David Mack, "Thunder-Sky," ink and water-color on paper, 2009.
Raymond Thunder-Sky's Northside
Opening Reception October 30, 2009 6 to 10 PM
4573 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Raymond Thunder-Sky (1950 - 2004) was not only a prolific, skillful, inventive artist; he was a Cincinnati icon. Dressed in his construction hat and clown collar, his work-coat and boots and jeans, toting his huge tool-box of art-supplies, Raymond moved from one part of the city to the next, in search of inspiration and subject matter. And he always found it. His drawings of Cincinnati form both an architectural and spiritual history that we are lucky to have.
Antonio Adams works in a variety of media and styles. His work has been in exhibits across the country, including Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York City. Regionally, his work has been featured at Artworks Gallery, Big Car Gallery (Indianapolis), DAAP Gallery (University of Cincinnati), Country Club Gallery, and more. Antonio has also shown in the unMuseum at the Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati). In 2006, Antonio painted a mural at Shake It Records in Northside. He is a co-founder of Visionaries & Voices, an arts organization for artists with disabilities in Cincinnati.
The Robert S. Duncanson Society of the Taft Museum of Art selected painter Brian Joiner as the 2009 Robert S. Duncanson Artist-in-Residence from a pool of local and national candidates. A well-known figure in Cincinnati, Joiner has received an Individual Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council and was named "best portrait artist in the city" by Cincinnati Magazine. His long list of solo and group exhibitions includes shows throughout Greater Cincinnati and across the country.
David Mack is the creator, author and artist of KABUKI published originally by Image Comics and now through Marvel Comics' imprint ICON. He is also the writer and artist of Daredevil (one of the top ten best selling comics in the United States) from Marvel Comics. KABUKI has earned David international acclaim for its innovative storytelling, painting techniques, and page design. It is available in seven different languages in addition to well over a million copies of KABUKI Comics, paperbacks, and hard-covers in print in the U.S. alone. Currently, David is working on the live action Kabuki feature film for 20th Century Fox.
Thanks to: Larry Higdon, Steve Kissing, Dave Cunningham, Robbin Brown, Richard Dusterberg, Chad Scholten and Michael Berry (FORM Building Solutions), Bob Scheadler and Daylight Photography Studio, Michael Weber, Dan Ehrman and Harlan Graphics, Matt DIstel, David Mack, Antonio Adams, Brian Joiner,Andrew Van Sickle, Ervin Henderson, Dan Leesman,Aharon Cagle, Billy Alletzhauser, Kyle Ruder, Cedric Michael Cox, Tommy Rueff and Happen, Inc., Southern Ohio Plate and Window Glass, Schott Monuments, Jo Krippenstapel, and the Northside Project.
Check out this web-site to post memories of Raymond: Raymond website.