An added bonus to the unique atmosphere of this holiday show is a free print of Harper’s creation “Little Sipper”. This print comes free with any purchase of a Harper print.
“Little Sipper” Charley Harper
The hovering ruby-throated hummingbird nips nectar from a morning glory, enjoying a breakfast beverage, a motionless in-flight meal, the power of the flower. These hummers beat their wings as fast as 53 times per second to hold their bills still for sipping.
Some people look back fondly at old love letters, or in some cases emails, to reminisce about time gone by. Now just imagine that sketches, lithographs, oil paintings, charcoal drawings, and everything in between captured your romance. That is the reality for the dynamic duo of Charley and Edie Harper.
The relics of their partnerships are on display for the ‘Harper Ever After’ exhibit at The Cincinnati Art Academy. These artifacts include humorous early drawings by both Edie and Charley from their days at the school.
The subject matter gets much darker with the sketches from the recently graduated Charley after he was sent off to the battlefields of WWII. These rarely seen sketches and letters follow him through Europe and back home including his view of a bombed out church and valentines sent to Edie who was waiting stateside.
The rest of the exhibition follows a much brighter trajectory as they traveled across America and explored the unique habitats and rituals of numerous animals and ecosystems. Even capturing their own growing family with a portrait of their son Brett.
Looking back on the expansive body of work the Harpers created over their lifetime is truly inspiring. The ‘Harper Forever’ exhibit will run until November 1st 2013 and The Art Academy of Cincinnati galleries are open M-F 9am-9pm.
Here at Fabulous Frames & Art, we know that winter is closing in on us. Today, we’d like to show you the delicate lines and bright colors of serigraphs by Cincinnati artist Brett Harper. We think they’re the perfect antidote to winter gloom! Brett is the son of renowned Modern artists Charley and Edie Harper, and a talented artist in his own right.
Here at Fabulous Frames & Art in Cincinnati, in addition to custom-framing, we sell a vast selection of prints as well, and we sometimes see common themes in the work of our artists. Today, let's take a look at one of those themes — music — in the prints of Charley Harper, Grant Nelson, and Brett Harper.
The March 2011 issue of HouseTrends Magazine features the Modern Cincinnati home of Charley Harper, his wife Edie and their son Brett, which was designed by local architect Rudy Hermes and built in 1956. It’s a rare peek into the iconic live/work compound of a very creative family, which was designed in harmony with its natural surroundings.
It is downright fabulous to be included in the 2011 Cincinnati Design Guide, recently published on Design*Sponge, one of the most inspiring design blogs. Thanks to Grace, Maya, Alli, and Sean for putting together a great guide filled with the many amazing things that Cincinnati has to offer!