Local exhibition celebrates the Harlem Renaissance
Lex Nycole and Gee Horton discuss the celebration of the work of these visionaries. Watch here or click this link.
FEBRUARY 23, 2021
Gee Horton: Art and Trauma
Gee Horton is a Cincinnati-based self-trained Hyperrealist visual artist who has recently transitioned from a career in the corporate world to focus primarily on making art and building communities. Using graphite and charcoal pencils, Gee's drawings capture a heightened sense of realism, but it is important to note that the Hyperrealist style is only one facet of comprehending his work. Having earned a master’s in social work from the University of Louisville, he often incorporates his education and life experiences into his art to achieve a kind of power that for many triggers' emotional associations. With this in mind, his current work makes a connection between his African roots and their juxtaposition to American attitudes on the social and emotional development of the African American male experience. Listen/watch here or click this link.
FEBRUARY 10, 2021
Black & Brown Faces | Artists in Dialogue
Listen as Gee Horton and Russell Ihrig explore relationships between Horton’s If I Ruled The World... Imagine That! and John Quincy Adams Ward’s sculpture, The Freedman. Listen here or click this link.
In this episode of Saints Spotlight, we catch up with Gee (Garry) Horton from the class of 2006 and talk about his recent transition from executive recruiter to full time artist. Horton is artist-in-residence at the Mercantile Library in downtown Cincinnati where he is commissioned to complete a portrait of Peter H. Clark, the first African-American member of the Library. For an interview about this commission. Listen here or click this link.
AUGUST 26, 2020
On episode 56, the self-taught artist shares how he developed his artistic skills, how his side hustle has influenced his career, and the burgeoning art scene in Cincinnati that’s being driven by minority artists. Plus, he shares some great tips about manifesting and aligning yourself, listen here or click this link.
The School Of Hard Knox
If you are among the few that have not yet experienced the Hyper-Realist Visual artwork of our guest, you own it to yourself to change that. Our guest this week describes himself with three words… “Artist, Creative, Connector”. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions such as Cincinnati Music Hall, The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and Blink 2019 Cincy. He is a self-taught visionary who has made a conscious decision to follow his passion for the arts and is creating legacy with every piece he touches. The School of Hard Knox Podcast welcomes Garry “GEE” Horton to the show! As a man that has provided a path for his passion, GEE speaks to us about life balance, the influence of success, and attaching your passion to legacy. Listen here or click this link.
JANUARY 06, 2020