UC Blue Ash Hosts an Appetizing Art Exhibit
The exhibit features paintings, photographs and multimedia displays that highlight all types of food. The exhibit is on display every Thursday through Saturday in October.
Date: 10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: Pete Gemmer
Phone: (513) 936-1632
It could be the perfect appetizer for art lovers or anyone who enjoys food. The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is hosting the food-themed art exhibit Food for Thought
throughout October as part of the college’s Arts & Humanities month celebrations.
The exhibit features paintings, sculptures and multi-media displays that highlight all types of food, from meats to cheeses to fruit. It includes the works of local and national food artists, such as Mike Geno, who is based in Philadelphia.
“This show puts the spotlight on a theme that you don’t see very often in the world of art, but it is growing in popularity,” said Professor John Wolfer, Chair of the Art & Visual Communication Department at UC Blue Ash and coordinator of the Food for Thought
exhibit. “The images and attention to detail are beautiful. I hope this type of art continues to get more exposure.”
Professor Wolfer’s interest in food-themed art began when he was a teenager working in his father’s butcher shop on Cincinnati's West Side. His first painting on the subject was a big porterhouse steak, complete with the marbling and different shades of color. “It was more interesting than the other things I was painting,” he says. Professor Wolfer has presented his work and earned awards at art exhibits across the U.S.Food for Thought
is on display in the Annex Gallery on the UC Blue Ash Campus from 1–4 p.m. every Thursday through Saturday in October. The Annex is former Blue Ash Schoolhouse, located at the corner of Plainfield and Cooper roads in Blue Ash, across the road from the main portion of the college campus.
Arts & Humanities month at UC Blue Ash features a wide range of events that include poetry readings, book signings by recently published professors, and a Community Conversations presentation by Barry Estabrook, author of Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
. His presentation takes place on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. on the UC Blue Ash campus. UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in more than 60 programs and degrees. Tuition is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio. To learn more, call (513) 745-5600, visit us online at www.ucblueash.edu, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.