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!

Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Jun
15
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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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/  

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.

Herbaria With Amber Stucke
Apr
1
1:00 pm13:00

Herbaria With Amber Stucke

Herbaria have been created since the 1500s and are known as a collection of preserved plant specimens used for scientific study or for personal use. This workshop will include collecting, pressing, mounting, and identifying plants placed into notebooks. After the workshop, the herbaria created from each person will be displayed as a book collection within the Emergence show, in a temporary public library.

Attendees will meet at the gallery and then go to a local forest preserve nearby. All herbaria will be completed at the gallery. The cost of the workshop will include a notebook and pencil. Please bring other writing materials, such as pens, markers, or other graphite pencils with you; plus anything else you may want to add to your personal herbarium. At the end of the exhibition, each herbarium will be returned to the owner.

Tickets include all materials. $17 members/ $20 non-members. Register here. 

Elevate - A 1628 Ltd. and Wave Pool Exhibition
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Elevate - A 1628 Ltd. and Wave Pool Exhibition

  • 1628 Ltd

1628 Ltd. and Wave Pool are pleased to present an art exhibit - Elevate: Celebrating Inspiring Art, which highlights the works of eleven artists. The exhibit features works from 1628 Ltd’s permanent collection in addition to featuring artists from Wave Pool’s Corporate Art Loan Program. The corporate art loan program affords businesses the opportunity to have original art displayed in their office spaces while investing in the visual arts of the city by directly supporting the artists that live and work in our region.

Tamara Schwarting, 1628’s founder, has been a life-long supporter of the arts. When developing and launching the 1628 curated coworking concept it was important to Schwarting to create and inspiring environment filled with evocative works of art. Schwarting’s belief is that regardless of your profession, all individuals are called upon to come up with creative solutions and being surrounded by inspiring art helps in the process. The refined environment of 1628 rests on the benefits inherent to a thoughtfully designed boutique hotel with concierge services. The location in Cincinnati’s central business district makes it an easy destination for both Cincinnati based professionals and business travelers.

Elevate is curated by Calcagno Cullen and Tamara Schwarting, and is on view at 1628 Ltd’s downtown location until April 30th. The general public is welcome to view the exhibit at a reception on the evening of March 30th. The March 30th reception will also feature a hands-on printmaking workshop with artist Valerie Allen.

IF YOU GO
What: Elevate Reception
When: 6pm-8pm, Thursday, March 30th
Where: 1628 Ltd, 11 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: Free

Nongkrong (non-goal oriented hanging out)
Mar
25
1:00 pm13:00

Nongkrong (non-goal oriented hanging out)

Nongkrong can be roughly translated to "non goal-oriented hanging out". It is a practice in Indonesia of drinking tea, conversing with friends about nothing in particular, and just being. It is a thing to do with out actually doing anything. It is a social space with no agenda. As one writer goes on to explain, "if you are feeling deeply and existentially alone, you can always nongkrong with friends to lift your spirits." 

As 2017 begins it is becoming more and more evident that we all need spaces to exist in without pressure or agendas, time to let our brains breath and enjoy ourselves and eachother in this existence. We need it for our bodies, for our minds, and for the strength and sustainability of the action(s) and community(s) that we are all a part of. 

So, we want to give it a try! The last Saturday of every month we'll be gathering for a few hours in the gallery to nongkrong together. We'll provide the tea - you bring yourself.

Here is an excerpt from an article that delves into the how/why/what of nongkrong in more depth (link here http://bit.ly/2ioGoU5):

"For many of Yogyakarta’s artists, nongkrong is an essential aspect of how both their art practices and communities function and flourish. In the city’s many art spaces groups of friends cluster amoeba-like, around overflowing ashtrays, coffee cups, and plates of fried snacks. They sit, lean, or lounge at various angles, getting up to wander about and return in a fluid orbit...Coming, as I do, from an American context, I am trained to speak about time in market terms. “Time is Money”, as we say, something that can be spent or wasted, but above all should be productive. This hyper-capitalist valuation of time muddles an understanding of how nongkrong functions. At surface level this constant hanging around may appear incredibly unproductive. However, I have come to understand that nongkrong as it is practised among Yogya’s artists, intellectuals and activists is actually a profoundly productive and creative practice that functions without overt regard to the capitalist model. Thus, I have come to think of it as more akin to “non-productive time”—neither overtly goal-driven, nor unproductive in the capitalist sense. Rather than focusing on end-product productivity, nongkrong offers a holistic view of art as a long-term social process. It is a site of potential action, a social space that is all about the pleasures of sharing time with friends."

Crit Night
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

Crit Night

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!

Emergence: Works by Amber Stucke and Edina Tokodi
Mar
18
6:00 pm18:00

Emergence: Works by Amber Stucke and Edina Tokodi

Wave Pool is pleased to present a two-person show between local artist Amber Stucke and New York based artist Edina Tokodi. Emergence links these two artist’s practices through an exploration of human-plant relationships and dissolving the barriers between nature and art.  

Both artists use non-traditional materials to create works that investigate scientific notions of the natural world while connecting environmental studies to human issues. 

Edina Tokodi ponders the pedestrian and the value of public art as she creates installation works that integrate ideas of sustainable living by connecting natural materials with an urban environment. In her words, “My work advocates sustainable living and draws attention to the deficiency of nature in daily life. I work with live plants, moss, and other natural/ephemeral materials to accentuate urban dynamics and possible states of renewal.”  

Amber Stucke is also an interdisciplinary artist, creating sound installations as well as prints, artist books, and drawings. Her most recent body of work explores human interactions with rhizomes. She states, “Rhizome State is a state of mind of becoming rhizomatic relationships to explore the idea, ontology, and uses of rhizomes through an interdisciplinary process interconnecting the study of ethnobotany, local knowledge systems, plant-human relationships, and the imagination.” 
Emergence is organized by Calcagno Cullen, and is on view at Wave Pool’s gallery from March 18th – May 6th, 2017.

Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Mar
14
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.

Powerful and Dangerous
Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00

Powerful and Dangerous

This Poetry/ Performance night propels the power of individual and unified voices in response to feminist consciousness and politics. The evening features a poetry reading interspersed with interactive and media-bases performances. Showcasing Cincinnati poets Yvette Nepper, Kendall Jolley, Lillian Currens and Sydney Rains alongside performance artist Kate Tepe, Elyse Johnson, Maggie Cleary and others. 

This event, curated by Sidney Cherie Hilley, is put on in conjunction and response to the current exhibition 'The Personal Is Political: Feminist Art from the Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Collection'. 

NongKrong (non goal-oriented hanging out)
Feb
25
1:00 pm13:00

NongKrong (non goal-oriented hanging out)

Nongkrong can be roughly translated to "non goal-oriented hanging out". It is a practice in Indonesia of drinking tea, conversing with friends about nothing in particular, and just being. It is a thing to do with out actually doing anything. It is a social space with no agenda. As one writer goes on to explain, "if you are feeling deeply and existentially alone, you can always nongkrong with friends to lift your spirits." 

As 2017 begins it is becoming more and more evident that we all need spaces to exist in without pressure or agendas, time to let our brains breath and enjoy ourselves and eachother in this existence. We need it for our bodies, for our minds, and for the strength and sustainability of the action(s) and community(s) that we are all a part of. 

So, we want to give it a try! The last Saturday of every month we'll be gathering for a few hours in the gallery to nongkrong together. We'll provide the tea - you bring yourself.

Here is an excerpt from an article that delves into the how/why/what of nongkrong in more depth (link here http://bit.ly/2ioGoU5):

"For many of Yogyakarta’s artists, nongkrong is an essential aspect of how both their art practices and communities function and flourish. In the city’s many art spaces groups of friends cluster amoeba-like, around overflowing ashtrays, coffee cups, and plates of fried snacks. They sit, lean, or lounge at various angles, getting up to wander about and return in a fluid orbit...Coming, as I do, from an American context, I am trained to speak about time in market terms. “Time is Money”, as we say, something that can be spent or wasted, but above all should be productive. This hyper-capitalist valuation of time muddles an understanding of how nongkrong functions. At surface level this constant hanging around may appear incredibly unproductive. However, I have come to understand that nongkrong as it is practised among Yogya’s artists, intellectuals and activists is actually a profoundly productive and creative practice that functions without overt regard to the capitalist model. Thus, I have come to think of it as more akin to “non-productive time”—neither overtly goal-driven, nor unproductive in the capitalist sense. Rather than focusing on end-product productivity, nongkrong offers a holistic view of art as a long-term social process. It is a site of potential action, a social space that is all about the pleasures of sharing time with friends."

Crit Night
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Crit Night

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!

Needle Felting Workshop
Feb
18
2:00 pm14:00

Needle Felting Workshop

Join women from Heartfelt Tidbits, a Cincinnati Refugee and Immigrant Organization, and learn the art of needle-felting. For the past couple of months a group of women refugees and immigrants have been meeting at Wave Pool each week to process, dye, and felt alpaca wool, sourced locally from Tikkun Farm. Now we'd like to share this fascinating process with you!

During this workshop you will learn about the process of harvesting and carding wool and how it is processed and dyed. Then you'll get to try your hand at needle felting your own creations. You will be given the opportunity to work with many color options of wool to make a small item - an applique, an ornament, a piece of jewelry - whatever you think up!

Proceeds from this workshop will benefit the WELCOME project, a collaboration between Heartfelt Tidbits and Wave Pool aimed at opening a storefront and cafe owned and operated by refugees and immigrants in Cincinnati - coming to Camp Washington Spring 2016!

Space is limited - please purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/needle-felting-workshop-tickets-31489438759 

Artist Panel Discussion: The Personal Is Political
Feb
10
12:00 pm12:00

Artist Panel Discussion: The Personal Is Political

In conjunction with the exhibition, The Personal Is Political: Feminist Art from the Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Collection, DAAP Galleries, Wave Pool and the Contemporary Arts Center are pleased to host a panel discussion with Ohio-born, Los Angeles-based artist Andrea Bowers, Iranian-American artist Sheida Soleimani, and Cincinnati-based photographer Merrilee Luke-Ebbeler in a conversation with the curator, Maria Seda-Reeder, about their work on Friday, February 10th, at Wave Pool.

The gallery talk happens the same day as the opening of Bowers’ solo exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, Womxn Workers of the World Unite! Free, open to the public. 

12:00 PM, 2940 Colerain Ave.

Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Feb
2
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.

The Personal Is Political - Exhibition Opening
Jan
28
6:00 pm18:00

The Personal Is Political - Exhibition Opening

The Personal Is Political is a two-site exhibition featuring works from the private collection of Sara Vance Waddell, a Cincinnati-based arts philanthropist and advertising media executive who has been consciously collecting feminist-leaning art over much of the past decade. 

Wave Pool Gallery in Camp Washington and The Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning will both host shows of artwork by iconic artists in the Vance Waddell’s collection, including Louise Bourgeois, Tania Bruguera, Deb Kass, Barbara Kruger, Kara Walker, Catherine Opie, Lorna Simpson, Carolee Schneeman, Kiki Smith, Mickalene Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems.

More than half a dozen 2-D and 3-D works by the aforementioned well-established artists as well as some exciting up-and-coming contemporary artists, will be on display at Wave Pool. 

Using a framework of the rallying slogan of the various student movements during the Civil Rights era of the late 1960s—and opening at Wave Pool exactly one week after the 2017 Women’s March on Washington—The Personal Is Political aims to demonstrate the ways in which feminist artists make connections between the intimate details of our daily lives and our ever-expanding understanding of the body politic. 

Pieces are paired throughout both exhibitions in the effort to reveal ways in which femme-identifying artists have and are working to resist oppression, subvert public scrutiny, and suggest alternative visual paradigms within the personal and political spheres.

The Personal is Political is on view at Wave Pool’s gallery from January 28th – March 11th, 2017. 

Double-Edged Exhibition Opening
Jan
28
6:00 pm18:00

Double-Edged Exhibition Opening

Wave Pool is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Sharareh Khosravani in our upstairs gallery, opening Janaury 28th and remaining on view until February 12th. 

Violence and fear are common threads through the series of work on view, and are based on historical and psychological trauma. Concurrently, the work deals with feminism, violence, and censorship and lead to an exploration of depression, anxiety, and fear. The works take the form of installation art and performance pieces. 

Sharareh Khosravani is originally from Iran and graduated from University of Cincinnati with her MFA in 2014. Sharareh’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the US, Iran, Italy, Germany, Japan, Denmark, Korea, Serbia, Slovakia and UAE. 

Khrosravani's exhibition will be shown concurrently with "The Personal Is Political: Art from the Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Collection" in Wave Pool's main gallery.

Nongkrong (non goal-oriented hanging out)
Jan
28
1:00 pm13:00

Nongkrong (non goal-oriented hanging out)

Nongkrong can be roughly translated to "non goal-oriented hanging out". It is a practice in Indonesia of drinking tea, conversing with friends about nothing in particular, and just being. It is a thing to do with out actually doing anything. It is a social space with no agenda. As one writer goes on to explain, "if you are feeling deeply and existentially alone, you can always nongkrong with friends to lift your spirits." 

As 2017 begins it is becoming more and more evident that we all need spaces to exist in without pressure or agendas, time to let our brains breath and enjoy ourselves and eachother in this existence. We need it for our bodies, for our minds, and for the strength and sustainability of the action(s) and community(s) that we are all a part of. 

So, we want to give it a try! The last Saturday of every month we'll be gathering for a few hours in the gallery to nongkrong together. We'll provide the tea - you bring yourself.

Here is an excerpt from an article that delves into the how/why/what of nongkrong in more depth (link here http://bit.ly/2ioGoU5):

"For many of Yogyakarta’s artists, nongkrong is an essential aspect of how both their art practices and communities function and flourish. In the city’s many art spaces groups of friends cluster amoeba-like, around overflowing ashtrays, coffee cups, and plates of fried snacks. They sit, lean, or lounge at various angles, getting up to wander about and return in a fluid orbit...Coming, as I do, from an American context, I am trained to speak about time in market terms. “Time is Money”, as we say, something that can be spent or wasted, but above all should be productive. This hyper-capitalist valuation of time muddles an understanding of how nongkrong functions. At surface level this constant hanging around may appear incredibly unproductive. However, I have come to understand that nongkrong as it is practised among Yogya’s artists, intellectuals and activists is actually a profoundly productive and creative practice that functions without overt regard to the capitalist model. Thus, I have come to think of it as more akin to “non-productive time”—neither overtly goal-driven, nor unproductive in the capitalist sense. Rather than focusing on end-product productivity, nongkrong offers a holistic view of art as a long-term social process. It is a site of potential action, a social space that is all about the pleasures of sharing time with friends."

Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Jan
11
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.

Pussyhat Project - Cincinnati Edition
Jan
8
11:00 am11:00

Pussyhat Project - Cincinnati Edition

The Bombshells of Cincinnati Support Nationwide Pussyhat Project!

Bombshells of Cincinnati, a largely anonymous group of local lady crafters who juxtapose vandalism with the non-threatening nature of fiber art, are teaming up again to join forces with the more than a hundred thousand women planning to participate in the upcoming Million Women’s March on Washington. 

The group of local, revolutionary craftswomen are heeding the call to participate in the nation-wide “Pussyhat Project”: to visually unite women and ally marchers with pink, cat-eared hats, to protest for women’s rights on the day after the upcoming presidential inauguration, this coming January 21st, 2017.The nationwide movement strives to make 1.17 million pink hats, and the Bombshells of Cincinnatithemselves hope to make over 250. 

The hat will help to demonstrate not only the solidarity of the marchers andthe power of women’s labor; but also seeks to reclaim the tools (words, colors, andtraditional gender roles) often used to withhold equality from women—whether transgender or cisgender. 

To that aim, the Bombshells will hold two events in town for local knitters and crochet fanatics, in order to share patterns, raise awareness about the march, share resources, teach others, and otherwise make hats, on December 17th, at The Lodge in Dayton, KY and January 8th at Wave Pool Gallery in Camp Washington, OH.

The Bombshells encourage participants to bring their own supplies, and they will also accept donations of yarn and money for additional supplies:

What: Bombshells’ Pussyhat Project Craft Night at the Lodge
When: Saturday, December 17th, 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: The Lodge, 231 6th Ave, Dayton KY 41074
For more: http://www.thelodgeky.com/

What: Bombshells’ Pussyhat Project Craft NIghtat Wave Pool
When: Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: Wave Pool Art Center, 2940 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45225
For more: www.wavepoolgallery.org

Crit Night
Dec
20
7:00 pm19:00

Crit Night

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!

Letters of Belonging
Dec
19
6:00 pm18:00

Letters of Belonging

Paper + Petal believes in sending love through the mail. We'd like to invite you to join us in writing letters, drawing pictures and sending messages of solidarity to immigrants in Ohio and Kentucky. Let's tell our immigrant and refugee neighbors that we're glad they're here and we stand behind them. 

$3 suggested donation to cover materials and postage. Thanks to our friends at Handzy for donating cards and Lil's Bagels for providing bagels (yes, we are feeding you!).

Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Dec
15
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.

Feminist Book Club
Dec
10
11:00 am11:00

Feminist Book Club

We can't change the election, but we can get (more) educated, organized and inspired. Amanda Parker-Wolary and Pantsuit Nation are hosting a feminist book club, with it's first meeting here at Wave Pool!

In light of recent events our first book will be, Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit. Thank you Emily Lang for the recommendation. 

Happy reading you wonderful women! Please rsvp on the facebook page here. 

What: Book Club
Book: Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit
Who: Wonderful women of Pantsuit Nation
When: Saturday, December 10, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Wave Pool