October 13–October 14
October 16–October 28
Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Join me this weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio for the Midwest Regional Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Conference and Fotofocus, a month long celebration of photography. Be sure to stop by the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and see work from Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) Photography students and alumni, Cosby Linquist (2012 MFA recipient), Crystal Tursich (2012 MFA recipient), Marcus Morris (2012 Photo Major), Lian Dziura (2012 Photo Major), Henry Scott (Junior, Photo Major), and Tom Hoying (Junior Media Studies Major).

This was a competition style exhibition in which 10 institutions exhibited student work and juror Dr. James Crump, Chief Curator and Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum, chose 4 award winners, 3 Best in Show and 1 Honorable Mention. Cosby Lindquist and Marcus Morris won 2 of the Best in Show awards while Lian Dzuira received the Honorable Mention, all award winners’ work will remain on view in the Clifton Cultural Arts Center’s Gallery until Oct 28th.

In addition:

Rachel (Girard) Reisert (CCAD class of 2012, photo major) has a solo exhibition, Tropism at 1305 Gallery in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood on view until Nov 11th. Reisert also will give a brief presentation about the work at conference on Saturday, Oct 13th as an honor for receiving a MWSPE Juror’s Special Recognition Scholarship in 2011, these scholarships help students and adjunct instructors cover the costs of attending the larger national conferences held every spring.

CCAD Photography Professor Helen Hoffelt is exhibiting in two Fotofocus exhibitions, MWSPE Members Exhibition at The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center in Covington, KY on view until Oct 31st and Images of the Great Depression: A Documentary Portrait of Ohio 1935-2010 at University of Cincinnati’s Sycamore Gallery on view until Oct 27th. In the latter she was invited to be a part of a group of 6 area photographers that re-photographed scenes Depression-era photographers documented long ago.