WHERE: The Courtyard at The Waldo, 204 W. 8th Street (corner of 8th & Elm) – map
SPEAKER & TOPIC: Nicholas Paddock started downtown’s Nicholas Gallery in early 2006, with the aim to bring inspirational art to Cincinnati’s many diverse communities. It’s a dream the UC arts graduate has sacrificed much to bring to fruition: Nicholas still works full-time in addition to running the gallery, curating shows, recruiting artists, holding art fundraisers for local charities, and injecting the local creative scene with fresh perspectives.
At the end of September, the Urban Obsessions exhibition will premiere at Nicholas Gallery. Featuring the work of Brian Joiner, Cedric Cox, and Courtney Cooper, this show will bring a greater diversity to the Cincinnati creative scene in more ways than one. Find out how – and why Nicholas Paddock is willing to go without sleep or great wealth in order to achieve his dream of infusing Cincinnati’s art arena with passion and stimulating, unconventional work – at September’s Cincinnati Salon.