Where Downtown Meets Over the Rhine

Gateway Arts Festival, Contained, A Requiem Project.

As part of Fotofocus, A Requiem project: The Emery presents:

Gateway Arts Festival, Contained, A Requiem Project.

Saturday October 20, 2012.  2-Midnight at Grammer’s
 Restaurant and Bar/Outside, 1440 Walnut St Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Suggested donation of $5 buys a raffle ticket to potentially win over 25 donated items from OTR businesses.

Contained, the inaugural exhibit of The Gateway Arts Festival, features the works of local, regional, national, and international photographers placed in a temporary public art installation along the northern entrance to Walnut Street in the historic neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine. Participating artists in this exhibition have created photographic experiences within the boundaries of 11 large steel shipping containers and these photo-based installations are tailored specifically to create experiences that surround the viewer. Curated by Christopher Hoeting, each container reflects site-specific glimpses into the contemporary conversation of photography and a unique look into lens-based fine art. The exhibit specifically references sculptural installation practices, digital and physical manipulation of photography, print-based media, and film.

Curator, Christopher Hoeting: “The artists willingly challenge our understanding of photography’s conceptual boundaries and as a result, they question, “what is real” within the era of photo manipulation and technology.  Methods reexamined in these unique photo experiences include camera obscura, pinhole, process, and pigment printing.”

Artists Include: Ric Hine, J. Daniel Graham & Darrell Kincer, Ilkka Halso, Terrance Hammonds, Brandon Morse, Michael Platt, Letitia Quesenberry, Mat Rappaport, David Rosenthal, and Joel Whitaker.


FOTOFOCUS, a nonprofit arts organization, champions the ubiquity of photography and its important role in contemporary culture. FOTOFOCUS recaptures the spirit of Cincinnati’s legacy as an epicenter of art production and creative exchange, and seeks to revitalize that spirit for the 21st century. Acting as a catalyst for institutional collaboration and community engagement, FOTOFOCUS organizes a month-long biennial celebration spotlighting independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography and lens-based art. For more information visit www.FOTOFOCUScincinnati.org.

About The Requiem Project: The Emery

The Emery is a former home of The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (1912-1934) and one of only three acoustically pure theatres in the country. Currently under the artistic direction of The Requiem Project, a non-profit fine arts company founded by Tina Manchise and Tara Lindsey Gordon of New York City, The Requiem Project is the management company with a long-term contract to program the previously dormant Emery Theatre. Stokowski indoctrinated the Emery in 1912 and performers who have graced the historic stage have included Igor Stravinsky, John Philip Sousa, George Gershwin, Vaclav Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova, Mary Wigman, and Bette Davis. After close to twenty years of dormancy, The Requiem Project is programming the theatre with limited occupancy-permissions as a venue for local and nationally touring artists of a myriad of mediums. The long-term vision is to re-establish The Emery as a downtown destination that will define itself as a space that encourages creative growth, fosters a multitude of opportunities for artistic collaborations, and offers arts-based educational opportunities through dance, music, theatre, film, visual and interdisciplinary artistic expressions for local and nationally performing artists. For more information visit www.emerytheatre.com.

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