If you missed the Valentine to Nature show at the Cincinnati Nature Center last winter, you can see much of the work on display at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center show, Naturally Inspired.
If you did see the Nature Center show, come to the new one anyway. There are many new and different works by CBAS members. The change in exhibition space makes for an entirely new-to-you show. Naturally Inspired is much larger, with plenty more wall space for non-book art.
The range is impressive. I had to look up words such as collagraph and kozo. This is usually the case for any CBAS show — everyone comes at book arts from a different perspective. Members are photographers, bookbinders, painters, textile artists, sculptors, weavers, writers, poets, paper makers, etc. This is a unique combination of talents you won’t find anywhere else in town.
A cool thing about the opening was that many of the artists were present. They answered questions and discussed the history of CBAS. If you missed it, fear not — the show runs thru June 2.
“Crossroads” by Mary Jo Flamm-Miller
“Elephant Walk” by Judy Folkenburg
“Grow” by Cecie Chewning
“Leaf” by Anne Skove
“Soar Portfolio” by Carol Lang