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Friday September 30, 2022

Artist Logan Hicks will discuss his process and experience documenting the visual and emotional impact of lockdowns on New York City.

Saturday October 1, 2022

9am Breakfast

9:45am Opening Remarks by Mary Ellen Goeke, FotoFocus Executive Director

10am Introduction by Kevin Moore: Photographs are the Monuments of Our Online Visual Culture
Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator

10:30am Discussion of Images on which to build, 1970s–1990s
Moderated by: Ariel Goldberg, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Independent Writer and Curator, New York, NY, with panelists: JEB (Joan E. Biren), Photographer, Filmmaker, and Activist, Washington, D.C.; Lola Flash, Photographer, New York, NY; Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Co-coordinator, Lesbian Herstory Archives and Associate Dean, NYU Libraries, New York, NY; and Diana Solís, Photographer and Educator, Chicago, IL

11:30am Artist Talk by Ian Strange
Ian Strange, Transdisciplinary Artist, Perth, Australia

Noon Lunch Break

1pm Reading by Jason Allen-Paisant
Jason Allen-Paisant, Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

1:30pm Discussion of On The Line: Documents of Risk and Faith
Co-moderated by Makeda Best, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, and Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator, with artists: Mitch Epstein, Photographer, Holyoke, MA, and Xaviera Simmons, Artists, New York, NY

2:30pm Conversation with Baseera Khan and Ylinka Barotto
Ylinka Barotto, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Independent Curator, Houston, TX with Baseera Khan, Artist, New York, NY

3:30pm Keynote Lecture by Makeda Best, Devour the Land
Makeda Best, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Sunday October 2, 2022

12:45pm Opening Remarks by Mary Ellen Goeke, FotoFocus Executive Director, and Woodrow “Woody” Keown, Jr., President & Chief Operating Officer at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

1pm Reading by Deborah Willis on J.P. Ball
Deborah Willis, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, New York, NY

1:30pm Artist Talk by Myra Greene
Myra Greene, Artist and Photographer, Atlanta, GA

2pm Conversation with Tony Oursler and Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator, with Tony Oursler, Artist, New York, NY

3pm Discussion of 'Free As They Want to Be': Artists Committed to Memory
Co-moderated by Cheryl Finley, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Director of the Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History at Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, and Deborah Willis, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, New York, NY, with artists: Adama Delphine Fawundu, Artist and Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Brooklyn, NY, Wendel White, Distinguished Professor of Art & American Studies at Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, and TBC...

4pm Keynote Lecture by Jeff Orlowski-Yang
Jeff Orlowski-Yang, Director, Producer, and Cinematographer, Boulder, CO

Reception to follow

A conversation about Guennadi and Sasha Maslov’s photography practices and personal influences.

Robin Bell will give an artist talk to the public about his site-specific installation at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Monday October 3, 2022

Circum-Verdant’s curator, Emily Versoza, invites artists from the women’s photographic collective PhotograpHERS and other contributors to a conversation about the project.

Artist Talk includes discussion with dancers, videographers, and choreographers as well as the production team.

Tuesday October 4, 2022

Reception & Panel Discussion: Exploring the Historical Archive: How a Community of Users Can Give Different Perspectives for New Understandings. Britni Bicknaver (Artist/Educator), James DaMico (Archivist/Curator), and Larry Richmond (Mgr. Local History, Genealogy) discuss the impact of our historical visual archives on understanding collective moments.

An informal discussion with artist Michael Coppage, moderated by Kyle Inskeep of WLWT (Channel 5) about the exhibition American+.

Wednesday October 5, 2022

Join Shannon Eggleston, Executive Director of i.imagine, and participating photographers on a walking tour of Wildest Dreams.

An open discussion with Photography and Tenderness Curators Eliza Gregory and Lorena Molina.

Thursday October 6, 2022

Meet the artist on a tour of the exhibition with commentary from Patrick Wack regarding how the series was created.

Passport-holder exclusive. Pepper Stetler, Associate Professor of Art History and FotoFocus guest curator, will discuss the exhibition Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones.

MWSPE Conference Event: Gina Osterloh's photography and performance art present mark-making, the tracing of her own silhouette, and the body bound in reflective tape– in a quest to interrogate pre-conceived notions of identity. Gina Osterloh is an Assistant Professor of Art at The Ohio State University and her work is represented by Silverlens Galleries (Manila, Philippines) and Higher Pictures Generation (Brooklyn, New York).

Part of a film series, each screening is followed by a conversation between Mary Leonard and filmmakers or film scholars. Conversation followed by a reception.

Friday October 7, 2022

Saturday October 8, 2022

About the 2022 MWSPE Regional Conference: This year's theme highlights works concerned with the ebb and flow of social, political, and artistic trends and how these tropes and themes can return with differing focus and intensity. This conference and corresponding exhibitions focus on the incoming swell of ideas, explorations, and concerns of artists within the Midwest and how they see, process, and contextualize the recurrence and reemergence of social, political, and artistic tropes and trends in their own practices. In turn, this conference will serve as an artistic interpretation of world events / records from the perspective of artists from across the Midwest.

Opening reception will host new artworks and discussions about the project.

Join Local Eyes, a group of five Cincinnati-based photographers, as they discuss the exhibition theme and artwork selection.

Meet the artist on a tour of the exhibition with commentary from Tiffany Sutton on her creative process.

The Mount students who curated the photographs chosen for this exhibition will give a brief talk about how they went about making their choices of images.

Free and open to the public. Panel talk moderated by author Sergio Aguillón-Mata, featuring curators: Matt Distel, Esther Callahan, Daniel Fuller, Cameron Granger, and Tif Sigfrids for These Things Are Connected at The Carnegie, followed by a reception at 5pm.

Reception and talk for Natural Encounters will be held on Saturday October 8th, 5pm–9pm. The talk will highlight the travels and conservation efforts of Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen.

Diego Leclery will be present for the week of the opening.
BasketShop will also provide an interview with the artist through its podcast channel, Canary.

Free and open to the public. Reception and Talk for Liz Roberts: Post Blonde.

Sunday October 9, 2022

Wednesday October 12, 2022

Panel of featured photographers: Bruce Checefsky, Amber N. Ford, Lori Nix, Kathleen Gerber, and Bridget Murphy Milligan moderated by independent curator William Messer, co-curator of PhotOH.

Thursday October 13, 2022

The lecture talks about The Homeplace: Photographs From Historic African American Hamlets in Kentucky’s Inner Bluegrass Region and discusses the artist’s process and documentary work.

The lecture is at 4pm until 5pm at the Meyer's Gallery on the UC Main Campus. Paul Briol documented Cincinnati for several decades and the photographs in the exhibition were selected from the prints in the UC collection. Maureen France, photographer and Professor of Design at UC, will discuss Briol's work in the exhibition space.

Artist talk and opening reception of Mariquita “Micki” Davis’s Pacific Concrete.

Larry Brown and Tina Gutierrez share their creative journey and collaborative process, from the discovery of a particular photographic record to their expansive visual and narrative interpretations of that existential evidence.

Part of a film series, each screening is followed by a conversation between Mary Leonard and filmmakers or film scholars. Conversation followed by a reception.

Friday October 14, 2022

Hosted at opening at Antioch College with a panel discussion featuring the participating artists, with an interactive print/art trade between the visitors, students, and artists led by Asa Featherstone.

Saturday October 15, 2022

Join us for the Artist Talk for Matthew Zory: Bodies of Sand, Desert Rhythms exhibition.

Curator Jack Hall offers a biographical sketch of photographer Alice Cusson and explores his work curating the show.

Artist’s talk and walkthrough of the gallery, commenting on each photograph.

Join us to hear more about documenting Kentucky with Jack Gruber of Boyd’s Station, and Bill Burke, Bob Hower, and Ted Wathen of the Kentucky Documentary Project.

Artist Talk: Ryan Hill will discuss his concept, process, and love of photography amongst his work. Come enjoy an evening at Baker Hunt with refreshments.

Sunday October 16, 2022

Curator and guest speakers talk about the exhibition.

Hear from the Hughes High School and CCM Theatre Design and Production students about their creative process and technical realization.

Tuesday October 18, 2022

Artist, Virginia Kistler, will discuss her latest work, including her public art, and discuss how her profession as a designer has informed much of her process.

Wednesday October 19, 2022

Dr. Tom Lowell, Geologist, University of Cincinnati discusses the science of glacial melt against a backdrop of fascinating photographs from his research and exploration.

Thursday October 20, 2022

Critical Distance Exhibition Tour, Panel Discussion, and Reception with Jordanne Renner, Curator, and participating artists for Columbus Neighborhood Spotlight Day

Part of a film series, each screening is followed by a conversation between Mary Leonard and filmmakers or film scholars. Conversation followed by a reception.

Friday October 21, 2022

A talk with the exhibiting artists learning about their process, what inspires them, and what’s next for them.

The Summit Gallery opening reception features an immersive installation as well as additional works created during the Maidens’ year-long Summit Hotel residency. For the Artist Talk the artists behind the fictional group, Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running, discuss strategies and challenges related to their year-long residency at the Summit Hotel, and their work in general with a performance to follow.

Artist Talk: 6-7pm
Performance: 7:30-8pm

Saturday October 22, 2022

This panel discussion features local organizations specializing in the fields of reuse, recycling, and food waste, discussing ways people can work toward environmental sustainability.

Join a Museum Educator on Zoom for an interactive discussion of the major themes on view in American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs.

Artist Mark de Jong will discuss both the Swing House and Stair House.

Artists share their inspiration for featuring nature in their work as it relates to planet stewardship or their motivation for the creative pursuit of portraits that illuminate the human experience.

Artists share their inspiration for featuring nature in their work as it relates to planet stewardship or their motivation for the creative pursuit of portraits that illuminate the human experience.

Sunday October 23, 2022

Participating artists will discuss the exhibition and their experience of collaborating with the Flashes of Hope organization.

Wednesday October 26, 2022

P. J. Sturdevant Artist Talk, “Abstraction in Photography.” The artist will discuss his perspective on alternative photographic techniques.

Join artist Carlos Motta and art historian Ana María Reyes for a conversation on legacies of colonialism, transitional justice, reparations, and memorialization.

Thursday October 27, 2022

5:30 PM Reception, 6:15 PM Artist Talk. Photographer J. Miles Wolf discusses his work and process in bringing former Jewish community institutions to life and visits the gallery installation for informal conversation with attendees in the Mayerson Hall.

A remote artist talk open to all exhibiting artists and the public to invite discussion related to works on display and wider ideals surrounding contemporary art. A virtual artist talk inviting discussion related to the exhibition and wider ideas of contemporary art.

Subject checks in with the “stars” of some of the most significant documentaries of the past few decades – Capturing the Friedmans, Hoop Dreams, Minding the Gap, The Square, The Staircase, and The Wolfpack.

Part of a film series, each screening is followed by a conversation between Mary Leonard and filmmakers or film scholars. Conversation followed by a reception.

Friday October 28, 2022

Join Jenny Shives, Loveland Museum Center Curator, to Learn more about Nancy Ford Cones’s personal life and how her photographic work both reflected and directed her experiences.

The artist will be working with our students during the day. (demos and crits)
We are hoping to have her artist talk and reception that same night in our gallery/theater.

Centered on Slave to the Sirens, the Middle East’s first all-female metal band, Sirens follows the band’s founders and guitarists as they try to navigate staying bandmates and friends after their romantic relationship with each other has ended.

Saturday October 29, 2022

Examine the economic and cultural forces at play on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i through a kaleidoscopic collage of home movies from four generations of director Anthony Banua-Simon’s family, Clips from numerous Hollywood productions, and troves of found footage.

Filmmaker Jon-Sesrie Goff returns to the plot of South Carolina land that has been in his family since the 1860s to explore ideas of Black inheritance, generational wisdom and collective history.

Thursday November 3, 2022

Join guest curator Ashley Lumb for a discussion of the exhibition I Hear America Singing: Contemporary Photography from America. The talk will take place at Columbus Museum of Art on Broad Street.

Photographers Tina Gutierrez and Emily Momohara talk about the work featured in Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones ; Emily Everhart, Assistant Professor, Art Academy of Cincinnati, moderator.

Friday November 4, 2022

Wednesday November 9, 2022

Photographers Rick Conner and TJ Vissing describe their process and inspiration for their work displayed in Visions of Nature across Time and Place.

Saturday November 19, 2022

Curator Kent Krugh introduces a project inspired by artist Alyssa Salomon in which artists from four high schools turn trail camera images into a Community Gallery exhibition. Student artist Q&A.

Thursday December 1, 2022

A moderated conversation between artists J. Miles Wolf and Andrew Cenci exploring forgotten and unseen histories through photography.

Friday December 2, 2022

James Nares virtual conversation with The Contemporary Dayton Curator, Michael Goodson. Release date: Friday, December 2, 6 pm. Watch live at: https://vimeo.com/thecodayton

Thursday December 8, 2022

Join photographer J. Miles Wolf and Skirball Museum director Abby Schwartz for an informal light lunch and gallery walk and talk.

Wednesday January 18, 2023

Against the backdrop of the exhibition Jewish Cincinnati: A Photographic Record by J. Miles Wolf, enjoy an illustrated lecture by Skirball Museum director and exhibition curator Abby Schwartz about Cincinnati’s rich legacy of Jewish art and history. Visit the exhibition following the lecture with Schwartz and photographer J. Miles Wolf.