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The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar to open in Carew Tower

by Jason Williams on 07/12/10

Construction will begin soon on The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar.  The Penguin will be located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati at the location of the former Havana Martini Club in Carew Tower.  The former 5,800 SF night club has been redesigned to create an environment focused on a stage where two baby grand pianos will become the main attraction.

With current clubs in Columbia, Missouri and Lexington, Kentucky, the Penguin creates shows that center around song requests from the audience with comedic performances from the players.  This ensures each performance to be a unique evening of entertainment.

The project will be realized with collaborations between Phoenix Architecture, J. Warm Construction, Belvedere Corporation and CB Commerical Reliant Realty.

For more information on The Penguin or those helping to make the dream a reality, please follow the links below.

The Penguin - www.penguinpianobar.com

Phoenix Architecture - www.phoenix-arch.com

J. Warm Construction - www.j-warm.com

CB Commercial Reliant Realty - www.cbcreliantrealty.com

Mason Arts Festival - City Gallery

by Jason Williams on 07/12/10

Jason Williams will have two pieces in the upcoming Mason Arts Festival City Gallery.  His pieces have won first place in photography the past two years.  The festival is September 19, 2010 at the Mason Municipal Center, 6000 Mason Montgomery Rd, from 11 am to 5pm.  The exhibition will continue to run until October 19th.

For more information visit www.masonarts.org

Xavier University - Art at the X 2010

by Jason Williams on 07/01/10

Jason Williams has had an art piece accepted into the "Art at the X" exhibition at Xavier University.  Details below...

Xavier University's Department of Art is pleased to announce the fourth annual "Art at the X," a national juried competition, August 27 - September 24, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010
6-8 pm
7 pm (Award Ceremony)

Jason Williams Wins Second Place in Photography Exhibition

by Jason Williams on 05/28/10

The Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance, as part of the "Word View" photography exhibit, awarded second place to "Baptized."  Juror Jim Witmer of the Dayton Daily News had this to say about the photograph:

"...a powerful black and white print with undeniable visual impact.  I loved the moment, the light, the clean, stark composition, and what tied it all together was the posture of the subject being "Baptized."  The photographer's choice was right on in making this black and white, employing colder neutral tones and resisting sepia tones (this would have softened it).  It's journalistic quality speaks on many levels."

Flipdaddy's Burgers & Beers Opening Soon

by Jason Williams on 05/27/10

Phoenix Architecture, Linked Solutions and Bob Dames (owner of Flipdaddy's) have collaborated to bring an exciting new restaurant experience to the Mariemont/Cincinnati area.

With plans to open in June 2010, Flipdaddy's Burgers & Beers blends appetizing food and refreshing beer selections in a cool atmosphere, making for a pleasurable culinary experience. Specializing in the creation of a unique array of upscale burgers, Flipdaddy's provides inventive twists on the classic. Create your own burger from an assortment of unexpected toppings, such as chimichurri, high-end cheeses, roasted red pepper and tapenade. Pair the Black & Tan Burger, dressed with lettuce and Harp-seared onions and smothered in a Guinness reduction, with one of our 24 beers on tap.

For more information on Flipdaddy's Burgers & Beers or Linked Solutions, Inc, simply follow the links below:

Jason Williams accepted into photography exhibition

by Jason Williams on 04/29/10

Jason will have five photographs displayed at "Word View", a juried exhibtion presented by the Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance.

Exhibition runs May 3rd - 28th
Opening night: May 5th /5pm - 8pm at the Mason Municipal Center. One word, one image - a photograph has the power to evoke a single word or tell an entire story. At times, a picture might do both. The Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance invites photographers and the community to explore what is written with the camera lens at the spring juried photography exhibition "Word View." Exhibition viewers will rediscover one of humankind's earliest, and perhaps universal, languages as they see these unique images

Indiana Wesleyan Univeristy moves into Florence Executive Center I

by Jason Williams on 04/29/10

Phoenix Architecture recently completed work for Indiana Wesleyan University, one of the nation's fastest growing Christian based universities.

This 18,000 SF tenant buildout, located in Florence Executive Center I, was a multi-phased design-build project, requiring the initial relocation of an existing tenant.  Incorporating portions of the former space for IWU's entry lobby, business offices and conference room, not only allowed for an effective floor plan, but also allowed for an earlier completion date.

With eight large classrooms located along the perimeter window walls, the emaining interior core space is utilized as smaller student study rooms and informal seating spaces.  Another "quiet" zone was developed by locating the Chapel, library/computer lab, and an additional seating area at the south east end of the space.  A centrally located training/multi-purpose room, and student lounge/break room, completes the layout for this national education provider.