AAC students participated in S.P.A.C.E. 2014 (Small Press Alternative Comic Expo) in Columbus, OH, April 12th-13th. We stayed the weekend at the convention center and sold our wares Saturday and Sunday. Shane Hatfield, Ethan Schultz, Chrissy Mullins, Garrett Ley, Derrick Dankwa, and professor Ken Henson participated. Now coming up on its 15th year, S.P.A.C.E. is the midwest’s longest running exhibition of small press, creator comics. We sold comics, prints, drawings, stickers, etc. Good times!
Senior Design Major David Cestelli talks about his 2014 thesis project:
“Octopus,” designed and proposed by sophomore sculpture students Tory Kroeger, MacKenzie Recker and Amanda Reiber, was selected as one of the seven works included in this year’s EcoSculpt exhibition in Washington Park. Sophomores Adam Brock and Brad Davis also collaborated on the construction of the sculpture for this three-week exhibition, which continues through April 25th in the park across from Music Hall.
The Art Academy of Cincinnati welcomes poet Adam Fell for a free public reading of his work at 7:00PM this Thursday, April 17th, in Room N206. This is the second and final reading in the 2013-14 AAC Poetry Series. The series is sponsored by the Liberal Arts Department.
Adam Fell is the author of Dear Corporation (H_NGM_N Books, 2014) and I Am Not a Pioneer (H_NGM_N Books, 2012), winner of the 2011 Posner Best Poetry Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. He teaches at Edgewood College in Madison, WI, where he co-curates the Monsters of Poetry reading series.
In addition to Fell, AAC Creative Writing students Chloë Bell, Millie Ferguson, Billy Golden, Hannah Hersko and Sam McCormick will open the event with readings from their work.
Immediately following the featured event, there will be a short open mic for anyone else who’d like to share their work, then Adam will be available to answer questions and sign books. As always, coffee and fresh-baked roller skates will be available to take the edge off.
See links below to some poems from Adam’s new book Dear Corporation, which American Microreviews describes as devoting, “itself to an idea that Corporate Personhood—our Dear Corporation—carries out its investments, its conflicting strategies of selling junk and earning trust, within any one of us. It is a sympathetic idea, gently pushed at times, at other times more insistent, that transforms Dear Corporation into a remarkable protest, one that, by getting at the difficulties of acceptance, even forgiveness, cautiously offers clues for carrying the fight forward.”
DEAR CORPORATION POEMS online:
Hope to see you at the reading!
Big congratulations to Hannah Graff for winning the coveted Summerfair Poster Competition this year. Hannah graduated from the AAC in 2013 with a B.F.A. in Illustration. The poster reveal will take place at Malton Gallery, April 27th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Hannah will be interviewed on Channel 5 Sunday April 27th at 9:00 a.m.
Sculpture students and professor wait in line for the parade to begin.
BEST PLACE TO LEARN ART FOR REALS
The Art Academy of Cincinnati, a private college of art and design, is one of the best schools in Cincinnati, making artists since 1869 and featuring intelligent teachers who are amazing, experienced artists in their own right. Notable alumni and faculty include Frank Duveneck, Charley and Edie Harper, Elizabeth Nourse, Tom Wesselmann and more. Students often report coming out of the school with a feeling of inspiration and a thorough understanding of what they’ll need to hopefully make a big break. Plus they offer community studio art classes for all ages in topics ranging from traditional media to makeup effects to woodworking. Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-562-6262, artacademy.edu.
AAC Illustration students had a blast this year at Lexington Comic Con selling their own comics, prints, t-shirts, etc. How could we not have fun with over 20,000 visitors at the con, media stars like William Shatner, George Takei (Star Trek), and Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead), and artists like Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl)? Students involved include Shane Hatfield, Chrissy Mullins, Emily Combs, Derrick Dankwa, Heavena Bristow (Linewerk), and Derek Alderfer. Alumna Hannah Graff, and faculty member Ken Henson also participated.