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Local artist headed for international New York sculpture exhibition

The exhibition, edge, which opened June 13 at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, will be ending July 31, 2015, for all artists involved with the exception of local artist Nathaniel A. Foley.

Foley, one of four artists displayed within the edge exhibition,  will be closing his portion of the exhibition on Friday, July 25 in order to participate in the Kingston Sculpture Biennial in Kingston, New York. This show is an every-other-year event in which artists create public art pieces to be displayed in the summer and fall seasons in various locations.

The 2015 Biennial will be on view August 1 through October 31. The Biennial encouraged submission of some large scale sculptures since there are some locations with major exposure that will be especially conducive to that kind of work.

The Fitton Center enthusiastically supports Foley, whose sculptures hint at both majestic and destructive qualities of the machinery of flight, for his acceptance into this prestigious show.

Supporting local art and local artists is important to the Fitton Center. Foley participating in this show allows him to share his talent with others outside of the Ohio community. If you haven’t had the opportunity to view this remarkable exhibition, please do so.

Other artists in the show include:

  • Paula Baumann’s intricate hand-dyed dimensional silk forms translate an appreciation for the subtlety and fragility of nature.  (Hamilton, Ohio)
  • Robin Dru Germany’s large mesmerizing photographic prints reveal life on either side of the line between water and land.  (Slaton, Texas)
  • Michelle Podgorski’s large botanical watercolor paintings focus on the constant cycles and adaptations that occur in nature despite human interference and sometimes because of it.  (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Photo: F-105 Thunderchief, Mixed Media, 2012, by Nathaniel A. Foley


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‘edge’ Exhibition Hints at Danger

Through painting, photography, sculpture and dimensional silk, works by four artists reveal the advantage of adaptation and realms on the brink of danger in an exhibition titled edge at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. This exhibition opens June 13 and is on view through July 31, 2015.

Paula Baumann’s intricate hand-dyed dimensional silk forms (see featured image) translate an appreciation for the subtlety and fragility of nature.  (Hamilton, Ohio)

Sculptures by Nathaniel A. Foley hint at both majestic and destructive qualities of the machinery of flight.  (Hamilton, Ohio)

Robin Dru Germany’s large mesmerizing photographic prints reveal life on either side of the line between water and land.  (Slaton, Texas)

Michelle Podgorski’s large botanical watercolor paintings focus on the constant cycles and adaptations that occur in nature despite human interference and sometimes because of it.  (Lowell, North Carolina)

The opening reception for edge is Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 5 -7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Our exhibition receptions include an hors d’oeuvres buffet, with wine and beer. Emerging musicians provide Gallery Gigs during these celebrations where exhibiting artists are often present to discuss their art and ideas with you.

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Alive After Five

Downtown businesses have banded together for the first Alive After Five, now set for 5 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.

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Participating businesses include ALL8UP, Art OFF Symmes, Community Design Alliance, Plaza One Grille at the Marriott, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton Central Y, The Lane Libraries Community Technology Center, Miami University Hamilton Downtown, Pop Revolution Gallery, Ryans Tavern, Sara’s House, True West Coffee Downtown.

A quick rundown of activities:

Ryans Tavern will host the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance from 6 to 7:30 pm during the event and will have representatives from Small Town Brewery‘s Not Your Father’s Root Beer from 5 to 8 pm. Ryan’s will offer happy hour pricing from 5 to 9 pm and will feature a number of their signature Hamilton drinks, including The Artini – a mixture of Kahlua, Irish cream, vodka, milk and chocolate syrup, drizzled with raspberry and chocolate syrup.

Pop Revolution Gallery  feature a new art exhibit opening upstairs featuring artist Matthew Obreski and it will be the first opening for their new Hamilton Artist Lounge downstairs with guest artist Creations by Aaron Willoughby. Musician Eric Loy will be playing from 5 to 9 pm. Pop Revolution has plans for outside their space, too, featuring street art with Brooklyn artist Martian code, games, and glitter tattoos for the kids.

True West Downtown will have performances by Evan Vossman and the duet Sebrina during the Alive After 5 event. Come check out these great performers!

Sara’s House will be giving away sample swag bags during the Alive After 5 event, while supplies last.

During the event, the Fitton Center for Creative Arts will have guest artists creating chalk art and will have chalk art activities that people can make and take with them. They will be located in front of the Rentschler building at the corner of High St. and Second St. Fun for all ages!

All8Up will have $5 hoagies.

The Lane Tech Center will be doing 3D printing in Journal Square

Plaza One Grille will be having $3 craft beer and $5 well drinks and an appetizer special.

The YMCA  be up in the grassy area on the corner of Second and High streets with a 9 square game, music and Y information.

Miami University Downtown will feature local author Richard O Jones presenting Yesterday’s News from 7 to 8 p.m. The topic will be “After the Calm: A Spate of Bluebeards.”  After going nearly two decades without a capital murder case, Hamilton witnessed a string of brutal spouse slayings starting in 1903.

CLICK HERE to check for Alive After Five updates and activities as they are added …


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TONIGHT! Dave Bennett entertains at Fitton Center

Michigan clarinetist Dave Bennett is an authentic musical prodigy (totally self-taught) who brings to life the classic sound and music of Benny Goodman with incredible technique, style, beauty of tone and naturalness. Join us as Dave Bennett entertains guests in the beautiful Carruthers Signature Ballroom at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Dave is truly a “young phenom,” and has performed in over thirty-five US States and Canada and has appeared with thirty orchestras for “pops” shows. Bennett has made a great impression on several of Benny Goodman’s famous band members: vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and pianist Dick Hyman all strongly endorse Dave Bennett as “the closest ever” to Goodman’s sound and style.

This performance is part of the EntertainmentPlus! Series. A reception of beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres is included in your ticket price. The post-performance reception is sponsored by MillerCoors. The season beverage sponsor is G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.

The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. To reserve your seats, call 513-863-8873 ext. 110 or visit our website, www.fittoncenter.org.

 


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Young clarinetist phenom Dave Bennett entertains at Fitton Center

Michigan clarinetist Dave Bennett is an authentic musical prodigy (totally self-taught) who brings to life the classic sound and music of Benny Goodman with incredible technique, style, beauty of tone and naturalness. Join us as Dave Bennett entertains guests in the beautiful Carruthers Signature Ballroom at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Dave is truly a “young phenom,” and has performed in over thirty-five US States and Canada and has appeared with thirty orchestras for “pops” shows. Bennett has made a great impression on several of Benny Goodman’s famous band members: vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and pianist Dick Hyman all strongly endorse Dave Bennett as “the closest ever” to Goodman’s sound and style.

This performance is part of the EntertainmentPlus! Series. A reception of beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres is included in your ticket price. The post-performance reception is sponsored by MillerCoors. The season beverage sponsor is G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.

The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. To reserve your seats, call 513-863-8873 ext. 110 or visit our website, www.fittoncenter.org.

 


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Jonathan Kingham to entertain at the Fitton Center

With a soothing blend of folk, pop, country and jazz, Jonathan Kingham usually comes armed with a huge tub of Red Vines, a quick freestyle wit, and has become a favorite on the circuit. The Fitton Center is excited for Jonathan Kingham to perform as part of the nLIVEn series on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in the beautiful Carruthers Signature Ballroom.

In his first few years on the scene, Jonathan quickly developed into a seasoned performer while sharing the stage with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, Michael McDonald, Doug Stone, Vanessa Carlton, and Jonathan Brooke. He has toured with such diverse acts as Julio Iglesias Jr. and currently plays keyboard and steel guitar for Toad the Wet Sprocket.


The nLIVEn series is being presented to engage a new audience through a unique type of music and will offer a laid-back vibe, a flowing cash bar and an environment where attendees can move around and mingle during the performance. Plus, included with your admission are two COMPLIMENTARY beer/wine tickets and light appetizers.

This event is sponsored by Kathy and Chris Monnin. The series catering sponsor is Two Women in a Kitchen and the season beverage sponsor is G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.

The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. To reserve your seats, call 513-863-8873 ext. 110 or visit our website, www.fittoncenter.org.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts would like to extend its gratitude to ArtsWave, the Hamilton Community Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council for their support.