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.

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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:

The Academy of American Poets/Poet.org

Ink Node

Hope to see you at the reading!

AAC Master of Arts in Art Education Faculty Honored by NAEA

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

AAC New York Trip Recap

 

40 students and 6 faculty members of the AAC embarked on a journey to New York City from March 5th – 9th to come face to face with the leading edge of contemporary art.  While there, the Armory Show, Volta NY, Spring Break Show, Whitney Biennial, Brucennial, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 50+ galleries in the Chelsea neighborhood, and countless other institutions of art were experienced by the Art Academy Community in the most educationally purposeful co-curricular activity of the year.   Check out the picture slide show of the excursion as seen through students’ mobil devices below.

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Christian Schmit in Exhibition at The Flats Gallery

Cynthia Gregory, Ordinary Time Christian Schmit, Observatory (detail)

Christian Schmit and Cynthia Gregory present New Work at The Flats Gallery: a College of Mount St. Joseph Urban Arts Partnership, at 3028 Price Avenue in Price Hill. The show runs until Saturday, March 1st with a closing reception Saturday, March 1st from 2-4pm.

Cynthia Gregory and Christian Schmit were colleagues in UC’s graduate fine arts program and have continued with collaborations since completing their MFAs. Existing familiarity with their work enabled them to mount engaging local exhibitions that complimented their use of realistic, illustrative styles, and the similar use of traditional (graphite, ink, gouache) and non-traditional (salvaged wood, insulation foam, cereal box cardboard) media as building materials. Gregory points out, “Common themes to both of our art include implied narrative told through juxtaposed, enigmatic yet everyday objects, and an exploration toward how these objects act as metaphoric ‘containers’ for memory, experience, and unspoken mysteries rooted in human experience.” Exhibited art works include 2D drawings and 3D sculptures that have expanded on their MFA themes, Schmit’s A Memory Rocket and Gregory’s The Poet’s Table. 

Christian will be conducting an accompanying workshop titled Memory Capture: Exploring the Intensive Now on Saturday, February 8th from 2-4pm at the Flats Gallery. In this workshop, participants will create small objects to contain memories out of recycled materials. All materials are provided and the workshop is free. Email Christian with questions: christiandschmit@gmail.com.

Images from the show can be seen here.

More info about The Flats Gallery here.

Matt Hart’s featured at The Academy of American Poets

I’m happy to announce that my poem, “Today A Rainstorm Caught Me” is up today in the Poem-a-Day series at The Academy of American Poets poets.org site. I hope you’ll check it out. The post also includes a brief prose description of the way I wrote the poem.

While you’re there, please take a look at the site, which literally has thousands of poems and writing about poetry in its archives. You can also sign up to receive a poem a day, via the Poem-a-Day series, in your email.