PAC Middletown News

Carmen Redux Performance at Pendleton Art Center

Beautiful, spirited, and rebellious, Carmen refuses to play by anyone else’s rules. When she becomes the object of Don José’s obsession, his jealousy leads to tragic consequences. Filled with some of opera’s most recognizable tunes, Carmen Redux is a reduced version of Bizet’s beloved classic, set in the present day and featuring dynamic young artists. Perfect for grades 6 and up, families, and opera lovers of any age!

Performance is March 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10. To order tickets, call Kirsten Spicer at (513) 464-6808 or Chase Harwell at (317) 205-7548, or email

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By |February 26th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on Carmen Redux Performance at Pendleton Art Center|

Be Part of the Art FaceBook Contest

The contest is simple, Pose in our Van Gogh Parisian Cafe on First Friday February 7th, We will post your picture to the PAC FB Site. You can tag it, share it, like it and get your friends to like your image. The image with the most likes by 5pm Feb 9th wins the $100 gift certificate!

Please visit the event’s Facebook listing, and invite your friends to join in on the fun!

By |January 23rd, 2014|Events|Comments Off on Be Part of the Art FaceBook Contest|

Pendleton ready to display renovations

First Friday tonight at the Pendleton Art Center will be a chance to show off extensive renovations on the second floor. The upstairs renovations were completed with the help of a facade grant from the city and offers art exhibit and event space. Read more about the renovations here:


By |September 6th, 2013|Events|Comments Off on Pendleton ready to display renovations|

Pendleton Middletown participates in Cuban art exchange

The Pendleton Middletown Art Center and the Art Central Foundation are participating in an exciting Cuban-American art exchange. Two well-known Cuban artists, Luis Eliades and Jorge Nuñez, arrived in America in April bringing their art and cultural experiences in an exchange program with artists in Ohio, Colorado, and Florida as part of a project called ReART Cincinnati-Baracoa (Cuba) 2013.

The ReART exhibit preview opening was sponsored by the Middletown branch of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and opened on the First Friday of April in the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Middletown. The ReART show opens at the Clifton Cultural Art Center on Clifton Avenue in Cincinnati on May 3rd. It will hang for one month and then travel to Cuba later this year

Downtown Middletown is also the site of a mural celebrating Cuban art. Local artist Brandon Johnston and the young artists of the Art Central Foundation began the mural earlier this spring on space donated by Flowers by Roger and then worked with Luis Eliades to complete it  this week. This gorgeous mural memorializes a painting by Eliades of the Cuban goddess of love and will be a lasting tribute to the Cuban-American art exchange.

Sue Whittman, president of the Art Central Foundation, said the mural may have started a movement. “I wanted to start doing more public art with the kids, I think it really gives them a sense of ownership in the community…,” she said. “I anticipate this is going to be the first of many of these projects downtown. We’ve been approached by several other organizations and businesses.”

Photography by Susan Gertz, Dogpatch Pix.



By |April 24th, 2013|Events|Comments Off on Pendleton Middletown participates in Cuban art exchange|

Wood Sculptor David Bignell making sign for Lost Art Press

Pendleton Middletown’s wood sculptor David Bignell is working on a cool new project for Lost Art Press. It is approximately 36″ high. It is loosely based on British Pub signs from the 1700′s. Most were painted but this one will be carved. Read more about it on Dave’s website at

By |April 14th, 2013|Studio News|Comments Off on Wood Sculptor David Bignell making sign for Lost Art Press|

Welcome to Studio4 West

Studio4 West is one of the newer studios in the Pendleton. Angela is now scheduling appointments for one-on-one as well as group painting classes at the studio. Send her a message on Facebook to find out more:

By |April 13th, 2013|Studio News|Comments Off on Welcome to Studio4 West|

Picture Yourself at the Pendleton

Picture Yourself at the Pendleton Friday, May 3 for fun and prizes! Just post an image of you and your friends in the Pendleton Art Center on First Friday May 3rd to the Pendleton Middletown Facebook page. Tag and share your post. The post with the most “Likes” by noon on May 4th wins a $50 cash prize along with artwork from the Pendleton. Be sure to join the fun!

By |April 13th, 2013|Events|Comments Off on Picture Yourself at the Pendleton|