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Historic Herzog

Home of Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation
811 Race Street, Floor #2 
Cincinnati, OH  45202
(513) 484-050
Saturdays October 6, 13, 20, 27, 1 pm–3 pm
or by appointment

October 5– January 31, 2013

Exhibition Reception 
Friday October 5, 7 pm–10 pm

Supported and documented by a host of local photographers and filmmakers, this show brings viewers face to face with Hank Williams, James Brown, Patti Page, and why The Train Keeps A-Rollin’ All Night Long in our region. Held in the space where Cincinnati’s first professional recording studio captured “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and Cincinnati’s first R&B recording, a visit to this show itself is an act of participation in this group’s efforts to save historic locations like Herzog at 811 Race and King at 1540 Brewster Ave.  Select photographers include Keith Neltner, Scott Beseler, Michael Kearns, Jess Kinder, Steve Ziegelmeyer, Brewster Rhoads, Danny Nader, Matthew Andrews, John Curley, Rick Neltner, and more, with The Sally Nixes as curators.  Select photographers include Keith Neltner, Scott Beseler, Michael Kearns, Jess Kinder, Steve Ziegelmeyer, Brewster Rhoads, Danny Nader, Matthew Andrews, John Curley, Rick Neltner, and more, with The Sally Nixes as curators.

Born under the spiritual tutelage and funkitude of Bootsy Collins, the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation formed to celebrate the underappreciated, but vastly influential, impact of Cincinnati music and music-makers. This group hails homegrown music of the masses, by and for the people: the rock-and-roll, the hillbilly, the hip-hop, the funk, the blues, the jazz, the soul, the pop, and the country. Supported by an always eclectic and diverse music community, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit has made daring efforts to elevate the true royalty of Cincinnati music history while telling such stories through the mouths and sounds of Cincinnati’s jumping scene of today After an historic marker was installed at King Records’ headquarters, another marker was soon erected at the former home of Herzog Studios. This locale later became the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation headquarters. Owned and operated between 1945-1955 by Earl “Bucky” Herzog, a WLW radio engineer, the studio served as a model for Nashville Row, recorded jazz, rockabilly, bluegrass, R&B, pop, gospel, and classical music and is now the last standing building where Hank Williams recorded professionally. The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation carries on the Herzog Studio tradition by recording new music with live audience participation and events.

Photo: Keith Neltner, Marker of History, (detail), 2009, C-print, Courtesy of the Artist

Cincinnati Ballet at 50: Photographs by Peter Mueller 

Cincinnati Ballet Center

1555 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45214
(513) 621-5219
Monday through Friday 8:30 am–5 pm
and all performances

September 6–May, 2014

Exhibition Reception

Thursday September 6, 9:30 pm–10:30 pm    

Within the last 50 years, the Cincinnati Ballet has evolved into one of the country’s preeminent regional ballet companies, presenting a diverse and bold repertoire that embodies both classical beauty and innovative choreography and design. Cincinnati Ballet at 50 offers an artful glimpse into Cincinnati Ballet’s unique legacy, with images captured from extraordinary and dramatic moments on stage. This collection celebrates the company’s crowning achievements and highlights the humanity, athleticism, and beauty of dance.

For professional ballet dancer Peter Mueller, photographing the Cincinnati Ballet has from the outset been a natural fit. A Cincinnati native who graduated in 2005 with a degree in portrait photography from the Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology, Mueller finds constant inspiration in the dancers’ unparalleled beauty as subjects. Their combination of fluidity and power is rare to witness, and their pursuit of perfection is unending. It has been Mueller’s privilege to work with the Company over the last several seasons, and he is grateful to the dancers for the dedication they have to their craft, and, most of all, for their trust in his artistic vision. Mueller now resides with his wife and three cats in Winston­Salem, North Carolina.

Photo: Peter Mueller, Courtney Connor in ‘The Firebird’, (detail), 2011, digital print, 8 x 10 inches, Courtesy of the artist

Cincinnati Yesterday and Today: Historic Cincinnati Photographs by Paul Briol and Contemporary Reinterpretations by Local Photographers  


Fountain Square
downtown Cincinnati
random daily screenings

October 1–October 31

In partnership with the Cincinnati Historical Society and 3CDC’s Fountain Square Jumbotron, Cincinnati Yesterday and Today is a public art project showcasing how the city has changed as seen through the eyes of photographers from the 1930s through today.

Utilizing a split screen format, local curator Kip Eagen has developed a program featuring selections of iconic Cincinnati images taken by Paul Briol from the 1930s through the 1950s, and paired them with images of the same location produced by contemporary local photographers. Briol’s photographs are selections from the collection of the Cincinnati Historical Society. Contemporary Cincinnati photographers include Helen Adams, Lisa Britton, Anita Douthat, Cal Kowal, Mark Patsfall, Brad Austin Smith, Bryn Weller, and Jay Yocis, among others.

Photo: left to right: Brad Smith, Mt. Adams, (detail), 2012, C-Print, Courtesy of the Artist and Paul Briol, View from Mt. Adams at Night, (detail), 1940, gelatin print, Courtesy of the Paul Briol Collection, Cincinnati Museum Center; each approximately 180 x 240 inches projected

Come Follow Me: Casey Riordan Millard

Contemporary Arts Center UnMuseum®,

44 East 6th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 345-8400
Monday 10 am–9 pm
Wednesday through Friday 10 am–6 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am–6 pm

October 27–August 31, 2014

In the Contemporary Arts Center’s (CAC’s) tradition of supporting artistic development, CAC commissioned local artist Casey Riordan Millard to create her first stop motion animation. Millard is best known for her sculptures, drawings, and prints of her seemingly whimsical creation, Shark Girl. The animation is part of a larger installation developed by Millard for the east wing of the sixth-floor UnMuseum®. This installation explores the concept of a bad day through the eyes of the childlike Shark Girl as she, rather than going to school, sets off on a gloomy adventure.

Photo: Casey Riordan Millard, Shark Girl at Breakfast, (detail), 2012, still from India ink and cut paper animation, 15 x 15 inches, Courtesy of the Artist

Femmes Fatales


4577 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 542-4577
Wednesday through Saturday 2 pm–9 pm
Sunday 12 pm–9 pm 

October 17–December 2

Exhibition Reception  
Friday October 19, 6 pm–10 pm

Femmes Fatales features fashion photography conceived and directed by NVISION proprietor Emily Buddendeck and shot by Cincinnati-based Jeanine Mullen Steele.

Showcasing local women modeling vintage clothing and accessories provided by NVISION, the photographs were staged in public and private settings around the city. Styled as a cross between vintage pin-ups and high fashion magazine ads, the series is part of a 2013 calendar of fashion photography previewing in conjunction with the exhibition’s opening reception.

Steele graduated with a BFA from the College of Mount St. Joseph, and her artwork has shown in solo and group shows throughout the region. An accomplished painter and sculptor, Steele worked as an art director, production manager, and graphic designer for corporations and ad agencies before working as a freelance photographer shooting weddings, portraits, products, political figures, and corporate and fundraising events. 

NVISION is a Cincinnati-based independent retail shop that sells fun and affordable vintage clothing, art, and furnishings, alongside items that are handcrafted, redesigned, or repurposed by local artists and designers. NVISION also carries an array of funky to fabulous secondhand and collectible wares.

Photo: Jeanine Mullen Steele (photographer) and Emily Buddendeck (stylist), Woman in Repose, (detail), 2012, digital print, 14 x 11 inches, Courtesy of Nvision


Dayton Visual Arts Center

118 North Jefferson
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 224-3822
Tuesday through Saturday, 11am—6 pm

September 7-October 20

Exhibition Receptions
Friday September 7, 5 pm–8 pm; September 14, 5 pm–10 pm; October 5, 5 pm–8 pm
Gallery Talk
October 11, 
5 pm–8 pm (talk begins at 6:30 pm)

With Invivo, Diane Stemper, Erin Holsher-Almazan, and Francis Schanberger continue the long tradition of artists taking inspiration from the natural world. They approach their chosen subjects with a degree of scientific method of classifying, categorizing, and organizing, while also recognizing the romantic, political, humorous, or metaphorical in what they see around them. These artists are invested in old technologies, including book making, 19th century photographic processes, printmaking, and drawing. They use tools of the past to speak allegorically about the contemporary biological world.

Through scale and attention to detail, the artists engender a process of discovery in their audience. The small silken threads incorporated in Schanberger’s photographs, the intimate size of Stemper’s artist’s books, and the delicate mark-making in Holsher-Almazan’s drawings and prints invite the viewer to investigate more closely. The investigatory act of the artist or the scientist—the close looking—is mirrored in the way the viewer is called to examine these detailed and thoughtful works.

Included in the exhibition are three lab coats made by Schanberger from cut grass, mulberry juice, and pokeberry juice. A fourth lab coat (made from pokeberry juice) will go through the exposure process for the entire exhibit run.

The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) is a group of artists and art lovers who believe that a vital visuals arts community is essential to the life of the community. From gallery talks and exhibit openings to professional development workshops, DVAC provides opportunities to meet others who share an interest in art and to learn about and support contemporary visual art. DVAC’s mission is to provide art for the community and a community for artists.

Photo: Francis Schanberger, Honeycrisp, (detail), 2012, gold and palladium toned Vandyke brown print, 16 x 20 inches, Courtesy of the Artist

Tad Barney


William Schickel Gallery
200 W. Loveland Ave., 2nd floor 
Loveland, OH 45150
513-297-3967 Hours are by appointment

October 14–December 3

Exhibition Reception
Sunday October 14, 2 pm–4 pm

Panorama photos of downtown Old Loveland and other places.
Photo: Tad Barney, E. Broadway St., Loveland, OH (detail), 2012, archival pigment print, 12 x 24 inches, Courtesy of the Artist

Michael Scheurer: Faraway Eyes  

Michael Lowe Gallery

905 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 651-4445
front window projection, random evenings

October 19–October 27 

Michael Scheurer is an artist whose primary medium is collage. In Faraway Eyes (2011, single-channel video, 00:45:00 DVD loop), Scheurer adds the time-based element of film to a photographically layered collection of Indian cinema poster eyes. By sampling through scrolling frames of the endless gazes of Bollywood film actors and actresses, Scheurer creates a visual effect that is both mystical and humorous.

Michael Scheurer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1954. He studied liberal arts at Xavier University before moving to New York to earn a degree in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In a career spanning thirty years and several continents, he has pursued unconventional gallery shows and diverse curatorial projects alternating with temporary retail ventures dealing in art, antiquities, and vintage objects—all of which fuel his artistic output.

In Cincinnati he has been featured in solo and two-person shows at the Contemporary Arts Center, the Weston Art Gallery, Mark Patsfall Gallery, CANCO, and Aisle Gallery. The renowned fine art printer Clay Street Press published Scheurer’s Tabloid Series in 2010. Excor: Revival of Exquisite Corpse, selected his work for publication and for a travelling exhibition in 2010-11. Scheurer’s personal artwork is held in private collections from Cincinnati to Sydney, Australia.

Faraway Eyes is presented by Michael Lowe Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Using Photography. See Main FOTO/Michael Lowe Gallery

Photo: Michael Scheurer, Faraway Eyes, (detail), 2011, single-channel video still, variable dimensions, Courtesy of the Artist and Michael Lowe, Cincinnati

Misfits With Cameras

Photography Show

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Arnold’s Bar and Grill, 210 East 8th Street (2nd floor), Cincinnati, OH 45202, (513) 421-6234

The club’s October exhibition features the work of Bill Fultz, Lisa Sullivan, Dan Justes, Mandy Tudor, Kevin Fishel, and Dave Fishwick. 

An award-winning photographer with placements in all three Capture Cincinnati coffee table books, Fultz’s work focuses on waterfalls, landscape, and the cityscape. Sullivan is a professional freelance photographer, with work in portraiture and landscapes published in Chicago and Cincinnati. Dan Justes and Mandy Tudor collaborate as Justes & Tudor Photography; restaurants and businesses around Cincinnati regularly exhibit their images. Fishel is a Getty Images Contributing Artist and a promotional photographer for Roto-Rooter, as well as a portrait and event photographer.  Fishwick work recording the urban scene and his macro photography garner national attention.

Established in 2009 by Bill Fultz and Lisa Sullivan, Misfits with Cameras serves the local community as an outlet for photographers and photography enthusiasts alike. Since January 2010 the group features monthly photography shows of members’ work at the historic Arnold's Bar & Gril.  
Photo: William H. Futz II, The Grate and the Watercolors, (detail), 2008, digital print, 8 x 10 inches, Courtesy of the Artist

Ruptures and Reclamations, Photographs of the BP and Enbridge Oil Spills by John Ganis

Park + Vine

1202 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
Sunday 10 AM–5:00 PM

September 28–October 21

Exhibition Reception
Friday September 28, 6 pm–10 pm

The color photographs of John Ganis are drawn from a larger body of work documenting the effects of two major oil spills that occurred in 2010. BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore well exploded on April 20, 2010 spilling oil in the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of over 2 million gallons of oil a day. The well was capped in late July. Recognized as the worst environmental disaster in American history, its devastating effects will be felt for decades to come.

July 25, 2010 a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners, carrying heavy oil sands crude from Canada between Gary Indiana and Sarnia, Ontario ruptured. The result was the largest pipeline spill in the midwestern United States, pumping almost a million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River near Marshall Michigan.

Ganis’s photographs are a personal documentation of these events. The spills and other unforeseen effects of human activity serve as harsh reminders of the real cost of nonrenewable resources and the incalculable consequences of environmental negligence. The content of the photographs expand their scope beyond their immediate subject matter and refer to the larger context of today’s environmental crisis.

Photo: John Ganis, BP Spill, Oiled Booms Barataria Bay, Grand Isle, LA, (detail), 2010, digital print, 20 x 25 inches, Courtesy of the Artist