Below are images from part 1 of our "Movement!" exhibition
at Clifton Cultural Arts Center. Please enjoy:
If you haven't seen the exhibition in person yet, we'll be having our final reception and night of PERFORMANCES Saturday, July 23rd from 6PM - 9PM @ CCAC (3711 Clifton Ave.) ...and hope to see you soon.
If you’re not familiar with us, hello, we’re Professional Artistic Research Projects Incorporated. We’re a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The cool kids, and everyone else for that matter, call us PAR-Projects — pronounced / pär ˈpräjˌekts / — and we’ve been creating experimental art experiences throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since 2010. If you're already familiar with PAR-, hello again! New to us or not, we hope you'll lend us a few moments to get through this post. Our goal is simple: We'd like to get reacquainted. A lot is going on with our growing organization so, as Executive Director, there's no better time to reintroduce ourselves. And if all goes well, this will become an annual address — a progress report of sorts. Back to the basics though: Our mission is to help empower community in the arts. As educators, we provide weekend workshops & multi-week classes, related to career development & skills training. A…
Headquarters for the Northside Summer Market is going to be hoppin! The day will include live music, food trucks and a beer garden stocked by Urban Artifact. Music begins at 3pm and lasts until 8pm. Check out the set list as well as this video of The Tigerlilies - Live at MOTR Pub in Cincinnati.
So "more" arts education, huh? This is a question we field from time to time when some learn we’re rolling out applied arts educational programming at PAR-Projects.
What we’re up to is not just “more” arts education; but if it were, just more arts education would be great. It's indeed needed ...throughout the city ...throughout the country for that matter. Few would argue we have an abundance of creative thinkers and creative problem solvers. Original & creative thought is simply becoming harder to find, especially outside of affluent communities. That said, and like most things we do, PAR- Education is a little different from the norm. Our biggest goal is to create and support career pathways in the visual arts. Therefore, instead of teaching more traditional classes (e.g. painting, drawing, and crafts), we’re focussing on applied arts education. And by definition, “applied arts are arts in which objects are designed or created in order to be used rather than simply to…