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

CINCINNATI, OH – The Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Galleries present “Lumps and Lines,” an exhibition of recent works by award-winning artists: Evan Halter and Alicia Little, 2013 Art Academy graduates. The show opens to the public in the Convergys Gallery with a Final Friday reception on August 29 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Halter and Little each won the Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship upon earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from the Art Academy. “Lumps and Lines” features works conceived as a result of the artists’ 2013 traveling experiences made possible by the scholarship.

Halter’s Wilder award allowed him to participate in the 2013 Advanced Painting Intensive at Columbia University School of the Arts in New York City. This six-week residency provided 12 graduating painting majors worldwide the opportunity to immerse in lectures, exhibits, workshops, and tutorials with visual arts scholars from around the world. Halter’s work centers on the straight line as a conceptual object and is characterized by careful scrutiny of the gap between our lust for the perfect and the reality in which we exist.

Born in Cincinnati, OH, Halter studied painting and drawing at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from 2009 to 2013. During his junior year, Halter was one of two Art Academy students selected for the 2011 AICAD New York Studio Residency Program. He is currently an MFA student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

Little’s Wilder award funded research and art-making in Europe. Especially interested in the art and culture of Greece, Little absorbed the visual stimuli of European cultures and used what she saw, heard, smelled, and felt as inspiration for her large-scale sculptures. A painter and sculptor residing in Columbus, OH, Little seeks to magnify and dramatize mundane and interpersonal struggles through her sculptural works.

The Art Academy of Cincinnati has awarded the Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship to exceptional and promising graduating seniors since 1947, when Charley Harper, internationally renowned illustrator and artist was named the first recipient of this award. At 6:30 pm on Final Friday, August 29, Paige Williams, Studio Program Chair and Professor of Painting will speak about the history of this scholarship and the merits of the 2013 winners.