Kids Again: Prairie’s Fotofocus 2016 Exhibit


Prairie’s 2016 Fotofocus Biennial show of images by youth from City Heights and Latonia Terrace, subsidized housing communities operated by the Housing Authority of Covington. Open only by appointment.


Prairie Program Exhibits


Beginning in 2014, Prairie will dedicate its gallery space to work produced by the students in Prairie’s educational programming. Thanks to the many artists who have staged so many strong exhibits of work from 2009-2013. You can view work from Prairie’s programs in the Prairie gallery space by appointment. Please email Prairie for more information about specific work on display.

Past Exhibitions

Fotofocus: If These Walls Could Speak

October, 2014

Prairie’s community camera obscura project for Fotofocus at Prairie Gallery during the October, 2014 Fotofocus Biennial Festival of Photography.

Day by Day: Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition and High School Student Photography

September, 2014

Students from Mason, East Clinton, Gamble and DePaul Cristo Rey high schools created photography and reflective writing along with Streetvibes distributors for the 2015 Day by Day Calendar. 24 images from distributors are on display along with biographical sketches created by participating students.

New Voices: SCPA and Joseph House, Fall, 2013

May, 2014

SCPA students worked with residents of Joseph House, a residential treatment program for veteran’s recovering from substance and other forms of dependency.

Stacy L. Pearsall, Combat Photographer

September, 2013

Award winning combat photographer Stacy L. Pearsall will show a selection of her combat photography from her travels to over 41 countries during her service in the Air Force.

Evolution: New Work by Jeremy Johnson & Aaron Kent

September, 2013

Jeremy Johnson returns to Prairie for his second show, this time collaborating with Aaron Kent, to fill the gallery space with taxidermy, mixed media and installation. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-4.



Pain: New Work by J. Michael Skaggs & Megan D. Henson

July, 2013

Photographer J. Michael Skaggs and writer Megan D. Henson combine to show a body of work interpreting the slow ravages of chronic pain. Also on display: work from the Caregivers Circle Project Participants, a project of The Contact Center and Center for Community Change with support from Community Surveys Art Project, an innovation of Mary Clare “M.C.” Rietz, artist and community organizer. 

Ron English

June, 2013

Prairie will show a selection of pastel drawings on cardboard and canvas as well as a site specific mural by Cincinnati artist Ron English. A well-known street artist seen showing his work on doorsteps and street corners in Cincinnati’s inner city, English produces cubist pastel drawings “inspired by the lord.”

Seeing with Photography Collective

April, 2013

​Blind and visually impaired artists from New York produce allegorical photographs using “light painting” techniques.


After the Fall: Women Representing Women

February, 2013

​Seven female artists represent themselves and other women in a varity of media.


Chocolat Biennial 2012: A Celebration of Brian Joiner’s Curatorial Vision

November, 2012

​Brian Joiners’ Chocolat returned to Prairie as a Biennial event with 15 artists joining in to celebrate Brian’s vision in a variety of media.