You’re invited to
SOS ART 2012
a community art show and event
of creative expressions for
Peace and Justice
June 1 – 10
@The Art Academy of Cincinnati,
1212 Jackson St, downtown OTR Cincinnati
Friday, June 1, 2012
6 pm - Midnight
Mary Ann Butkovich,
one of the original contributors to Tiger Lily Press,
has work in the exhibition
“We Create: Guild Summer Show”
Saturday, June 2, 2012
6 pm - 8 pm
Friday, June 1, 2012
6 - 8:30 pm
Clifton Cultural arts Center
Our summer exhibition is nearly here!
ReRoot explores how identity, community and place
inform one another.
From Cedric Cox’s densely fragmented
abstract urban landscapes to Tawni Shuler’s surrealistic
and organic re-purposing of the open west,
ReRoot places 20 local and national artists’ work in conversation.
The exhibition opens this Friday, June 1,from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
and will remain on display at CCAC through August 2.
ReRoot is inspired by the Old Clifton School building’s journey
from a school to a community arts center as the community’s
needs have evolved. Holding more than 100 years of civic use,
school memories and Cincinnati history, CCAC is simultaneously
a reinvented place and an affirmation of its past.
In recognition of our own “rerooting,” we invited artists to explore theirs.
The response was phenomenal!
More than 200 pieces were submitted for consideration.
In addition to highlighting 20 individual artists’ perspectives,
ReRoot has garnered the participation of highly collaborative
and interactive community works. The opening will feature
a wall-sized graffiti-style guestbook and a sneak-peek copy
of Cincy Story Mural (a citywide public art project telling the
city’s story through the photos and handwritten memories of its residents).
After making your mark, head upstairs and travel through concentric,
sublime rings of human voice in emerging composer
Justin West's premier sound installation: Dancing.
The choral experience combines 24 unique singers from all walks of life
into a holistic composite as you approach the center of the installation.
We’re especially proud that ReRoot was conceived of
and curated by CCAC’s very own Program Coordinator, Missy Miller.