Arts and Entertainment
May 1, 2015From: Taft Museum of Art
From Studio to Carousel: The Whimsical World of Jonathan Queen
Celebrate the opening of Carol Ann's Carousel with an exhibition of works by Cincinnati artist Jonathan Queen.
Cincinnati Parks selected Queen to create 16 original paintings for the carousel, located in Smale Riverfront Park near the Roebling Suspension Bridge in downtown Cincinnati.
Each painting features a whimsical animal enjoying one of Cincinnati's parks, including Lytle Park with a view of the Taft Museum of Art.
Known for his realistic paintings of toys, which merge still life with narrative, Queen designed and sculpted 31 original animal characters that he included in the 16 colorful park landscapes.
For the carousel, Queen also painted 16 views of Cincinnati architectural landmarks with the assistance of ArtWorks apprentices.
This exhibition will feature Queen's studies for the carousel paintings, clay models for the animals, and other carousel-related works, while revealing the painstaking process that Queen used to complete each painting.
Playful, nostalgic, and witty, Queen's carousel project captures the wonder and joy of experiencing the outdoors in Cincinnati's beautiful parks.
Date: May 22 - September 6, 2015
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m
Saturday, Sunday: 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Seniors 60 And Over : $8
Students And Teachers: $8
Youth 12-17: $4
Children 11 And Under: Free
Location: Sinton Gallery
Venue: Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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