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SOS Art 2022 Exhibit

June 24, 9:00 am - July 10, 9:00 pm


Now in its twentieth year, SOS ART 2022 presents for 17 days an art show and event of creative expressions for peace and justice.

More than 150 Greater Cincinnati artists will participate in this year’s SOS ART event at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, from Friday, June 24th to Sunday, July 10th, 2022. The exhibit will also include miniprints on peace and justice by more than 40 artists from all over the USA.

Organizer and founder, Saad Ghosn of the University of Cincinnati, and other board members of SOS ART, have coordinated the art event of paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, installations, videos, dance performances and discussions on current issues of peace and justice.

The event is a kaleidoscopic community view on the sociopolitical world. Works by local artists make powerful and diverse statements in support of justice and peace locally, nationally and worldwide.

The opening night, which includes introductory remarks, music, and a potluck reception, is Friday, June 24, 6 – 9pm. Closing is on Sunday July 10, 3 to 6pm, with artists walk and talk, a dance performance, an artist get together and a potluck. On Thursday July 7 from 7 to 9pm is an event of art responses to racial discrimination and violence.

The visual art may be seen every day during the length of the show, Monday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm.

The entire program is free and open to the public.

Program of Special Events

Art Gallery Hours: McClure Gallery, Pearlman Gallery, Chidlaw Gallery & Site 1212
Monday–Sunday: 9:00AM – 9:00PM 

Friday June 24, 2022
6:00PM: Opening of the Art show
6:30PM: Introductory notes by Joe Girandola, artist and President of AAC; and reflections by SOSArtists Judith Serling-Sturm, Jimi Jones, Matt Reed
7:00PM-9:00PM: Potluck Reception and Music Entertainment by the “Lastboppers”

Thursday July 7, 2022
7:00PM–9:00PM: Art responses to Racial Discrimination and Violence

Sunday June 10
3:00PM–4:30PM: Artists Walk and Talk
4:30PM: Dance Performance: Tadashi Kzatosolo, dancer and choreographer
5PM: Closing potluck reception and Artists get together


The mission of SOS ART is to encourage, promote and provide opportunities for the arts as dynamic vehicles for peace and justice; encourage local artists to use their art as their voice on issues of peace and justice that concern them, their community, the world; facilitate the creation of a community of artists who network and collaborate together using art to impact issues of peace and justice in the community where they live; use the arts to speak about, inform, educate and create a dialogue on social issues and bring positive change; use the arts to introduce basic values of peace and justice in the youth.

SOS ART achieves its mission through organizing art exhibitions, workshops, publications, media presence, dynamic public engagement around issues of peace and justice; also through education programs linking the teaching and practice of art to the introduction of basic values in the youth.

Featured artwork:
Target #2 by Debora Myles


June 24, 9:00 am
July 10, 9:00 pm


Art Academy of Cincinnati


Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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