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Third Space Gallery’s first show brings together local artists on the idea of belonging – exploring identity, culture, place, and systems that shape community. The exhibition will run from March 26th to April 30th, 2022.
“On Belonging,” Third Space Gallery’s inaugural exhibition is a celebration and acknowledgment of the many ways BIPOC artists are exploring ideas and questions of belonging. This show includes perspectives from 12 local artists whose works express a diverse view of what it means to belong. From what it means to fit within an identity, culture, or place, to the effects of exclusion and marginalization. The way we understand the feeling of belonging is shaped by who we are just as much as by what we’ve seen. This feeling is often difficult to describe from the outside, but can be beautiful and warm when you’re on the inside. Belonging to a place, an identity, a community, or a culture is necessary to our human experience. When that sense of belonging is taken away, it is often painful and sows divide. “On Belonging” brings together a diverse group of artists, and celebrates each expression of belonging so that we can build a more welcoming and vibrant community.
Through this exhibition and forthcoming programs, we are highlighting experiences that often go overlooked. Third Space Gallery is founded on the goal to promote a welcome and open community for artists and creatives that are otherwise marginalized. We will also focus on fostering an open and safe environment for all artists and visitors. Our mission as a gallery is to provide a safe space for BIPOC artists and creatives, promote open discussion, and have community engagement on our own terms.
Third Space Gallery is a community space and gallery located in Camp Washington that supports and highlights BIPOC artists in Cincinnati. Their first exhibition, “On Belonging,” opens on March 26th, 2022 and includes works by Michael Coppage, Xia Zhang, Emily Hanako Momohara, Julia O. Bianco, Jesse Ly, Migiwa Orimo, Asa Featherstone, BATRES GILVIN, Stephanie Cuyubamba Kong, Anissa Lewis, and Kara Yeomans.
Third Space Gallery received one of ArtsWave’s 2022 Black and Brown Artist project grants, with support from the City of Cincinnati, Duke Energy, Macy’s, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, and Hard Rock Casino.
ArtsWave, a nonprofit serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region, is the engine for the arts. Strong funding for the arts has allowed Cincinnati’s arts and culture scene to become a national draw and regional asset, creating a wave of economic and community benefits. Each year, ArtsWave supports the work of over 150 arts organizations, school outreach programs, festivals, community centers, neighborhoods and various collaborations through impact-based grants. In 2022, ArtsWave awarded 22 Black and Brown Artist Grants to projects like this one that that explore the themes of “truth and reconciliation.” Funding comes from ArtsWave in partnership with the City of Cincinnati, Duke Energy, Macy’s, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Hard Rock Casino. You can support efforts like these by making a gift to ArtsWave at artswave.org/give.
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Third Space Gallery is located at 2868 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225.
2868 Colerain Ave.