Cole Carothers to Present 40 Years of Work at Caza Sikes


“Cole Carothers: Cincinnati Time” celebrates more than 40 years of Cole's work created while he was living in Cincinnati. Four decades of exceptional paintings borrowed from private collections, including new and unseen works. Hosted by Caza Sikes in the historic Oakley square district at 3078 Madison Road, the opening exhibition is November 3, 5-9 p.m. The show will run for the month of November.

A Cincinnati native, Cole Carothers received his BA from Colorado College in 1971 and his MFA from American University in 1978. During his time teaching and working in multiple universities such as the Cincinnati Art Academy, Cole Carothers continued to produce his impressive oil paintings, participating in exhibitions across the country. He has permanent collections in the Cincinnati Art Museum, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Georgetown College, Lakeland College, and University of Cincinnati. From 2011-2013 his paintings were hung in the Ohio Governor's executive offices in Columbus, Ohio, and Carothers has a current Installation in the U.S. Ambassador's office in Nairobi, Kenya.

This exhibition will mark the first-ever retrospective show for Carothers, and will feature 15 paintings borrowed from collections across the region dating back 40 years. With over 25 new and unseen works, this promises to be a milestone show for the Cincinnati artist. A full-color catalog will be produced for the show and available for sale at the exhibition.