Baby Shower Location: Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop
Just when all baby showers seemed catastrophically clichéd, enter the urban-loft oasis punctuated by shabby chic accents and artisan knick-knacks that is Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop. The spacious seating and milling room accommodates up to 100 guests, yet feels comfortable with 20. Rotating art exhibitions provide ample conversation pieces, and they have crave-worthy catering options, but feel free to bring your own bites, too. Plus, your own personal barista whips up made-to-order café creations. A decaf pumpkin-peppermint-coconut latte for the mommy-to-be? Coming right up.
Redtree hosts many other events such as wine tastings, fundraisers, birthday parties and business meetings. Check out our rental page at http://www.redtreegallery.net/rental or call us at 513.321.8733 for more information.
Stay A While
Five coffee shops where you can make yourself at home.
All coffee shops can give you that essential java jolt on your morning commute, but it’s a fine few whose hospitality encourages you to nestle in. Here are five spots where you’ll feel more than welcome to take off your coat and stay a while.
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Day 180 – Redtree Gallery
October 6, 2010
It’s Day 180 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we are featuring The Redtree Gallery located in Oakley. Is it an art gallery… or a coffee shop… or a cool place to meet up with friends?
I recently went to Redtree for the first time. I went there to meet up with Chris Guillebeau, the author of The Art of Non-Comformity. Redtree was gracious enough to allow Chris to use their space for his “Unconventional Book Tour” stop here in Cincinnati. Chris is a world traveler, with a goal of seeing every country in the world by 2013 (and he’s well on his way, currently at #149 of 192).
So what did I think of the Redtree Gallery? I really enjoyed it and will definitely go back. In my opinion, the place has the feel of a comfy coffee shop with an artistic flair. There’s a great cafe-type counter where you can get a nice beverage and/or some food. They sell all kinds of hot and cold beverages, both coffee and tea. As far as food goes, they offer sandwiches, muffins, biscotti, granola, etc.
They have loads of seating. In the back area they have smaller tables and chairs. Right in the middle they have a large comfy couch and a few armchairs. And then the front window has plenty of seating too.
They also have a large table with lots of chairs that is available for meetings. This table sits off by itself and away from all the other seating arrangements.
But the name implies it’s a gallery too, right? It is. They’ve done a fantastic job of displaying phenomenal pieces of artwork throughout the area. They have sculptural pieces, paintings, fiber art, soaps… just about any art form you can think of.
And of course the art is all for sale. They have handmade purses, wall hangings, sculptures, etc. I would highly recommend stopping by to see it for yourself. They do have a parking lot out back too.
You will find The Redtree Gallery at 3210 Madison Road
Check out the article at: http://365cincinnati.com/food-stuff/redtree-gallery-oakley
52 Neighborhoods One Voice
Article about Oakley and Redtree Gallery at Cincinnati.com / Cincinnati Enquirer
May 26th, 2010, 9:12 am
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Not Your Everyday Art Gallery
September 16, 9:26am • Cincinnati Fine Arts Examiner • Kristin Siconolfi
If there is one universal myth about the arts, it is fear. Fear of the unknown. Is this why so many galleries in the Cincinnati area remain empty with no one to gaze at the work of art of their walls? What is there to be afraid of?
If you have been to the Red Tree Gallery and Coffee Shop in Oakley, there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of because it is the most inviting and down to earth art gallery the Cincinnati area has seen. Not only is it an art gallery, but, a coffee shop and a specialty shop. On Friday night, there’s live music. That does not seem scary does it?
Now what of the art? The current exhibition is A Small Glimpse, with artists from the Cincinnati area as well as from around the world. A Small Glimpse is featuring artwork no larger than five inches by five inches. Small paintings. Little photographs. Mixed media. Enamel. Ceramics. It’s all there in miniature proportions. The show will run until October 3.
Are you a buyer? The works are for sale and with these little proportions of fine art, there is something for everybody’s budget. Next time you find yourself in Oakley, needing caffeine pick-me-up, head to Red Tree Gallery for Fair Trade Certified Java and fine art.
The Red Tree Gallery is located on 3210 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45209.
There’s something about this crisp air that makes me just want to curl up with a coffee, veg out and enjoy the simple things in life. Unfortunately, I have bills to pay, a business to run and other things that frown upon curling up and vegging out.
I did however fit in an unexpected escape when I visited Red Tree Coffee Shop in Oakley the other day.
I went there for a meeting, and afterward I went to the counter to order a pick-me-up drink before heading out to my next meeting. The barista asks me if I’d like a large, medium or small and points to the example sizes on display. And that’s when I saw quite possibly the cutest things ever: Handmade coffee cup sleeves. They came in all different designs and they’re handmade by a local designer. I’ve never seen anything like them! At first glance, it looks like felt, but the sleeve and designs are actually hand-woven and hand-stitched! At only $9, they are well worth it when you consider all that time and effort, plus the eco friendly and cute-factor!
Wait, there’s more… I turn around and there’s an entire wall of adorable gift items. T-shirts, bags, cards, oh my! I grabbed my drink, and whisked myself away into a browsing bliss. Each item was so unique with simple, nature-inspired prints, modern cuts and soft, sustainable fabrics.
I couldn’t stay long, but I was so pleasantly surprised to experience such an artsy oasis. I hope you find a way to treat yourself to Red Tree – a coffee shop that’s truly “branching out” … oh boy. I got carried away there.
SUPERHEROES RISE UP
Artists from Visionaries and Voices and Redtree Gallery developed this art exhibition. The theme revolves around iconic images of classic and modern superheroes.
Visionaries & Voices is a nonprofit arts organization created for artists with disabilities to succeed using art as a foundation for expression, education and inclusion. And if you wear a superhero costume to the opening party, you will get your choice of drink from the coffee shop for half-price.
Enjoy wine and hors d’ oeuvres among artwork of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Catwoman and more.
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 10; show runs July 6 to Aug. 8
WHERE: Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3210 Madison Road, Oakley
Posted by PollyCampbell at 4/10/2009 11:34 AM EDT on Cincinnati.com
Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop is having their grand opening today in a new location in Oakley.
Redtree is an art gallery first, then a coffeeshop. Owner Wendy Smith said she thought there was a need for an art gallery with more warmth, a place where people felt comfortable to linger and hang out. She’s had a smaller space on Brazee for 2 years, now the new place is around the corner at 3210 Madison Road.
The coffee and the food are meant to bring people to the art and keep them for awhile. She’s serving 7Hills fair-trade coffee, croissants from Jean-Phillipe Solnom, soups from Myra’s Dionysus, and McCabe’s granola. Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. they may open earlier and on Sunday soon. 513-321-8733.
At Redtree: an appealing before and after
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
There’s a wonderful, low-key show at Oakley’s Redtree Gallery now in which area artists offer a glimpse into the creative process alongside the end results. Photo essays, inspiration boards, notebooks, tools and more accompany each piece in “Behind the Seen.” For example, the notebook page at the top of the post is on the wall beside Pat Gastreich’s striking oil painting And you Said? and the diagram below is tacked beneath Vickie Swallen’s richly patterned Peeping Star plaque.
The show reminds me a bit of “I of the Storm,” the small but terrific exhibition that artist Kevin T. Kelly guest curated this summer at downtown’s Collector’s Art Group. That exhibit featured fewer artists and went a bit deeper into their thinking while this one’s more focused on process. What I like about each is that they didn’t fall into the “artist statement” trap of buzzwords, mumbo jumbo and jargon that confuses rather than enlightens.
Oakley – Soapicks: September 9-15
An old proverb states, “Good things come in small packages.” Well Red Tree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop proves this proverb true as they present the opening night of, A Small Glimpse: life from the perspective of artists all over the world this Saturday. This internationally juried exhibit consists of works 5×5 or smaller. Come at 6:00 pm to see the world as you’ve never seen it before.
This week’s gallery roundup
Paint the town, Redtree
Group shows can be hit or miss, especially themed ones, but Redtree has a knack for pulling them off and introducing new artists, to boot.
Paint swirls, drips, blobs, splashes and splatters in Thinking Abstractly. It is applied in thick ridges and nearly transparent fields. It is used with neatness and precision, and with abandon. And that’s what makes this show fun.
Maureen Holub paints on thick row after thick row, creating a neat, quilt-style pattern of stripes in “Summer” and a softer line of them in “Stripe No. 8.”
Jim Crosser scatters the paint in amorphous layers that make the vivid “Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt” appear to be a lava lamp run amok.
Kurt Nicaise creates lavish curtains of color across three pairs of canvases in the bubbling and dripping “Spirit Rising I-III” series.
(The Enquirer / Sara Pearce) Kurt Nicaise used acrylic, ash and pigment on canvas for the works in his “Spirit Rising” series.
There is a lot to see here, including quieter paintings such as Rachel Moore’s insectlike “Swirling.”
Redtree Gallery through Sept. 4. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. 4409 Brazee St., Oakley. 513-321-8733, www.redtreegallery.net.
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Located in the weekend section of the Enquirer on page E16
Friday, March 21, 2008
Local galleries have plenty to offer
THROWBACK STYLES ARE WHAT’S NEW
Oakley’s Redtree is a combo coffee shop/art gallery tucked away on a side street off Madison Road. It’s one of the most urbane spaces in the city, and owner Wendy Smith has been organizing smart, hip exhibitions since it opened last April.
More often than not, there’s a theme, and for this month’s group show of area artists it’s “Evoke: to create anew, especially by means of the imagination.” There are abstract paintings by Natalie PeGan and Jim Crosser, mod furniture by Scott Stibich and figurative paintings and prints by Joel Blazer.
Stibich and Blazer amplify the theme to its fullest.
“Fish Face” by Joel Blazer. The artist’s work evokes Peter Max’s art and designs for the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.”
Stibich’s furniture plays with tradition in its reworking of clichés such as ’50s-style modular bookcases and the timeless cushy sofa. He reinvents the latter as an improbably low-lying sectional of blue and green brocade cushions that appear to float and to defy being held up by just two golden legs.
Blazer’s self-deprecating self- portraits and figurative paintings are a 1960s throwback. The flattened colors, oddly shaped bodies and decorative touches are a cross between Peter Max’s pop paintings and Heinz Edelmann’s art design for the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.”
He frequently paints on recycled material such as envelopes and newspaper pages, which fits the spirit of the show.
Redtree Art Gallery through April 3. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. 4409 Brazee St., Oakley. 513-321-8733, www.redtreegallery.net
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ART: RED TREE GALLERY Red Tree Gallery is a hidden gem in Oakley. Sip on some of its fair-trade, organic coffee and check out the current exhibition, Evoke. It includes landscape, figurative and abstract paintings as well as unusual furniture. While the artists in this group exhibition have very distinct styles, the installation effectively accentuates each.
Natalie PeGan’s landscapes are soft and muddled by memory, while Joel Blazer’s paintings and prints depict off-kilter kaleidoscopic figures in flat colors and forms. Scott Stibich’s furniture incorporates unexpected elements that invite a double-take, and Jim Crosser’s glossy abstract paintings embrace a bold, bright palette of acrylics. The prices are reasonable and responsible for the impressive number of sold stickers already posted. Evoke is on display through April 3. 513-321-8733.
REDTREE ART GALLERY AND COFFEE SHOP * 4409 Brazee St., Oakley * 513-321-8733 or www.redtreegallery.net
Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop brings something new to the area with its gallery/coffee house hybrid. Owner Wendy Smith counts on novelty and great art for its appeal.
“Anyone that walks in will connect with something,” Smith says of the art gallery that accompanies the coffee shop on Brazee Street in Oakley.
Whether it’s the comforting aroma of coffee in the morning or an afternoon culture craving for the artwork, Redtree offers visitors a good mix of local taste.
“I really wanted to create a place for artists to showcase their work, and the coffee shop was secondary to create community and bring people in,” Smith says.
Redtree is Smith’s dream coming to fruition after years in the graphic design industry.
“I’ve always had more of a passion for fine art,” she says.
And for those who don’t frequent art galleries, Redtree provides an atmosphere where everyone can feel comfortable. The fair trade and organic coffee from supplier Seven Hills Coffee Co. and real ground Ghirardelli chocolate found in Redtree’s mochas and chocolate drinks helps draw new customers and potential art lovers into the gallery.
The art gallery at Redtree features work by local artists, and shows rotate every month. January’s exhibit includes intriguing three-dimensional paintings and assemblages by Jennifer Bortz Schneider and Janet Zack. Receptions are held the second Friday of every month and include live music and wine. (Check out the next reception at 6 p.m. Feb. 8.)
The local support doesn’t stop there. Not only can you sip your favorite coffee or tea drink and enjoy the artwork, but Redtree also has a shop with handmade scarves, purses, T-shirts, wallets and more, made by local artists.
Workshops for adults and kids keep the community involved with Redtree beyond just a quick cup of cocoa before work. The gallery and coffee shop also works with several local nonprofit organizations and offers light food, including three sandwich options as well as pastries from Embrace Sweets.
Now, Cincinnati can tap into its cultured side with the right amount of caffeine to enjoy it.
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Tuesday, January 08, 2008
posted by S. Pearce at 5:23 PM
Coming off the holidays, Friday will be a big night:
openings at Solway, Carnegie, Academy, ArtWorks, Redtree
………(information on other gallery’s at the beginning of this blog).
In Oakley, paintings and assemblages by Cincinnati artists Jennifer Bortz Schneider and Janet Zack are being shown in Beloved at Redtree Art Gallery (6-9 p.m.). The still young gallery/coffee shop is turning into a nice little art venue. I always find at least one new artist when I drop in. It’s a terrific space – open and airy – and the shows are well organized.
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Cincinnati Magazine December 2007 Issue
Best of the City
Artsy Wake-Up (page 147)
Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop
While we understand that Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop prefers to be known as a gallery first and a coffee shop second, we can’t help by praise the eclectic spot as a great java house. Owner Wendy Smith renovated the space, the former home of the T-Shirt Company, upping its artsy appeal by removing the sheetrock in places to expose the brick beneath and by keeping some of the splattered-painted floor intact. Acrylic paintings and black-and-white photographs hang on wooden partitions that surround an area of seated tables. In addition to art by local artists, Redtree also carries cards, and handmade gifts, including buttons and wallets. On the extensive menu you’ll find Seven Hills coffee, Chai Tea lattes, hot chocolate, teas, cappuccinos, pastries, cookies and even deli sandwiches. Redtree’s atmosphere will make your usual cup of joe seem much more unusual.
RED BULL CAN CREATION
Maybe it was the caffeine or maybe just raw talent that helped Columbia Township artist June Pfaff Daley land a spot in Art of the Can Chicago.
It’s a competition sponsored by Red Bull that challenged artists to create a piece entirely from its distinctive red, blue and silver cans.
Daley’s “Rooster for Ransom” is one of 39 sculptures on exhibit through Sunday at Chicago’s River Center East.
“I always have a four-pack in the fridge,” she says of the highly-caffeinated energy drink. “I drink it on trips, during emergencies, for that little extra jolt.”
It took her 80 hours 274 cans – donated by family, friends, neighbors and Red Bull – to create a plump, shiny rooster tied to an arm chair. While it looks whimsical, she says it carries a message about society making nonconformists “feel bound and gagged.”
Closer to home, Daley has a few sculptures and mixed-media pieces in Red Tree Gallery’s current exhibit, which runs through Dec. 8. 4409 Brazee St., Oakley. 513-321-8733; www.redtreegallery.net.
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Check out the latest article about Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop in the November issue of Cincinnati Magazine (page 54).
RED TREE GALLERY EXPANDS ITS SERVICES
OAKLEY – The Red Tree Gallery, an art gallery and coffee shop along Brazee Street just off Madison Avenue, has expanded its services to offer meeting space for businesses.
The gallery, opened four months ago, offers meeting space that holds up to 20 people for companies to hold off-site meetings, focus groups, team building, brainstorming and other sessions. Fees for the meeting space can vary depending on the user.
Red Tree, which sells local art work that includes framed art to hand-crafted gift items, plans to start selling paninis and soup in the coffee shop next month.
Contact: 513-321-8733 or www.redtreegallery.net
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Last Updated: 11:32 am | Monday, August 6, 2007
Helping someone else by buying something for yourself is a no-brainer. Those looking to tame wild or drooping summer locks should check out the Beaded Hope headbands, handmade by women in South Africa impacted by HIV/AIDS, at Oakley’s Red Tree Gallery. Red Tree is a new art gallery and coffee shop designed to support artists with an emphasis on the local arts community, selling T-shirts to purses to handmade cards. Headbands range $20-$25. Red Tree Gallery, 4409 Brazee Street in Oakley. 513-321-8733. (Beaded Hope accessories also are at Second Chance Upscale Resale in Springdale and www.beadedhope.com.)
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Last Updated: 10:23 am | Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Gallery offers headbands for a cause
Beaded Hope headbands, handmade by women in South Africa impacted by HIV/AIDS, are now available in Oakley’s Red Tree Gallery. The headbands come in a variety of colors and designs, reflecting both African and American tastes.
All profits of Beaded Hope go to fighting HIV/AIDS and malnutrition in Mamelodi Township, South Africa.
Red Tree is a new art gallery and coffee shop that supports emerging and established artists with an emphasis on the local arts community. The gallery features progressive art within a neighborhood coffee shop and lounge setting, along with a specialty shop featuring accessories such as the Beaded Hope headbands. Prices for the headbands range from $20 to $25.
In addition to Red Tree, Beaded Hope accessories are also available at Second Chance Upscale Resale in Springdale and on-line at beadedhope.com.
Red Tree Gallery is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is at 4409 Brazee St. in Oakley. Visit redtreegallery.net or call 321-8733 for more information.
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ART, COFFEE FEATURED AT RED TREE
Showcasing local talent is the main theme at Red Tree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, which opened last month in Oakley. Fair trade and organic coffee from the locally based Seven Hills Coffee Co. and pastries from Cincinnati’s own Embrace Sweets are among the featured food items at Red Tree, which also offers free wireless Internet service customers can enjoy while viewing new art installations each month.
Red Tree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop is located at 4409 Brazee St. and is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday with extended hours until 9 p.m. during “Oakley After Hours” promotions and new installation openings.
For more information, call 513-321-8733 or visit www.redtreegallery.net.
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Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Red Tree Gallery Presents “Seven” Art Exhibit
Contributed By Megan Busch | Red Tree Gallery and Coffee Shop
If seven is your lucky number, then Red Tree Gallery’s newest art exhibit is for you. To coincide with the arrival of the month that includes the once-in-a-millenium date 07-07-07, Red Tree Gallery and Coffee Shop in Oakley presents its “Seven” art exhibit. Local artists have been asked to create pieces in a variety of media interpreting the number seven. Works may include seven objects, seven layers of paint, seven colors….the possibilities are endless.
The opening for this exhibit will take place on Friday, July 13 from 7pm-9pm at Red Tree Gallery and Coffee Shop 4409 Brazee Street Oakley, 45209.
Phone number 513-321-TREE. www.redtreegallery.net
So, whether you’re feeling lucky or superstitious (the opening is on Friday the 13th, after all) come enjoy a stroll through the gallery with a glass of wine and discover the artists’ interpretations of the number seven.
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