Wednesday, June 26, 2013

AICUO School Has New Exhibition

The College of Mount St. Joseph Flats Gallery has New Exhibit

The Flats Gallery at The College of Mount St. Joseph recently opened a new exhibition titled, "Seek & Find."  This exhibit shows posters, created by graphic design students, recently installed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center facility in Green Township. The exhibit is open from June 25 until August 3, with a closing reception August 3 from 2-4pm to honor the students who participated.

New Riffe Gallery Exhibit

The Riffe Gallery is also displaying new works through July 7. The exhibit is called "Photography's Back to the Future." In this unprecedented era of smart phone technology, which makes taking pictures more accessible than ever, the artists in Photography's Back to the Future contemplate the medium's history and reassert photography's role in both contemporary culture and the artistic realm. Join the Riffe Gallery for the free opening reception of Photography's Back to the Future on Thursday, May 2, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Donated food and drink will be available. On Friday, May 3, curator Catherine Evans will lead a free tour of the exhibition from noon to 1 p.m.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

More Art Fairs!

For those of you who just can't get enough of those art fairs here's another one. Easton Art Affair starts today, June 21, and goes until this Sunday, June 23.  It will feature over 100 artists from all over the country surrounding the Easton Town Square, it was also ranked as one of the top 50 art fairs in the US by The ArtFair Source Book in 2010. The times are:
Friday:  4:00 PM-9:00 PM
Saturday:  11:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sunday:  11:00 AM-5:00 PM

In gallery news, our friends at the Brandt-Roberts Gallery in the ShortNorth District are preparing for a new exhibition. July 12 from 5:30-8 pm the reception for Robert King "Works from the Estate" will be taking place.

Make sure to keep checking up for more Columbus Art news here! As well as following us on Facebook, Twitter, and our new Tumblr page! Send us your work via Tumblr and we'll post it to our feed! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

New Exhibit at Riffe Gallery

There is a new exhibit coming to the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery on July 25. Titled, Poetics of Pattern, and curated by Janice Lessman-Moss of Kent State University it looks into the work of 13 different artists who focus in printmaking and the repetitive pattern of that medium. This exhibit will run until October 6.

There is a opening reception on Thursday July 25 from 5-7 p.m. with food available. The following day, July 26, there will be a tour guided by Lessman-Moss from noon-1 p.m. On Sunday  September 8 from 2-4 p.m. there will be a free family workshop. Children from ages 6-17 can come join Susie Underwood in different repetition decorative exercises. Register online between July 30 and September 3. And on Thursday October 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join the Queen of Fun, writer and poet Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, for an adult creative writing workshop with an emphasis on poetry. Space is limited to 20 participants. Register online between August 12 and September 27.

Gianna Commito
 Tibb, 2012
Casein and marble dust ground on panel
16" X 12"
Robert Geyer 
Architectural Study, 2012
Recycled window glass
5” x 2” x 2"

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tumblr Promotion

Attending a school that is represented by the AICUO? Want to get some of your art out into the world? Visit our Tumblr page! Send us a picture of your favorite piece of art you've done and we will post it on our Tumblr and share it on Facebook and Twitter. Keep your eyes open for other opportunities like this as well when we will ask for work based on themes we suggest!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Artists Giving Back

As I was looking for a story for our lovely blog this morning I came across an email with opportunities to join other artists in giving back to the community. For artists to give what little they may have speaks volumes about the kinds of people they are. Be active!

If you are looking for something more along the lines of giving back to the art community, here are some links in the Columbus area such as, helping out the Columbus Museum of Art or Global Galleries.

CMA Volunteer

Global Galleries

Ohio Art Education

Friday, June 7, 2013

New Way to See AICUO!

The AICUO now has a Tumblr page! Visit the page to see work from past Art Awards as well as work from around Columbus.

Be sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter as well to get all the updates.

Exhibits on Tap

Interested in robots running the world? Well, we have just the exhibit for you. From June 7-10 the "RURobot" exhibit will be going on in Gallery 831 in the Brewery District.  Curated by W. Ralph Walters, displaying work of his good friend Rob James, who's interest in robots is the inspiration for much of his work. The opening reception is tonight (June 7) at 6 pm with a performance by the mash-up band, The Evolution Control Committee.

You have until August 4 to check out this next gallery, currently in display at the Wexner center. It is the work of multi-media artist, Paul Sietsema. His work takes ordinary objects, painted over so heavily that it is stuck to the canvas, really interesting stuff!

These, among many others, are some of the exhibits going on in Columbus right now, keep your eyes open for more as the summer goes on. Once schools start coming back into session we will post more about the student galleries at our institutions!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Professor Featured in National Magazine

The AICUO is always proud when we hear about someone from one of our institutions doing well, so hearing about Kyle Phelps recent success was great news. Phelps, professor of sculpture at The University of Dayton, was recently recognized by the magazine American Craft along side his twin brother, Kelly Phelps.

The June/July issue will be featuring the brothers work on a seven page spread that has a focus on the working class America of today. The brothers often collaborate on projects together and have taken very similar paths in life. They attended Ball State and received bachelor degrees in fine arts, followed by receiving their masters of fine arts with a focus in ceramics and sculpting from The University of Kentucky. Kelly went on to teach at Xavier University, another AICUO institution, in Cincinnati.

Kyle and Kelly have been lucky enough to have been a part of over 115 exhibits across the globe as well as being featured in nearly 160 other publications for their work.

American Craft is a bimonthly magazine published by the American Craft Council, a national non-profit educational organization founded in 1943. A preview of the article is available at The June/July issue of the magazine will be available in print in June.