Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fourth exhibit in Betts House series considers importance of preservation

The fourth and final exhibit in "The Art of the Built Environment" series kicks off Friday with an opening reception from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Betts House, located at 416 Clark Street in the West End.

Forward Into the Past features the lens-based art of Jens Rosenkrantz, who uses old maps, transferred photos, and salvaged windows to create timeless views of Cincinnati – all challenging the viewer to consider the importance of preserving our City's heritage.

"Mr. Rosenkrantz's combination of historic and contemporary materials reminds us that in a city like Cincinnati, the past is ever present through the historic architecture and streetscapes we encounter daily," Betts House Executive Director Julie Carpenter said in a prepared release.

A gallery talk with Rosenkrantz will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, and his works will remain on view through February 28.

The Betts House is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M., as well as the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 12:30 P.M. to 5 P.M. Other days and times are available by appointment only.

Admission is $2 per person.

"The Art of the Built Environment" is made possible through a project support grant from ArtsWave.

Previous reading on BC:
'Urban Landscapes' shows beauty, potential of abandonment (10/10/12)
New Betts House exhibit to explore 'Soul of the City' (8/7/12)
Betts House exhibit series begins this evening (6/8/12)
Pen and ink drawings detail Cincinnati life (2/8/11)
Betts House wants your ideas, time (7/6/10)