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Unconventional – An Art Exhibit Through Aug. 28

August 28

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

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Four emerging, Black artists present diverse installations exploring diverse ways to experience art in Unconventional.


Featured artists in Unconventional include Phillip Dowdy, Ke’Monte’ Figgs, Skye High, and Adoria Maxberry. The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, July 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artists shared barriers they have experienced with accessing resources and opportunities at museums, galleries and art institutions in Cincinnati. They stressed the importance of building authentic, versus transactional, relationships. In response, Kennedy Heights Arts Center committed to supporting their work by sharing power, resources (financial, material, time, and space), and pursuing cultural shifts within our organization.

The artists’ installations in Unconventional reflect various themes and materials including painting, photography, video, fiber, and mixed media. Viewers will be invited to step into the installations and be photographed if they wish, so they become part of the art.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 513-631-4278 or visit kennedyarts.org.


About Kennedy Heights Arts Center:

Founded in 2004 by residents, Kennedy Heights Arts Center is a non-profit community arts center with a mission is to enhance the life of the surrounding community through arts and cultural experiences that embrace diversity, foster creativity and build community. Serving more than 5,000 people annually, the Arts Center offers a gallery with rotating art exhibitions, arts education programs for youth and adults, and cultural events from festivals to poetry readings. Kennedy Heights Arts Center receives operating support from ArtsWave and the Ohio Arts Council.


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Kennedy Heights Arts Center
6546 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213 United States
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