The “Find Your Art” Results

FRCH, Artswave, Find Your Art, Chair Challenge

Two weeks ago we kicked off our #FindYourArt Chair Challenge – where volunteers from each FRCH studio put their creative minds (and hands) to work to benefit ArtsWave, by reimagining their canvas: a chair. Each studio was given $25 and only two weeks to transform their chair, which are now available for eBay bidding through this Thursday, March 23 at 4:00 pm. Please share the eBay listings below with friends and family (but note that local pickup is required).  Read more of this post

The “Find Your Art” Challenge

ArtsWave, FRCH Find Your Art

FRCH’s annual ArtsWave campaign is just around the corner! We hope to heighten awareness that Cincinnati is home to impressive art collections, spectacular theater and dance, memorable chef-inspired culinary experiences, and events that will entertain and stimulate. This year, we aim to inspire you to “Find Your Art” by celebrating all forms of art in our week long campaign to benefit ArtsWave. Read more of this post

Creativity Practice

Sometimes when I feel like I’m experiencing imaginative stagnation – or if I’m just bored while waiting for the serving staff to deliver my meal – I search for a way to kick-start my creativity. My mother and I used to scribble on the back of paper place mats to give each other some doodle direction. We would turn the paper until we could see an image in the scribble, and then we would develop another place mat masterpiece. I later upgraded this practice to scribbling with watercolor paint because it allows me to better see where my artwork originated. I have since called this practice technique “Blobbing.” It is a great exercise to strengthen your visual mind, and to keep you keen on spontaneity. If you have ever spent some time lying in a field making shapes out of the clouds, then you will know exactly what to do. Read more of this post