Dark Asana Yoga
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yoga

Cincinnati Dark Asana Yoga is a Vinyasa flow yoga class set to heavier music, a darkened room, and dim candlelit lighting. Music selections will include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, along with other traditional meditation music. 

Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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"Tracing the Ground" and "One Line Over the Other" Openings
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

"Tracing the Ground" and "One Line Over the Other" Openings

December 2nd, 2017 from 6-9 pm, Wave Pool will hold an opening reception for two complimentary exhibitions: “Tracing the Ground,” a group show featuring the work of artists who utilize the visual language of maps and the unique iconography of cartography, and “One Line Over the Other,” an exhibition that demonstrates the various manifestations of the grid as a formal tool.

“Tracing the Ground” features works by artists and collaborators that encompass a wide range of media and approaches:  Environmental scientists using the graphic language of art to map sites of community resources; artists charting the trajectory of their lives using cartographic iconography; and various artistic approaches to planting one’s proverbial flag in the sand—claiming the ground upon which they stand as a basic starting point:  YOU ARE HERE writ large.

As a compliment to the downstairs exhibition, the work of nine current DAAP MFA students, curated by fellow second year MFA candidate Hannah Hersko will explore the pervasive phenomena of the grid in our upstairs Locker Room Gallery.  In her 1979 seminal essay, Grids, Rosalind Krauss describes the grid as “an introjection of the boundaries of the world into the interior of an artwork, it is a mapping of the space inside the frame onto itself.”  These boundaries appear as mirrors for our sociopolitical structure as well as the parallels and intersections of human experience; information is plotted and chronologized in an effort to reveal perspective while the very construction of the grid simultaneously gives way to voids and static space.  Though each artist investigates the grid’s manifestation differently, each piece can be understood as a cropped fragment of a much larger, gridded context.

Contributing artists for Tracing the Ground include:  Courtney Cooper, Morgan Eyering, Marc Governanti, John Humphries, Tori Keith, Chase Melendez, Rebecca Solnit, Braxton Thomas, Margaret Weiner, Rose Sukrow, Alan Wight and Yiqing Yang.

 Contributing artists for One Line Over the Other include:  Mark Albain, Kate Corder, Grant Gill, Shandelle McDuffie, OGH, Mark Payne, Arvind Sundararajan, Emily Van Walleghen and Jessica Whittington

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Baklava By The Fire
Nov
19
6:15 PM18:15

Baklava By The Fire

In collaboration with Tikkun Farms, the Welcome Project is hosting an evening of music, art and community to celebrate Cincinnati's newest neighbors—refugees from Syria, Bhutan, Guatemala and Eritrea—and highlight a number of new projects forming at the Welcome Project in Camp Washington. Join us for conversation around the fire, an improvisational sound performance, "flashlight" tours of the Tikkun Farm gardens and free alpaca selfies.

Doors open at 6:15 PM
Music begins at 6:45 PM

Tickets are $7 and get you a drink ticket and dessert ticket. 
Cash or check will be collected at the door. (Sorry, no cards).

The Welcome Project is a social enterprise that combines a cafe with a boutique to train Cincinnati’s refugee and immigrant community members in restaurant and store management. Workshops, support sessions, gardening and artistic outreach throughout the Camp Washington community are currently offered by this budding enterprise. The Welcome Project space has a restaurant storefront that's currently undergoing rehab. The Welcome Kitchen will serve as an incubator for refugees and immigrants who want to start their own restaurant as well as a work-place training program for those who would like to work in the restaurant industry. Additionally this will be a teaching kitchen, with public cooking classes from the refugees who are chefs there.

We look forward to sharing more about these projects and introducing you to the amazing women we have the pleasure of working alongside everyday.

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If It Won't Hold Water, it Surely Won't Hold a Goat
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

If It Won't Hold Water, it Surely Won't Hold a Goat

Please join us for Erin Johnson's If it Won't Hold Water, it Surely Won't Hold a Goat, a performative lecture on goat farming, interspecies relationality, queer kin, institutional dysfunction, and Georgia's Goat Man. This is a companion piece to Johnson's video of the same name currently on view at Wave Pool as part of the exhibition Animal Magnetism

Utilizing both historical and fictional narratives, Johnson's video, sound, and social practice works blur the lines between rehearsal and performance, real and imagined landscapes and borders, and perception, memory, and interpretation. These research-driven artworks evidence a fundamental situationality, shape­shifting depending on the collaborator, topic, and resources at hand.  She received herMFA and Certificate in New Media from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Bowdoin College. 

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Baklava By The Fire
Oct
29
6:15 PM18:15

Baklava By The Fire

In collaboration with Tikkun Farms, the Welcome Project is hosting an evening of music, art and community to celebrate Cincinnati's newest neighbors—refugees from Syria, Bhutan, Guatemala and Eritrea—and highlight a number of new projects forming at the Welcome Project in Camp Washington. Join us for conversation around the fire, an improvisational sound performance, "flashlight" tours of the Tikkun Farm gardens and free alpaca selfies.

Doors open at 6:15 PM
Music begins at 6:45 PM

Tickets are $7 and get you a drink ticket and dessert ticket. 
Cash or check will be collected at the door. (Sorry, no cards).

The Welcome Project is a social enterprise that combines a cafe with a boutique to train Cincinnati’s refugee and immigrant community members in restaurant and store management. Workshops, support sessions, gardening and artistic outreach throughout the Camp Washington community are currently offered by this budding enterprise. The Welcome Project space has a restaurant storefront that's currently undergoing rehab. The Welcome Kitchen will serve as an incubator for refugees and immigrants who want to start their own restaurant as well as a work-place training program for those who would like to work in the restaurant industry. Additionally this will be a teaching kitchen, with public cooking classes from the refugees who are chefs there.

We look forward to sharing more about these projects and introducing you to the amazing women we have the pleasure of working alongside everyday.

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Oct
29
11:15 AM11:15

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)

Please come to share your work and discuss what you're working on! These meetings have been great and every month there are new faces. Though we will offer you a critique of your work if you want one, these monthly meetings are catered to you and your needs, so if you say you just need a push forward, we're happy to give you unabashed encouragement as well. 

If you don't want to share, but just want to come and talk art, that's fine too! Hope to see you there!

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Animal Magnetism Exhibition Opening
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Animal Magnetism Exhibition Opening

Wave Pool hosts “Animal Magnetism,” an exhibition of artwork that explores the ethical and ecological relationships formed between species.

October 7th, 2017 from 7-10pm, Wave Pool will hold an opening reception for “Animal Magnetism,” an exhibition curated by University of Cincinnati Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Kim Paice. The show features prints, sculptures, video, sound works, and books, ranging from the 19th century to today, and which address issues of ethology, ethnography, romance, observations on observation, crossings, and interspecies communiqués. 

Building on the work of philosophers such as Donna Haraway, the works in “Animal Magnetism” explore contact zones where species meet, calling for respect for all species. The show’s title refers to a 19th-century pseudoscience and healing technique of Franz Anton Mesmer that explored attraction between bodies. Here, attraction connects dissimilar works of art to the poetics of bodily attraction (biotic and abiotic, celestial and earthly), literary notions of desire (including the work of Edgar Allen Poe), and to the joy and love of anti-literary poetics that were championed by the Surrealists with magnetic fields. Thus, “animal magnetism” opens onto the overwhelming attraction to all things animal, today. 

The show serves as a site in which contact zones created by scientists and artists - addressing issues such as species extinction, captivity, and the study of behavior in multispecies interactions are explored—thereby challenging human/animal binaries and the ethical implications of such separations. The space of the show itself serves as a kind of “contact zone,” where human exceptionalism is upended and conversations about how life may flourish through attentiveness and respect for species are strongly encouraged. Artist Loraine Wible will perform hypnosis on attendees during the opening reception.

Contributing artists include: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzdilla, André Alves, Laurie Anderson, Margaret Atwood, James Audubon, Rachel Berwick, Gustave Doré, Llewelyn Fletcher, Simon Leung, Future Retrieval, J.J. Grandville, Hope Ginsburg, Francisco Goya, Erin Johnson, Roger S. Payne, Carolee Schneemann’s cat, Mark-the-Shark, Mark Jesus Quemada

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)

Please come to share your work and discuss what you're working on! These meetings have been great and every month there are new faces. Though we will offer you a critique of your work if you want one, these monthly meetings are catered to you and your needs, so if you say you just need a push forward, we're happy to give you unabashed encouragement as well. 

If you don't want to share, but just want to come and talk art, that's fine too! Hope to see you there!

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Creative Dive with Indigo Hippo
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Creative Dive with Indigo Hippo

Join Indigo Hippo for a dive into the world of creative exploration!  At Indigo Hippo, we believe that creativity keeps us afloat, brings joy, and can be relieving when the challenges of life pile up.  In this workshop, we'll bring a variety of creative reuse materials for participants to play with as we enjoy reflective moments.  We'll explore the following: "What challenges have you experienced lately and how might creativity be applied?" while creating beautiful pieces of visual art.

Please register in advance here so we know how many supplies to have on hand! Snacks and beverages will also be available.   

This programming is part of the exhibition 'The Gathering Space' and is funded in part by the Puffin Foundation.

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The Sleep Show
Sep
16
to Sep 17

The Sleep Show

Wave Pool and Chase Public present “The Sleep Show” a concert focused on comfort, meditation, and sleep. Ambient loops and calming melodies create a relaxing atmosphere where the audience is encouraged to get comfortable and lounge.  Come prepared with pillows, sleeping bags, pajamas. Let the music shape your dreamscapes, as you experience a concert in a unique environment. Musicians will play from 11pm to 9am in a continuous performance from night to dawn focused on impacting the subconscious, a layer below direct attention. Music provided by David Corns and friends.

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Poetry and Pie
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry and Pie

There will be poetry. There will be pie. Wash it down with some utterances, exclamations, and reflections from a few local sculptors of the word. You could call it something like, “intersectional guerrilla food shares”, but, hey, let’s just eat some pie. Readers to be announced. Organized by Joshua Kruer.

Programming as part of The Gathering Space exhibition. Funded in part by the Puffin Foundation. 

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The Gathering Space, Exhibition Opening
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Gathering Space, Exhibition Opening

A group exhibition that turns an art gallery into a temporary bookstore, tea shop, and “living room” for Cincinnati opens August 26th, 2017 from 6-9pm at Wave Pool. 

How can a white box become an organic, warm, and inviting space for community? This group exhibition will transform the gallery into an open living room for Camp Washington. San Francisco’s Adobe Books founder and proprietor for 25 years, Andrew McKinley, will join us in transforming the gallery into a bookstore, photography studio, and gathering place. Local artists and partners will program and ‘un-program’ the space with group reading, working, play and hanging out. This exhibition attempts to create a murmuration of the community, building experiences and connections that aim to outlast the temporality of the gallery installation.

In addition to Andrew McKinley, the exhibition will include tea and pastries from refugees and immigrants who work with Heartfelt Tidbits, a giant beanbag sculptures created by PLOP!, and a create-station art making installation by Indigo-Hippo. Events and interactions will be produced by and in collaboration with Mary Clare Reitz, Joshua Kruer and Chase Public.

At the opening reception, in addition to experiencing the installation, visitors will be invited to try tea and Armenian pastries, as well as participate in Mary Clare Rietz’s interactive listening performance entitled Listening Loop. Part game, part therapy, part sharing economy, part cultural and political resistance, Listening Loop is a social practice art work in which listening is the medium, listening is a transformative act, and cultivating a network of listeners is the goal. 

Additionally, performance and Visual artist Lara Allen will perform during the opening. Allen and artist Johanna Jackson will collaborate on her performance costume. 

The exhibition will be available for interaction from August 26th – September 30th. There will be a closing event on September 28th in conjunction with a pop-up exhibition by the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Curatorial Studies class in the upstairs gallery. 

Wave Pool is open Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5pm. This exhibition is funded in part by the Puffin Foundation.

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CAR WASH: Wave Pool Pool Party and Car Bed Show
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

CAR WASH: Wave Pool Pool Party and Car Bed Show

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Mark your calendars for Wave Pool's annual fundraiser. Come in your swim trunks and be ready for an art-filled summer swim party. This year we’re adding a car bed show organized by Working Girls Co., a twist on the traditional car show where artists reimagine the popular car bed into interactive sculpture. Come to party and support the place where art meets community! 

Art auction takes place from August 13 - 19, with works going to the highest bidder at the end of the CarWash (7pm on the 19th). Artworks can be previewed and bid on before the event at http://www.ola.com/store/wave-pool 

Additionally enjoy music by SwimTeam, a dunktank, a Put-Put course by SLAPface, Caravan's traveling sound studio, prints by PullClub, Able Projects, a slip n slide, and more! Drinks sponsored by Rhinegeist! 

P.S. If you want to contribute food, art, strange talents, or you just want to help sling drinks that day, please contact us at wavepoolgallery@gmail.org.

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)

Please come to share your work and discuss what you're working on! These meetings have been great and every month there are new faces. Though we will offer you a critique of your work if you want one, these monthly meetings are catered to you and your needs, so if you say you just need a push forward, we're happy to give you unabashed encouragement as well. 

If you don't want to share, but just want to come and talk art, that's fine too! Hope to see you there!

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Prayer Flags for Cincinnati: Exhibition Reception
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Prayer Flags for Cincinnati: Exhibition Reception

Prayer Flags for Cincinnati is a collaborative project led by Detroit-based artist Whitney Lea Sage featuring the perspectives and input of local Cincinnati residents which will inspire both the themes and images of the flag as well as their locations of installation. A continuation of a project first started in Detroit, the series is modeled after Buddhist prayer flags which are traditionally hung around homes, villages, and sacred sites and are believed to ward off evil spirits and bring luck to those touched by the winds that pass through them. Instead of using traditional materials, these flags are made out of the scraps of ordinary life and people, including clothing, doilies, handkerchiefs, napkins, tablecloths, pillowcases and curtains. The goal of the Prayer Flags project is to reinsert people within the storyline of the city by soliciting the residents of Cincinnati to donate found fabrics to be incorporated into the project or write letters or fill out gallery questionnaires about their relationship with the city they reside in. Throughout the duration of the exhibit at Wave Pool Gallery, visitors are invited to view Sage's previous iteration of the Prayer Flags project, view the Cincinnati project from production to completion as well as are invited to utilize our 'maker space' to produce their own prayer flags or to contribute letters or their input for the project. 

There will be a public reception for Sage’s exhibition in the gallery, featuring images of the new works created around Cincinnati, on July 22nd from 6-9pm. This reception will be in conjunction with an opening in the upstairs gallery of work by local artists Nathan Meyer and Zach Evans, who are showing recent works that are reflections on meaning, featuring mounted Polaroids, paintings, and other photographic works.

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Non-Memory
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Non-Memory

Artists Nathan Meyer and Zach Evans show semi-recent works in the upper floor gallery at Wave Pool. Their works reflect on meaning-making, and feature mounted Polaroids, paintings, prints and photography.

Nathan’s Statement
I became fixated on the idea of capturing these little non memories and the emotions behind them. I took over a hundred Polaroid’s over the course of these months. I felt that Polaroid’s best captured these moments because they were able to instantly make a non significant moment, physical, and therefore significant. The "non-memories" are presented with alterations, a scorch mark or a pen drawing, to illustrate the emotional state behind them. The actual memories are presented as they happened. The Polaroid’s are presented linearly, as both memories and non-memories.

Zach’s Statement
Meaning in life! How could there be? Moments fade away so fast. And if they stayed, bitter
A struggle with futility? Persistent dissatisfaction is manufactured
Completeness? Exploration opposes stagnation
Happiness is distraction. Emptiness propels. Happiness is narrow. Joy is untouched

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Prayer Flags for Cincinnati: A Workshop
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Prayer Flags for Cincinnati: A Workshop

Prayer Flags for Cincinnati is a collaborative project led by Detroit-based artist Whitney Lea Sage featuring the perspectives and input of local Cincinnati residents which will inspire both the themes and images of the flag as well as their locations of installation. A continuation of a project first started in Detroit, the series is modeled after Buddhist prayer flags which are traditionally hung around homes, villages, and sacred sites and are believed to ward off evil spirits and bring luck to those touched by the winds that pass through them. Instead of using traditional materials, these flags are made out of the scraps of ordinary life and people, including clothing, doilies, handkerchiefs, napkins, tablecloths, pillowcases and curtains. The goal of the Prayer Flags project is to reinsert people within the storyline of the city by soliciting the residents of Cincinnati to donate found fabrics to be incorporated into the project or write letters or fill out gallery questionnaires about their relationship with the city they reside in. Throughout the duration of the exhibit at Wave Pool Gallery, visitors are invited to view Sage's previous iteration of the Prayer Flags project, view the Cincinnati project from production to completion as well as are invited to utilize our 'maker space' to produce their own prayer flags or to contribute letters or their input for the project. 

Until July 15th, boxes for donated fabric items to be utilized in the project (examples listed above) will also be located in the gallery and are greatly appreciated, especially items featuring any of the traditional colors of red, yellow, green, blue and white.

On July 15th Sage will conduct a public workshop which will focus on the traditions of Buddhist prayer flags, highlighting how the flags are traditionally produced, where they are displayed and their visual symbolism. Attendees will have the opportunity to produce prayer flags inspired by their own relationship to where they live, utilizing traditional and non-traditional methods including block printing, embroidery and hand-painting. While supplies will be provided, attendees are encouraged to bring found fabric objects from home to use (old clothes, towels, linens, etc.) if they wish to add a personal touch to their flags. At the end of the workshop, guests will leave with a strand of flags to install around their homes, their neighborhoods, or their schools, bringing good fortune to all touched by their presence.

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)

Please come to share your work and discuss what you're working on! These meetings have been great and every month there are new faces. Though we will offer you a critique of your work if you want one, these monthly meetings are catered to you and your needs, so if you say you just need a push forward, we're happy to give you unabashed encouragement as well. 

If you don't want to share, but just want to come and talk art, that's fine too! Hope to see you there!

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SCAVENGED AND IMPROVISED: NATUSHA CROES IN CAMP WASHINGTON
Jun
11
11:00 AM11:00

SCAVENGED AND IMPROVISED: NATUSHA CROES IN CAMP WASHINGTON

For Artist in Residence Natusha Croes, the act of performing together is just as much about developing a conversation and an understanding between the traditional and untraditional, rhythmic and experimental, as it is about performing for an audience. 

Croes hopes to continue this exploration with more local experimenters. On June 11th from 11 AM until 3 PM, she will conduct a workshop/exchange session that unfolds the possibility of transforming objects into instruments. Participants will engage in the creation of sound objects out of found materials through the guidance of Croes. After creating the pieces, participants will go on a “walking jam session”, exploring a variety of industrial and unsuspecting spaces both indoors and outdoors through Camp Washington in which to play together improvisationally. Attendees must register in advance. The meeting location and itinerary will be sent in the days before the happening. Lunch will be provided.

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Rooftop Whales: An audio-visual experience
Jun
9
9:00 PM21:00

Rooftop Whales: An audio-visual experience

Croes states, “I create sound objects that don’t have a correct way of being played, so that I can be like a child when I perform. I am always seeking a way to be curious and playful with my work and I hope to collaborate with others to do the same.”

Croes will conduct one final performance during her stay, on the rooftop of Wave Pool on June 9th from 9-10PM. Though the performance will be for a small, private audience, there will be a live-feed projected on the side of Wave Pool’s building during the event for passersby and attendees to experience.

 

The LIVE rooftop performance entails an audio visual experience with urban-moving images of camp washington in correlation with a variety of sound samples of "the whales" / train tracks located in our vicinity. Virtual and local audiences will be able to watch a live streaming of an hour long DJ set with compositions of the found and produced sounds.

 

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Safer/Braver Spaces: an open dialogue about creating supportive spaces
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Safer/Braver Spaces: an open dialogue about creating supportive spaces

A safer space is defined as a supportive, non-threatening environment that encourages open-mindedness, respect, and a willingness to learn from others as well as physical and mental safety. A concept that seems simple when put in words can be difficult to uphold in daily life. 

In this egalitarian dialogue, we will explore the role of safer spaces - how to create and maintain them, with special focus on language surrounding gender identity, addressing microaggressions, and what a safer/braver space can look like.

Discussion facilitated by Rachelle Caplan, director of Ladyfest Cincinnati. The experts invited to participate will remain anonymous until the event's end to aid in the non-hierarchical structure of this discourse.

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Still They Persist: Protest Art From the 2017 Women's Marches
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Still They Persist: Protest Art From the 2017 Women's Marches

Join us for the opening and innaugural exhibit of an evolving collection of posters and ephemera from the Women's Marches of 2017! 

A recently formed group of socially minded members of the Cincinnati arts community calling themselves FemFour will launch a touring exhibition this coming spring of politically charged signs from the internationally observed Women’s March of 2017.
With the aim of keeping the words and images made and deployed by human rights advocates who took to the streets of cities around the country this past January circulating within the public sphere, FemFour has put together a traveling archive of posters and placards, sculptures, textiles, and photo documentation from the day, entitled, 'Still They Persist: Protest Art of the 2017 Women's Marches'.

As part of this project, FemFour will also document in published form the private collection of largely ephemeral artworks made, held or worn as temporary objects of resistance by artists and amateurs alike. In doing so, the FemFour hopes that the artifacts included in Still They Persist might serve as an ongoing visual demonstration: a chorus of wavering yet insistent voices in the street that represent the plurality of postmodern feminism, and can speak to the varying facets of human rights injustices currently being debated in state and federal legislatures around the country.

Whereas one of the criticisms leveled at the Women’s March on Washington was that the movement lacked a single issue and thus was too broad-based, we see this dynamism as a strength: a reflection of our expanded understanding of the various intersections related to issues of social injustice.

As visual representations of public demonstrations from dozens of politically minded participants around the country on this particular day of protest, this collection of powerful imagery and words speaks to the very essence of what true freedom might look like for every American.

With that in mind, Still They Persist: Protest Art of the 2017 Women's Marches will be continually reframed and re-contextualized as it travels. The exhibition is currently slated for stops at Wave Pool Gallery, (Cincinnati, Oh: May 13th – June 24th); Lexington Art League, (Lexington, Ky: July 28th – August 13th); and the Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, Oh: Oct. 9th – 22nd). More locations throughout the country are tentatively being scheduled.

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Contributing artists include: Rebecca Allan, Inna Babaeva, Hannah Barnes, Colin C. Boyd, Skylar Davis, Lizzy DuQuette, Donelle Estey, Gigi Gatewood, Christine Dianne Guiyangco, Colleen Kelsey, Julie Mader-Meersman, Suhara Ogawa, Migiwa Orimo, Felicia Young, Heather Lea Reid, Jacinda Russell, Sara Sandman, Keer Tanchak, Wendy White, & others.

The FemFour consists of Cincinnati-based arts/artist advocates
Sara Vance Waddell, Jaime Thompson, Calcagno Cullen and Maria Seda-Reeder.

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Studio Sale!
Apr
30
1:00 PM13:00

Studio Sale!

Are you looking for materials for your next project or to decorate your home and work space? Join us for a Spring Studio Sale at Wave Pool Gallery on Sunday, April 30th. Local artists will be cleaning out their studios and offering up some of their treasure for sale during 9x18: The Parking Lot Experiment. 

New, gently used and once loved items will be available for sale including the following:
Art related Books, magazines, videos and equipment. 
Artwork and prints by the Artists and from their personal Collections.
Frames, mats, displays
Furniture – lighting, organizational items, chairs, stools, desks etc.
Props and/or décor – including vintage items and decorative objects.
Fabrics – for backdrops and up-cycling, including but not limited to actual Photography studio backdrops, fabric scraps and misc. clothing.
Art supplies – paints, papers, journals, canvasses, fabric scraps, notions.

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9x18: THE PARKING LOT ART EXPERIMENT
Apr
30
1:00 PM13:00

9x18: THE PARKING LOT ART EXPERIMENT

9x18: The Parking Lot Art Experiment is an alternative/performative/experimental/live art fair taking over the parking lot of 2927 Colerain Avenue on April 30th, 2017 from 1-5pm. “9x18” describes the dimensions of a standard parking space, and that space constraint is the only rule to abide by for this fair. The typical tents, wire hangers, and plastic sleeves for goods sold will be absent from this fair. Instead, viewers will be inundated with performance, art actions, experimental engagements, and ephemeral works.

Includes artists Ingred Alexandra, Marc Governanti, Mary Clare Rietz, Nina Caporale, Caravan, POPP=D Art, Stacey Vest, Pam Kravetz, and many others.

9x18 came about when a group of local creatives asked a simple question, “Where can artists who don’t create and sell easily commodified objects showcase their work to a large and accessible public?” 9x18 aims to answer this question and change the way we look at art fairs. Less about purchasing work (though there will be some opportunity for that), and more about creating an immersive experience.

This project was curated by Andy Marko, Karay Martin, and Cal Cullen. 9x18 is a Wave Pool project and has been approved by Semantics. This project was funded by a grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.

In addition to The Parking Lot Art Experiment, visitors to the corner of Colerain and Rachel on April 30th can visit the Studio Sale in Wave Pool’s upstairs space, where local artists will be selling gently used art supplies, as well as the grand opening of the “Welcome Shop”, a storefront at 2936 Colerain for refugees and immigrants to sell their crafts and handmade goods, and the debut of a new temporary mural by Wave Pool artist in residence Lori Practico, part of the Girl Noticed Project.

Please visit these links for more info on those events:

Studio Sale: https://www.facebook.com/events/633693570158125/

Welcome Store: www.welcomecincinnati.org

Girl Noticed: https://girlnoticed.com/  

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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