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Community Gallery

Hundreds of artists of all ages display and celebrate their art in 10 to 12 shows annually in a gallery that wraps around active classrooms. In these collaborative projects, the Fitton Center highlights art made in our classes and outreach programs, and partners with local schools, universities, artist networks, retirement villages, community centers and other organizations to celebrate the talented artists in our area. Contact us with your Community Gallery exhibition ideas.

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Leading Sponsor: Penny Brooks

Upcoming Exhibitions:

The Community Gallery is currently booked through Summer 2024. Look for more information about these scheduled exhibitions soon!

 

2024

June

SOS ART Artist Residency

June/July

Fitton Center Summer Camp Friday Celebrations

July/August

Fitton Center Education & Outreach Season Launch Show

June 6 - 30, 2024

You Are NOT What You Eat

SOS ART Artist in Residence

You Are NOT What You Eat

FREE Gallery Opening: Thursday June 6, 5:30 – 7:00pm

We’re teaming up with several local organizations during our free Gallery opening Thursday June 6, 5:30 – 7:00pm:

  • Shared Harvest - Receiving canned good donations and sharing information on area food pantries.

  • The Butler County Board of Health - Information on food insufficiency and nutrition.

  • Lane Library - Information table with books on gardening and free seed packets for guests to grow their own vegetables.

Additional partners: Hamilton Urban Gardens (HUGS) & JEE Foods

Featuring paintings by SOS ART Artist in Residence, Chrissy Collopy, and student collages created in her community workshop.

May 13 - 30, 2024

Connected

Immanuel Lutheran School

Connected

In this exhibition, over 325 youth artists explore how we’re connected in our Key Verse this year at Immanuel Lutheran School, John 15:1-5. Everything is connected; color, our genetics, plants, animals, nature, and all science. Even our purpose is connected through Jesus.

Curated by Celia Wallen

April 27 – May 12, 2024

Stephen T. Badin High School

Artistic Reverie

Stephen T. Badin High School

FREE Gallery Opening: Thursday May 9, 6:00 – 8:00pm

An artistic reverie is the refocusing of attention from outward surroundings to one's inner thoughts and feelings.  Badin students are encouraged to develop self-awareness and self-expression, while exploring themes that increase their skill level. Badin’s visual art department teaches students the fundamentals of art and design and guides them on their artistic journey.  When students engage their minds and allow their artistic expression to flow, they find themselves and realize how the world influences them and how they influence the world.  When they put their ideas into their artwork it becomes their own artistic reverie.

Curated by Sarah Daniels and Michelle Martin-McDulin

April 4 - 23, 2024

Student Show Copy

Hamilton High School – Freshman Campus

Student Show Copy

FREE Gallery Opening: Saturday April 6, 6:00 – 7:30pm, in conjunction with Double Take Closing Reception

This show combines over 300 artworks from over 100 students from eight different Art II classes that take place at Hamilton City School District’s freshman campus building.  These art appreciation courses let students explore social and historical contexts of art making while developing the technical skills and vocabulary for art production and art aesthetics. They learn about art-related careers while getting more comfortable with a variety of media.  Students draw, paint, sculpt, and do printmaking while exploring creative avenues for visual problem-solving.

Curated and prepared by Melissa Peterson.

February 10 – March 22, 2024

Pieces of Me

Women’s Art Club of Hamilton

Pieces of Me

FREE Gallery Opening: Saturday February 17, 5:00 – 7:30pm, in conjunction with Double Take Gallery Opening and Cincinnati Pops: Poptet (Strauss Gallery Opening 5:30 – 9:00pm)


FREE Closing Party: Thursday March 21, 5:00 – 6:00pm (6:00 – 7:00pm at Strauss Gallery)

People’s Choice Awards will be presented at both venues.

This second annual dual-venue exhibition displayed at the Fitton Center and at Strauss Gallery in downtown Hamilton features the diverse artworks of nearly 50 members of the Women’s Art Club of Hamilton.  WACH believes that art brings people together, and together we can have a positive impact on each other and on our city.

January 19 – February 9, 2024

Local Art Show

Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton

Local Art Show

Free Artist Reception: Friday January 19, 6:00 – 7:30pm in conjunction with Mr. Molecule's Bing Bang Boom Science Show.

The Boys and Girls Club is a national organization providing after-school programs to help youth develop essential skills that pave the way for success in school, career, and life. As part of our Outreach program we offer art classes at all three of their Hamilton locations on a rotating weekly basis.


Participants in the Fitton Center Art Class will be taking part in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s National Arts Contest this year. This exhibition is the local level of the contest. After judges evaluate the artwork on display, winners will move on to the regional exhibition.

Instructor: Jen Hobbs

December 1, 2023 – January 12, 2024

RECENT WORK

MIAMI UNIVERSITY REGIONALS STUDENT SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

RECENT WORK

FREE Gallery Opening: Saturday December 9, 6:00 – 7:30pm, prior to A Motown & More Christmas

These students are taking the ART 271 Sculpture 1 course at the Miami Regionals Hamilton campus. Work from these students represents several of their first projects using various materials such as wood, wire, and commonplace objects.

Curated and prepared by Roscoe Wilson and Miami Regionals students.

December 1, 2023 – January 12, 2024

Collective Exhibition

BUTLER TECH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Collective Exhibition

FREE Gallery Opening: Saturday December 9, 6:00 – 7:30pm, prior to A Motown & More Christmas

This collection of work represents the strength and diversity of the School of the Art’s visual art + design program.  The artwork on display demonstrates a range of mediums which include drawings, paintings, and mix media illustrations created by students in grades 11 - 12 throughout their junior and senior year at Butler Tech School of the Arts.

Curated and prepared by Mary Catherine Ruby and SOA students.

October 28 – November 22, 2023

ReCAST

RESILIENCE IN COMMUNITIES AFTER STRESS AND TRAUMA

ReCAST

FREE Gallery Opening: Saturday October 28, 5:30 – 7:30pm In conjunction with Exhibition Home Free/Being Good and Fitton Showstoppers – Home Spun with DJ Arie

We invite you to experience 125 artworks by about 90 resilient and creative Butler County youth who have found a creative outlet to help them on their healing journey.  Even through challenges, trauma, and struggle-beauty has been created.  Artwork contributed by youth from Booker T. Washington Community Center, Edge Teen Center, Envision Partnerships, H.Y.P.E., Union Day Therapeutic School, and the Wraparound program at the Butler County Family & Children First Council.

Curated and prepared by Beth Race and Jacqueline Willis of Family & Children First Council

September 22 – October 19, 2023

Pup & Away

COMICS FOR CHANGE, A DIGITAL DRAWING CLASS PRESENTS

Pup & Away

FREE Gallery Opening: Friday September 22, 6 - 7:30pm

Comics for Change: A Digital Drawing Class was offered for students ages 10 - 14 at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in partnership with SOS ART. Students learned about the themes of Acceptance and Harmony along with digital illustration and visual storytelling techniques to create artwork for this collaborative comic book. This exhibition features large-format prints of each page in Pup & Away, the comic the class created.

Written and illustrated by instructor Sarah Hynfield and students: Parker Bauer, Aiden Disney, Ava Disney, Liam Freeman, Laila McCoy, and Robbie Shanks.​

August 14 – September 15, 2023

Season Launch Show

FITTON CENTER INSTRUCTORS, STAFF AND PARTNERS PRESENT

Season Launch Show

FREE Gallery Opening: Friday August 18, 5:00 – 9:00pm, part of Season Launch Party

his art is hot! The dynamic art on view represents both youth and adult works from onsite classes and summer camps, and the communities of artists who engage in Fitton Center outreach programming. The show includes over 110 artworks by over 75 artists. The paintings, prints, and mosaics by adult artists and mixed media works by children are just a sample of the full range of art you can create in Fitton Center classes and programs.

Curated and prepared by Julia Bailey, Caroline Digiovenale, Chrissy Collopy, Lori Kay Farr, Cathy Mayhugh, Christopher Neumann, Kate Rowekamp, Kate Schaich, Billy Simms

May 16 – 26, 2023

Making Disciples

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL PRESENTS

Making Disciples

FREE Gallery Opening: Thursday May 18, 4:00 – 6:00pm

Using art to show Light, Love, Peace, Service, and our talents to strengthen our community and create purpose, this exhibition features over 175 works by over 165 youth artists. Collectively we achieve more emphasizing harmony and community over individualism to impact the world around us.

Curated by Immanuel Lutheran School Art Teacher, Celia Wallen

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