Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

CoB Marketing Faculty Artists to Exhibit Creative Work

Submitted: 10/22/2010 13:15:08
  • When the UC Faculty Senate announced plans to hold a UC Faculty & Staff Art Show, the CoB marketing department answered the call. Three marketing faculty artists will represent the CoB in this university-wide art show being held at the end of October.

When the UC Faculty Senate announced plans to hold a UC Faculty & Staff Art Show, the CoB marketing department answered the call. Three marketing faculty artists will represent the CoB in this university-wide art show, which will take place at two locations: ADC-Art Design Consultants' gallery on Culvert Street ? downtown Cincinnati, from 9a to 5p on October 25-29, and at 400 Tangeman University Center from 10a to 2p on October 25-27.



Karen Machleit, head of CoB's Department of Marketing, will exhibit a sample of her clay work. Dr. Machleit, known widely as a scholar in retail atmospherics, was a fine arts minor as an undergraduate at Central Michigan University and continued to study ceramics as a graduate student at Michigan State University. She works with stoneware and porcelain clays, and makes functional pieces because she "treasures the ability to find beauty and art in daily life."






Karen Manning, adjunct instructor in the Department of Marketing, will exhibit two mix-media works, one of which was created especially for this show. Ms. Manning has over 35 years of experience in marketing with companies like Procter & Gamble, Schering Plough, and Sara Lee. She is currently the president of 360 Connect LLC, a Cincinnati based marketing and advertising consulting firm. As an artist, she worked primarily in watercolors in her youth. Last fall, she "picked up the brush" for the first time in 20 years and discovered the expressive power of mix-media. "I was hooked!" she exclaims.







James Kellaris, the James S. Womack / Gemini Chair of Signage and Visual Marketing, will exhibit several textile and assemblage pieces. Ties that bind 1 & 2 are woven from an iconic piece of business attire ? the necktie. Ties bind wearers fraternally as members of a professional subculture. ("Blest be the tie that binds our hearts?") But the necktie is also a metaphoric shackle that can "bind" wearers. Kellaris will also exhibit a trio of assemblage pieces titled "minor deities of academe." These tongue-in-cheek pieces include Kafini ? spirit of wakefulness, Tenyar ? faceless demon god of captivity, and Komiti ? destroyer of time (please see below.)






























         The public is invited to attend the art show, "meet the artists" receptions, and auction. An opening reception will be held at ADC ? Art Design Consultants on Friday, October 22, from 6 to 9 pm, at their Culvert Street gallery in downtown Cincinnati. A wine and cheese reception and art auction will be held on Wednesday, October 27, beginning at 5 pm in the Great Hall of TUC. The show will feature over 140 works by more than 40 artists.

Litsa Spanos, president of ADC, is the curator for this show. All proceeds support the Proudly Cincinnati initiative and the Faculty Service Award Endowment.