Friday : A special release event for the new edition of Beguiled by the Wild was held at the Fabulous Frames & Art Downtown store, as promoted by Charley's son Brett Harper, and Megan Marie Carl of Fabulous Frames & Art, on local television station WXIX on Tuesday the 23rd.
Charley Harper's art can be seen at the Cincinnati Museum Center, in Lumenocity lights and even on the wall of Cincinnati's federal courthouse.
But there's another public place to see his work - the Duke Energy Convention Center. It just hasn't been possible since . That's when Harper's 'Space Walk' mural was covered with drywall because, well, it didn't go with the decor and Harper wasn't the nationally known artist he is today.
Now, as part of a $5 million convention center upgrade, the mural, estimated to be worth $1 million and is in good condition, will be uncovered and restored.
This is a dream come true, said Charley Harper's son, Brett Harper, who owns the Charley Harper Art Studio online. My late father loved this city and it seems that Cincinnati loved him. He would have been brought to tears to see his mural see the light of day once more.
The artwork of Charley Harper was showcased for Lumenocity 2014, to the tune of the Polovtsian Dances.
Thursday : Jason Snellworked with Brave Berlin, based in OTR, to design the illustrations and animations for Lumenocity 2014, select the music, and ensure that the projections on Music Hall would look as intended, synchronized with the music.
: Metropolis Magazine: "Gentle Instigator" (about the leader of Designtex, including a mention, on the first page of the article, of its collaboration with Todd Oldham and the Estate of Charley Harper)
Spring : Thinking the World of Birds by Diane L. Tessaglia-Hymes from BirdScope at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Sapsucker Woods is an interview about Charley's artwork and creative process, on the occasion of the release of his painting, We Think the World of Birds, created for the lab.