Fox 19: Summerfair Cincinnati announces Emerging Artists winners

UC student recognized among student artists

Summerfair Cincinnati recently announced the winners of its annual Emerging Artists Awards. The local arts nonprofit selected 20 student-artist finalists with four winners.

Painting of a contemporary Black man as Jesus

"Jesus Christ, It's a Black Man!" by Alex Macon. Photo/summerfair.org

University of Cincinnati student Alex Macon won second place for his digital photography and multimedia work.

“...His [work] is very timely," said Summerfair Cincinnati Executive Director Jayne Utter. "His painting draws you in because he is looking right at you."

Macon is an interdisciplinary fine arts student at UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

“The artist’s use of subject matter, color choices and gentle humor crept up on me and quietly demanded that I look at the world from a new perspective,” one juror wrote.

Two other UC students, David Unthank and Margeaux Lim, are among the 20 finalists.

The news was covered by Fox 19Cincinnati Business Courier and CityBeat.

Featured image at top: Collage of Emerging Artists' work/summerfair.org

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