Since 1959, the Art Academy of Cincinnati has been exhibiting sculptures at the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. What once started as stone carved sculptures shown on the patio of the Garden Center has now become site-specific installations found throughout the grounds including the Hauck Botanic Garden.
The Art Academy of Cincinnati and the AAC Community Education Department are proud to be site sponsors of the this years Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has grown to be the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.
Art Academy Professor Jay Zumeta was appointed Consulting Curator for the Reinstallation of the ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman Collections at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Reinstallation materialized after the deinstallation of The Collections: 6000 Years of Art which had been on view since December, 2011.
Come feel the words of esteemed poets Alex Lemon and Jenny Sadre-Orafai at a free public reading of their work beginning at 7:00pm on Thursday, October 9. This is the second reading of the 2014-15 Art Academy of Cincinnati Poetry Series, sponsored by the Liberal Arts Department. Following the reading their with be a short OPEN MIC for anyone who would like to share their work.
Metal Sculpture students from the Art Academy of Cincinnati are currently raising funds to support the fabrication of a sculptural bike rack for community to utilize and enjoy. The project comes at an opportune time as the City of Cincinnati has been allocating resources to bolster bike infrastructure in the city, and is an exceptional professional development opportunity for the AAC’s budding metal sculptors.
AAC Associate Professor Ken Henson was a presenter at The 6th Annual Esoteric Book Conference, which took place at the University of Washington in Seattle last week. His presentation “Alchemy and Astral Projection, Ecstatic Trance in the Hermetic Tradition” was based on his recent book by the same title, which he wrote and illustrated in fulfillment of a 2013-14 Curtis G. Lloyd Fellowship he received from the Lloyd Library and Museum (Cincinnati, OH). At the conference, Ken also exhibited select paintings that were created as illustrations for his treatise.