Start your weekend a little early and join the Taft With a Twist crew from the Taft Museum of Art for JAZZ AND JAVA, their annual nod to smooth sounds and warm beverages. The event offers a chance to sample coffee from Awakenings Coffee and Tea Company while enjoying the relaxing sounds of the Dan Martinez Jazz Quartet. In addition, you'll be able to hunt for treasures: The event offers a scavenger hunt through the galleries. And, of course, you won't want to miss this chance to tour the newly opened MICHAEL SCOTT exhibition, Farny Fables. Part of the 20/20 Arts Festival, "Jazz and Java" is free for Taft Museum members, $10 for non-members. 6-10 p.m. Thursday. If you haven't visited Covington for a FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY HOP lately, now's the time to make your comeback. The south side of the river will truly be happenin' as the Hop welcomes the addition of the first annual ART CAR HAPPENIN', which features vehicles that have been transformed into "moving canvases" by local artists. The art cars will line Main Street in MainStrasse village, debuting artists' visions of the weird, wacky, fun and everything in-between.
Start your weekend a little early and join the Taft With a Twist crew from the Taft Museum of Art for JAZZ AND JAVA, their annual nod to smooth sounds and warm beverages.
Experience the combined creative genius of SEMANTICS GALLERY, JUNIOR GALLERY and SYN GALLERY (Brighton arts district, Harrison and Central avenues) when they present AUTUMEDIA 2006, which is dedicated entirely to media art in Cincinnati. The event features an array of film and video as well as performance, interactive and online media art. Attendees will also enjoy live bands and performance groups. You'll also want to take in the other exhibition at Syn Gallery, The Art of Deconstruction, which examines the influences and causes of the deconstruction of our social fabric that often go unnoticed and, in turn, the effect it has on our lives. Artists such as Suzanne Kehr, Gerilyn Frey, Shawn Blake, Michael Everett, Emily Caito, Bekka Sage, SGR, Clint Woods and many others participate in this exhibition. Don't miss your chance to explore the flourishing galleries and dynamic exhibitions of Cincinnati's most happening "arts district." 7-10 p.m. Saturday. ...
Attention artists: MANIFEST GALLERY (2727 Woodburn Ave., Walnut Hills) seeks submissions for its upcoming exhibition Whimsical Muse. The aim of this show is to reveal artists' playfulness and spotlight the ability of art to be lighthearted and inspire delight in audiences of all ages. Submissions can be any media or genre, including fine art, design and illustration. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 17. Visit www.manifestgallery.org/muse for more information and specifications.
Currently on view at the DOROTHY W. AND C. LAWSON REED, JR. GALLERY located in UC's DAAP is STUDIOworks VI: Directors' Choice Awards Student Exhibition. The show is a collection of final projects completed by last year's seniors from the School of Design. This exhibition proves that great design is all around us. The work is polished and refined. The subject matter and types of media are diverse. The exhibition consists of primarily mock-ups or digital prints of the final concept or product. From everyday solutions and a new flotation device for lifeguards to a video display taken from the perspective of a grocery, the work is intriguing and worth the trip. Continues through Oct. 13. (Jacquelyn Vaughn) Grade B+
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