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one thing i like about the city…lots of creative people in one place!

I was honored to have been invited to participate in the greater Cincinnati Artists as Activists art show featuring 50 local artists who use their art for a change.

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The show was curated by Saad Ghosn, a visionary who always encourages Cincinnati artists to use their talent as a tool for social change.IMG_9732
Beside each artwork was a portrait of the artist by the photographer Michael Wilson. I didn’t take a lot of pictures at the reception, i can’t take photos of art without the artist’s permission…PLUS, you need to see the show in person anyway. ┬ábut I did get a snapshot of one of my favorite artists (and neighbor at the Pendleton Art Center) Halena Cline (pictured above).

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and my good friend+artist, Lauri Aultman.

After the show, Lauri and I went to see an art project by ArtWorks that was part of the Midpoint Music Festival. It is a Box Truck Carnival, where moving trucks are converted into different arts spaces.
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“Take Another Piece Of My Art” – by the Kennedy Arts Center encouraged people to make a small art piece and pin it on the wall. In return, you get to take someone else’s art piece.
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Can you tell which one was mine?
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Another interesting exhibit was the “Short Order Poetry” by Chase Public
Participants ‘place an order’ for their poem. I asked for a poem that included a kitten, bunny rabbits, garden, corn and a raccoon. I was given a ticket, and after a little bit of time, a poet wrote my poem, and typed it out on a analog typewriter.
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I wanted to see the art circus, because I have a 4-year-plan to create a similar traveling art experience. I was inspired by how each truck had a different type of art: visual, literature, music, dance, performing, printmaking, etc.

So if you want to see any of these things over the weekend;

Artists As Activists is on display at Northern Kentucky University until October 25
The Box Truck Carnival is Friday and Saturday in Over-The-Rhine between vine and walnut street.

ALSO, my studio at the Pendleton Art Center will be open Friday 6-10 and Saturday 11-3. Come see me and 150+ other artists under one roof!