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Uprising Outdoor Art Exhibit at Kennedy Heights Arts Center
September 12, 2020 - November 28, 2020
Kennedy Heights Art Center – The Linder AnnexFree
© [Liberty] /Gilbert Young
Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Uprising Outdoor Art Exhibit explores themes of racial justice
Protests this summer have lifted the voices of people seeking justice. Throughout history, posters were instrumental as a powerful form of protest and symbol of discontent. Protest posters are the inspiration for Uprising, an outdoor exhibition of works by Black artists that explore themes of racial justice.
UPRISING will be on view from September 12 to November 28, 2020, at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center. Outdoor viewing open from dawn to dusk. To purchase prints, visit the art shop Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 513-631-4278, ext. 3.
The goal of the Uprising Outdoor Art exhibit is to provide a platform for Black artists’ voices. In UPRISING, artists use the power of art to illuminate and tackle issues of racial justice, and boldly advocate for change.
Throughout the grassy grounds of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, guests may enjoy the exhibit as a drive-through experience. Guests have the option of utilizing the circular driveway, or parking and exploring on foot. Art prints and postcards of each image will be available for sale, with net proceeds split between the artist (50%) and the Ohio Justice and Policy Center (50%).
The exhibition includes new artwork from Cincinnati-based artists Cherie Garces, Terence Hammonds, Gee Horton, Hannah “Jonesy” Jones, Jimi Jones, Cynthia Lockhart, and Ricci Michaels. Also, a new print image will be on display from an archived 35mm negative by Melvin Grier. Finally, a newly upated 2019 painting by Gilbert Young (Atlanta, GA) and a Thom Shaw (d. 2010) print will be on display. The original works are high-resolution and in large-scale print (4’ x 6’) using weather-resistant materials. The exhibit is made possible by Kennedy Heights Arts Center in partnership with Art Beyond Boundaries.