Cincinnati Public Schools City-Wide Art Exhibition 2015
This annual exhibition of artwork from kindergarten through 12th-grade students includes drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Students compete across the school district for the privilege of exhibiting their work. The pieces are then judged by local artists and art teachers, with awards given to the top students. The exhibit will be on view in the atrium of the Main Library from March 14 through April 19 and is presented in partnership with the Cincinnati Public Schools.
Artists and Authors Unite
The exhibit, which runs through March 29 in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room, showcases an extensive collection of works compiled by George Macy, who revolutionized the art of fine book making when he established the Limited Editions Club in 1929. He offered subscribers visually exquisite limited editions of literary classics featuring original illustrations by artists including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Norman Rockwell, and Grant Wood. All are signed by the illustrator. Among the books on display are:
- Poor Richard: The Almanac for the Years 1733–1758 by Richard Saunders (Benjamin Franklin). Reprinted in 1964, illustrated by Normal Rockwell. One of only 1500 copies.
- Lysistrata by Aristophanes, reprinted in 1934 and illustrated by Pablo Picasso. One of 1500 copies.
- Cathay: Poem after Li Po by Ezra Pound, reprinted in 1992, including seven color woodcuts by Francesco Clements. One of only 300 copies
- Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul by Maya Angelou, published in 2003, illustrated by Dean Mitchell. One of only 400 copies, signed by Mitchell and Wynton Marsalis, who produced an original jazz composition to accompany the book.
For additional information about any of the exhibits listed, please call our Programs & Exhibits Coordinator at 513-369-6944.