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.

1 comments:

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?