Expressions of Hope, Joy and Love — May 3 - July 15, 2021
Cynthia Lockhart’s fiber art is infused with a kaleidoscope of diverse influences such as: Nature, fashion, music, dance, travel, African and Cultural arts. Lockhart’s textiles are distinguished by their pulsating colors, which simulate the vivaciousness of her African ancestry, and by their irregular, organic shapes and circles. The artist's textile creations, which push the boundaries of the traditional quilt form are composed of colorful fabrics arranged in dynamic patterns. Her fashion and accessories design background provide the perfect platform for creating exquisite three-dimensional artwork. Lockhart's fiber art tells a story-one that encourages people to understand the diversity of people, cultures, and beauty in the world around them.
Lockhart was also honored with an art review in the New York Times for Threads of Faith, a group exhibition, in 2004. Her work is included in the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, University of Cincinnati, Michigan State University and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. In addition, a solo show at the Weston Gallery at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati. Lockhart’s work has been featured in “The Artist Magazine” and numerous books and publications. She is a member of the Women of Color Quilters Network. Noteworthy is her inclusion in the, “Encyclopedia of African American Artists”, and artwork on the cover of iconic fashion magazine, “Women’s Wear Daily”.
As an award-winning artist, she continues to be an active contributor in the design and art community from a local, national, and International perspective. Professor Lockhart has lectured at conferences and museums throughout United States, Japan, Italy and France. Emerita Professor Lockhart taught Fiber Art Fashion, Art of Jewelry & Leather Accessory Design and Masters of Design Professional Development Seminar courses at the College of Design, Art and Architecture at the University of Cincinnati. Her work was on exhibit at the Taft Museum of Art, “Journey to Freedom”, December 2019 – March 2020. Recently, Lockhart’s art was included in a group exhibition, “The Ardent Thread”, at the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2021, Lockhart received the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Cynthia’s art can be found at Gallery 708, located on Hyde Park Square in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Artists submissions will be reviewed on a regular basis. A panel will determine which artwork is featured and when it may appear in the ArtsConnect gallery. Galleries are changed every 2 to 3 months in order to feature several professional artists in a year. All artwork must be able to be hung. (We are unable to exhibit sculpture at this time.)