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!
This is a collaboration between illustration and creative writing students. There are 100 copies available now, please see Ken Henson for details.
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.
BEST PLACE TO LEARN ART FOR REALS
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.