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Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Foundation


Now you can support The Barn every time you shop on Amazon! Just go to, search for and select "Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation" and shop as usual! The Barn will receive 0.5% of your purchase amount and you can support the Appreciation, Creation, and Education experiences & opportunities that The Barn provides to all citizens of Greater cincinnati. Need help? Click here for a handy how-to guide complete with illustrations.





Phase I to Renovate the Loft Now Fully Funded!

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Foundation

We are pleased to announce that the WACC Foundation has recently received four grants for renovating the old hayloft upstairs. The Thomas J. Emery Memorial Foundation has awarded a grant of $50,000, and the Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation has granted $15,000 (bringing the total amount donated by the Herschede Foundation to $45,000). In addition, two private individuals recently donated $20,000 and a stock gift worth $25,000 towards the Loft project. Thanks to their incredible generosity, we now have funds in hand to complete Phase I of the Loft by the end of the year: insulating the space, replacing the 30 year old roof shingles, installing skylights and an HVAC system. Soon Greater Cincinnatians will be able to enjoy a new, unique space for performances, classes, workshops and cultural events. Our next goal is to secure funding for an elevator to transport guests from the West Lobby to the Loft, making Arts ALoft accessible to all.

Mariemont Preservation Foundation Funds Fourth Series

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that Mariemont Preservation Foundation has once again underwritten our family cultural series at the Barn! This year's "Mariemont Preservation Presents" brought such great events as the Playhouse in the Park "Off the Hill" touring shows; Madcap Puppet's "Under the Bonsai Tree"; Children's Theatre "The Elves and the Shoemaker"; "Chamber Music for Kids" by Ensemble Fioratura; and three parent/child artmaking events...for only $5 per person. 

Events like these showcase the original Resthaven Barn, which MPF had a hand in preserving, and reflect Mary Emery's life passion: "She embarked on a philanthropic program that endowed or initiated children's programs, ... an art museum, ... various cultural agencies, and other causes that benefited humankind. (Words from "Rich in Good Works" description on GoodReads).

Gift from Dr. Helen Wessel

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Foundation

We are gratified to announce a very generous donation of $21,000 from Dr. Helen M. Wessel in tribute to her mother-in-law, Bessie Hoover Wessel. Bessie Wessel was a distinguished early member of the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati, an instructor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, a student of Frank Duveneck, and a noted Cincinnati artist with paintings in the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Indiana Museum of Art. 

An artist in her own right, Helen received a doctorate in Art Education at the University of Cincinnati, eventually becoming head of the department. Now a resident of Florida, she continues to to sew and create beautiful, richly colored textiles in her home studio and remains a strong advocate of art education for children and adults of all ages. (Thanks to for biographical information about Dr. Wessel).
This gift will help further the Foundation’s goal of developing the Loft, the second story of the Barn, into a flexible space for classes, performances, and events, in recognition of Helen’s interest in art education.

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