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FOUR OF CINCINNATI’S MOST PROMINENT AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS TEAM UP FOR ‘CULTURAL COMPOSITIONS’ EXHIBIT

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Monumental works from Jimi Jones, Cedric Michael Cox, Ricci Michaels and Terence Hammonds to be shown

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In an exhibition celebrating diverse culture, music and worldviews, Caza Sikes, an art gallery in Oakley, is presenting a curated show featuring four prominent Cincinnati African-American artists. Opening Feb. 8 and running until March 15, the exhibition discusses and visits themes centered around jazz music, rock and roll, hip-hop, politics and influential people in these genres.

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Paintings range from in size from 12 feet long to much smaller works with new pieces for sale from artists Cedric Michael Cox and Terence Hammonds. Cox will be offering work for sale from his solo exhibition most recently held at the Taft Museum of Art.

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Anchoring the show is a piece titled “Hoods in the Hoods” by artist Jimi Jones. Hanging at a monumental 6 ft high by 12 feet wide, the painting depicts hip-hop legends from Jay-Z to Eminem (images attached). Jones has pieces hanging in museums all over the country, including the Smithsonian Institution.

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The exhibition opens Feb. 8 from 5-9 p.m. at the Caza Sikes Gallery located at 3078 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209. Cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres are complimentary on opening night.

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