Updated: Apr 6, 2021
Cincinnati Enquirer, March 27, 2021
Studio Kroner, Cincinnati's new home for fine art and design, opens for business April 15 in the former Dick Waller's Art Place at 130 West Court Street, just steps west of the soon-to-be newly renovated Court Street Market.
Founded by native Cincinnatian Paul Kroner, Studio Kroner carries on the community focus that marked Dick Waller's tenure at the location. In addition to showcasing the work of Kroner and other artists, the space will also offer communal experiences such as yoga, book readings, concerts, private functions, etc.
Dick Waller, a well-known local force in the arts, built a loyal following for his Art Place through exhibitions and events that engaged the community. Commenting on Kroner's new endeavor, Dick said, "Congratulations on the opening! I'm very happy about this transition, knowing that Paul intends to continue the tradition of creating a space for friends, community and art."
The newly refurbished space is also Kroner's creative base for working on his sculpture, fine art, and design.
"When I moved back home to Cincinnati a few years ago after living in the Boston area for 37 years, I was excited to see the renaissance taking place here all across the arts. I'm very excited to be able to contribute to that amazing creative energy, both through my own work, and also by providing a delightful new space for the community to experience the arts."
Kroner's work has been well-received over the years. His recent work in particular is gaining momentum among art-smart audiences, a number of whom have acquired pieces for their personal collections.
Part of the well-known local Kroner Dry Cleaners family, Paul is a '77 graduate of LaSalle High School, and an '82 graduate of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. Established in 1998, his Kroner Design continues to serve the visual communications needs of companies ranging from niche to Fortune 50.