Art Academy of Cincinnati hosts Helms Trust Traveling Art Exhibit

Students from the Art Academy of Cincinnati are getting well-deserved attention all around the city, thanks to the Helms Trust Traveling Art Exhibit

This year's traveling exhibit includes pieces acquired from 2007 to 2015 by the Helms Trust Collection, which awards scholarships to the students whose artwork is purchased. To maximize the visibility of the curated student artwork collection, the exhibit will travel to seven different venues across Cincinnati during the next seven months.

“I don’t think anyone realizes how much of a difference this makes,” says Joan Kaup, AAC’s vice president of institutional advancement. “For many of these students, it’s the first time anyone outside of the school has seen their work and affirmed that it’s valued.”

While the scholarships help student artists pay for their tuition or personal expenses, the traveling exhibit also gives them the chance to truly get noticed — the most important moment in any artist's career.

"The day I won the Helms showed me that there are people out there who understand and see the time, sacrifice, effort and experience that goes into making art," says Katelyn Dobson McBroom, AAC ’14. “The AAC left a mark on me and my path in life, and it was humbling knowing that I would be leaving my mark within its walls as well.”

Do Good:

•    Visit the next stop for the traveling exhibit, which is at the Sharonville Arts Center on August 5.

•    Become an artist. Take a class at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

•    Support the next Picasso. Donate to the AAC's scholarship fund.
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