Susan Mahan & Mark Wiesner  |  

Opening: Friday, April 6th, 6:00-9:00 PM (Will run through April 29th)

Combining two of Caza Sike’s mixed media artists, this exhibition shows the innovative work of Mark Weisner and the delicate pieces of Susan Mahan. These Cincinnati artists both create amazing displays from material like cardboard and paper, and astound viewers with their creativity.

After graduating from Miami University, Susan Mahan taught art to high school students for over 30 years. She earned a Master’s degree in Art / Education from Xavier University where she later taught as an Adjunct Professor in the Art Department. She has won numerous awards such as the Lifetime Achievement Award at Art Comes Alive, a nationally juried exhibition. Her work is in many corporate collections, including the permanent collection of Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and the United coalition of Animals.

An art educator for 39 years, Mark Wiesner’s work exemplifies mixed media and innovation. His beautiful re-creations of natural scenes with corrugated cardboard and wood invite the viewer to question what they are seeing. His pieces display an interesting synergy between drawing and sculpture, nature and abstraction. Wiesner’s work brings a meticulous, technical rigor to delicate and mundane materials, springing them to life. His wall reliefs seem to move and flow, using lines, shapes, and textures.

This exciting exhibition will open April 6th and run through April 29th.
 

Intersecting Paths: Cincinnati Artists and the True Meaning of Cinco de Mayo |  

Opening: Friday, May 4th, 5:00-9:00 PM

In association with the Cincinnati Hispanic Chamber and a celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we invite you to a sneak preview exhibition of Hispanic and Southwestern inspired art for the outdoors at Caza Sikes on Friday, May 4th from 5-9 PM.

This teaser show for our major September month-long exhibition features 5 exceptional Cincinnati artists: Jan Brown Checco, Karen Heyl, Kymber Henson, Nancy Hopkins and Terri Kern. Garden elements provided by: Michelle Andersen of Flourish.

Margaritas and hispanic-inspired food will be served.

Opening night will feature a short talk by Hispanic Chamber keynote speaker, Alma Martinez Bartos, on the real meaning of Cinco de Mayo. Did you know that more than half of the population in the country thinks that Mexicans celebrate their Independence Day on May 5th? Alma's presentation will start at 6:00 PM.

See art works on loan exclusively to Caza Sikes by the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis. Join us for the exhibit, Alma's presentation, and toast the members of our community.

 

Dewey Blocksma |  

Opening: Friday, June 1st, 5:00-9:00 PM (Will run through July 17th)

An immensely talented and well-known folk artist, Dewey Blocksma, is to be featured in this exhibition celebrating his creations. Using mixed media, Dewey Blocksma fashions figures that astound with their intricacy.
After earning a B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College in Illinois, and graduating from Northwestern University Medical School, Dewey Blocksma worked as an emergency room physician for ten years before becoming a full-time artist. During his years as an emergency room doctor, Blocksma put people back together, a skill transferred to his hobby of toy making and eventually his art; he began his artistic career as a way to relax and it slowly turned compulsive, a way of thinking with his hands, a complete departure from the intense requirements of his taxing day job. Considered one of the top 20th century American folk artists, Blocksma’s work exemplifies the genre. Dewey Blocksma marries his education, experience, and enormous talent into complex, beautiful, and empathetic sculptural pieces.


 

 

 

 

Cinco Artistas |  

Opening: Friday, September 14th, 5:00-9:00 PM (Will run through October 14th)

 

Caza Sikes | Praising Picasso Exhibition 

Opening: TBD

Join us for an exhibition celebrating the wonderful fine artist, Picasso. Our artists will take on various works by the famous man and put their own spin on them, creating unique pieces that you won't see anywhere else! This event will garner appreciation in both art history and contemporary history fans, and offers a great introduction to many of the fine artists of our current generation. Come by and enjoy drinks and the great fun of interpretion!

 

Tres Taylor |  

Opening: Friday, November 2nd, 5:00-9:00 PM (Will run through November 25th)

Working with house paint and tarpaper, Tres Taylor creates incredibly scenes of vibrant color and quirky style. He tells the story of a monk who loves life so much that he sneaks out of his monastery at night to dance with Cuban Cha-Cha dancers. Wherever the monk walks, day lilies bloom in his footsteps. Tres Taylor also believes that there is music all around us and if we let it come through then we do some amazing things with our lives.

This amazing exhibition of works will open November 2nd and continue through November 25th

 

Tom Snider |  

Opening: Friday, November 30th, 6:00-9:00 PM (Will run through December 23rd)