ProjectsArt Exchanges – A Change of Perspective (2005)
Exchange with Cincinnati and Munich, Germany

Snapshots from the Exchange

This unique drawing exchange concept grew out of discussions between Jan and Munich partner artists Gabi Stolz and Traude Linhardt. The process included 18 artists – 9 from Munich, 9 from Cincinnati – each artist creating an original drawing, 8.5” x 11”. These drawings were scanned and sent as a high resolution file to the other city for distribution. All participants received the full set of the original drawings from the other city complete with artist statements, which participants could choose to read, or not, before creating a new work of art from each copied original – the “re-drawings.” The result was 180 original drawings, which were prepared for exhibition. All artists were invited to travel to the other country for exhibition openings, and for homestays and local cultural visits with their partner artists.

Exhibitions in 2006: Munich, Germany at Amerikahaus, and Cincinnati, Ohio at UC Galleries on Sycamore
Exhibitions in 2007: Freiburg, Germany and Tubingen, Germany

The Artists:
Munich
• Lead Artist: Traude Lindhardt
• Sonja Weber
• Gabriele Huber-Thoma
• Hertha Miessner
• Karin Soika
• Reinhild Gerum
• Karin Bergdolt
• Angela Broehan
• Gabriele Stoltz

Cincinnati
• Lead Artist: Jan Brown Checco
• Saad Ghosn
• Kurt Nicaise
• Suzanne Fisher
• Katie Swartz
• Halena Cline
• Gary Gaffney
• Terri Kern
• Matt Reed

  • The artist team from Cincinnati included Jan Brown Checco, Terri Kern, Katie Swartz, Suzanne Fisher, Saad Ghosn, Kurt Nicaise, Gary Gaffney and Matt Reed. Not pictured: Halena Cline

  • The Munich artists visited Cincinnati on the occasion of a visit by ceramic artists from Nancy, France for a concurrent exhibition of artworks from two Sister Cities at Xavier University and Krohn Conservatory. A reception at the Friendship Pavilion introduced everyone.

  • The Munich and Cincinnati artists visited the studio of Jay Bolotin during the Munich artists’ visit to Cincinnati.

  • Antonia Heigl, Director of Exhibitions at Amerikahaus, Munich, opens the exhibition. There was a lot of segregation in Munich’s display of the work, with the gallery divided down the middle - all Munich redraws to the left, all Cincinnati redraws to the right, and the original drawings down the hallway together.

  • Gabriele Stolz and Gabi Huber Thoma working on installation of the artwork in Munich.

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