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

Jan’s Drawings and Redrawings

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

  • “Carriers”- image from the sketchbook of Jan Brown Checco

  • “Mother”- image from the sketchbook of Jan Brown Checco

  • “Generations” expresses the foundation that is created by generations of women who birth and nurture each generation of children. Even after they are passed away and gone, their influence and fertility continues with the surviving daughters.

  • Jan Brown Checco’s original redrawn by Angela Brohan

  • Jan Brown Checco’s original redrawn by Gabi Huber Thoma

  • Jan Brown Checco’s original redrawn by Traude Linhardt

  • Arno Backhaus’ original drawing

  • Arno Backhaus’ original redrawn by Jan Brown Checco

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