2 Events – One night
#1 – We did it – we actually herded cats!
All 12 of our remarkable hometown artists will be here tonight for their opening. Please join us and see their world-class work and celebrate Miller Gallery Day!
JOHN AGNEW: Dayton-born, this award winning artist applies his great technical skills–and passion for nature and science–to meticulous, photorealistic paintings of wildlife and nature.
DAVID MICHAEL BECK: Careful executions of his keen observation, Beck’s narrative landscapes, often of Ohio, are a focus of more recent years as he moves away from a very successful career as an illustrator.
TOM BLUEMLEIN: A recent past-President of the American Impressionist Society and the Cincinnati Art Club, Bluemlein’s classic impressionist landscapes feature locations across the United States and Europe.
PAM FOLSOM: Using a palette knife, Pam Folsom, conjures landscapes and cityscapes–mainly of Ohio and the Florida Keys–with an inherent joyous energy, both in mood and color palette.
STEPHEN GEDDES (Sculptor): During his 30 years as a product sculptor in the toy industry (including prototypes of action figures for Star Wars) Geddes has also worked as a fine artist, carving the quirky and unusual in wood.
ADAM HAYWARD: Raised on a wine farm in rural Ohio, the impact and influence of open spaces and nature, particularly trees, has always been profound for Hayward, heightened by his awareness from a young age, of the works of American icon, Maxfield Parrish.
ROB JEFFERSON: Best known for his small, very detailed, story-telling, black and white paintings, Jefferson has more recently become fascinated with exploring–and painting–the sculptural form of scrapped motor vehicles.
DALE LAMSON: A well-known graphic designer, Lamson revels in his fairly recent return to figurative painting, creating playful, provocative, sensual imagery that is bold in color and concept.
OBER-RAE STARR LIVINGSTONE: It is the brilliance of his colors that make the vibrant, yet ethereal, landscapes of this artist really stand out in a crowd: dramatic and tranquil all at once.
DEBORAH MORRISSEY-McGOFF: Her intriguing compositions and concepts with their elements of surrealism entice the viewer to unravel, imagine, or create the stories that lie within.
JONATHAN QUEEN: Nationally collected, Queen is a story-teller, telling stories with toys in meticulously rendered still life paintings with a heightened sense of realism.
RONDLE WEST (Sculptor): Often bold in color, always monochromatic, with both seductive and unnerving elements, West’s assemblage sculptures are like mini-stage performances, telling their own individual stories to each viewer.
February 22 6-8 PM
#2 – 2/22 – MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION:
6:30 PM presentation 2/22/2013 at the gallery
A highlight of the opening celebration of
ART CINCINNATI: A Splash of Local Color,
will be a presentation by Cincinnati City Councilman P.G Sittenfeld at 6:30 pm to gallery owners Laura Miller Gleason and Gary Gleason.
The Proclamation, signed by Mayor Mark Mallory proclaims this date as Miller Gallery Day
- for recognition of the Gallery’s 53 years in business
- for being continuously owned and operated by the same family
- for its contribution to the fostering of an appreciation of fine art
- for being the oldest fine art gallery in the city
Can’t wait for tonight – We have cake and bubbly!