Renowned Cincinnati artist C.F. Payne had the honor of creating the official poster for the 2012 World Choir Games, currently being held in our beautiful city. Featuring performers of many nationalities before a background of Queen City landmarks, rendered in his distinctive style, it simultaneously represents local and international pride, sportsmanship and camaraderie. Kudos to one of our favorite Cincinnatians for accepting and surpassing such an important challenge.
Cincinnati has officially welcomed the Seventh World Choir Games. Although the Opening Ceremonies were held last night (to the tune of more than 11,500 spectators), the competitive action starts today! Choirs from 22 states and even more countries will compete in more than 23 categories over the next ten days. We are excited to be located in the midst of all of the action, which affords us the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world. Check back often, as we continue to blog about this once-in-a-lifetime event!
* Cincinnati is the first American location of the games, which are held every two years. How cool is that?
Charley Harper is definitely happening in 2012! The write-ups and accolades are spilling forth almost faster than we can document them for you! Here are the latest verbal and visual tributes to the timeless master. Enjoy!
- A-Line Magazine: LOVE BUGS by Zachary Petit
- Modernism Magazine: Go Fish: The Dish on Charley Harper by Jessica Flores Garcia
Attention all Charley Harper fans! If you have ever wondered how great artists evolve from childhood novices into skilful, world-renowned professionals, then ‘Charley Harper: A Birds Eye View’ is for you. The DAAP Galleries, at the University of Cincinnati, in tandem with the Charley Harper Studio, has mounted this comprehensive retrospective exhibit of the late legend’s works. It will take you through every phase of his career, with the earliest pieces dating back to his West Virginia youth. Information for this must-see show is listed below.
Fabulous Frames & Art is a family-owned custom frame shop and print gallery with five locations in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. We are the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper, and also carry the work of his wife Edie Harper, their son Brett Harper, and other artists including John Ruthven, G. Harvey, John Stobart, Mort Kunstler, Michael Blaser, and Charles Frace, among many others.