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Fotofocus – Cincinnati

AFBSFBF Gad, 2012, Animation Still, 25 x 17”. Courtesy of the Artist and theWestonArtGallery

 Focusing on Photography

©  Becky  Linhardt  2012

 Looking beyond the already rich arts traditions within our region, Cincinnati photographers, gallery owners, museums and other public institutions have organized an expansive event related to the fine art of imaging – FOTOFOCUS. With a multiple week regional series of exhibitions, events, and lectures at more than 70 venues at major museums, galleries and universities, FOTOFOCUS is setting a high standard with the inaugural  program – scheduled to be a biennial arts powerhouse.

  

Imperfect Apple, Summer, Aomori Prefecture, Jane Alden Stevens – Landscapes of the Mind: Metaphor, Archetype, and Symbol 1971-2012 at the YWCA Women’s Art Gallery

 Scheduled for the month of October, with some exhibitions extending to the end of the year, the diversity of images and photographic styles is astounding. Most exhibitions can be viewed FREE of charge at some point during the month and public bus tours of Cincinnatiart galleries have been organized. FOTOFOCUS has attracted and is a sponsor for Continuum, the 2012 Society of Educators Regional Conference. On the national level, attention is being generated with a New York Times insert and by the high quality of the images, the reputation of the photographers, and curiosity about the arts scene in Cincinnati.

  

Libation to the Gods, Judi Parks, Landscapes of the Mind: Metaphor, Archetype, and Symbol 1971-2012 at the YWCA Women’sArtGallery

Educators, collectors, academics, students, and the lovers of all forms of photography are being offered a tempting buffet of images, concepts and ideas that is sure to stimulate discussion and spark creativity in ways that will enrich this year’s FOTOFOCUS events and those in 2014 and into the future. We are talking excitement here, inCincinnati, my home town. It will be a busy month for me – so much to see! Visit the FOTOFOCUS web site for more information, lots of information.

 www.fotofocuscincinnati.org 

For information about other regional attractions: www.CincinnatiUSA.com

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