Ben Etten
Show5th Annual Rites of Passage
April 17th - May 15th, 2009
Manifest Gallery
Cincinnati, OH

Opening reception: April 17th, (time updated soon)

Excerpt from the Manifest Gallery website:

"Manifest seeks to energize students and recent graduates of art and design programs towards higher goals, professionalism, and public-mindedness. Therefore, for a fifth year in a row, we offer this challenge to students and their professors in regional and national college programs to show us what you've got, bring it off campus, and share it with the everyday viewing public!

We believe there exists tremendous unexposed quality amongst people pursuing degrees in art and design. Revealing young genius is part of our mission!"

This show received over 700 entries, in the end being pared down to 26 pieces from different 14 artists. These artists represent 12 schools from 9 different states. The images I will be displaying are "Alcatraz" and "Sioux Falls Mill."

On a personal note, I am thrilled to finally be showing at Manifest Gallery! Their devotion to art (in particular to drawing) is evident in the exciting shows and publications that they continue to produce. If you have not been there before, I strongly encourage you to visit their website. Of particular interest is the online bookstore where you can browse PDF versions of many of the previous show catalogs and publications.

Manifest Gallery website:

There will be a catalog produced for this show that can be purchased through the gallery's online store (once the catalog has been printed).