creative research gallery and drawing center
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Press Coverage

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Cincinnati CityBeat - Best of Cincinnati 2006

Voted SUPER PICK: Best Gallery with the Longest Name

Cincinnati CityBeat - Best of Cincinnati 2005

Voted Best Place to Enjoy Art and Get Educated Too


SEASON 5
(September 26, 2008 - August 7, 2009)

Inquietude: Installation by Petra Kralickova and Drawings from My Perspective by Kathy A. Moore
(September 25 - October 24, 2008)

Cincinnati CityBeat

CityBeat Recommends:
by Steve Rosen


Terra Firma
(November 7 - December 5, 2008)

Cincinnati Enquirer

Landscape Artists Also Survey the Soul
by Jackie Demaline

AEQAI Journal

Review of Terra Firma
by Jane Durrell

 

Contemporary Printmaking and Jason Urban: Wild Kingdom
(December 12, 2008 - January 9, 2009)

Cincinnati CityBeat

Manifest Gallery's Current Exhibitions Play Off Each Other Nicely
by Jane Durrell

"Noticing how individual works play off each other can give a new slant to looking at an exhibition, allowing you to think like a curator. Contemporary Printmaking at Manifest Gallery offers such a rewarding opportunity."


Cincinnati Enquirer

Printmaking's Role Thoroughly Examined
by Jackie Demaline

 

Mythography and Selections from the 4th International Drawing Annual
(March 6 - April 3, 2009)

Cincinnati CityBeat

CRITIC'S PICK
Telling stories through narrative art

by Jane Durrell


Cincinnati Enquirer

'Mythography' spins story many ways
by Jackie Demaline


AEQAI Journal

Creators and Destroyers: The Many Guises of Eve
by Selena Reder

 

 

SEASON 4
(September 28, 2007 - August 15, 2008)


Cincinnati Post

Manifest Destiny
by Jerry Stein
Extensive coverage of Manifest's fourth season schedule.


Manifest Gallery and Drawing Center spreading its wings
by Jerry Stein


The Artist's Magazine, October 2007 issue

Empowerment Galleries
by Daniel Brown, pgs. 43-47
"In fact, Manifest is like a smaller version of the Weston Gallery in the City's Aronoff Center, also known for its superior exhibitions and installations; both spaces reflect the impeccable standards of their respective directors...."

Thinking of starting your own gallery?
by Jason Franz, pg. 45


Cincinnati CityBeat

To Do List
by Jason Gargano
"MANIFEST GALLERY opens the third year of its ART AND DESIGN ON FILM SERIES with a screening of Matthew Barney: No Restraint on Friday."



Master Pieces 2008
(July 18 - August 15, 2008)

Cincinnati CityBeat

Critic's Pick: Master Debaters
by Angela Kilduff

Cincinnati Enquirer

Grad students show Master Pieces
by Sara Pearce
"Master Pieces has chutzpah, from its bold title to its ambition."

Make Way for the Young Masters
by Sara Pearce
"Manifest doesn't mince words in calling its annual national show of graduate students Master Pieces. Its confidence is justified by the high quality of the entries for the second go-round..."

Master Pieces: Manifest season closer lives up to its name
Blogged by Sara Pearce

 

Magnitude SEVEN 2008
(June 6 - July 3, 2008)

Cincinnati Enquirer

This Week's Gallery Roundup
by Sara Pearce

One thing I've long admired about Manifest is its ambition, which is summarized in its slogan "a neighborhood gallery for the world." So it's no surprise to see work by artists from around the nation and a couple of foreign countries in the fourth annual Magnitude Seven. But what's impressive is that what's on view is just 10 percent of the submissions, which came from 13 countries.


Projections: A Survey of Wall-based Sculpture
and
Selections from the 2007 International Drawing Annual

(March 7 - April 4, 2008)

Cincinnati CityBeat

CityBeat Recommends
by Matt Morris


Cincinnati Enquirer

Voyeurism in Vogue
by Sara Pearce


Sculpture Magazine

Review of Projections
by Jane Durrell
Vol. 28, No. 1 (January/February 2009)

 

Trick of the Light: Contemporary Photography
and
Funny Men: Illustrations by Gabriel Utasi and Ryan Ostrander

(December 14, 2007 - January 11, 2008)

Cincinnati Post

Capturing that revealing look in the eye
by Jerry Stein


Cincinnati CityBeat

It's Only Magic
by Laura James

Middletown Journal

'Trick of the Light' exhibit includes Monroe artist's works
by Richard O. Jones


Souvenir: Recent Paintings by Kim Flora
and
New Hybrids: Environmental Anomalies
Recent Drawings by Jon Swindler

(September 28 - October 26, 2007)

Cincinnati CityBeat

Guarded Memories
by Matt Morris
"Flora has a reputation for raw deconstruction and unapologetic risk as she digs deep into the character of a painting.."



 

SEASON 3
(September 29, 2006 - August 10, 2007)


Drawing magazine, Summer 2007 Issue

Inspiration Through Outreach
by Naomi Ekperigin
"But for artists who work with nonprofit organizations that aim to rebuild and unite communities, their time and
energy yield results that are noticed on a larger scale, both in their neighborhoods and in their own creative
processes."

This 6-page article discusses Manifest's Open Figure Sessions at length, and includes images of drawings and quotes by Manifest studio participants. The magazine is part of the American Artist family of publications produced out of New York.

Cincinnati Post

Manifest Milestone: Multi-faceted Gallery Approaches Third Season with Ambitious Goals
by Jerry Stein
"With growth comes expansion at Manifest. Now, there are plans afoot to add to the two-gallery Manifest space, which is located in the heart of the fast-developing DeSales business district."

Manifest Gallery's 2006-07 Exhibition Season by Jerry Stein

Cincinnati CityBeat

Look Here! Art, Artists, Etc. State of the Arts Fall Arts Preview
by Julie Bernzott

Middletown Journal

Manifest Gallery hosts research expedition to Greece
by Ginny McCabe

CinWeekly

Tips & Trends: Shopping, style, beauty and other fashion-y stuff



Master Pieces
(July 13 - August 10, 2007)

Sculpture Magazine

Review by Jane Durrell
Vol. 27, No. 6 (July/August 2008)

Cincinnati CityBeat

To Do List by Laura James
"'How do you get a gallery show? As Manifest will show you, you need as much class, organization and professionalism as the MBA kid."



Magnitude SEVEN 2007
(June 8 - July 6, 2007)

Cincinnati CityBeat

To Do List by Jacquelyn Vaughn

Art: Seven Wonders of the World
Manifest features small works of art in Magnitude 7
by Tamera Lenz Muente
"Manifest Gallery delivers an amazing selection of small works in its third annual Magnitude 7..."



Rites of Passage 2007
(April 27 - May 25, 2007)

Thomas More College News

Thomas More Art Students Selected in National Competition
“It’s quite a coup for Taylor and Trey, as well as for our Art Department, to have earned such significant representation in a national juried show,” said Barb Rauf, Professor of Art at Thomas More.

Cincinnati CityBeat

To Do List by Jacquelyn Vaughn
"'Tis the season for senior thesis exhibitions. One, however, is different..."



It's In Your Head and Selections from the 2006 National Drawing Annual
(March 16 - April 13, 2007)

Cincinnati CityBeat

Head Shop - Manifest Gallery's 'It's in Your Head' offers up a variety of works from a variety of places
by Jane Durrell

"Is this what we've been searching for all the time -- ourselves, but transformed by an artist's beautiful, glimmering tones? It's enough to send you away bemused and happy." GRADE B+

To Do List by Jacquelyn Vaughn
"This show is bound to be one of Manifest's best juried exhibitions yet. Don't miss it!"


Pseudopodia: Drawings by Kathleen Thum and Awake: Paintings and Drawings by Emil Robinson
(February 2 - March 2, 2007)

Cincinnati CityBeat

Internal Affairs - Manifest shows explore interior and exterior worlds
by Tamera Lenz Muente

"Behind the artists' two very different approaches -- one abstract drawing, the other representational painting -- there are surprising similarities." GRADE A

 

Whimsical Muse and The Drawthrough Collection
(December 22, 2006 - January 20, 2007)

Cincinnati Enquirer

See Something Fanciful at Manifest
by Marilyn Bauer
"With headlines stridently suggesting "More troops to Iraq," who among us isn't in need of a little whimsy? The place to go to infuse your new year with charm, goodwill, joy and childlike amazement is Manifest Gallery for "Whimsical Muse," an innovative collection of 14 works by 12 artists hailing from Alabama to Ontario."
(Whimsical Muse also mentioned here in comparison with the Cincinnati Art Museum)

Cincinnati CityBeat

Manifest Destiny
Interview by J
ane Durrell

Whimsy or Not? Manifest Gallery has fun with 'Whimsical Muse'
by Laura James

"Everything in here seems bright and relaxed. I could play for hours."

Middletown Journal

Playful exhibit 'Whimsical Muse' shows at Manifest Gallery
by Richard O. Jones

 

Something From Nothing
(November 10 - December 8, 2006)

Cincinnati CityBeat

Look Here! Art, Artists, etc.
by Julie Bernzott

CinWeekly

Art Openings (artwork published)

 

Tranquil Dream: Large Paintings by Cole Carothers
and The Silent Object: Still LIfe Paintings and Drawings by Benjamin J. Shamback
(September 29 - October 27, 2006)

Cincinnati Enquirer

Still and Italian Lives, Last of the Gadgets
by Sara Pearce
"There is a self-possessed ease to these still lives - and a true sense of craft and process. They appear disconcertingly simple yet are anything but."

SEASON 2
(September 30, 2005 - August 4, 2006)

Magnitude SEVEN 2006
(July 11 - August 4, 2006)

Cincinnati CityBeat

Small But Huge Impact: Manifest's Tiny Exhibition Melds Student Work with International Artists
by Jane Durrell
"Small art has obvious advantages -- chiefly portability and intimacy. Its roots go back to religious tokens carried by travelers, to miniature portraits exchanged by lovers and admirers, to personal, private treasures kept to oneself or shared with friends. Manifest shares them all. Grade: A"

Cincinnati Enquirer

Old Ceramics, Long Career, Tiny Pictures: Humor Links Little Works
by Sara Pearce
"Manifest Gallery's exhibits are becoming more sophisticated and museumlike as it finds its niche."

Aiming for Gallery Alternatives: A new generation, in new spaces, brings a new kind of excitement to the region's arts scene by Sara Pearce
"The past three years have seen at least a half dozen new gallery spaces open - Publico, Manifest, 1305, Nicholas, Junior, Powerhouse - that have much in common, including their management by a young generation whose approach is far from conventional."

Siblings by Anne Potter and The Sculpted Line
(June 3-30, 2006)

Cincinnati Enquirer

Final Friday Primer: First- and Last-chance Shows Highlight Monthly Art Voyage
by Sara Pearce
"The arresting, life-size clay sculptures in Siblings are eerie and disquieting. The pieces in The Sculpted Line are intelligent explorations of drawing. "
- (image by Felicia Szorad included in print version) [link to JPEG of printed article]

Savor the Sculpture Moment by Sara Pearce
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Middletown Journal

Manifest Gallery Film Series by Mandy Gambrell

Lexington Herald-Leader

Education Notes: EKU Professors' Art in Exhibit

EKU News

Art Professors' Work Featured in Cincinnati Exhibit

Cincinnati CityBeat

Look Here! Art, Artists, Etc.20th International Sculpture Conference
by Julie Bernzott

Cincinnati In Three Dimensions by Jane Durrell
"Although only restaurants and taxi drivers take notice of most conference gatherings, Crossroads Cincinnati 2006 is already making waves. The International Sculpture Center (ISC) conference June 21-24 will be apparent soon in art galleries all over town."

To Do List
by Jaquelyn Vaughn

Rites of Passage 2006
(April 7 - May 26, 2006)

Cincinnati CityBeat

To Do List by Jacquelyn Vaughn
"When was the last time you were able to see hot emerging artists and view an enchanting art film?"

Look Here! Art, Artists, Etc. by Julie Bernzott
"Given the skilled and distinctive work in previous exhibitions, I have no doubt that Manifest will deliver yet again.

The UC News Record

Artist Utilizes Wallpaper in Senior Gallery by Laura Sayer

Local student artists exhibit works during gallery opening by Laura Sayer
"Rites of Passage 2006, Part II, is definitely worth the short drive up Madison Avenue, simply for the color displayed by its works"

Selection from the National Drawing Annual and
Drawn from Life: The Manifest Open Figure Sessions Exhibit

(March 3 - March 31, 2006)

Cincinnati Enquirer

On Exhibit: Life Drawings to Energetic Abstracts
Hand-Drawn from Life
by Sara Pearce
"In an age when art is being radically transformed by new technologies, the show is a reminder that some of the most compelling and humane art is still created by hand"
- (image by Carrie Nixon included in print version)

Hamilton Journal-News

Drawn From Life:
The Manifest Open Figure Sessions Exhibit
by Richard O. Jones
"You think you know what you're looking at, but until you sit down and draw the details, you don't realize what you're missing."
[link to JPEG of printed article]

AroundCinci.com

Drawing sessions at Manifest Gallery
Classes underscore creativity, self-direction -
by Gail Towns
"The uninstructed courses are consistently filled with dynamic and friendly people who share and learn together without the pressure of a structured curriculum."

A Selection 1999-2001: Paintings by Boris Zakic and
String of Beads: Drawings by Sol Kjøk

(January 27 - February 24, 2006)

Cincinnati CityBeat

Look Here! Art, Artists, Etc. by Julie Bernzott

To Do List by Jane Durrell
"...an interesting tension plays out between Boris Zakic's paintings of mostly solitary figures in the outer gallery and the pulsing togetherness seen in Sol Kjøk's drawings just beyond in the Drawing Room."

Empirical/Experimental
(December 16, 2005 - January 13, 2006)

Louisville Courier-Journal

Best of the Region
Manifest's exhibit, Empirical/Experimental, is grouped with offerings by the Contemporary Arts Center, Taft Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the University of Kentucky Art Museum as one of the best exhibit options in the region.

TRANS and Transportation Design
(November 11 - December 9, 2005)

Cincinnati Post

Viewing the Car as Fine Art by Jerry Stein
" It reminds us that those shiny obsessions in metal that encase us for so much of our lives start off as drawings, renderings and models. Dreams on paper."
[link to PDF of printed article]

From GM to UC by way of Hollywood by Jerry Stein
November 17, 2005 page 2C
[not available online - see link for PDF]

Cincinnati Enquirer

Shows Celebrate History, Technique - Manifest Gallery:
Artists Moved by Transportation
by Sara Pearce

University of Cincinnati Profiles

High-Octane Teacher Fuels UC’s Status in Auto-Design Education by Mary Reilly

CRUFT by Robert Spahr and Drawings by Kevin T. Kelly
(September 30 - October 29, 2005)

Cincinnati Enquirer

Images Emerge from Now, Later, and Online -
Program Culls Internet Images
by Sara Pearce

Artist Takes Off on American Pop Culture by Sara Pearce

Cincinnati CityBeat

Look Here! Art, Artists, Etc. by Julie Bernzott

ChallengerNKY.com

Added Benefit: Kevin Kelly Gets Around by Tricia Suit

WAIF 88.3 FM

Speak of Diablo Talk Show - State of the Arts Program. Jason Franz, executive director of Manifest, joined by Manifest exhibitors Kevin T. Kelly and Robert Spahr (via phone from NYC) for a live radio discussion about Manifest's season 2 headliner exhibits. 2:00 - 3:30am September 28, 2005. Listen to the interview.

Manifest's Second Season Schedule and General Coverage

Cincinnati Enquirer

A Fraction of the Action by Sara Pearce
"The 10 people here could just as easily have been 20 or 30, which is a testament to the vibrancy of Cincinnati's visual arts"

Summerfair grant seeds colorful catalogs from local center by Sara Pearce
"They are producing slender, handsome color catalogs of their inaugural season exhibitions - and are up to volume five and counting."

Cincinnati Post

Manifest is an Art Gallery -- and Much More by Jerry Stein
"Manifest, through its ambitious endeavors, is fast becoming one of the more progressive galleries in town."

Cincinnati CityBeat

Look Here! Art, Artists, Etc. by Julie Bernzott
"After an auspicious beginning in January, the gallery presented an incredibly strong inaugural lineup, with exhibitions focused on both traditional and contemporary media by local and national artists."

Could Have Been Better - letter to the editor by Tamera Lenz Muente
"The young organization has already achieved what usually takes many years to accomplish. And... the staff has done this entirely on a volunteer basis!"

Hyde Park Living

Manifest Gallery: A Neighborhood Gem by Cathy Hollander
"The Manifest Gallery's decision a year ago to opn on Woodburn Avenue is like being chosen for this plum that's now here,' said Betty Conlon, board member of the EWH Assembly"

WAIF 88.3 FM

Arteries Talk Show - Guest hosted by Jane Durrell, regional arts critic, and Dennis Kiel, associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Jason Franz, co-founder of Manifest, joined Lily Mulberry of Gallery 1305 (Main Street) for a one hour live radio discussion about the two galleries. Noon - 1:00 pm June 11, 2005. Listen to the interview.

Arteries Talk Show - Hosted by William Messer. Elizabeth Kauffman, co-founder of Manifest, was joined by founding members of the new gallery Junior for a one hour live radio discussion. Kauffman shared advice about the process of starting a gallery and discussed Manifest's mission statement with the Junior folks.
Midnight - 1:00 am September 13, 2005.

AroundCinci.com

Accessible Art and Neighborhood: Goals of the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center - by Kate Westrich
"Being open and accessible to a wide spectrum of people also helps with their initial mission of giving back to society."

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Joseph-Beth to offer Manifest Volumes in Rookwood Pavilion store.

SEASON 1
(January 7, 2005 - August 12, 2005)

GREEN
(July 15 - August 12, 2005)

Cincinnati Enquirer

On Exhibit - Artists explore power of sisterhood, nature, slides:
Environmentally correct: Gallery ends season with Green
by Sara Pearce

CinWeekly

Art Openings (artwork published)

Cincinnati CityBeat

To Do List by Julie Bernzott
"[Manifest] has had a very successful inaugural season, setting a trend of varied yet thoughtful and quality exhibitions. It sounds as if the season finale will round out a fine year."

Look Here! Art, Artists, Etc. by Julie Bernzott
"Green captivates and comments at the same time: a truly impressive combination."

magnitude SEVEN
(June 3 - July 1, 2005)

CinWeekly

Art Openings (artwork published)

Rites of Passage 2
(May 6 - May 27, 2005)

Cincinnati Enquirer

Shows Feature Women, Students, Silhouettes by Sara Pearce
"Sometimes, it's worth going out of the way to see a very small show. This is one of those times..."

Rites of Passage
(April 5 - April 22, 2005)

Cincinnati CityBeat

Art in Play in Walnut Hills by Steve Ramos
"But time and time again it's artists who boost cities while bankers and corporate leaders stand by and watch urban neighborhoods falter."

Look Here!: Art, Artists, Etc. by Julie Bernzott
"Prepare to be surprised and impressed when you visit MANIFEST for its latest exhibition, 'Rites of Passage'. Surprised because it doesn't look like student work -- and impressed because it is."

Gender, Engendered
(February 18 - March 25, 2005)

CinWeekly

Art Openings (artwork published)

Xavier University NewsWire

Xavier University Senior Curates All Student Exhibit...

Terrestrial Domains and Figures in Gray
(January 7 - February 11, 2005)

Cincinnati CityBeat

Compelling Manifesto by Julie Bernzott
Look Here! Art, Artists, Etc. by Julie Bernzott
Focal Point by Jane Durrell

CinWeekly

Manifest's Destiny by Tabari McCoy

Cincinnati Enquirer

Art this Week
Old and New, Circus to Nudes
by Sara Pearce

Cincinnati Post

Not-for-profit Gallery Opens by Jerry Stein

Xavier University Newswire

Art Manifests Itself in New Gallery by Barbara Flick

 



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Manifest's 14th season is funded in part by an impact grant
from ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, and the generous contributions
of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.



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