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

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

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
11:00am11:00am

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
9:00pm 9:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
1:00pm 1:00pm

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
1:00pm 1:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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

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. 

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

Elevate - A 1628 Ltd. and Wave Pool Exhibition

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

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

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."

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Crit Night
Mar
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

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!

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

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.

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Mar
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Powerful and Dangerous
Feb
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

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'. 

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

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."

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Crit Night
Feb
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

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!

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Needle Felting Workshop
Feb
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

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 

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

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.

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