Ken Henson interviewed on NPR

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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.

Award Winning poet ADAM FELL reads at the AAC this Thursday, April 17 at 7PM

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.”


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Hope to see you at the reading!

AAC Recognized by City Beat’s 2014 Urban Life Staff Picks!


The Art Academy of Cincinnati, a private college of art and design, is one of the best schools in Cincinnati, making artists since 1869 and featuring intelligent teachers who are amazing, experienced artists in their own right. Notable alumni and faculty include Frank Duveneck, Charley and Edie Harper, Elizabeth Nourse, Tom Wesselmann and more. Students often report coming out of the school with a feeling of inspiration and a thorough understanding of what they’ll need to hopefully make a big break. Plus they offer community studio art classes for all ages in topics ranging from traditional media to makeup effects to woodworking. Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-562-6262,

AAC Students Participate in Lexington Comic Con

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.


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