Events Calendar

Fitton Center Season Launch @ Fitton Center
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fitton Center Season Launch @ Fitton Center | Hamilton | Ohio | United States

The 2017-2018 Fitton Center Season Launch will be on Friday, August 18th from 5pm to 9pm.

This free event allows the whole community to see all great classes, exhibitions, and events the Fitton Center will offer in the coming year. Light Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available.  The 25 piece P&G Big Band will be performing on the Riverview Terrace.

After party will happen at Municipal Brewworks.

Betty Hughes Memorial Reunion Exhibition @ Middletown Art Center
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Betty Hughes Memorial Reunion Exhibition @ Middletown Art Center | Middletown | Ohio | United States

The 2017 Reunion Exhibition features The Watercolor Talents of SANDY MAUDLIN & ARTIST FRIENDS. Opening reception Friday, August 25th 6:00 – 8:00 pm, exhibition continues through September 28th.

September Art Show @ Pendleton Art Center
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September Art Show @ Pendleton Art Center | Middletown | Ohio | United States

Change is in the air! It’s time to check out new works by our award winning artists. Friday September 1, 5 to 9 pm and Saturday September 2, 11 am to 3 pm at the Pendleton Art Center of Middletown. Great food, fabulous music, art demonstrations. Support your local arts community! Treat yourself to scrumptious desserts and sandwiches at About You 2 Café.

Daniel Smith Demo @ Renaissance Fine Art Supplies
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Daniel Smith Demo @ Renaissance Fine Art Supplies | Hamilton | Ohio | United States

John Cogley, owner of Daniel Smith watercolors, and Katherine Taylor, CEO of JJC Industries, will discuss how Daniel Smith colors are created. Join us for this FREE hands-on experience!

October Art Show @ Pendleton Art Center
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
October Art Show @ Pendleton Art Center | Union City | New Jersey | United States

Check out our new works by award winning artists. Unique collection of paintings, photography, jewelry and a variety of handcrafted items. Friday October 6, 5 to 9 pm and Saturday October 7, 11 am to 3 pm. Fabulous music, art demonstrations, and homemade food. Support your local arts community! Free event, wheelchair accessible, and kid friendly. Pendleton Art Center, 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio.

Area Art Exhibition 2017 – Annual Art Competition and Exhibition @ Middletown Arts Center
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Area Art Exhibition 2017 - Annual Art Competition and Exhibition @ Middletown Arts Center | Middletown | Ohio | United States

Exhibition through October 20th – November 16th Opening Reception: Friday October 20th 6-8 pm.
Middletown Arts Center presents the annual Area Art Exhibition. This juried competition is open to adult artists working in 2D media. See the best work from artists within a 50 mile radius of Middletown.
​Photo – “Yippee!”, by Karen Livingston, 2016 Best of Show

Wayne Township Fire Department Fish Fry @ Wayne Township Fire Department
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wayne Township Fire Department Fish Fry @ Wayne Township Fire Department | Trenton | Ohio | United States

Annual Fund Raiser put on by the Wayne Township Fire Department and Life Squad! Come out and see the fire department, talk with old friends and even make new ones! WTFD will be doing Grain Bin Rescue Demonstrations throughout the evening! Come for the Great Food and stay for the friends!!

Miami Soup Mini-Grant: What Would You Spoon For? @ Shriver Center
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Soup Mini-Grant: What Would You Spoon For? @ Shriver Center  | Oxford | Ohio | United States

Miami SOUP is a mini-granting dinner which celebrates and supports innovative community change projects in the Greater Cincinnati area. It is an opportunity for teams of students, faculty/staff, and community partners to make a significant impact and contribute towards real change in the world.

Four applications will be chosen as finalists to present their ideas LIVE before a voting audience hungry for soup and change. Two awards will be made based on the minimum award + crowd-funded donations collected at the door.

First prize will receive a minimum of $1,200 + donations; second prize will receive a minimum of $700 + donations.

Benefits include:
Funding for your project
Advising and support from the OCES Team
Assistance with promotion and marketing for your project
Assistance with volunteer and partner recruitment
Workshops catered to your needs that will help you develop your project (e.g. grant-writing)
A platform to share your progress at next year’s SOUP!

Authentic Forest- Closing
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Authentic Forest- Closing

Last chance to see and meet the artist of the solo show “Authentic Forest” by German Lemus from Orlando, FL.

Closing Reception: Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 5 pm – 7 pm. Free event.

German Lemus

AUTHENTIC FOREST Lemus Solo Show 2018

There’s an undisputed celebration of mankind’s affixation on the wish to control nature and the inhabitants of its land. The most profound elements that lay deep within its valleys and jungles are certainly a timeless battle that man will continue to strive to conquer. However, in this series of works, Lemus tends to mesh together that fine line between the hunter and the hunted, the pray and predator, the meek and the loud, the large and the small. Additionally, the obscure and profound similarities between human modern ingenuity versus billions of years of evolution are always in the most significant dance of them all. It’s called “Survival of the fittest!” This show is dedicated to those brave souls that thrived to establish a better understanding of this fine line as well as the many creatures whose relentless struggle will always be a topic of epic proportions.

In this collection of art, the Lemus presents a visual stimulation of textures. From vinyl, broken CDs, paper prints to denim, Lemus helps us remember that creating art is at times a moment of fun. Lemus is an artist hugely influenced by different cultures and music. These two components are the basis of all modern and established civilizations. Textures are the one stimulation that never really leaves your memory. From a certain smell like strong coffee beans to wearing your fun day clothes after church (denim). These things are in constant formation of our relevance as beings. Music serves a menu of time preservation as well. One tone, one sound, one jingle and one remembers what those sounds made you feel at that moment. Timeless.

To tell the story of Lemus is like trying on a pair of old jeans. It fits perfectly. Each step along his journey has further authenticated his product with a new virtue to his persona, a new skill to his strokes and a new sense of identity to express. German Lemus, not to be confused with the ethnicity of Germany. Is pronounced like Jermaine but to make it easier, these days he is going by Lemus. A moderate and humble soul, Lemus is an artist of strength and awareness also an inspiration to his community. Seeker of truth, an infallible finder of life, Lemus has learned that accepting one’s Artistry uplifts the soul and eliminates the weight to oneself. Such an innate understanding of this truth can be the first most valuable virtue we should all be inspired to attain – dedication to one’s own consciousness.

Originated from Honduras to Miami, Clearwater, Lemus now calls Orlando home. Arriving in the US Lemus struggled with the English language but would soon find a way to figure it all out through Visual Art. Lemus solidifies his foundation to the arts from High School in Miami and gives credit of his work ethic from being enlisted in the Army. Comedic sketches of drill sergeants and superiors evolved into murals, paintings and t-shirt designs. This would replace physical training exercises immediately.

After serving the military, he became an art tutor in a program called “Soldiers to Scholars” where he fell in love with mentoring children. He later enrolled in a community college where he had formal education in multimedia design and visual arts – attaining years of practical art skills in a condensed period of time. In college, he found the artistic style of Impressionism. At this point, Lemus absorbed the confidence he found in the Impressionist movement, combined it with the urban influence of his youth and furthered his technique. Lemus is also 1 of 7 founding members of The B-Side Artists. “City kids turned young adult, dedicated to appreciating and expressing the beauty found amongst gum-covered sidewalks and sticker-adorned light posts, “said Lemus.

Lemus has currently displayed in several local pop-up galleries throughout Florida as well as in fine art galleries such as City Arts Factory (Orlando, FL) and Artopia (Miami, FL) Red bull canvas cooler, Big eye mural contest winner, ‘More than sunshine’ collective show, Live painting at Artlando of a complete Toyota Scion, Artlando winner two years in a row, Ronald Macdonald house artist recipient for art being displayed at new facility, Artegon marketplace co-op exhibit, house artist for Café tu tu tango live painting experience, Universal studios {Local art boutique} live art demos in the park, Museum of art exhibit best in show winner, commissioned by Yogavated Yoga pant clothing and ballballyoga, now adding Bloomingdale’s Orlando the list and other exhibits throughout Central Florida.

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Slow Art day
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Slow Art day @ Hamilton | Ohio | United States

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum celebrates Slow Art Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018, with a guided tour and lively conversation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pyramid Hill is looking for curious individuals interested in having a new experience with art. No previous experience or expertise required. Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

Why slow? When people look slowly at a piece of art, they make discoveries.

The most important discovery they make is that they can see and experience art without an expert (or expertise). And that’s an exciting discovery. It unlocks passion and creativity and helps to create more art lovers.

One day each year – April 14 in 2018 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together for lunch to talk about their experience. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

“Pyramid Hill is honored to be a longtime participant in Slow Art Day because it gives people a completely new way to experience our fantastic art.” Shared Jeni Barton, Director of Arts Administration at Pyramid Hill. “It also gives people an excuse to slow down and focus, a luxury in our fast-paced world.”

Over 1,200 individual Slow Art Day events have taken place on all seven continents, including Antarctica, since its official launch in 2010. Over 700 venues (museums, galleries, artist studios, sculpture parks, public art sites, etc.) have hosted Slow Art Day events, and you can join the global movement by participating at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum. What will you discover?

Registration opens at 10 a.m. at Pyramid Hill, and the tour begins at 11 a.m. Lunch and discussion will follow. Visitors are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch, Pyramid Hill will provide coffee and cakes for the closing discussion. Tour and discussion will be led by longtime art lover and dynamic Slow Art Day guide, Judy Jarvis.