Daily Events in the Wessel Gallery
Founders’ Week
a Demonstration by Tom Bluemlein
“I follow what I call ‘the golden rule’ of painting. I only paint what interests me. This is being in nature.” – Tom Bluemlein. This quote defines the ethos of Kentucky native and Impressionist painter Tom Bluemlein, who has spent his 30-year career creating works that are not only beautiful depictions of nature, but also give the viewer the feeling of the landscape. His unique style uses bold colors and treats a canvas in a way that is similar to a quilt-maker, arranging the brush strokes, then rubbing the edges to blend or “stitch” the colors together.
Tom is a Signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club
Over the course of 16 months I spent hundreds of hours in the hall and took more than 10,000 photographs. Through the Lens: It’s a story about a beautiful old building and what happened after the musicians, singers and dancers left: when the principal player onstage was the hall itself. This is Music Hall’s story, the way I heard and saw it.
DeVere Burt draws artistic inspiration from an academic and professional background in the natural sciences that focuses on landscapes, and endangered vertebrates. Recently he combined these two interests with a life long interest in John James Audubon’s amazing accomplishments. Burt has created and produced for exhibition and tour, “Audubon’s River”, a portfolio of 56 paintings inspired by Audubon’s life.
Additional information foundersweek@cincinnatiartclub.com
Additional information
A demonstration by David Mueller
For sometime now, I have been wanting to expand my brick and mortar classes to be available on-line. On and off for twenty years plus, I have been teaching a weekly course of what I call Sophisticated Fundamentals. I believe that they are valuable tools for the newer artist to the more developed artist. I teach in a cumulative, layered fashion adding "skins of the onion" one onto the next, building an overall package of significant and detailed information for the traditional artist.
A fantastic raffle basket was included at all events
A fantastic raffle basket was included at all events
A fantastic raffle basket will be included at all events
A fantastic raffle basket will be included at all events
A fantastic raffle basket will be included at all events
A fantastic raffle basket will be included at all events
A fantastic raffle basket will be included at all events
A fantastic raffle basket will be included at all events
Sunday March 8, 1:30 PM
Open to the public - by Reservations Doors open at 11:00
For a Masterful Demonstration with a ballet dancer model
Wednesday March 11 11:00 - 3:00PM
Demonstration at 1:00
MaryBeth Karaus
There were close to 40 people who made reservations and thoroughly enjoyed a catered lunch and an exciting demonstration by one of Cincinnati’s premier artists. About MaryBeth After concentration for years in watercolor, she began studying oil painting, beginning with a workshop with respected artist Dan Gerhartz in 2004. In 2006 she won the Top Award of Excellence from the juried exhibition of the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. Over the last ten years, her work was accepted into the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition seven times, and she was awarded status of Signature Member of OPA in 2015 2017 also included the Impressionist Honorable Mention at the National Show for her “Fragile Morning” piece. She was very honored to be asked to be a demo artist for the 2017 National Convention.
served at 12:00
Lunch provided by Chef’s Choice
Refreshments furnished by - Setsuko LeCroix
Thursday March 12 - 11:00 - 3:00PM a presentation by David Day, Vanishing Cincinnati
David Day is a local Cincinnati artist who specializes in historically accurate prints of landmarks in and around the greater Cincinnati region. Vanishing Cincinnati is less a lament for what has been lost than it is a celebration of what remains and a clarion call for preservation and continuity. The images and stories here reconnect us with the city’s century of greatness, from 1850 to 1950.
The city’s extraordinary diversity of architecture, old and new, side by side, brings the fourth dimension of time into an equation that ennobles and enriches the Queen City. Barbara & David Day’s free- hand drawings in Vanishing Cincinnati breathe fresh life into the idea that careful preservation of these venerable structures brings longevity and cultural richness to the heart of the city.
Presentation at 1:00
served at 12:00
Although the crowd was light as it was the day the Govenor made the first order of restrictions due to the spreading coronavirus, David and Barbara provided a magical look at the history of Cincinnati, enjoyed by all!
To be Sponsored by Bud Light & Bud Light Seltzer
Featuring the
A party at the Club - Great Art & Cool JAZZ
Portrait of Elizabeth Boott: by Frank Duveneck 1886
A Special Invitation
In Celebration of Founders’ Week, a fascinating presentation of art and love "Dear Lizzie" by Linda Crank
"Dear Lizzie" The love of Frank Duveneck Raised abroad in the picturesque country of Italy, the daughter of Bostonian high society parents, Elizabeth Lyman Boott fell in love with a penniless but gifted and charming artist, Frank Duveneck. Their story of love, tragedy and artistic achievement make this riveting story one you'll not want to miss!
Presentation by Matthew Zory Preservation of Music Hall -
Matthew Zory is the Assistant Principal Bass of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A note From Matt: I’ve had the great fortune to make my living playing the bass on Music Hall’s stage for more than two decades.
a presentation on the history of the Museum Center and it’s relation to the Audubon Society, presented by DeVere Burt
Lunch was to be provided provided by LaRosa’s
Unfortunate Cancellations After the opening reception there promised to be a series of demonstrations and presentations for which many had made reservations and given donations for attending, Because of the developments around the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the gathering restrictions ordered by Gov. Mike DeWine, we had to cancel the remaining six scheduled events of our Founders' Week celebration. At sometime in the future we will complete the canceled programs and honor the previously made reservations. We thank you for your understanding and your support.
Tom’s painting will be auction at a later date
https://www.marybethkaraus.com/
Lunch provided by Chef’s Choice
From this point forward the following programs had to be canceled Our hope is to reschedule them at a future date.
At the Cincinnati Art Club’s Wessel Gallery
From a musician’s perspective, I’m intimately familiar with two sides of Music Hall: the inelegant world behind the scenes and the crystal and velvet view from the stage. With the building’s historic renovation, I realized I had a rare opportunity to see Music Hall from another vantage. Not as a musician, but as a photographer.
Daily events held in the Wessel Gallery
Sunday March 8 1:30 Demonstration - by Tom Post - with a ballet dancer model Refreshments furnished by - Setsuko LeCroix
Wednesday March 11 11:00 - 3:00PM 1:00 Demonstration - MaryBeth Karaus
After concentration for years in watercolor, she began studying oil painting, beginning with a workshop with respected artist Dan Gerhartz in 2004. In 2006 she won the Top Award of Excellence from the juried exhibition of the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. Over the last ten years, her work was accepted into the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition seven times, and she was awarded status of Signature Member of OPA in 2015
Thursday March 12 11:00 - 3:00PM a presentation by David Day, Vanishing Cincinnati
David Day is a local Cincinnati artist who specializes in historically accurate prints of landmarks in and around the greater Cincinnati region. Vanishing Cincinnati is less a lament for what has been lost than it is a celebration of what remains and a clarion call for preservation and continuity. The images and stories here reconnect us with the city’s century of greatness, from 1850 to 1950. The city’s extraordinary diversity of architecture, old and new, side by side, brings the fourth dimension of time into an equation that ennobles and enriches the Queen City. Barbara & David Day’s free- hand drawings in Vanishing Cincinnati breathe fresh life into the idea that careful preservation of these venerable structures brings longevity and cultural richness to the heart of the city.
A Demonstration by Tom Bluemlein -
“I follow what I call ‘the golden rule’ of painting. I only paint what interests me. This is being in nature.” – Tom Bluemlein. This quote defines the ethos of Kentucky native and Impressionist painter Tom Bluemlein, who has spent his 30-year career creating works that are not only beautiful depictions of nature, but also give the viewer the feeling of the landscape. His unique style uses bold colors and treats a canvas in a way that is similar to a quilt- maker, arranging the brush strokes, then rubbing the edges to blend or “stitch” the colors together.
Tom is a Signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club
A Presentation by Matthew Zory - Preservation of Music Hall
Matthew Zory is the Assistant Principal Bass of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A note From Matt: I’ve had the great fortune to make my living playing the bass on Music Hall’s stage for more than two decades.
From a musician’s perspective, I’m intimately familiar with two sides of Music Hall: the inelegant world behind the scenes and the crystal and velvet view from the stage. With the building’s historic renovation, I realized I had a rare opportunity to see Music Hall from another vantage. Not as a musician, but as a photographer. Over the course of 16 months I spent hundreds of hours in the hall and took more than 10,000 photographs. Through the Lens: It’s a story about a beautiful old building and what happened after the musicians, singers and dancers left: when the principal player onstage was the hall itself. This is Music Hall’s story, the way I heard and saw it.
A Presentation by Linda Crank
Linda is a Signature Member of the Cincinnati Art Club, and a gifted artist. She brings us a fascinating presentation of art and love.
"Dear Lizzie" Raised abroad in the picturesque country of Italy, the daughter of Bostonian high society parents, Elizabeth Lyman Boott fell in love with a penniless but gifted and charming artist, Frank Duveneck. Their story of love, tragedy and artistic achievement make this riveting story one you'll not want to miss!
A presentation by DeVere Burt - History of the Museum Center and relationship to the Audubon Society.
DeVere Burt draws artistic inspiration from an academic and professional background in the natural sciences that focuses on landscapes, and endangered vertebrates. Recently he combined these two interests with a life long interest in John James Audubon’s amazing accomplishments. Burt has created and produced for exhibition and tour, “Audubon’s River”, a portfolio of 56 paintings inspired by Audubon’s life.
Additional information coming soon
Additional information and reservations request coming soon
A demonstration by David Mueller
For sometime now, I have been wanting to expand my brick and mortar classes to be available on-line. On and off for twenty years plus, I have been teaching a weekly course of what I call Sophisticated Fundamentals. I believe that they are valuable tools for the newer artist to the more developed artist. I teach in a cumulative, layered fashion adding "skins of the onion" one onto the next, building an overall package of significant and detailed information for the traditional artist.
Open to the public free of charge 3:00-5:00pm
Open to the public free of charge 3:00-5:00pm
Open to the public free of charge 3:00-5:00pm
Demonstration at 1:00
served at 12:00
Lunch
Presentation at 1:00
served at 12:00
Lunch
A fantastic raffle basket will be included at all events
To be sponsored by Bud Light & Bud Light Seltzer
Featuring the
Unfortunate Cancellations After the opening reception there promised to be a series of demonstrations and presentations for which many had made reservations and given donations for attending, Because of the developments around the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the gathering restrictions ordered by Gov. Mike DeWine, we had to cancel the remaining six scheduled events of our Founders' Week celebration. At sometime in the future we will complete the canceled programs and honor the previously made reservations. We thank you for your understanding and your support.
Tom is a signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club and his paintings are in the personal collection of various notable collectors. His work has been shown at the Cincinnati Nature Center, Homerama and numerous galleries. Tom works primarily in oils because of the versatility and freedom it offers.
There were close to 40 people who made reservations and thoroughly enjoyed a catered lunch and an exciting demonstration by one of Cincinnati’s premier artists.
Although the crowd was light as it was the day the Govenor made the first order of restrictions due to the spreading coronavirus, David and Barbara provided a magical look at the history of Cincinnati, enjoyed by all!
From this point forward the following programs had to be canceled. Our hope is to reschedule them at a future date.