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Wave Pool Turns Five!

We hope you can join us for this important birthday at our first ever fundraising gala on September 21st, 2019 from 6-11pm at The Factory, a new event space in Northside. The event will feature tastes of Latin food via chefs from The Welcome Project, a variety of libations, live music, an auction of both objects and unique experiences, and live printmaking!

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Current Exhibitions:

Home Makers:

Left: M’Shinda Abdulla-Broaddus, detail of “Untitled” 2019. Man-made hole, foam sculpture, paint. Courtesy of the artist. Right: Sherri Lynn Wood, “Sew Lewitt” (Installation view, Adobe Books) 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

Left: M’Shinda Abdulla-Broaddus, detail of “Untitled” 2019. Man-made hole, foam sculpture, paint. Courtesy of the artist.
Right: Sherri Lynn Wood, “Sew Lewitt” (Installation view, Adobe Books) 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

M’Shinda Abdulla-Broaddus and Sherri Lynn Wood
September 14 - October 26, 2019
Opening Reception: 6-9pm Saturday, September 14

This exhibition in the downstairs gallery at Wave Pool, pairs the work of two artists who come at the same idea from opposite perspectives:  What does it look like to make a home for oneself—as an individual, and as part of a larger collective?

To unpack that question, recent Cincinnati transplant Sherri Lynn Wood’s ongoing community-based project Sew LeWitt invites gallery visitors to create their own sewn compositions into a larger community tapestry; while multi-disciplinary artist M’Shinda Abdullah Broaddus will exhibit recent printed digital collages that document a performance during a recent residency at Richard Carter’s studio in Pope Valley, California.

Selections from our wood shop program and The Welcome Project
September 14 - October 19, 2019
Opening Reception: 6-9pm Saturday, September 14

Come see functional yet beautiful works created by folks at Wave Pool. Exhibited art includes ceramics made during the last year at The Welcome Project as well as coffee tables and other wooden objects crafted by participants in our community Wood Shop.

Wave Pool’s wood shop program is spearheaded and managed by woodworker Scottie Bellissemo. New classes are taught each season. Wave Pool’s The Welcome Project is managed by artist and organizer Erika Allen. The ceramics classes are taught by a rotating group of ceramicists included M’Shinda Abdulla-Broaddus, Kyle Pennunuri, and Diane Fishbein.

Featured Social Practice Project:

Advice for Future Homecomers

September 13 - November 10
Exhibition and program series at People’s Liberty
1805 Elm St. | 10am-4pm Thursday-Saturday

Wave Pool is thrilled to organize the final exhibit in the People’s Liberty storefront, aimed at inviting reflection and exchange around homecoming and what it looks like to engage in our changing communities with thoughtfulness and care.

Artists include The Archive of Creative Culture, Elese Daniel, Lizzy Duquette, Llewellyn Fletcher, Christian Schmit, and Catherine Whithead. The exhibition and programs are curated by Calcagno Cullen of Wave Pool.

9/13, 6-9pm: Opening Reception and Pretzel Tasting
Every Friday and Saturday, 9-11am: Pretzel Baking Workshops with Christian Schmit
Every Friday and Saturday, 12pm until no more pretzels: Pretzel Cart Activation
10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, all at 8pm: Puppet Shows with Lizzy DuQuette
10/19, 2-4pm: Panel Discussion with Asa Featherstone, James Luckett, Christian Schmit, and Kate Zaiden
10/24, 6-9pm: Poetry and Pretzel Knot Class with Elese Daniel and Christian Schmit
11/15, location and time TBD: Discussion with Amy Franceschini and Lode Vranken from Future Farmers

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