The Barn and The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati
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The Barn — The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center
The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati (The Club)
The Club was founded in 1892 by 19 women artists, in response to the Cincinnati Art Club’s refusal to accept female members. Today The Club is more than 250 women strong and is the oldest Woman’s Art Club operating without interruption in the United States. A bit of history: In 1992, our centennial year, The Club moved to its first permanent address at the Pendleton Art Center.
Then, in 2006, in order to raise funds to restore the Resthaven Barn in Mariemont as a Cultural Center, The Club created the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation (The Foundation). The Barn currently provides space for art instruction, art exhibits, artists’ studios, meetings and events. The Barn continues to be maintained and operated by The Foundation as a State of Ohio Cultural Facility serving men, women, and children of the Greater Cincinnati Area.
A question commonly asked is, "Do I have to be a member to take classes or attend cultural events at the Barn?". No, you do not have to "join" or pay membership fees for all the wonderful art classes & programming we have to offer. We are an Ohio Cultural Arts Center open to all.
Art is more than what meets the eye — do you see what we see?
Come find out. Meet the Artists — Thursday & Friday, December 8 & 9 | 6 - 8:30 PM
Debbie Davis, Charlie Florentino, Lindsay Rorick, Marie Smith, and Doug Welsh
Exhibition continues through January 8, 2017 with limited gallery hours.
Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11 | 1 - 4 PM
Tuesday - Friday, December 13 - 16 | 10 AM - 2 PM
Saturday & Sunday, December 17 & 18 | 1 - 4 PM
Sunday, January 8 | 1 - 4 PM
Viewing by appointment also available — msmith@Studio7C-Artworks.com
Classes will take place as usual according to the calendar. The Office will reopen on Tuesday, January 3. Happy Holidays to all!
Make your New Year's resolution to "get smart about art" and join us for Art Flix at the Barn, a series of movies about art and artists hosted by Dave Laug. Each month, artist and educator Dave Laug selects a movie or documentary about artists, art collecting or art history from his vast movie archives. Dave is your host for the evening, providing the introduction, a scintillating post-movie discussion, and fantastic door prizes. Enjoy light refreshments while mixing and mingling with fellow art-lovers before the movie starts. The big Barn doors open at 6:30 pm and the film will start at 7:00pm. FREE ADMISSIOIN. Donations accepted in support of The Loft Improvement Project at The Barn.
Reserve your seat(s) HERE
Walkins welcome, preregistration helps us know how many chairs to set up!.
Click on the movie titles below to read about it on IMDB.
January 12: "Art & Craft" (2014) - What's it take to catch a fake? "When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con" (IMDb).
"Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn’t in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop. ART AND CRAFT starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity—but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose." (Click here to view official site & trailer, source of above description).
Click on the titles below to read about the movie on IMDb (*Plot synopses from IMDb)
February 9: "Basquiat" (1996) "Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is "discovered" by Andy Warhol's art world and becomes a star. But success has a high price, and Basquiat pays with friendship, love, and eventually, his life." (IMDb)
March 9: "Georgia O'Keeffe" (2009) "Georgia O'Keeffe (Joan Allen) is a young painter in the 1910s, while Alfred Stieglitz (Jeremy Irons) is New York-based photographer and art impresario, who discovers her works. Later, when O'Keeffe discovers that her works are displayed at an art gallery without her permission, she confronts Stieglitz. However, he manages to charm her, and starts their 20-year relationship." (Wikipedia)
April 13: "Gauguin: The Full Story" (2003) "In 1903, on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas, a syphilitic and alcoholic Frenchman called Paul Gauguin died of a heart attack. At that point nobody realised the incredible impact Gauguin's work was to have on modern art." (IMDb)
May 11: "Frida Kahlo" (2002) "A biography of artist Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek), who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work." (IMDb)
Jun 8:"Local Color" (2006) "In 1974, a talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. This story is based on a real life experience." (IMDB, George Gallo)