This month’s Northside Artist of the Month is Marci Rosin.

Marci Rosin began making art early in her life, drawing inspiration from cartoons such as Jem and the Holograms and Biker Mice From Mars. As her life and work progressed, Marci began to use these characters to tell her own narratives, expressing personal anecdotes, opinions and advice in large text on the reverse side of her illustrations. Working at a rapid pace, Marci’s process comes through in the completed images as drips, strokes of paint and dashes of line evocative of the 20th Century Abstract Expressionists. Her written edgy quips share a similar gesture and speed with the marks of her paintings.  

This month’s Tri-County Artist of the Month is Bobby Jung. 

Mark your calendars for Bobby’s artist talk in American Sign Language, translated by his dad, on Friday, February 28, at 12 pm at V+V’s TC studio / 225 Northland Blvd.

Bobby Jung is a mixed media artist who has been making art at Visionaries + Voices since 2019. He uses marker, colored pencil, and acrylic paint to express his fascination with technology. At times he enhances his paper and matte board with metal fasteners. Through his work, Bobby observes the signs and machinery that construct our worldview. As an artist who doesn’t hear, he highlights words and colors that communicate.

Read Cincinnati Parent‘s Local Spotlight article on V+V

V+V’s executive director Robyn Winkler sat down with Cincinnati Parent to discuss V+V’s mission, why the arts are important for inclusion, and future goals for V+V.

Click here to read.