Metal Sculpture students from the Art Academy of Cincinnati are currently raising funds to support the fabrication of a sculptural bike rack for community to utilize and enjoy. The project comes at an opportune time as the City of Cincinnati has been allocating resources to bolster bike infrastructure in the city, and is an exceptional professional development opportunity for the AAC’s budding metal sculptors.
AAC Associate Professor Ken Henson was a presenter at The 6th Annual Esoteric Book Conference, which took place at the University of Washington in Seattle last week. His presentation “Alchemy and Astral Projection, Ecstatic Trance in the Hermetic Tradition” was based on his recent book by the same title, which he wrote and illustrated in fulfillment of a 2013-14 Curtis G. Lloyd Fellowship he received from the Lloyd Library and Museum (Cincinnati, OH). At the conference, Ken also exhibited select paintings that were created as illustrations for his treatise.
The Esoteric Book Conference is an annual international event to bring together authors, artists, publishers and bookmakers working in the field of esotericism. In addition to presentations by notable authors and scholars, the conference opens it doors to publishers and booksellers showcasing new & used books as well as rare and hard-to-find esoteric texts. For two days the conference hosts the largest selection of esoteric books under one roof. Contemporary esoteric publishing, finepress book arts and antiquarian texts are offered to augment the libraries of readers, scholars and collectors alike.
If you haven’t heard the Contemporary Arts Center is having a big year! It’s their 75th anniversary and they are ringing in their exhibition season with the show Memory Palace. We are excited to have one of our Professors, Sarah Hollis included in the exhibition.
Memory Palace highlights “the way our recollections shift actual histories into imperfect, but quintessentially human legacies,” making the show a perfect fit for Hollis’ piece A Novel About All of the Things I Have Forgotten. In this piece she draws upon memory to create her own poetic memoir. To view Hollis’ piece along with artists Dennis Oppenheim, William Kentridge and Louise Bourgeois—to name a few come, head over to the opening this Friday, September 12th.
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
Recent Works by Evan Halter and Alicia Little
Winners of the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s
2013 Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship
August 29 – September 19, 2014
Final Friday, August 29, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm