AAC Produces Regional Scholastics Art Awards

Doing your best work and having the courage to share it with the world can be empowering and rewarding. Pride, confidence, and scholarships — this is what the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have been delivering to artists since 1923. This year, the Art Academy of Cincinnati is proud to produce the awards for our region, which will be held on our campus in historic Over-the-Rhine.

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Matt Morris (AAC ’07) w/ James Lee Byars at CAC

We are very proud to announce this exhibition of Matt Morris, AAC Alumni (’07):

Matt Morris with James Lee Byars
The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning, queer

May 15 through October 11, 2015 at the Contemporary Arts Center

Throughout his life American artist James Lee Byars (1932-97) framed his work with fugitive notions of questioning and perfection. Personal correspondence became an artistic avenue and his flirtatiousness with German artist Josef Beuys (whom he sent lyrical letters and objects) serves as fodder for an exhibition that is both art and exchange. The perfect kiss (QQ)* is a curatorial and creative undertaking for artist and curator Matt Morris, who will develop an arrangement of works by Byars in conjunction with a number of his own interventions. The exhibition’s title references a 1974 artwork by Byars while also seeking to rekindle the unexpected romance and delicacy within Robert Mapplethorpe’s 1990 exhibition The Perfect Moment.

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Evan Halter

Lumps and Lines, Final Friday Reception

Recent Works by Evan Halter and Alicia Little
Winners of the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s
2013 Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship

Exhibition Dates:
August 29 – September 19, 2014
Opening Reception:
Final FridayAugust 29, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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