Arrangement 8 -
Oil and UV ink on canvas over panel.
22" x 22" - 2013

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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MAAE Alumni Exhibition

dougI am pleased to present this exhibition of works by regional artist/educators who earned their Master of Arts in Art Education degree at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Artists: David Buetsche MAAE 2012, Beth Goldstein MAAE 2003, Adrian Hawk MAAE 2011, Kelly Burichin MAAE 2005, Kim Maurer MAAE 2002, Jonathan Juravich MAAE 2011, Melanie Hart MAAE 2000, Doug Davis MAAE 2007
Works in a variety of media including: painting, sculpture printmaking, collage, and assemblage are represented in the exhibition.

June 16 Exhibition opens to public (gallery hours are 9-5
Mon-Friday)
June 27 Final Friday Artists Reception 5-8:00 pm

July 11th Exhibition closes 5:00pm

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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.

Matthew Bustillo wins Best in Show – Juried Student Ink Exhibition

 

AAC Junior, Matthew Bustillo’s India Ink drawing was voted Best In Show by students who had work accepted into the Juried Student Ink Exibition.  75 students submitted work for the exhibition and 39 of the works were selected to be hung in the Convergys Gallery in the AAC’s front lobby.  As his prize, Matthew won a bottle of AAC recent graduate, Mark Barczak’s hand-crafted black walnut ink.  The Juried Student Ink exhibition will be up until December 13th and all works are for sale.  Matthew’s 11″ X 15″ drawing can be yours for only $350.The Hungry