Bluemlein and Bluegrass at BCM this Week!
Meet Artist Tom Bluemlein
Sunday, June 10, 2-4 p.m.

"I follow what I call 'the golden rule' of painting. I only paint what interests me. This is being in nature." - Tom Bluemlein.

This quote perfectly defines the ethos of Kentucky native and impressionist painter, Tom Bluemlein. The artist has spent his 30-year career creating works that are not only beautiful impressions of nature, but also give the viewer the feeling of the landscape. His unique style uses bold colors and treats a canvas in a way that is similar to a quilt-maker, arranging the brush strokes and than rubbing the edges to blend or "stitch" the colors together. His works provide apt counterpoints to BCM's The Great Outdoors exhibit that is on display beginning on Sunday, June 10th and will run until October 1st, 2018.

Tom has apprenticed under several masters and through his workshops and demonstrations continues to give back to the next generation of painters. He is past president of the Cincinnati Art Club, signature member of the Oil Painters of America, Indiana Plein Air Painters, and past president and signature member of the American Impressionist Society. 

Meet the artist and view his work at the opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 10. Cost is included with museum admission.
Music@BCM
Comet Bluegrass All-Stars
Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m.
Country and bluegrass are on tap with this Cincinnati-based band which has opened for such national acts as Sam Bush, Blue Highway, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan and Ricky Skaggs.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments, with the performance running from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Museum members pay for one admission and get the second one free. Adult beverages are available for purchase. Concert-goers can also purchase food by Colonial Cottage of Erlanger, KY, supporting local community organizations. Parking is free.

Music@BCM is sponsored by Ashley Development, Colonial Cottage, Ruth Faragher & Family, Ersatz & Moot Point Railway Company and the Alumni of WNOP Jazz, Hummel Hatfield Insurance Agency, George & Margaret McLane Foundation, Reality Tuesday Café, KW Mechanical and the Rich & Lisa Boehne Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
Alive! Presents: Harry Potter Trivia Night
Friday, June 8, 6-8 p.m.

How much do you know about Harry, Hermoine and the Hogwarts? Put your wizardly knowledge to the test in the last of four Trivia Nights hosted by ALIVE!, BCM’s new young professionals group. Bring your friends for an evening of fun and spirited competition conducted by Last Call Trivial. Yes, there WILL be prizes! Everyone welcome – you don’t have to be a YP to play. Admission is $8 per person or $25 for a team of four. Cash bar; free parking. Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite or call 859-491-4003. The Harry Potter Trivia Night is sponsored by Hummel Hatfield Insurance Agency.
Coming Soon! The Great Outdoors
June 10- October 1
Another rotating exhibit is a salute to all of those exhilarating activities that we enjoy outside the confines of our homes, schools and offices. Whether we're strolling through the park or running a marathon, paddling a canoe or deep-sea fishing, outdoor activities clear our minds and provide a relaxing escape from day-to-day routines.

The exhibit features a look back at outdoor activities of the past, with entries from William Behringer's journals from the early 1900s and a display of antique Scout uniforms, and shows how our favorite outdoor activities have changed -- and stayed the same -- over time.
Cincinnati Art Galleries:
Wolfgang Rits chel Exhibit
Opening Friday, June 8, 5-8 p.m.
If you enjoy the work of the late expressionist painter and sculptor Wolfgang Ritschel, you'll have two chances to view his original works this summer. Cincinnati Art Galleries, located at  225 East 6th St ., in Cincinnati, will host "Wired for Color," an exhibit of 40 of Ritschel's paintings, June 8 through July 13. And of course, you can stop by BCM anytime and see his spectacular stained glass windows and other artwork in our third floor galleries. Want to own your own Ritschel? We'll be auctioning one piece from the BCM "Art from the Heart" collection at  fresh ART on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
More Upcoming Activities
Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: Splash Bash: Water Science
Tuesday, June 12, 1-2 p.m.
This lab will cool off kids age 3-5 and introduce them to science with water and ice games and age-appropriate experiments .

Grand Days@BCM: The Great Outdoors
Thursday, June 14, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Grandparents and grandchildren spend the day together, engaged in The Great Outdoors -themed activities.

Music@BCM: Nasty Nati Brass Band
Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m.
The Nasty Nati Brass Band will bring flavors of Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean and the Balkans, as well as a steady dose of R&B and some good old soul to Devou Park. 

Tot Tuesdays! Sunny Days
Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Toddlers and their parents hear a story, make a craft and sing songs that tie into the theme of the month.
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Behringer-Crawford Museum is supported in part by our members;
the City of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Court, ArtsWave,
Kentucky Arts Council, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. US Bank Foundation and the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.

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