Friday, October 29, 2010

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 Hazel does is below.
Thanks and enjoy!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

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.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The BEI Shipping Container Gallery has arrived!!

The alternative gallery space (which will compliment Prairie and Hoffner Lodge for The State of Matter exhibition) is 8.5 feet wide, 45 feet long and is equipped with built in lighting ...hanging from the containers 10 foot ceiling.

Please enjoy our excitement!



We hope to see you soon.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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??

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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 left at Apple St (0.3 mi)
-06. Turn right at Blue Rock St
Jacob Hoffner Park will be on your left at the Hamilton Ave Intersection

From points west -- via I-74 East

Take exit 18 for Beekman St toward US-27 N/Colerain Ave (0.2 mi)
-01. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Beekman St (0.2 mi)
-02. Turn left at Beekman St (0.4 mi)
-03. Turn right at Colerain Ave (0.3 mi)
-04. Slight left at Blue Rock St (0.3 mi)
Jacob Hoffner Park will be on your left at the Hamilton Ave Intersection

Participating "Week-of-Events" Venues (October 23rd - October 30th)

Prairie - 4035 Hamilton Ave (2nd Floor above Take The Cake)
(show up through November 23rd)
The BEI Shipping Container Gallery - 4046 Hamilton Ave (behind Slims/Vout)
Hoffner Lodge - 4122 Hamilton Ave (2nd Floor above Post Office)
Happen Inc. - 4201 Hamilton Ave

Open Studios (12pm - 3pm on October 30th)

w/ Margot Gotoff @ Gotoff Studios - 1546 Knowlton Avenue
w/ James Hazel @ HazelGlas - 4150 Hamilton Avenue
(glass blowing demo #2)

Friday, October 8, 2010

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 emerging to established. Several artists involved are featured from Neusole Glassworks (Cincinnati), while the others operate out of a number of other Midwestern glass facilities.

Internationally recognized artist and Cincinnati native Margot Gotoff leads the exhibition with her unique techniques in glass casting. In addition, the other featured artists — John Capps (Louisville, KY), Zach Compton (Cincinnati, OH), Mike Davis (Cincinnati, OH), Brian Engel (Pittsburgh, PA), Jason Forck (Pittsburgh, PA), Michael Goodman (Cincinnati, OH), Doni Hatz (Cincinnati, OH), Zachary Herrmann (Cincinnati, OH), Jamie Payne (Cincinnati, OH), Scott Percival (Chicago, IL), and Jared Rosenacker (Cincinnati, OH) — help to represent glass art as a whole. The twelve artists will show a cross-section of various ways glass can be manipulated, including traditional glass blowing, sculptural glass blowing, flame working, mixed media and casting.

Our title, The State of Matter, is derived from the literal description of glass itself as a substance. In scientific terms, glass is suspended between a liquid and solid state. And from this standpoint, the week strives to illustrate both the beauty of the making-process as well as the magic of the substance …which is actually frozen in space.

Essentially, we are pulling a community and city together for an array of good times which will officially start with four hours of glass blowing in Hoffner Park on Saturday, October 23rd. During the week, we will take viewers on an artistic journey into the seductive media of glass and processes that have gone unchanged for several thousand years.

This is the new beginning for parProjects. We are a professional group of artists & educators operating at a curatorial capacity in conjunction with galleries, local businesses and organizations in order to bridge communities together through creative projects.

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!

Participating Venues

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

Schedule of events
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 (open)
+ 4p - 7:30p: All Venues Open

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
+ 10a - 6p: Prairie Open
+ 5p - 7:45p: All Venues open
+ 8p - 10p: parProjects model unveiling & film screening @Happen Inc.

Prairie open Friday, October 29th, 2010: 10a - 6p.

Saturday, October 30th, 2010:
+ 10a - 4p: All Venues Open
+ 12p - 3p: Open Studio w/Margot Gotoff @ 1546 Knowlton Avenue
+ 12p - 3p: Open Studio w/HazelGlas @ 415o Hamilton Avenue
+ 4p - 6p: Flame-working demo @Prairie

Additional programming will be taking place at and Hoffner park (10/23), HazelGlas (TBD), and Thunder-Sky Inc. (10/29) ...all located along Hamilton Ave.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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!