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.
It’s our signature line.
The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati "Signature Member" Show and Sale is upon us. February 12-28 marks the date that some of the region’s most accomplished artists will present their work at the Barn for public viewing and for purchase. New this year to the club’s highest level of recognition is Mary Louise Holt, Judith Reed, Kathryn Al-Lamadani and Angie Meehan. Judges awards "Signature" status to those member artists who have demonstrated consistency in one area of fine art by presenting four-framed pieces and a statement of intent. Opening Reception: Friday February 12 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Closing Reception: Sunday February 28 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The exhibit will be open Saturday, February 13 through Saturday February 27. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. On weekends 1:00 PM to 4 PM.
Thanks to another generous grant from the Mariemont Preservation Foundation, we have a great new series of family fun events for the 2015-2016 season! The idea is to take just one Saturday morning a month, and enjoy arts together with the special children in your life. Sponsorship from MPF makes this possible for only $5 per person. Here's the lineup - click on any of the sessions below for complete information! All programs start at 10:30am. You can register and prepay online at https://thebarn.cincyregister.com/MPF2015.
February 20: "Under the Bonsai Tree" with MadCap Puppets.
Welcome to the wonderful world of the bonsai tree! When it’s time for Ko, a little beetle, to say goodbye to the safety and comfort under the bonsai, he must confront his fears of leaving the only home he has ever known. His caretaker, a tiny old woman named Hachi, reveals how strength and courage can come from the humblest of creatures. her captivating tales from the far east show Ko that even the power of dragons and emperors can be no match for the smallest and unlikeliest heroes. Stories include: The Magic Cooking Pot, Three Samurai Cats and Emperor and the Dragons.
March 19: "Chamber Music for Kids" with Ensemble Fioratura
April 30: "The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi" Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
May 21: "The Joy of Zentangle" with teaching artist Joy Ritter