Final Friday at Pendleton Art Center

Final Friday at Pendleton Art Center is always a fun and interesting event in Cincinnati.  If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll remember I started my evening by attending Art after Dark at the Cincinnati Art Museum with my new friend, Jena.  It was a night filled with art and fun!  After that I drove to Over the Rhine, where the Pendleton Art Center is located and began looking for a parking spot.  I told Jena I felt lucky and drove up a side road next to the Center.  Up ahead was a vehicle with its brake lights on, so I pulled alongside, opened Jena’s window and asked the guy behind the wheel if he was leaving.  He said he was trying to, but couldn’t get his SUV out of the parking spot.  Jena offered to help and stood outside trying to guide him.  I could tell we may be there a while, so I put my car in park, jumped out and offered to do it for him.  He said, “Sure”.  Within 20 seconds I had his vehicle on the road and he thanked us.  I then parallel parked in the spot and we were on our way!  I know what you’re thinking.  That may not have been the safest thing to do, especially in that area of town, but I had a gut feeling that it was OK.

Jena had never been to the Pendleton Art Center and was a bit overwhelmed with how much there was to see on eight levels of the old building!  Here are a few my favorites…


Oh…and here’s the beautiful and stylish Jena.  She’s my height, 5′ 10″ tall, so it was nice to hang out with another tall lady!


We love wine and these wine photographs were lovely.  Many of the artists had free snacks and wine available.


Looks like this artist may have made a sale…


We had fun riding this old elevator up and down and the “operator” was quite “artsy”.  I kept calling him the conductor!


I tipped these guys $4.00.  The guy on the left has mini tambourines on his feet.  There were musicians scattered on a few of the floors.


These colorful paintings were nicely displayed on this black background, along with the small table and flowers…


The old windows reflected the paintings quite nicely and the artist’s work area was worthy of a photograph.


This is an artist named Bill Eagen.  Jena and I played a game in his room where we had to guess which painting was the other person’s favorite.  I guessed which were three of his favorites and he said I was right!  My favorite was the one to the right of Bill on the bottom.  The black umbrella clad figures walking in the light splattered grass.  Bill said this was a scene from Paris when he was sitting on a park bench watching these people and was also one of his favorites.


These paintings look like the same guy in most of them…


The building was heated with these old radiator type heaters and I liked the lighting of this one…


I hope you enjoyed your tour of the Pendleton Art Center and will join me tomorrow as we finish up our fun Friday night adventure!


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