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AAC Poetry Series Welcomes Poets Anthony McCann & Megan Martin

The Art Academy of Cincinnati welcomes poet Anthony McCann and poet/fiction writer Megan Martin  for a free public reading of their work at 7:00PM on Wednesday, Sept 3rd in Room N206. This is the first reading of the 2014-15 AAC Poetry Series. The series is sponsored by the Liberal Arts Department.

Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of Thing Music (forthcoming from Wave Books in 2014), ♥ Your Fate (Wave Books, 2011), Moongarden (Wave Books, 2006) and Father of Noise (Fence Books, 2003). In addition to these three collections, he is one of the authors of Gentle Reader!  (2007), a book of erasures of the English Romantics, along with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the University of California-Riverside’s Palm Desert MFA program. He is the “Poet Laureate” of Machine Project and also teaches courses at the California Institute of the Arts. 

Megan Martin  grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a town constantly plagued by the smells of a cereal factory. Now she lives in Cincinnati with her boyfriend and 3 cats. Her first collection of prose things, Sparrow & Other Eulogies, was released in April 2011 by Gold Wake Press. Her prose have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Caketrain, Action, Yes!, Tarpaulin Sky and elsewhere. She’s the author of the short fiction collection Nevers (Caketrain Journal and Press 2014).  To view more of her work visit The Collagist.
 
In addition to Martin and McCann, current AAC student, Millie Ferguson, and recent AAC graduates, Chloë Bell and Billy Golden, will open the event with readings from their work.
 
Immediately following the reading, there will be a short OPEN MIC for anyone who’d like to share their work, then McCann and Martin will be available to answer questions and sign books. As always, coffee and fresh-baked robots will be available to take the edge off.
Hope to see you at the reading! 
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Students Bring Beauty and Comfort to the Ronald McDonald House

Recently six Art Academy students were paired with six Master Artists to create a permanent outdoor exhibition designed to bring beauty, love and comfort to the families and children of the Greater Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House.

The Heart Fence Project is an outdoor installation inspired by the Ronald McDonald House’s heart-shaped logo. Artists were asked to reflect on themes of love, hope, family, home and health while composing their works of art—topics that are rooted in the culture of the Ronald McDonald House. These dynamic works of art were installed this past summer to the interior fence, surrounding the playground, thereby encircling critically ill children and their families with these powerful, uplifting messages.

This project celebrates the long-standing tradition of apprentices from the Art Academy working with professional artists to create a public work of art. It also engages several different partners working together to produce this unique and colorful playground for the children and families living at Ronald McDonald House.

We would like to thank our primary partner Kip Eagan—local curator and public art enthusiast for this opportunity, ArtsWave for the grant making it possible and the great people of the Ronald McDonald House.

 

 

 

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Now Accepting Applications for Visual Arts Outreach

Research shows that involvement in the Arts fortifies academics, raises test scores, and cultivates greater aspiration in employment and civic responsibility (Catterall, 2009: College Board, 2011).


Let us come to you! The Visual Art Outreach Program,
 funded by Procter & Gamble is now seeking applications for the 2014-15 school year. 

 

The program sends artists and art educators from the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Community Education Department to Cincinnati Public School classrooms, where they present hands-on art lessons that integrate classroom curriculum to empower children to learn more effectively while encouraging a life of creativity! 

 

Any Cincinnati Public classroom is eligible to participate in the program at no cost to them. For more information about how your student’s classroom can participate in the Visual Art Outreach Program, please call Community Education at 513.562.8748 or email us at commed@artacademy.edu. You can also apply online.

 

It’s easy, fun and free! 

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Gary Gaffney Organizies Series on Contempory Art

For the second year in a row, Professor Gary Gaffney will be organizing a series on contemporary art at the Mary L. Schiff Library of the Cincinnati Art Museum. The series will take place will take place during the Museum’s Art After Dark program.

The first event of the series, Contemporary Art in 10 Images will be Friday, August 29th, from 7-8 pm at the Library with Professor Gaffney presenting. This is event is free and open to the public.

Events to follow:
November 21, 2014: Contemporary Art and Visual Culture
Final Friday of February, 2015: Design on the Edge
Final Friday of April, 2015: Making Judgements

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Satellite Location Spotlight on Brazee Street Studios

The Art Academy is proud to partner with instructors Sandy Caruso and Barbara Coe at their studio on Brazee Street!

Brazee Street Studios is an artist community housing over 25 professional artist studios, Brazee Street School of Glass, and gallery One One. Located in Oakley’s growing arts district, Brazee Street Studio’s building is the renovation of Oakley Tool and Die, a factory in operation from 1930-1980. Brazee Studios is a 21,000 sq ft solar-powered LEED Silver Certified building, running cleanly off renewable resources.

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Lumps and Lines, Final Friday Reception

Recent Works by Evan Halter and Alicia Little
Winners of the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s
2013 Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship

Exhibition Dates:
August 29 – September 19, 2014
Opening Reception:
Final FridayAugust 29, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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