September Final Friday show features block prints

Kelsey Downs is displaying a range of block prints of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and a few others at a new exhibit, Block Prints: Places We Love, 6 to 9 p.m. Final Friday, Sept. 25 at Park + Vine. Each block print is hand-carved, inked and printed with an original pattern. Prints are hand inked with a vibrant color or metallic, water-soluble ink and are printed on white card stock. Slight variations in registration and ink coverage make each print one-of-a-kind. Each one is available for purchase.

Final Friday coincides with Midpoint Music Festival, which runs Sept. 25-27 at 14 stages throughout downtown and Over-the-Rhine.

Block Prints: Places We Love

Art By Us Final Friday Opening + Hopwater Tasting

Members of Park + Vine’s fabulous crew are taking over store walls with some of their very own artistic creations 7 to 9 p.m. Final Friday, Sept. 26. Participating crew members include Stephanie Kodakya Phillips, Lauren Hiler Moore, and Brandon Pierce Geary.

In addition, Brandon Dawson and Tony Moore join us to sample their new Hopwater drink. Sip away and then feel free to take a short survey (on an iPad) if you’re so inclined.


Artwork by Alex Ryberg, food by Kitchen 452

Venture out, spring is pending, the good is coming. No more ice glaciers in the yard, eh? This coming Final Friday, March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m., check out Alex Ryberg’s exploration and evolutionary understanding of movement and form through ink and mixed media drawings, expressing its seemingly eternal organic and dynamic nature. Alex is a self-taught artist, experimental dancer, and recognized yoga teacher within the Cincinnati community. Her work is highly influenced by eastern philosophy, meditation, and her ongoing studies in yoga and natural medicine. She uses ink and minimal mixed media to create a layered experience of meditative thought.

alex ryberg

There is food and drink too! Our friends at Kitchen 452 are taking over Park + Vine food counter with these vittles for a small price: seasonal vegetable sandwich with red pepper and almond spread on Shadeau Breads ciabatta; green lentils with snow peas, and tarragon dressing; and mixed greens salad with spinach vinaigrette. Kombucha-on-tap, coffee, tea and other thirst-quenchers abound.

kitchen 452

Adrian Vance Hawk Final Friday Opening with Babushka Pierogies Tasting

Monroe Elementary School Art Teacher Adrian Vance Hawk explores protection and conservation of the Earth with a new exhibit 6 to 9 p.m. Final Friday Feb. 28 at Park + Vine. Adrian uses a variety of media such branches, seeds, old book and map pages, thread, upcycled plastic and found objects to stimulate meaningful discussion and reflection about environmental issues.

Adrian received her B.A. in Art Education and B.F.A. in Fabric Design from College of Mount St. Joseph in 2007, and a Masters of Art in Art Education from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2011.

Enjoy Babushka Pierogies and libations while you’re here. Be sure to visit other points of interest in the neighborhood at this monthly celebration of art and urban life.


Inside the Arbor Final Friday Opening, Babushka Pierogies Tasting

Aspiring Cincinnati woodworker and longtime Park + Vine buddy Jeff Kayse debuts his most recent woodworking projects 6 to 10 p.m. Final Friday, June 28 at Park + Vine. Jeff’s works are made from a combination of recycled and repurposed materials. Enjoy Babushka Pierogies, live music from Nicholas Tuttle-Alban and other libations

Woodworker and Park + Vine Pal Jeff Kayse

Woodworker and Park + Vine Pal Jeff Kayse

It’s our sugar anniversary. Life is sweet!

Park + Vine is celebrating six years of business as a local hub for things friendly to Cincinnati and the planet 6 to 10 p.m. Final Friday, May 31. Some anniversary years have well-established connections now common to most places around the world. We’re running with sugar, which is tradition in United Kingdom for celebrating six years. Here’s what we have planned:

Star Staubach is our Sugar Momma, directing you to all of the sweet happenings of the evening. She’ll even support you to find your very own inner sweet spot. Contribute creative energy to an interactive chalk drawing art project while Bombshells of Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine knit shop Fibergé yarn-bomb street furniture

Scope out the Goetz Alley outdoor market behind the shop for things to eat from local food vendors, along with La Terza Coffee cold coffee brew, local craft beer and Luna Kombucha on tap. Watch a movie projected on the alley wall while DJ Sean McCorkle spins vinyl records on the patio

Spring in Our Steps is this year’s partner charity. Find out more about this exciting local organization that’s bringing renewed attention to Cincinnati’s alleys and learn how to contribute valuable time and money

Inside, enjoy a feast from the food counter, including Upton’s Naturals seitan sandwiches. Put your typing skills to good use with a typewriter game on typewriters from Wordplay Cincy, a creative writing center in Northside. Check out Michael Enzweiler “VERONICA” installation opposite the bar and help us capture the evening’s energy inside Digital Hype Group photo booth

Queen City Bike is offering free valet to the hordes of bicyclists we expect to arrive at our front door Friday, the last day of Bike Month!

In celebration of our sixth (sugar) anniversary, we’re having a three-day sale 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Take 25 percent (with cash or check) or 20 percent (with credit card) off everything from groceries and cleaning supplies to baby items and gardening tools. Applies to in-stock items only. Excludes beer, lunch and brunch purchases, bumGenius diapers, Cincy Rain Barrels, Ergobaby Carriers. No refunds, returns, exchanges. Not combined with other offers. No coupon necessary

Friends who are celebrating with us as of May 30:

+ Adopt-A-Plant Greenhouses
+ Carriage House Farm
+ C’est Cheese Food Truck
+ Chocolats Latour
+ Digital Hype Group photo booth
+ Fibergé
+ Grateful Grahams
+ Happy Chicks Bakery
+ La Terza Coffee
+ Luna Kombucha
+ Kimbereley McAninch intuitive card readings
+ DJ Sean McCorkle
+ Mercy For Animals
+ Phro*Zen
+ Spring in Our Steps
+ Swan Maiden Soap
+ Upton’s Naturals
+ Whirlybird Granola
+ Wordplay Cincy

To participate, e-mail info @ parkandvine . com

Annalisa Pappano and Marcus Kuchle with baby Claudia from fifth anniversary party

Annalisa Pappano and Marcus Kuchle with baby Claudia from fifth anniversary party


April Final Friday opening brings Price Hill to Over-the-Rhine

Angie Lipscomb of Price Hill debuts her photographic series on the people and places of Lower, East and West Price Hill 6 to 10 p.m. Final Friday April 26 at Park + Vine. A community in constant transition, these old city neighborhoods are saturated in contradiction. New and old ideologies, sparkling and crumbling old homes, youthful spirit, the hardship of poverty and age; and the beauty of so many different peoples, different languages, different ways of life, coexisting. Enjoy solo acoustic music from Angie’s husband, Todd Lipscomb, singer/songwriter for The Kentucky Struts and the Tammy WhyNots

In honor of Arbor Day, Michelle Dillingham is giving away saplings to folks who contribute $50 in support of her bid for Cincinnati City Council

April Final Friday exhibit: High and Low on the Hill

April Final Friday exhibit: High and Low on the Hill

February Final Friday: Emily St. Clair and Babushka Pierogies

See whimsical art pieces from Local Artist and Farmer Emily St. Clair, while enjoying a Babushka Pierogies tasting 6 to 10 p.m. Final Friday, Feb. 22 here at Park + Vine

Emily is a graphic designer with a degree from DAAP at University of Cincinnati. She gardens for Hyde Park Farmers’ Market and bakes for her gluten-free bakery. The rest of her time is devoted to her artwork and her daughter. The Secret Garden is a collection of new and old designs, and includes T-shirts and prints

Sarah Dworak and Iwona Przybysz started Babushka Pierogies in July 2012 with a vegan pierogi tasting at Park + Vine. Dworak and Przybysz make pierogies at The Kitchen Factory in Northside, then deliver them to Madison’s at Findlay Market and Park+Vine. Anne Mitchell of Cincinnati CityBeat declared the pierogies “comfort food of the year” in 2012

Emily St. Clair

Emily St. Clair

Whimsy + Fiction Final Friday Opening Jan. 25

Cincinnati artists Megan Suttman-Divelbiss and Amy Tuttle are holding a Final Friday opening reception for their show Whimsy + Fiction 6 to 10 p.m. Final Friday, Jan. 25 at Park + Vine. Megan and Amy mixed-media artists who live and create art in the Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage. Both artists are inspired by nature and its multitude of patterns and stories. They both love to see ordinary life infused with the magic of a story. Tuttle has been playing at the crossroads of art and folklore for some time. In this show, she depicts whimsical characters captivated by dreams and alternative realities. Suttman-Divelbiss takes ordinary objects and places a charming pattern to their existence. Enjoy the whimsey and quiet story telling of Tuttle and Suttman-Divelbiss at their opening.

Whimsy + Fiction Final Friday Opening Jan. 25

Whimsy + Fiction Final Friday Opening Jan. 25

Ruptures and Reclamations FotoFocus Affiliated Exhibit

Photographer John Ganis is holding an opening reception 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Park + Vine, 1202 Main Street. John’s color photographs represent a larger body of work documenting the effects of two major oil spills that occurred in summer 2010. The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 21, is an affiliate venue for FOTOFOCUS and is part of Society for Photographic Education gallery walk 8:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12.

BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore well exploded on April 20, 2010, spilling oil in the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of over 2 million gallons of oil a day. The well was capped in late July. Recognized as the worst environmental disaster in American history, its devastating effects will be felt for decades to come. July 25, 2010 a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners, carrying heavy oil sands crude from Canada between Gary Indiana and Sarnia, Ontario ruptured. The result was the largest pipeline spill in the midwestern United States, pumping almost a million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River near Marshall Michigan. John’s photographs are a personal documentation of these situations. These spills and other unforeseen effects of human activity serve as harsh reminders of the real cost of nonrenewable resources and the incalculable consequences of environmental negligence. The content of the photographs expand their scope beyond their immediate subject matter and refer to the larger context of today’s environmental crisis.

BP Spill. Barataria Bay, Grand Isle

BP Spill. Barataria Bay, Grand Isle