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Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Gallery Auction begins July 26th, 2019 at 8:00pm EST - Ends August 24th, 2019 at 11:59PM EST

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2 T2-1.jpgCarin and Robert Hebenstreit
Fanny and Felix

Oil and acrylic medium transfer on assemblage of violins
22”H x 11½”W x 5”D

Inspiration Concert:
Hidden Genius
August 10
Fanny Mendelsshon Hensel, Overture in C Major
Felix Mendelsshon, “Italian” Symphony
Silver-Garburg Piano Duo

Carin and Bob and their children, sculptor John and painter Marlena, have influenced each other and our city to great effect. John’s work includes the “Black Brigade” in Smale Park and he currently is finishing a sculpture of Ezzard Charles as the centerpiece to Laurel Park. Marlena just completed a twelve-part series on the spiritual world of Martin Luther King, Jr. and is currently working on a children’s book. Bob has been a beloved teacher of art and its fundamentals for decades and is one of the region’s most esteemed plein air painters. Carin is a sought-after portraitist: two of her well-known works are on permanent display at Music Hall—Max Rudolph and Paavo Jarvi.
With such genius (thankfully not hidden) in their own family, we knew Carin and Bob were the match for this concert. Carin’s portraiture is known for revealing the subjects’ relationships, and here she masterfully juxtaposes Felix’s engaging gaze with Fanny’s demurrer so that, despite her averted eyes and placement under Felix, Fanny somehow commands our attention. A true lover of classical music, Bob researched the composers and sourced antique Mendelssohn sheet music to reproduce and transfer on the smaller violin.
The assemblage of these two violins of course repeats the theme of familial influence, individuality and unity.

Carin’s renowned commission work includes the portraits of Paavo Jarvi and Max Rudolf at Music Hall and Bob is one of our region’s “Deans” of plein air painting. In addition to their art, they created a family of artists: son John is the sculptor commissioned for the bronze statue of Ezzard Charles, the centerpiece of its namesake’s west-end park; and, daughter Marlena is a frequently exhibited artist who recently completed a series on the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Carin and Robert Hebenstreit

We hope you will support Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra's second MusikArt Collaboration, an auction of five instrument-based fine art pieces created by local artists. All funds raised will go to support the artistic and educational programs of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Bidding opens July 26th, 2019 and closes on August 24, 2019 at 11:59pm.

The instruments are exhibited at Wash Park Art's companion exhibit, titled "Virtuosity," along with other works by the seven featured artists. The exhibit will run through October 13th.

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