Cincy Chic: Tell us a little about Miller Gallery.
Lauren Johnston, Creative Marketing Director at Miller Gallery: Established in 1960, Miller Gallery is Cincinnati’s oldest gallery. It is acclaimed for its long-standing reputation of quality and integrity among artists, collectors and museums. Our impressive list of over 60 artists include names such as Tyler Shields, Hunt Slonem, Jonathan Queen and Douglas Kirkland.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind the gallery?
Johnston: Our mission is to present and support the visual arts in the Midwest and globally, through exhibitions, live artist demonstrations and our website. Our objectives are to foster an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts, and to directly support the development of our established and emerging artists by presenting their work to the largest possible audience.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind Miller Gallery?
Johnston: CEO and President: Jayne Menke; CFO: Dave Humphrey; Executive Director: David C. Smith; Creative Director: Lauren Johnston; Registrar: Jennifer Gallet.
Cincy Chic: Can you tell us more about the recent renovation project at Miller Gallery?
Johnston: August 2015 marked the beginning of the extensive renovations to the interior and exterior of the gallery. Changes have been made to the walls, floors and lighting to best exhibit the art in the exhibition space. These changes have resulted in a more open, minimalistic and modern look to the gallery. The new space also includes a framing consultation room and a full catering kitchen.
Cincy Chic: Will you be hosting a grand re-opening? If so, when?
Johnston: Yes! January 28. This reopening show features the twelve carousel studies by Jonathan Queen, along with four new oil paintings. In Addition, the gallery is presenting a solo show, featuring 10 new paintings by Matthew Metzger. This is an exciting time for Miller Gallery, as we are reopening after extensive renovations to the gallery space.
Cincy Chic: Where is Miller Gallery located?
Johnston: 2715 Erie Avenue in Cincinnati.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Johnston: Visit http://www.millergallery.com/.