Exhibitions & Events
SOS ART invites you to “Poems on Peace and justice” on December 2 & 3, at the Essex Studios (Missio Dei Gathering Space), an event organized in partnership with Aaron Kent, DIY Printing and the Essex Studios ArtWalks. Each evening Greater Cincinnati poets will read, in 10 minute slots, some of their own poems pertaining to a given theme of peace and justice, also poems on the same theme by another poet of their choice. Please see related information in the invite below.
SOS ART YOUTH 2023 Exhibition & Art Event
I. VISUAL ART
Visual Artists will complete the Artist Submission Form aligned to the Visual Art Component of the event. The Artist Submission Forms can be accessed here: Individual Entry Form orGroup/Class Entry Form.
Entry forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 20th, 2023.
Preparation of Artwork for Exhibition:
- 1 to 3 artworks can be submitted by any youth.
- Work should be either matted or backed for the exhibition (either on matt board, cardboard, or sturdy paper).
- The Artist Submission Form should be attached to the back of the image at a minimum.
- Batiks and other fibers must be ready to hang by an attached rod, wire, or string included.
- 3D Artworks should be ready for display. The artist will need to provide their own display materials.
- Do not send framed artwork.
Artwork Drop Off for Visual Art: January 25th, 2023 from 4:30-8:30 pm and February 1st, 2023 from 4:30-8:30 pm.
Artwork Pick Up will take place after the show closes on February 19th, 2023 or may be picked up by teachers at a later date and time.
II. PERFORMANCE EVENTS
Artists of other Performance disciplines (i.e. spoken word/poetry, dramatic performance, dance, musical, etc.) will complete the Performance Event Submission Form accessed here: Performance Event Entry Form.
All submissions, grades K-12, will be considered and all works will be included provided they adhere to the themes of Peace and Justice of the show and space permits.
Artworks will also be posted on the SOS ART website. To see works from previous SOS ART exhibitions, please see Publications on the SOS ART website: www.sosartcincinnati.com. For curriculum integration ideas, please join the SOS ART Youth Resources Facebook Group. If you need additional information, have questions, or suggestions, please contact Jamie Schorsch at email@example.com
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“Greater Cincinnati Religious Peacemakers”, written by Saad Ghosn and featuring 38 individuals from Greater Cincinnati who belong to more than 25 religious denominations and whose faith serves as a promoter for their actions toward peace and justice, has been published a year ago by SOS ART.
The actions and paths of these Religious Peacemakers are inspirational and remind us that truly living one’s faith and not only following blindly the institutional religion contributes to unity, and non-divisiveness, toward justice and a better world.
“InsideOut: An Affirming Epiphany” has been published by SOS ART over a year ago. It consists of Self-Portraits by Transgender individuals with responsive Poems by Greater Cincinnati Poets. The book was a collaboration between SOS ART and Jay DeFazio, Inside Out.
“Printed Voices from Czechia” documents the exhibit of prints by Czech printmakers organized by SOS ART in Cincinnati, July-September 2022. It consists of 121 prints, in various printmaking techniques, by 31 Czech artists who reflect on their social and cultural reality. A succinct biography of the artists as well as pictures of their artworks and their accompanying statements are included.
“For A Better World 2022”, the 19th year book of Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice by Greater Cincinnati Artists, has been published by SOS ART. It includes poems by 93 local poets and drawings by 40 local visual artists, all on the themes of peace and justice.
“Human Rights” Portfolio of Woodcut Prints
by Artists from Oaxaca and Cincinnati
Voices from Czechia, 2022
“Voices from Czechia”, after Oaxaca/Mexico and Lebanon, was the 3rd “Voices from…” organized by SOS ART and curated by Saad Ghosn, its President. Its intent was to share with the Cincinnati audience artworks which reflected the social and cultural reality of Czech printmakers. The show comprised 121 prints of various printmaking techniques, by 31 Czech artists, emerging or well established, young and old, a couple already dead. It took place at Kennedy Heights Arts Center and was accompanied by a Czech cultural and a Czech movie mini-festivals. It was hoped that the exhibit and its accompanying activities would contribute, within the Cincinnati community, to cultural exchange and enrichment, promoting cross cultural understanding and appreciation; also to illustrating the power of art as a contributor to a universal better world. In case you were not able to see the show in person, please watch the video below that documented it.
Race & the City Art Event, May 14, 2022
Please watch the short video below summarizing and highlighting the May 14, 2022, “Race & the City Art Event”, organized by SOS ART, and in which took part 14 local poets, 40 local visual artists and 2 local performing groups, each adding their own artistic response to one of the chapters of the book “Race and the City: Work, Community, and Protest in Cincinnati, 1820-1970”, edited by Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. Participating in the event were also the editor and 2 of the authors, Charles F. Casey-Leininger and Nancy Bertaux.
You can also watch the video documenting the entirety of the event here.
SOS ART Retrospective 2016-2020
If you did not have a chance to visit the show please watch the video below documenting the show and including the mini interviews of 60 participating artists.
Calls to Artists and Online Exhibits
are posted in the sidebar to the right
Article by Saad Ghosn