A Behringer-Crawford Museum Exclusive: Working in Progress No. 2 by Cedric Michael Cox and FriendsPainting Cedric Close Far 2

Behringer-Crawford Museum has partnered with acclaimed local artist Cedric Cox to create a one-of-a-kind, “community art” painting to be owned by one lucky bidder. Cox’s Working in Progress No. 2 began as a paint-by-numbers outline which was then transformed with color by BCM patrons. The result is a vibrant, geometric depiction of the Cincinnati skyline view from Devou Park, which Cox says, "is inspired by the economic growth of our region and all our aspirations for a brighter future for humanity."

Cedric Michael Cox is best known for his paintings and drawings which fall between surrealism andrepresentational abstraction. He has exhibited locally and regionally and won numerous grants and awards, including the Individual Artist Grant from the city of Cincinnati, a Congressional Award and the Yeck Artist in Residency at the Dayton Art Institute. The auction for Working in Progress No.2 will be launched at BCM’s 9th annual Two-Headed Calf Awards and Gala at 6 p.m. Thursday at Northern Kentucky University.

Online bidding will continue through noon on April 30.

To bid, go to https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/community-painting-working-in-progress--6887/items/workinginprogressbycedriccox-143222?category_id=0

Bids also will be accepted in person at the museum or by phone at 859-491-4003. Proceeds from the auction will support the museum’s youth education programming and local artist outreach.


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