April 24th: Party with Pissarro at the Barn 6:30pm
Join us the night before Dr. Brettell's lecture for a fabulous French party at the Barn!
• Enjoy Provençal cuisine from La Petite Pierre
• Dessert, Appletinis & fine wines
• Live music by Faux Frenchmen
• "Swing" under the Apple tree in the Loft ... on a real swing
• "Get Creative Photo Booth" will capture the moment
• To reserve your "Party with Pissarro" tickets for April 24th, click here.
All proceeds to benefit programming at the Barn including the Brettell Lecture Series
April 25th: Brettell Lecture at the Taft Museum of Art
"Pissarro's Apple Pickers: Daily Life after the Revolution"
Special Lecture by Richard R. Brettell, Ph.D.
Founding Director, The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History and the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair, University of Texas at Dallas
Presented by the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation
in partnership with the Taft Museum of Art
supported in part by a grant from ArtsWave
Lecture at 2pm on April 25, 2015 at the Taft Museum of Art - Register Here (registration opens Jan. 2)
(don't wait - last year the lecture sold out quickly)
Place: Luther Hall, Taft Museum of Art (316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202)
Camille Pissarro, Apple Harvest, 1888, Oil on canvas, Overall: 24 x 29 1/8 in.
(60.96 x 73.98 cm), Dallas Museum of Art, Munger Fund (1955.17.M)
This is the website of:
The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center (The Barn)
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.
We offer classes and workshops here at the Barn in a wide array of media and subjects. New classes are featured here. To view the classes calendar, click on the green "Classes" bar at right. To view only classes in specific media, click on the associated bar (i.e. watercolor, oils, etc.) "Special" classes include floral arrangement, monoprinting, yoga...any class that doesn't fit in the broader categories.
We give our sincere thanks to ArtsWave for their award of $3500 toward purchasing audience seating for the Loft project "Kids Aloft". Currently, cultural performances take place in the Gallery, where the stage usually takes up 50% of the space and seats only 80 people. The Loft, the large and currently unused space on the second floor of the Barn, can accommodate up to 250 seated audience members. This will be the future site of performances by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Madcap Puppets, Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Opera and other outreach touring shows...thanks, ArtsWave, for providing comfortable seating for all!
The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed by the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati to convert the former Resthaven Barn in Mariemont as a community arts center, the Woman's Art Club Cultural Center. The Foundation maintains and operates the Barn and raises funds for its continuing development. Currently the Foundation's most urgent project is to convert the Loft (second floor of the Barn) into a usable, flexible space for classes, performances, and events.
In 2014, great strides were made in developing the Loft. The area was brought into compliance with the fire code; the former opening for storing hay was closed up (with original flooring borrowed from a storage area); a mishmash of wooden and steel posts were encased in handsome wood to support event lighting and electrical outlets. Water damaged sections of the roof will be structurally repaired and the original fir floors will be refinished in December. But it's not all work and no play - the Loft was the site of of a life-size recreation of Van Gogh's "Bedroom at Arles" as part of the Brettell Lecture reception in April; historical exhibits and crafts for kids as part of Macy's "Arts Sampler"; and a spooky decorated pumpkin gallery during Artoberfest.
In 2015, funds from the Helen G, Henry F, & Louise Tuechter Dornette Foundation will go towards a new access door to the Tack Room on the first floor, windows to replace the existing hatches, and the creation of a storage area/future furnace room.
Come and enjoy this early spring exhibition showcasing artwork by the Brush & Palette Painters in March.
All are welcome to the opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 29.
The Brush & Palette Painters will be giving live artist demonstrations from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, as part of Macy’s Arts Sampler at the Barn in Mariemont.
These members of The Cincinnati Brush & Palette Painters will have work on view: Nancy Nordloh Neville, Mary Jean Weber and Sue Grier show at the Pendleton Design Center. Neville is also at the Madeira Trading Co. and Weber at Newport on the Levy.
Mary Beth Dowlin and Joy Kashdan Glaser show at Bello at 1995 Madison Road in O’Bryonville. Barbara Pask displays her work at Gallery 42 and the Artist’s Lounge in Mason. Nancy Achberger has a studio at Loveland Studio’s on Main.
Current members of the group include Adele Garneret, a founding member, Nathalie Gerberick, Susan Grier, Kathi Blake, Laurie Arshonsky, Nancy Achberger, Martha Carmody, Joy Kashdan Glaser, Sue Helbling, Mary Beth Dowlin, Nancy Nordloh Neville, Mary Jean Weber, Helene Fondacaro and Barbara Pask.
For more information call Joy Kashdan Glaser at 513-793-0308.