Current Exhibition:

For Another Maggie

May 11 - June 1st

“Old age is not a disease (…) it is strength and survivorship.” – Maggie Khun, founder of the Grey Panthers.

In May 2019 Wave Pool Artist in Residence Maggie Lawson will tap into the knowledge of Cincinnati’s elders to create intergenerational contemporary art. The project includes an installation and a series of public events addressing aging and agism. Lawson will be exploring what positive aging looks like within her own family and the broader Camp Washington community.

Lawson is collaborating with the University of Cincinnati printmaking students to print 400 birthday cards that contain positive messages about aging, completing a series of video portraits of older people that are example of healthy aging, and creating an interactive birthday scene.

Lawson will debut with a soft opening and community event in the gallery on Saturday, May 11th, from 6-9pm, light refreshments will be provided. The opening will coincide with Top of the Cycle, a group show opening in our upstairs gallery along with performances by the local bands.


Featured Social Practice Project:


April 6th - June 1st

The FRINGE Bookstore will open April 6th for the first pop-up event and book-selling series of an eight week run. The FRINGE is an evolving public art piece, a pop-up bookstore, and a series of programs focused on inclusion and creative expression. The project uplifts a very visible but dis-regarded garage space in Camp Washington through a public art intervention by local LGBT artist and activist Karay Martin. The façade of the garage will be covered in 10” long colorful fringe. Parts of the wall will be chalkboards and thereby interactive, inviting viewers and passersby to partake in temporary ‘graffiti’ to express themselves and offer their neighbors and visitors positive affirmations.

The Camp Washington resident who owns the garage is Andrew McKinley, the founder and former owner of the inclusive and radical San Francisco book store, Adobe Books. He has an immense collection of texts and will be curating a diverse selection that speaks to inclusion, equality, and equity, specifically works that speak to the LGBTQAI community. The façade will open every Saturday 12-5pm; with window shelving units opening and tables moving outside to reveal the selection of books for passersby to browse and read.  

The FRINGE is supported by the generosity of more than 1500 ArtsWAve Pride contributors to the ArtsWAve Community Campaign.


FRINGE special programming

April 6th
5-9pm opening
performance by Noel Maghathe @6pm

April 13th
Second Saturday Camp Crawl
’You Are Drama’ 3-5pm

April 20th
Andrew Boylan chapbook release and interactive poem car

April 27th
Marcus Donaldson, Emma Heldman and others poetry reading

May 4th
Aaron Broughton performance
Alex York sound installation

May 11th
Sydney Raines, Lillian Currens and others poetry reading

May 18th
7-10pm ‘It Can Only Be As Beautiful As You Make It” performance program as part of Archive as Action at the CAC

May 25th
Continuance: Interactive/Audio

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