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Opening Reception - Resilience Through Clay: Community Exhibition with Vibrancy Fellow Erika NJ Allen

Presented by Kennedy Heights Arts Center at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Cincinnati OH

Feb 10 2024
Opening Reception - Resilience Through Clay: Community Exhibition with Vibrancy Fellow Erika NJ Allen

"Empathy," Erika NJ Allen, 2023 Stoneware, underglaze, white gold luster 16”x14”

Exhibition of ceramic works created by community workshop participants led by Vibrancy Fellow Erika NJ Allen, alongside her own artworks.

Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, February 10 from 6-8 pm including a brief discussion with Erika and participants at 6:30 pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments served.
From September 2023 through January 2024, multi-disciplinary artist Erika NJ Allen conducted a series of workshops with community members, with each month focusing on a particular theme: empathy, unity, equity, and diversity. Erika is the latest recipient of the Vibrancy Fellowship at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, a program designed to empower emerging artists to take risks and explore new creative challenges while deeply engaging with the community.

Erika’s journey is one marked by creativity and resilience, and her story is a testament to the transformative power of art. The monthly workshop themes hold a mirror to the community and society at large, offering participants an opportunity to engage deeply with these concepts through artistic expression. Erika believes that art can instigate curiosity, nurture kinship, and expand knowledge, and these workshops are a testament to that belief.

This exhibition features the ceramic works from all the workshop participants, as well as a body of work created by Erika NJ Allen during her five-month Vibrancy Fellowship.

Image: Empathy, Erika NJ Allen, 2023
Stoneware, underglaze, white gold luster

Statement: “First piece created for the “Resilience Through Clay” workshop series, made possible by the Vibrancy Fellowship from @khartscenter .
Throughout the series of workshops, we have been looking into the essence of community, translating themes such as empathy, unity, equity and diversity through clay. Additionally, we have been exploring the nuance language of color to convey these powerful messages.

I chose pink for empathy. “


Free Admission

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Additional time info:

Brief remarks by Erika NJ Allen and participants starting at 6:30 pm

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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6546 Montgomery Rd , Cincinnati, OH 45213

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