CCAC @ Calhoun Gallery

Work currently on display:

When Life Gives Me Lemons

Erika Nj Allen


Erika Nj Allen makes work to save lives, or at least her own life. Working in two, three, or more dimensions, Erika uses photography and sculpture to create mimetic approximations of fresh produce. After undergoing a hysterectomy, and experiencing the physically and emotionally draining aftermath (lemons), Erika began making work to bring those feelings out of an unknown darkness and into a conversation on lightness and resilience (lemonade?). Stay tuned for Allen’s full exhibit, When Life Gives Me Lemons,  at Clifton Cultural Arts Center coming soon, May 21 – June 18, 2021. Find more of her work online at

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Clifton Cultural Arts Center’s mission is to strengthen the critical link between participation in the cultural arts and successful, healthy children, adults and communities.  Remaining committed to this mission during our era of social distance, CCAC is finding new ways to promote a healthy, vibrant community and to contribute to sustainability of Cincinnati’s rich arts and cultural heritage.


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