Exhibition - Hanging Out

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January 22, 2016

From: Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Collaborative and individuals works by members of Art4Artists

Hanging Out represents a decade of Art4Artists meeting as a group of women, dedicated to encouraging each other creatively and beyond that--as supportive, caring women present fo rone another. This exhibition includes individual pieces of artwork reflective of members' uique interests and expressions, as well as collaborative pieces which represent the creative connetcions unique to this Cincinnati-based artists' group. Curated by Jan Thomas and Arnelle Dow.

An assemblage of artists' works entitled "Hanging Out" is the groups's attempt to at once display the unity of the group experience, while not losing sight of their singular, unique vision as artists.

"The artists involved were encouraged to find and alter a clothing item to represent their thought process, creative techniques and/or personality," describes co-curator Jan Thomas. "An emphasis on having the altered garment still be wearable was suggested, however, not a necessity for inclusion in the project. The idea for hanging the works on clothes line is a respectful nod to the fact that we are a group of mature women artists and this format is a natural connecting aspect of the project, born out of our earlier memories as young women raised in a society that emphasized the domestic talents of women. There is also the thought of continuum along a linear path which has defined the maturation of our artistic experiences as individuals within the group. Finally, this collaborative speaks to what we as women are: social, relationship oriented, supportive and sharing. The variety of responses to the theme from humorous to serious consideration reflects the usual flow of conversation at a typical Art 4 Artists studio workshop at The Little School House at Dunham CRC where the group meets."

The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Saturday, January 16 from 6 to 8pm, and an Artists Talk on Saturday, January 30 at 1pm. Free.

Opening: January 16, 6-8pm

Artists Talk: January 30, 1pm

Date: January 16,2016 - March 5, 2016

Hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 10am 5pm and Saturdays, 11am 4pm

Location: Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45201

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