A message from the Exhibitions Director:
Visionaries + Voices is an inclusive art space and an incubator for ideas. The 2018-19 exhibition calendar was created by highlighting and expanding upon those ideas. This year, our internal exhibitions have become beautifully complex with new solo and group opportunities to exhibit at our Visionarium location in Oakley. Additionally, we will continue to exhibit art regionally and beyond while integrating more outside perspectives in art and curating. This schedule of events is unique in the ecosystem of arts and humanities in our area and we want to thank you for supporting and being part of this amazing community of artists.
AROUND THE CORNER
Initial walking tour Sept. 28th, then Oct. 12th, Oct. 19th, Oct. 26th
The public is invited to take a tour with Visionaries + Voices around Northside to find artwork derived from photo archives placed in windows, doorways, and odd architectural elements. The guided tour on Sept. 28th begins at 6:30 pm. Maps are available in our Northside location for a self-guided tour.
Michael Mergen, Epilogue to Mars.
MICHAEL MERGEN: EPILOGUE TO MARS
Opening Reception Sept. 28th 6-8pm at V+V Northside
Epilogue to Mars recalls the year 1995, when Michael Mergen and his friend Marshall “Mars” Bredt crossed 11,000 miles of the U.S. territory in six weeks. A year after completing the trip, Bredt died of a heroin overdose. The exhibit finds the artist returning to the places they visited, observing the transformations and continuities across the decades. Exhibition runs through November 30, 2018.
Skip Cullen, Holly Dazed wall art, Brian K. Dooley, Hawk, Mixed media.
Opening Reception: December 7th 6-8pm at V+V Visionarium
Holly Dazed begins earlier this year at Visionarium so be sure to make it your first stop for crossing things off your holiday list. A curated exhibition of holiday art will be highlighted. Additionally, a year’s worth of discounted artwork from 130 artists will be available along with artists selling individual wares at the December 7th opening. Exhibition runs through January 25, 2019.
Exhibition sponsors: Karen McGarry and John Noble
Andrew Hostick, Blue Picasso Lady, Colored pencil on mat board.
I’ll BE YOUR MIRROR
Opening Reception January 10th 5-8 pm at V+V Northside
Reflections, refractions and the angles we can’t see; I’ll Be Your Mirror is an exercise in seeing ourselves and others in new ways. Learn to see aspects of your own angles taken for granted. Portraiture, sculpture, video, and photography manifest our personal impressions. Curated by Chris Potoka. Exhibition runs through March 20, 2019.
“So please put down your hands, because I see you, I’ll be your mirror.”
— The Velvet Underground
Exhibition sponsor: Rama Karipineni
TRI-COUNTY 12TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Opening Reception: Friday March 22nd 6-8pm at V+V Tri-County
Our annual event celebrates artists, staff, volunteers, and the community that calls V+V Tri-County studio “home.” After months of preparation, curating, and framing, artwork by every Tri-County artist will be displayed. An exhibition with music, awards, food, and drink is offered with the opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists behind the artwork at V+V.
COURTTNEY COOPER MAP VIEWING CELEBRATION
Opening Reception: Friday February 15th 6-8pm at V+V Visionarium
Visionaries + Voices Visionarium in Oakley will welcome the community in February to celebrate the completion of the latest Cincinnati map by artist Courttney Cooper. This particular drawing has been worked on for a year and is of the meticulous pen style that literally put Courttney on the map. The public will have the first viewing and the opportunity to celebrate with Courttney at the Opening Reception. Exhibition runs through March 29, 2019.
Exhibition sponsor: Michelle and Ian Pinales.
Photograph courtesy of Michael Kearns.
DOUBLE VISION X
One Night Only: Friday May 3rd 6:30-11pm at Memorial Hall
Come celebrate a decade of Double Vision with us! Over the past 10 years there have been more than 500 works of art created by collaborative teams in our largest yearly fund raiser. Double Vision raises awareness and money in support of programming at V+V. Return for the most creative live-auction in Cincinnati plus the pop-up shop, silent auction, food, drink, live music, and new surprises. This will be sure to be our biggest and best yet.
Artwork on Left: John Nusekabel, Right: Chase Melendez
Opening Reception Thursday May 30, 5-8pm at V+V Northside
Forma is a two-person exhibition pairing Cincinnati artists John Nusekabel and Chase Melendez. Both artists share a love of intuitive and bold geometric space. Nusekabel and Melendez collaborating in the same room creates a mind-numbing interaction of formal space. Exhibition runs through July 26, 2019.
Exhibition sponsors: Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Sweeney
Opening Reception Friday June 14th, 5-8pm at V+V Visionarium
In 2008, employees of Visionaries + Voices filled several storage units with art in an undisclosed location. The units were paid for upfront and forgotten for a decade until recently being discovered. Amazing gems of art appeared after weeks of sorting through the units and were chosen for this exhibition. Please come and share this beautifully serendipitous assortment of art and moment in our history. Exhibition runs through July 31, 2019.
Exhibition sponsor: Ms. Naomi Deutscher
Kevin White, Painted frame
KEVIN WHITE RETROSPECTIVE
Opening Reception Thursday July 11th, 5-8pm at V+V Northside
As a founding artist at V+V, Kevin White’s daily dedication to his studio practice has produced mountains of objects, experiences, and friendships. This exhibition is intended to look back and survey years of Kevin White’s studio practice in one space. Viewers are invited to celebrate his accomplishments and impact over the past 15 years of creating. Exhibition runs through Sept. 13, 2019.
Exhibition sponsor: Suzanne White