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Open Studios tomorrow 12p - 3p! (Saturday 10/30)

Today we met with the two artists who will be holding open studios in conjunction with The State of Matter glass exhibition tomorrow. And as always, Jim Hazel of HazelGlas and Margot Gotoff of Gotoff Studios were great fun …plus, both were excited to be opening their studios up to the public.

So tomorrow, in our last day of programming, please stop by HazelGlas (4150 Hamilton Ave) and Gotoff Studios (1546 Knowlton Ave) from 12p - 3p to get a rare glimpse into two established artists' studios. Margot will be showing her unique techniques of transforming clay sculptures into glass, while Jim Hazel will be demonstrating his extremely specialized capabilities in glass blowing and lathe-working.

All three of our other venues will be open from 10a - 4p as well …and following, will be our final flame-working demonstration by Michael Goodman at Prairie (4035 Hamilton Ave -- above Take the Cake).

Addresses and our schedule can be found here. And a short cam-phone-video-clip of some of what Jim…

Our First Bit of Press

Thanks again to The Cincinnati Enquirer for the mention...



Thanks again Cincinnati...

We'd like to send a BIG "Thank You!" to the writers and staff of The Cincinnati Enquirer for publishing our event (w/a color picture) in the Weekend Section of the newspaper. It looks amazing!

Below, is the poster for The State of Matter …our event that kicks off this weekend with LIVE glass blowing and a multiple venue exhibition.

So please find a date or two, to come out and enjoy what glass media has to offer.

The State of Matter is approaching

parProjects is hosting it's first major exhibition & week of events …and the date is quickly approaching!

Have you marked your calendars for October 23rd - October 30th, 2010 yet??

The State of Matter (Map and Directions)

The map for our art-walk/week of events is finally here! The RED circles represent where gallery spaces and events will be taking place. And below the map, you'll be able to find directions (to Jacob Hoffner Park) from various points surrounding The Greater Cincinnati Metro Area.
Click HERE for the schedule of events.


To Jacob Hoffner Park (4104 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223):
From points north -- on I-75 South. -01.Take exit 6 for Mitchell Ave toward St Bernard (0.3 mi) -02. Turn right at W Mitchell Ave (0.2 mi) -03.Turn left at Spring Grove Ave (1.1 mi) -04.Slight right to stay on Spring Grove Ave (0.3 mi) -05.Keep straight onto Blue Rock Jacob Hoffner Park will be on your right after crossing Hamilton Ave
From points south -- via I-71 North
-01. Merge onto I-75 North Entering Ohio (22.5 mi) -02.Take exit 4 to merge onto I-74 W/US-27 N/US-52 W toward Indianapolis (0.5 mi) -03.Take exit 19 toward Elmore St/Spring Grove Ave (0.2 mi) -04.Merge onto Powers St (0.1 mi) -05. Turn lef…

The State of Matter (press release)

parProjects presents: The State of Matter
October 23rd – October 30th (the three-venue exhibition and week of events)
October 23rd – November 23rd (the month-long showcase at Prairie)
On Saturday, October 23rd, 2010, parProjects will kick off a week of events revolving around the medium of glass. The three-venue exhibition will be presented in Cincinnati's Northside community and will feature live glass blowing, flame working demos, artist talks and open studios. All of the programming is intended to highlight glass-media as a true art form.
The initial exhibition will be explored in three venues — Prairie (gallery), our BEI Container Gallery Space and Hoffner Lodge — which are all located in the Northside Business District surrounding Hoffner Park.
The sculptures of Cincinnati and regional artists will examine and explore the variety of ways glass is used in contemporary art. Their work ranges from traditional to unconventional use of media and their level of experience ranges from em…

The State of Matter schedule of events

Below is the current schedule of events for our upcoming exhibition The State of Matter.

We're excited about this opportunity and look forward to seeing all of you who can make it out to Northside!

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Participating Venues
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Prairie - 4035 Hamilton Ave (2nd Floor)
The BEI Container Gallery - 4046 Hamilton Ave (in back)
Hoffner Lodge - 4122 Hamilton Ave (2nd Flr. above Post Office)
Happen Inc. - 4201 Hamilton Ave

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Schedule of events
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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
+ 12p - 4p: Live Glass Blowing @ Hoffner Park
+ 12p - 6p: Family oriented viewing @ Prairie
+ 6p - 10p: Grand Opening Gallery Walk @ All Venues

Sunday, October 24th, 2010
+ 1p - 5p: All Venues Open
+ 2p - 4p: Flame-working demo @ Prairie

Prairie open Tuesday, October 26th: 10a - 6p.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
+ 10a - 6p: Prairie Open
+ 4p - 7:30p: The Northside Farmers Market (…

The State of Matter kicks off 10/23/2010

More details are coming soon. Please subscribe and/or check back often.
Thanks again for all the support. None of this would be possible without YOU!

The Inspiration...

Our journey continues with an image.

Images from The Northside House

The initial success of The Northside House, our eclectic gallery space, which was nestled comfortably in the Northside community of Cincinnati is one of the main reasons we stay motivated to push on. We understand our value as a group and now know we have the talents to pull off great events that not only support the arts, but support ideas of community through creative outreach.

Below is a slideshow containing images from our inaugural event.

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Articles that were written about The Northside House can also be found at:
+ http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-21324-on-the-house.html
(via City Beat)

+ http://www.soapboxmedia.com/devnews/0713northsidehouse.aspx
(via Soap Box Media)