Cincinnati 5: Artists Impacting the Community
Cincinnati 5: Artists Impacting the Community was a new publication aimed at documenting 5 visual artists who promote and build the Cincinnati art community. With the release of the book, each artist participated in an exhibition at Wave Pool, that openined on February 20th, 7-10pm. The book and exhibition were initiated and organized by artist Emily Moores.
The selected artists include Future Retrieval (Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis), Terence Hammonds, Pam Kravetz, Mark Patsfall, and Michael Stillion. The book includes a bio and interview with the each artist, exploring their practice and highlighting their connection to Cincinnati. Emily Moores states, "I would like to use the book and the exhibition to inform the Greater Cincinnati community of a sample of the amazing people living here."
The artists were selected and nominated by a panel of art professionals that included Steven Matijcio, Contemporary Art Center Curator, Calcagno Cullen, Wave Pool Executive Director, and Maria Seda-Reeder, CityBeat writer, Nearby curator, and UC adjunct professor. Nominated artists were required to be active participants and contributors to the Cincinnati art scene and also maintain a professional art career.
The exhibition at Wave Pool exhibited fresh work from all of the selected artists, teaming them next to each other for a joyful, albeit brief look into the studios of Cincinnati artists today. The exhibition and the book were a celebration of the vibrant visual arts community in Cincinnati.
The book also includes an introduction by panelist Maria Seda-Reeder. The exhibition was co-curated by Emily Moores and Calcagno Cullen.
The exhibition ran from February 20th – March 26th.