Saturday, February 21, 2009

Local Artist/ Writer Wins Award

Mark Harris, Director of the University of Cincinnati School of Art is one of a 27 awarded by the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant Program. The program is designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing.

The subject of Mark Harris’s essay is Cincinnati's artist-run space Publico that closed last year. In his article, he will focus on Publico’s 5-year history by comparing it to similar organizations in and outside of the U.S. Not only is it exciting to find a Cincinnati writer recognized for arts writing, but the recognition of a local organization makes this award extra special for our city.

Congratulations and thank you Mark Harris.


Rachel said...

Hi Kathy!

Thanks for checking out my blog. Good ol' Cincinatti. it's nice to read what's going on there. Can I link to your blog on mine?