“Octopus,” designed and proposed by sophomore sculpture students Tory Kroeger. MacKenzie Recker and Amanda Reiber, was selected as one of the seven works included in this year’s EcoSculp exhibition in Washington Park. Sophomores Adam Brock and Brad Davis also collaborated on the construction of the sculpture for this three-week exhibition, which continues through April 25th in the park across from Music Hall.
AAC faculty member Ken Henson was recently interviewed by Ron Esposito on the NPR program “Around Cincinnati”. Ken discusses The Emerald Tablet, his current exhibition at the Lloyd Library and Museum. An audio file of the interview can be found on WVXU’s website.
The Art Academy of Cincinnati welcomes poet Adam Fell for a free public reading of his work at 7:00PM this Thursday, April 17th, in Room N206. This is the second and final reading in the 2013-14 AAC Poetry Series. The series is sponsored by the Liberal Arts Department.
Adam Fell is the author of Dear Corporation (H_NGM_N Books, 2014) and I Am Not a Pioneer (H_NGM_N Books, 2012), winner of the 2011 Posner Best Poetry Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. He teaches at Edgewood College in Madison, WI, where he co-curates the Monsters of Poetry reading series.
In addition to Fell, AAC Creative Writing students Chloë Bell, Millie Ferguson, Billy Golden, Hannah Hersko and Sam McCormick will open the event with readings from their work.
Immediately following the featured event, there will be a short open mic for anyone else who’d like to share their work, then Adam will be available to answer questions and sign books. As always, coffee and fresh-baked roller skates will be available to take the edge off.
See links below to some poems from Adam’s new book Dear Corporation, which American Microreviews describes as devoting, “itself to an idea that Corporate Personhood—our Dear Corporation—carries out its investments, its conflicting strategies of selling junk and earning trust, within any one of us. It is a sympathetic idea, gently pushed at times, at other times more insistent, that transforms Dear Corporation into a remarkable protest, one that, by getting at the difficulties of acceptance, even forgiveness, cautiously offers clues for carrying the fight forward.”
DEAR CORPORATION POEMS online:
Hope to see you at the reading!
Big congratulations to Hannah Graff for winning the coveted Summerfair Poster Competition this year. Hannah graduated from the AAC in 2013 with a B.F.A. in Illustration. The poster reveal will take place at Malton Gallery, April 27th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Hannah will be interviewed on Channel 5 Sunday April 27th at 9:00 a.m.
Sculpture students and professor wait in line for the parade to begin.
AAC Illustration students had a blast this year at Lexington Comic Con selling their own comics, prints, t-shirts, etc. How could we not have fun with over 20,000 visitors at the con, media stars like William Shatner, George Takei (Star Trek), and Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead), and artists like Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl)? Students involved include Shane Hatfield, Chrissy Mullins, Emily Combs, Derrick Dankwa, Heavena Bristow (Linewerk), and Derek Alderfer. Alumna Hannah Graff, and faculty member Ken Henson also participated.
On behalf of the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Master of Arts in Art Education program, I would like to congratulate Dr. Judi Haynes on her 2014 Kentucky Art Educator of the Year Award, presented by the National Art Education Association. Judi has served our program for nearly 20 years. She was instrumental to the formation of the Master of Arts in Art Education degree program and has guided a generation of art teachers through their studies at the graduate level.
Judi’s great enthusiasm and commitment to her students have contributed to her success as an educator who can teach effectively across generations. It is rare to find a teacher who can engage and educate both elementary students and graduate students. This range has allowed Judi to touch the creative lives of thousands whom she has taught directly and thousands more whom she influences through her work in higher education. Judi’s topic areas of art criticism and aesthetics are foundational to art education, and her work in the Art Academy’s MAAE program provides today’s art educators the resources to integrate these vital elements into art curricula at primary and secondary educational levels.
We are pleased that Judi has received regional and national recognition for her important work. Visit www.arteducators.org for information on the National Art Education Association.
Keith Benjamin (BFA ’89)
Chair of the MAAE Program