If you haven’t heard the Contemporary Arts Center is having a big year! It’s their 75th anniversary and they are ringing in their exhibition season with the show Memory Palace. We are excited to have one of our Professors, Sarah Hollis included in the exhibition.

Memory Palace highlights “the way our recollections shift actual histories into imperfect, but quintessentially human legacies,” making the show a perfect fit for Hollis’ piece A Novel About All of the Things I Have Forgotten. In this piece she draws upon memory to create her own poetic memoir. To view Hollis’ piece along with artists Dennis Oppenheim, William Kentridge and Louise Bourgeois—to name a few come, head over to the opening this Friday, September 12th.

6:00 PM: Cocktail Reception – CAC Insiders and above
7:00 PM: FotoFocus Artist Talk with Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs – CAC Members
8:00 PM: Show opens to the public.


Sarah Francis Hollis
was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She is an artist, educator, curator and entrepenuer.  She received her BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2004 and her Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of Cincinnati in 2007.  Sarah has shown her work all over the country, most recently having had a solo exhibition at Thomas More College.  She currently lives and works in Bellevue, KY.

Hollis works with many different mediums, including found objects, office supplies, typewriters, gouache, pen & ink and woodworking.  She is an avid diaristic writer, and has had a substantial portion of her journals published in the London based visual arts magazine, Miser & Now.  Hollis is best known for sculpturally combining gutteral, autobiographic prose with office supplies in an effort to catalogue specific memories and moments in time.