Westheimer Gallery FIRST FRIDAYS
The Art of Creating a Great Friday Night
So, what’s on your schedule most Friday nights?
A quick burger on your way home from work…
Pizza and Netflix consumed from the comfort of your couch…
Both perfectly good options… until they stop being options and become “the only things I do on a Friday night”. Maybe once a month, a different Friday night would be a welcome change.
On the first Friday of the month the Westheimer Gallery in downtown Sharonville hosts a party and a new art exhibition. Join us for a reception that’s free and open to the public. Come view spectacular art, meet the artist(s), mingle with friends and enjoy complimentary wine and nibbles. First Friday events are from 6-8pm and are designed to be the starting point of your great Friday night.
Art and Photography Near and Far
Opening: October 4, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Exhibition: October 4 – October 26, 2019
Thanks to our generous
First Friday and October Gallery sponsor,
Ison Management Group
Spend an evening at the Westheimer Gallery soon – connect and engage with others in an appreciation for diverse art forms, cultures and perspectives. And on Monday when someone asks you what you did over the weekend, start your answer with “I had a great Friday night at this little gallery….”
Interested In Displaying Your Art In The Westheimer Gallery?
The Beauty of Light and Shadow
Nate Flanagan, took an enviable leap of faith, Nate quit a normal 9-5 job to follow his passion and fulfill his dream. Nate paints daily in his own studio, creating oil paintings reminiscent of the great Masters.
Opening: March 1, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Exhibition: March 1 – March 30, 2019
Opening: April 5, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Exhibition: April 5 – April 27, 2019
Maria was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1960. She loved drawing as a little girl and always used to help her friends with their artwork in school. Her aunt Clotilde, was one of her inspirations growing up as she often watched her create arts and crafts, but she especially loved her oil paintings. She grew up to study Architecture and Graphic design, but decided to broaden her horizons in the art field through sketching, photography, serigraphy, lithography, oil painting, etc during her studies. Throughout the years she’s kept herself busy, always learning new art styles having worked with ceramics, pottery, metal embossing and even sculptures. However, oil painting has been a part of her artistic expression throughout most of her artistic career, both as an artist and as a teacher.Due to the political situation in Venezuela, she found herself living between Venezuela and Spain until she finally moved to Cincinnati in 2016, where she began a new chapter in her book. In Cincinnati, she not only starts a new life, but a new artistic transformation that portrays her inspiration in this new stage in her life.
Juli Cady Ryan was born and raised on LaPorte Farm in northwestern Indiana. She first encountered mental illness growing up with her mother. At age 37 when her children’s struggles began, she found she needed an outlet for her own feelings and started painting with acrylics. Juli uses her and her family’s experiences to create whimsical pieces filled with color and hope. She wants to be a voice for those suffering with mental illness, and those who care for and support them.
Opening: May 3, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Exhibition: May 3 – May 25, 2019
IT’S NOT OVER . . . YET
Opening: June 7, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Exhibition: June 7 – June 29, 2019
The SCAC’s June Exhibition in the Westheimer Gallery is “It’s Not Over Yet” by Samantha Amoroso. A recent graduate of UC’s MFA program, Samantha uses her art to aid in her recovery from a traumatic accident.
“The digital prints of my drawings speak to the fuzzy and clouded environment I had found myself in. The ill-defined static spaces are reminiscent of my internal and external uncertainty. Within the field of the digital texture, some rendered objects come into and out of focus. I hope that through my artwork, people will be able to speak candidly to me about their own trauma — a burden shared is a burden halved. Slowly being open with others has truly helped and I think having open conversations about trauma takes some of the stigma away from it.” -Samantha Amoroso
Princeton Young Artist’s Invitational
Princeton High School
Opening: August 2, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Exhibition: August 2 – August 24, 2019
The Sharonville Cultural Arts Center’s Westheimer Gallery is proud to present the Second Annual Princeton Young Artists Invitational, an exhibition with works of art representing more than 25 students from a host of disciplines including photography, paint, drawing and ceramics.
“Princeton City schools is a great supporter of the arts,” says Lindsay Holliday, one of the art teachers inspiring young artists at Princeton High School. “We would like to thank our Superintendent (SCAC board member Tom Burton) for his support of the Arts and for sponsoring the event. Our Visual Arts program is so strong and continues to grow. We have art teachers at each Princeton elementary school. There are three teachers at the middle school and six Art Teachers at the high school. This allows PCSD to offer Visual Arts experiences for all of our students at different levels throughout the district”
Art North 2018 Winner
Opening: September 6, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Exhibition: September 6 – September 28, 2019