creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization


ESSEX STUDIOS ART WALK (friday december 7th)

Manifest Drawing Center Studio Open House and Drawing Sale

On Friday, December 7th, Manifest's Drawing Center Studio will be open to the public during the Essex Studios Art Walk event.

Manifest staff will be on hand and light refreshments will be available.

The Drawing Center promotes, features, and explores drawing as a rich and culturally significant art form through the pursuit of scholarly activities. This studio is one aspect of that Mission. Three figure drawing sessions are offered in this space each week, serving approximately 36 participants, young and old. A new program of Open Critique will be added to the roster of offerings for fall term.

In addition to seeing a real-world studio environment where dozens of people share the pursuit of excellence in drawing the human figure, hundreds of drawings will also be on view. These will be left 'in situ' as they are during the weekly sessions. Fast, detailed, sketchy, gestural, exquisite, rough, and inspiring works will all be mingled together to reveal the vast culture of creativity these programs inspire.

This is Creative Research on display!

Hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studio (147-153) in the ESSEX Studios Complex in Walnut Hills (see map and directions below). The studio is a 1700 square-foot sky lit studio space.

DRAWING SALE (benefit):
Some works will be available for sale. These will be marked with a price and artist's name. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Manifest Drawing Center. Artists such as Trevor Ponder, Carrie Nixon, Robert Anderson, Emil Robinson, Jason Franz, Tim Parsley, Kevin Muente, Rebecca Weller, and more will have work available for the benefit. All purchases must be by cash or check.

Copies of Manifest Press publications will be available for sale at the Art Walk event as well. All proceeds from sales of publications directly benefit future Manifest Press projects.

Manifest's Drawing Center Studio at the Essex will be open 6-11p.m.

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The Manifest Drawing Center Studio is Funded By A Project Support Grant from:


Manifest's 15th season is funded in part by a grant from the Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by an impact grant from ArtsWave, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous contributions of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.

gallery hours:

tues-fri noon-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

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2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

drawing center map
4905 whetsel avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45227



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