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AAC Poetry Series Welcomes Poets Anthony McCann & Megan Martin

The Art Academy of Cincinnati welcomes poet Anthony McCann and poet/fiction writer Megan Martin  for a free public reading of their work at 7:00PM on Wednesday, Sept 3rd in Room N206. This is the first reading of the 2014-15 AAC Poetry Series. The series is sponsored by the Liberal Arts Department.

Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of Thing Music (forthcoming from Wave Books in 2014), ♥ Your Fate (Wave Books, 2011), Moongarden (Wave Books, 2006) and Father of Noise (Fence Books, 2003). In addition to these three collections, he is one of the authors of Gentle Reader!  (2007), a book of erasures of the English Romantics, along with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the University of California-Riverside’s Palm Desert MFA program. He is the “Poet Laureate” of Machine Project and also teaches courses at the California Institute of the Arts. 

Megan Martin  grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a town constantly plagued by the smells of a cereal factory. Now she lives in Cincinnati with her boyfriend and 3 cats. Her first collection of prose things, Sparrow & Other Eulogies, was released in April 2011 by Gold Wake Press. Her prose have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Caketrain, Action, Yes!, Tarpaulin Sky and elsewhere. She’s the author of the short fiction collection Nevers (Caketrain Journal and Press 2014).  To view more of her work visit The Collagist.
 
In addition to Martin and McCann, current AAC student, Millie Ferguson, and recent AAC graduates, Chloë Bell and Billy Golden, will open the event with readings from their work.
 
Immediately following the reading, there will be a short OPEN MIC for anyone who’d like to share their work, then McCann and Martin will be available to answer questions and sign books. As always, coffee and fresh-baked robots will be available to take the edge off.
Hope to see you at the reading! 
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Faculty Jimmy Baker in State of the Art at Crystal Bridges Museum

Bentonville, Arkansas – On November 11, 2013, the second anniversary of the museum’s opening, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced a major new initiative to discover and exhibit recently created artwork from across the United States. As part of the initiative, museum president Don Bacigalupi and assistant curator Chad Alligood traveled to all regions of the country to visit nearly 1,000 artists in studios and conduct hundreds of hours of one-on-one conversations. Now, planning and research is complete and the museum has selected 102 artists for the resulting exhibition, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Nowdebuting at Crystal Bridges on September 13.

Baker will have a series of eight recent paintings included in the exhibition.

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From Artist to Entrepreneur

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Not every school can say they have someone teaching for them that not only is an amazing Instructor, but also a successful entrepreneur; enter Sarah Francis Hollis. She has been teaching with the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s B.F.A and Community Education Departments for the last five years. This past year Sarah has put her artistic talents to the test by starting a wedding business with a twist—Romance and Rebellion LLC.

Inspired by her own Day of the Dead themed wedding, Romance and Rebellion creates handmade, non-traditional, edgy wedding décor. If you have a wedding you’d like to make unique, visit Sarah’s Etsy shop.

Sarah will be teaching Figure Drawing for the Community Education Department at our new satellite location, the Sharonville Fine Arts Center. Be on the lookout for exact dates and times in our fall brochure.

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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

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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