful entrepreneur; enter Sarah Francis Hollis. She has been teaching with the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s B.F.A and Community Education Departments for the last five years. This past year Sarah has put […]

AAC Alumni & Students in Group Show Tonight 07/17/14 by

Megan Kelley (AAC '13)

17 Under 35 Opening Reception: Thursday July 17th, 6-8pm

Steven Adkins (AAC ’12) – MFA SAIC + Chicago Art EXPO 07/17/14 by

We are pleased to announce that sculptor Steven Adkins (AAC 2012) recently completed his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago this spring.  Steven has also been invited to participate in the 2014 Chicago Art EXPO. You can view his work here

MAAE Alumni Exhibition 06/30/14 by


I am pleased to present this exhibition of works by regional artist/educators who earned their Master of Arts in Art Education degree at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Artists: David Buetsche MAAE 2012, Beth Goldstein MAAE 2003, Adrian Hawk MAAE 2011, Kelly Burichin MAAE 2005, Kim Maurer MAAE 2002, Jonathan Juravich MAAE 2011, Melanie Hart […]