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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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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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New Pop-up Workshop Series

Community Education is excited to announce our Pop-up Workshop Series—one day classes that are sure to pack in the excitement! 

First up is small scale metal casting with Instructor Richard FruthThis workshop is an introduction to small scale casting using cuttlefish bones & delft clay. Both methods use minimum equipment and provide immediate results. Using the backbone of a cuttlefish as a mold, students will carve into the soft bone to create a form to cast into. Bronze is then melted and poured into the cuttlefish bone mold. The resulting positive reveals unique and interesting textures provided by the cuttlefish bone. Next the class focuses on casting bronze into Delft clay. Delft clay is a reusable molding material that provides quick results and helps to retain intricate details without the use of expensive equipment. Check out the video below. 

 

Register by following the links for workshop one on August 2nd or workshop two  on August 16th. Each day has two times available 11-2pm or 2-5pm. Cost is $95 for half day, $175 for full.

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Community Education Has a New Satellite Location

We are excited to announce our recent partnership with The Sharonville Fine Arts Center! The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Community Education Department will be teaming up with the center to offer classes for children, teens and adults.  Classes at this location will be starting fall 2014. Look for our fall brochure that will be out in August for class offerings.

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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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