As artists, there are many sources of inspiration for our work. That Latin definition for the word “inspire” means to breathe life into. It was not that long ago, when I was inspired by the Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellowship program that was instituted by the City of Cincinnati in 2012. Standing beside artist Nancy Hopkins, I said, “What if we as artists thought of ourselves as arts ambassadors for six months?”
From there, we breathed life into, Art in Action, a new exciting monthly Saturday program series by independent artists from the Pendleton Art District.
Art in Action will offer a variety of free art demonstrations and classes as well the opportunity to view and purchase original artworks from the studios of the participating artists. A wide range of media will be featured including painting, stained glass, and stone carving demonstrations as well as hands-on classes involving ceramics, printmaking and drawing.
They will be demonstrating all afternoon and welcome the public to watch, ask questions, and learn more about their work. Come be inspired by local artists!
Art in Action Information:
Art in Action Dates for 2013: 3/30, 4/27, 6/1, 6/29, 7/27, 8/31
Art in Action Hours: 11am – 3 pm
Location: Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Class times run from 20 minutes to 1 hour. Classes are suited to a variety of ages groups from children to adults. Visit www.facebook.com/PendletonAIA for a full listing of classes and their descriptions
Demonstrating artists for March include: Donna Talerico, Carol Abbott, Carol MacConnell, Joe Pearce, Barb Chenault, Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone, Mary Jean Weber, Bruce and Nancy Neville (watercolor and oil painting), Dawn B. Dwyer (oil painting), Stacie Seuberling (pastel, Trina Feldhake (ceramics), Michal Adams (stained glass), Ivanka Lempitskiy (jewelry), Joe Drury (slumped glass)