The Color of Light/Light of Color: An Evening with Emil Robinson @ Manifest Drawing Center, Cincinnati [2 September]

The Color of Light/Light of Color: An Evening with Emil Robinson

18:00 - 22:00

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Manifest Drawing Center
4905 Whetsel Ave, Fl 2nd, Cincinnati 45227
The Color of Light and the Light of Color: Exploring new luminance through historical precedent and a pastel drawing demonstration by artist Emil Robinson.

Open to the public!

Join us for a FIGURE DRAWING DEMONSTRATION and DISCUSSION led by celebrated local artist and educator EMIL ROBINSON!

Known for his magnificent pastel renderings of the figure, Robinson will guide us through his process of capturing luminance through color and light while completing a drawing from direct observation.

Robinson, along with special guest artists ELLINA CHETVERIKOVA and TAYLOR WOOLWINE will draw for approximately 2 ½ hours with a brief wine/refreshment intermission, and conclude with an audience-inclusive discussion session. Seating will be provided, and will be on a first-come first-served basis. Observers are welcome to come and go quietly throughout the evening’s demonstration.

For more details, email Manifest Drawing Center coordinator Adam Mysock at [email protected]

Ticket prices are:
$15 General Admission
$5 Student (with valid school I.D.)

EMIL ROBINSON is an artist known for his dream-like figurative imagery. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP).

Robinson was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1981. He received his master of fine arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2006 and his bachelor of arts from Centre College in Danville Kentucky in 2003. In 2007 he received a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, an international organization that allowed him to spend six months painting in London. In 2009, he was a prize winner in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Recently Emil has been chosen for solo exhibitions in London and the Taft Museum of Art here in Cincinnati. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions of contemporary art.

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ELLINA CHETVERIKOVA is an artist known for her emphasis on capturing autobiographical experiences though nuanced colors relationships and environmental imagery. She currently teaches private lessons and painting classes at Manifest Drawing Center.

Born in Severodonetsk, Ukraine, Ellina Chetverikova developed her unmistakable love of painting and drawing at a very early age. As a teen, Ellina moved from Ukraine to Cincinnati to pursue her arts education. After she received her BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and her MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, Ellina was selected to be a Manifest Artist in Residence for our 13th season.

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TAYLOR WOOLWINE is an artist known for his ability to combine animated color, descriptive brushwork, and sensitive observation to create simultaneous representation and abstraction.

Woolwine was born in Williamstown, West Virginia. He received his BFA in painting from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2010 and his MFA in painting from Indiana University in 2014. From 2014-15, he was a Manifest Artist in Residence. Woolwine exhibits paintings locally and nationally, and his works are included in private collections across the country. He maintains a studio in Cincinnati, where he is an Instructor at Manifest Drawing Center and an Adjunct Professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University.

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