Downtown gallery plans free public showing of exhibition celebrating women artists

Originally published in the Cincinnati Business Courier

By Nikki Kingery  – Projects Editor, Cincinnati Business Courier

Feb 20, 2018, 5:54am

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, a downtown gallery will hold a free public opening of its spring exhibition celebrating the work of female artists.

The coworking space/art gallery 1628 Ltd., located at 11 Garfield Place, presents The Pieces I Am: Artwork from the Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Private Collection. The exhibition features local, national and international work from artists such as photographer Annie Leibovitz and French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois. Many of the pieces – which include sculpture, tapestry, folk art and photography – have been on loan to major arts organizations but have not been on view to the public in Cincinnati. The exhibition will run March 5-June 1, with a free public opening 6-8 p.m. March 8, International Women’s Day.

“Despite the number of working female artists, there is still under-representation of female artists in galleries and permanent collections of major art institutions. I am simply thrilled that Sara and Michelle agreed to have a selection of their private art collection exhibited at 1628,” Tamara Schwarting, CEO, and founder of the venue said in a release.

“The body of work they have collected is both diverse and thought-provoking. More importantly, as collectors who focus on female artists, they are helping to bridge the gender gap that exists in the arts.”

The event is free, but tickets are required. Click here to reserve tickets.