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Thursday, March 29, 2018

An Exhibit Honoring the Late Cincinnati Artist Merle Rosen

Mary Ran Gallery Presents
An Exhibit Honoring the Late Cincinnati Artist
Merle Rosen
Sales Benefit University of Cincinnati
Brain Cancer Research
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Above from left: “Figure”, acrylic on paper, “Conversation”, bronze, “Abstract”, gouache on paper.

May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month
 Rosen’s Birthday is Opening Weekend, May 5th

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Exhibit Runs: May 4 – 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 5 – 8 pm
3/27/18, Cincinnati, OH – Mary Ran Gallery presents an exhibit of artwork by the late Cincinnati artist, Merle Rosen, who died in 2017 of brain cancer. A tribute to her life and legacy as a longstanding figure in the Cincinnati art scene, the exhibit coincides with May as Brain Cancer Awareness Month and her birthday is opening weekend, May 5. Proceeds from sales during the exhibit will benefit University of Cincinnati’s Gardner Neuroscience Institute, specifically research at the Brain Tumor Center for glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancerAn artist and teacher in Cincinnati for over 40 years, Rosen created experimental abstract works in a variety of mediums, from paint and collage, to bronze and printmaking. A fine arts graduate of the University of Cincinnati, her work has a distinctive and often playful energetic style.

The exhibition runs May 4 – 26, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 4 from 5 – 8 pm. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at the gallery, located at 3668 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208. Visit or call 513.871.5604for more information.

About Merle Rosen
A fine arts graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Merle Rosen (1949-2017) was a practicing artist in Cincinnati who exhibited extensively in museums and galleries, including the Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati), J.B. Speed Museum (Louisville, KY), Kharkiv Museum in the Ukraine, Cincinnati Art Galleries, and the Carnegie Arts Center (Covington, KY). She received six individual artist grants from the City of Cincinnati, a fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center, and was an artist-in-residence in Ohio and Washington State. Her work is in private collections and she completed numerous commissions. Her work can also be found in the corporate collections of Bethesda Hospitals, Scripps Howard, Cardinal Aluminum, Cincinnati Bell, Ulmer & Berne and The Christ Hospital.

In addition to being a professional artist, Rosen taught fine arts at the university level and at community arts organizations for more than 40 years. Beginning in 2005, as a member of Golden's Working Artists, she lectured and taught workshops to artists of every level in university, college, museum, and art groups throughout the Midwest. She taught a broad range of painting, collage, and drawing workshops in her Cincinnati studio and at venues nationwide.

Complete artist’s resume and bio available. For more information visit and 

About Glioblastoma
Glioblastoma is an aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. It can occur at any age, but tends to occur more often in older adults. It can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting, and seizures. Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme, can be very difficult to treat and a cure is often not possible. Treatments may slow progression of the cancer and reduce signs and symptoms. (Source

About University of Cincinnati’s Gardner Neuroscience Institute
The UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute was founded in 1999 in a pioneering effort to bring clinicians and researchers into closer collaboration. Today, it is a collaboration of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health. A diverse group of more than 125 faculty members from 15 clinical specialties lead treatment, research and teaching for complex neurological and psychiatric conditions. In addition to internationally recognized physicians and scientists, the institute includes skilled professionals in social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, physical therapy, exercise training and clinical research. As disease-specific, multidisciplinary centers of excellence and premier programs, the Institute provides comprehensive and compassionate care driven by cutting-edge research to deliver the best possible patient outcomes. Learn more:

About Mary Ran Gallery
Established in 1976, Mary Ran Gallery specializes in 19th – 21st century American and European art. An active member of the Cincinnati arts community, owner Mary Ran is a board member at the Women’s Art Club Foundation at the Barn and at Northern Kentucky University’s Steely Library; past Chair of the Women’s Committee and Chair of the Volunteer Association Committee at the Cincinnati Art Museum; and a member of the Development Committee at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. A member of International Fine Art Appraisers, the gallery offers comprehensive art consultation services, including guidance on all aspects of buying and selling art, investment counseling, consignment, portrait commission, restoration, and framing services. For more information about the gallery, visit or call 513.871.5604. The gallery is located at 3668 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208.

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