Some of you may have already heard, but I wanted to write about it here on the blog as well. I am excited to share that I was one of seven artists selected by the city to receive a $6,000 grant from the Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellowship!
As part of the grant I will be working even more to connect with Cincinnati residents and raise awareness of our ever-growing arts community. Part of this includes opening up Terri Kern Studios during Final Fridays at the Pendleton Art Center (5th floor). I’ll also be sharing more updates about my work, where you can find me, arts events around town and more on the Terri Kern Studios Facebook Page. I will also be exhibiting my work in several exhibitions and at galleries around town such as The Carnegie in Covington and Humler and Nolan downtown.
I believe that art plays a vital role in our community. For me, it has several underlying purposes: to provoke thoughtful reconsideration of previously held opinions and beliefs; to produce a connection between the artist and the viewer; to visually express concepts that can be difficult to discuss. In the past, I have dealt with a wide variety of subjects including
Alzheimer’s disease, marriage, loss, and familial relationships. Currently, the work I am making focuses on another universal concept that many people struggle with: creating balance in one’s life.
You can read more about the Cincinnati Arts Fellowship Grant and about the other awardees in this article in Soapbox Cincinnati or in CityBeat Cincinnati.